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Automechanika Frankfurt

(10 September 2024 - 14 September 2024 )
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Location: Germany , Frankfurt am Main

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Event Update

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH has announced the new dates for Automechanika Frankfurt. The 2024 edition will take place at Messe Frankfurt between 10.09.2024 and 14.09.2024. The event will occur as a face-to-face exhibition. Due to the removal of Germany's domestic restrictions in April 2022, the venue currently does not have Covid-19 safety measures in place. However, the country's government has stated that they are observing the ongoing g pandemic and will reinstate the limitation if necessary.

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Automechanika is among the leading trade fairs for the automotive industry. It is the meeting event for the international automotive after-market sector. The event serves as the central meeting hub for manufacturers and decision-makers. It is additionally the main location for learning about innovations and trends. Furthermore, the event serves as a leading location for gaining recognition. The fair takes place once every 2 years in Frankfurt am Main. Messe Frankfurt serves as the hosting location for the fair.

Business Profile of the Event

Automechanika Frankfurt is among the leading meeting hubs for the automotive after-market segment. It is the gathering location for automotive dealers, service providers, and garage professionals. It furthermore attracts manufacturers of equipment, parts, components, and accessories. Retailers, industry associations, suppliers, specialist publishers, and journalists also attend the fair. Many investors and leading decision-makers attend in search of potential deals. Brands that attend Automechanika Frankfurt include Taizhou Wonderful Machinery and MASU Brakes. PEAK Germany and Peaceful Thriving Enterprise also take part in the event. 

Did You Know? 

Automechanika Frankfurt is one of the main events for the automotive industry. It is among the central hubs for learning about the latest trends and innovations. The event also is where professionals can expand their specialist knowledge and network. The fair also provides opportunities for gaining recognition and conducting business on-site. 

The fair helps to complete such goals through its detailed support programme. This includes a comprehensive exhibition where over 5000 exhibitors present their latest wares. Automechanika Frankfurt presents the entire value chain within the automotive after-market industry sector. This includes product groups like tuning, workshop equipment, bodywork, paintwork, and car wash. It also features electronics, parts, components, dealer management, repair, and maintenance. Visitors can also find alternative drives and fuels, diagnostics, and other segments. Often, the exhibition features focal points which reflect the latest mobility trends. For instance, its 2021 edition featured 4 focal points. These were Alternative drives, Networked vehicles, New mobility services and New workshop technologies. The exhibition allows attendants to gain recognition, conduct business onsite and network.

The trade show includes ample opportunities for expanding one’s specialist knowledge. Among them is the Automechanika Academy. It includes lectures, seminars, and practical training sessions. The Academy also contains special display areas and various competitions. These allow attendants to gain recognition. Among the main sub-events of the Academy is the Future Mobility Park. It is a specialised location which shows the latest mobility solutions. The zone also provides networking opportunities and learning about the latest mobility topics.

Another special zone of interest is the Classic Car. It focuses on learning about vintage and classic cars from a B2B perspective. This can be beneficial for professionals looking to enter the classic car business. The zone contains technical lectures and training sessions related to classic cars. Each course features a leading expert or association representative as a speaker. The zone also allows attendants to gain accreditation. 

Automechanika Academy also contains the Karosserie Instandsetzung workshop. This is a workshop that allows experienced vehicle professionals to undergo further training. The training takes place every day for free. The languages used for the workshops include English and German. Because of the limited spaces, participants must register in advance. 

Students can also look forward to a similar workshop. The workshop is the initiative “Automotive careers — make your way!”. This allows newcomers to gain first-hand experience in working in the automotive industry. It features experts from leading companies and associations presenting the various industry professions. Among them are automotive mechatronics engineer, sales representative, and vehicle refinisher. They additionally present the vehicle construction mechanic. This allows students and young people to determine if such careers are suitable for them. Another training workshop of interest is the “Truck at Automechanika”. It allows professionals to gain certification in working on commercial vehicles. 

Besides the workshops, Automechanika also provides another opportunity for gaining recognition. This is the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships, which debuted in 2021. The Championships allow attendees to compete in creating a customised bonnet. Such Championships can be beneficial for professionals by showcasing their skills and talent. 

Automechanika Frankfurt is a must-attend for automotive industry professionals. This includes service providers, dealers, sales representatives, association members, and garage professionals. Additionally, automotive manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, specialist publishers, and journalists should consider attending. 

Your Hotel Room in Frankfurt am Main

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Frankfurt with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Frankfurt for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.

Logistics 

Automechanika Frankfurt is a biannual trade show that lasts 5 days. Messe Frankfurt GmbH organises the event at Messe Frankfurt. Visiting hours for the first 4 days are between 9 am and 6 pm. For the last day of the fair, attending hours are between 9 am and 5 pm. 

Messe Frankfurt is an easy-to-reach exhibition centre. This includes accessing the venue from main transport hubs such as the airport. For example, you can reach Messe Frankfurt from the central railway station by taxi or train. By taxi, you will reach the exhibition grounds in 10 minutes. By train, you travel the same distance in 17 minutes. You can walk from the central station as an alternative. This allows you to reach the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre in 35 minutes. If you are travelling from the Frankfurt Airport, you can opt for a taxi or use public transport. A taxi will allow you to reach the exhibition centre in 20 minutes. You will travel the same distance in 50 minutes when using public transport.

Frankfurt is one of the main tourist and metropolitan cities in Germany. It has extensive rail and road connections connecting it to the rest of Germany and Europe. This allows reaching Messe Frankfurt from a nearby location with ease. For example, there is a rail link between Offenburg and Frankfurt. Such a route allows you to reach the metropolis and the fairgrounds in 2 hours. Due to its popularity, Frankfurt offers many accommodations and eateries. This includes hotels, hostels, and apartments. Dining alternatives include restaurants, clubs, bars, pubs, and others. When considering a location to stay in, choose districts such as the Altstadt.

Audience and Statistics

Automechanika Frankfurt is among the main events for automotive industry professionals. Because of its high profile and importance, the event receives high attendance numbers. For instance, its 2018 edition included over 5,000 exhibitors and 136,000 visitors. Ten thousand visitors were first-time attendees. Represented nations include the UK, Argentina, the UAE, Vietnam, Turkey, and South Africa. Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, India, China, the USA, and South Korea also send trade delegates. 

Past Editions

2021 edition

Automechanika Frankfurt coincided with the Hypermotion Frankfurt. The 2021 edition took place as Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus. The rendition was in a hybrid format. It consisted of a live exhibition and a digital platform. The face-to-face exhibition had strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place. Complementing the exhibition was a digital platform that allowed attending in remote form. The platform included features such as watching live streams and conducting video calls. The event lasted for three days and took place in Messe Frankfurt between 14.09.2021 and 16.09.2021. Around 10,000 visitors from 70 countries and 388 exhibitors attended the event. Such numbers showed that face-to-face interactions remain a vital part of conducting business. 53% of the exhibitors opted to attend in person. Two-thirds of attendees opted to use the platform's services. This resulted in the online portal having approximately 25,000 interactions in total. These included 21,000 stream views and 1,600 video calls. 

2022 edition

Automechanika Frankfurt took place as a live event between 13.09.2022 and 17.09.2022 in Messe Frankfurt. The edition did not feature Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the related domestic restrictions. The event featured over 350 sub-events in its programme and was attended by 2,804 exhibitors as well as 78,000 visitors. The exhibiting companies represented 70 nations, while attendees represented 175 countries. 92% of the visitors were satisfied with the edition.

315,000

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136,000

visitors

10,000

first-time visitors

5000+

exhibitors

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