Dubai: The organizer of Automechanika Dubai, the Middle East and Africa’s largest international trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket industry, is set to host the 20th edition of the event from October 2 to 4 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The largest edition in the show’s two-decade history, organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, will witness more than 1,800 exhibitors from over 60 nations who will showcase a diverse range of innovative products, services, and technologies in front of thousands. The 2023 exhibition will occupy 14 halls at DWTC and feature 20 official country pavilions, representing 63 percent net square-meter growth compared to 2022.
The 20th edition will have ‘sustainability’ as its key focus as automotive aftermarket professionals from around the world consider the transformative role that electric vehicles (EVs) are playing within the industry. This is in line with the UAE government’s recently revised National Electric Vehicles Policy, which will see a 50 percent increase in the number of vehicles on the country’s roads by 2050.
The 2023 edition will feature several new event features that enable participants to exchange knowledge and identify new commercial opportunities. On the exhibition’s opening day, delegates will explore emerging trends in the fields of climate-neutral, connected, and autonomous mobility as part of Innovation4Mobility. Supported by Associate Sponsor Hella, this event feature will see sessions on sustainability-related issues such as EV charging infrastructure, battery recycling, and green investment opportunities.
On day two of the event, the Lubricants Technology Conference, supported by Associate Sponsor Chempol, will address a range of segment-specific themes such as digitalization, cold blending technologies, and the prevention of corrosion in EV drivetrains.