Dubai trade in auto parts in 2009 cross Dhs 29 billion

The focus of the region’s automotive aftermarket industry will be set on the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as Automechanika Middle East 2010 got under way on Tuesday May 25th.

Dubai is the primary trade and logistics hub for the wider region and plays a key role in the region’s automotive trade. Figures just released from DP World Statistics Department reveal that Dubai’s share of the total trade in automotive parts was worth AED 29 billion in 2009. Further statistics will be revealed from DP World during the Automechanika Academy taking place as part of the exhibition.

Being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Airline, the 8th edition of Automechanika Middle East will feature over 1,000 exhibitors from over 45 countries.

H.H Sheikh Ahmed said: “Automechanika boosts our own local economy, benefiting the hotels, food outlets, businesses and the thousands of people employed in the automotive aftermarket industry here in the UAE. Hosting such a prestigious event gives Dubai the unparalleled opportunity to showcase its attractions as a regional business hub.”

Mr Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer of organisers Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH said: “Over the years, Automechanika Middle East has become the definitive platform that brings together leading international manufacturers and suppliers with their regional dealers and consumers. The event is ideal for those interested in getting a feel for the unique conditions and requirements of the region. It is also well-suited for commercial end users, regional suppliers and distributors to scope and source new products and keep track of trends and developments in the industry.”

Considered the premium showcase for all that is the latest and greatest in the automotive industry, Automechanika Middle East brings together manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, sellers, exporters, importers and commercial end users from across the wider Middle East region.

The event represents an outstanding opportunity to access a growing and diverse marketplace driven by rising standards of living in Gulf countries and the need to maintain vast fleets of aging vehicles in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and the diverse markets of Africa.

Automechanika Middle East 2010, will feature products and services from market leaders in automotive sport, workshop equipment, tyres & batteries, parts & systems, repair & maintenance and accessories & tuning industries worldwide. The event has also gained the support of 29 international automotive trade groups and associations from as many countries.

The Automechanika Academy is an area of considerable interest. Featuring market influencers and decision makers discussing the currents, issues and trends governing the industry it is a must-attend event for professionals in the automotive aftermarket industry. The seminar will run alongside the main event.

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