Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) today announced a shift in the exhibition cycle for their leading aftermarket exhibition ACMA Automechanika. The change signifies the move of the Indian edition from odd years to even years, with its first post-pandemic physical edition scheduled from 1 – 3 February 2024 at Pragati Maidan New Delhi.
Vinnie Mehta, Director General – Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) said: “The automotive industry has manoeuvred with great resilience and fortitude the difficult times posed by the Covid19 pandemic. The Aftermarket through agility, has continued to maintain its vibrancy despite the challenges. With the changes in calendar of global auto shows and readjustment of the exhibition cycle to even years, I am sure that ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will continue to be a successful event and its legacy carried on.”
The first post-pandemic edition in New Delhi to be staged in February 2024, will mark a key shift in the development of the event, supporting component advancements for shifting mobility trends as well as mark the start of its new cycle in even-numbered years. ACMA and Messe Frankfurt India said in a statement.
Poised to become the third largest automobile market by 2026, next only to China and the US, the Indian market holds strong potential and is a key growth market for global auto component brands. However, the disruptions and postponements caused by the pandemic has pushed forward the schedule of global automotive events, the industry stakeholders noted.
“The shift to an even year cycle will ensure the industry has a common networking point every year and secures business continuity.” remarked Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, explaining the necessary change of timescale for the Indian edition of the renowned platform. “Despite the challenges, the automotive aftermarket has been resilient throughout the last two years and supporting the sector’s increased focus on deep-localisation will be a key goal of the first post-pandemic edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi.” Manek continued.