International Exhibition for the Automotive Service Industry
The 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai will now take place from 14 – 16 December 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dubai, UAE: Automechanika Dubai, the Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive service industry trade fair, will run in December 2021, with a host of new and returning features designed to keep thousands of professionals up-to-date on the latest market trends.
The 18th edition of the three-day event will take place from 14-16 December 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East announced today (28 January 2021).
Automechanika Dubai 2021 was originally scheduled to run in June, however the December dates allow more time for the UAE’s rigorous covid-19 vaccination programme to take effect, leading to a safer in-person event environment and significantly higher physical participation.
Dubai authorities announced plans to inoculate 70 percent of the emirate’s population of 3.4 million against the virus by December 2021. The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention meanwhile said more than 2.5 million doses have so far been administered across the country in what is one of the world’s fastest vaccination programmes.
The new winter dates also means Automechanika Dubai 2021 will take place during the Expo 2020 Dubai, a global mega event that is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors, with the vast majority coming from outside of the UAE.
Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, Automechanika Dubai’s Show Director, said: “We’ve always stayed in regular contact with all our stakeholders as the global automotive aftermarket community continues to navigate this unchartered territory. From the feedback we’ve received, Automechanika Dubai’s move to December 2021 is welcomed by our customers, partners and associations, and allows the industry time to recharge their business plans for 2022.
“The team is planning a number of new exciting show features for later in the year, while all our other popular highlights will return, in addition to an exhibition floor with the biggest names in the auto aftermarket.”
Held under the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of forging global partnerships. Added Mr. Bilikozen: “At the conclusion of Automechanika Dubai, what better way for international exhibitors and visitors to spend their time than to take a few days to explore the myriad country pavilions and unique features of this six-month long mega event?.
“It will be a long time between innings since the last time we hosted Automechanika Dubai, and we’re tremendously excited to bring the industry together again in a safe environment for three days under one at the Dubai World Trade Centre in December 2021.”