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17th edition of PAACE Automechanika Mexico City opens to 470 exhibiting companies from more than 20 countries

Jul 17, 2015

Impaired driving course, 3D printing display captivates audience. New hall adds energy to the global sourcing segment. Largest and most comprehensive seminar program to date

The 17th edition of PAACE Automechanika Mexico City held at Centro Banamex, July 15 – 17 reaches new heights.  Showcasing industry leading products and services in the automotive aftermarket, 470 exhibiting companies respresented 21 countries. PAACE Automechanika Mexico City presented an impressive diversity of exhibitors and product groups. A strong foreign representation came from Turkey, Argentina, Taiwan, and the USA, emphasizing the high level of internationality of the event. Exhibitors reported success exceeding expectations. "This is our 1stAutomechanika event and we are extremely happy to have made this commitment. The traffic has been excellent and the staff has been helpful as well," stated Gerry Del Sol, Kinetik Tools.

Numerous special features captured the attention of the attendees including the Impaired Driving Course, produced by CESVI and the 3D printing area. "As always, PAACE Automechanika Mexico City continues to be the best platform for the Mexican automotive aftermarket industry, comments Bridget Ferris, Show Director of PAACE Automechanika. "We are pleased with the new features, increased amount of exhibitor booth demonstrations and high level of training that our event brings to the market."

During the show, CESVI offered visitors the opportunity to examine the effects of alcohol. Attendees attempted to walk a straight line while wearing googles with varying degrees of sight alterations. A very eye-opening experiment for most who took the test.

The 3D printing area was an extension of the booth by Baumann y Compania. The traffic throughout the show provided evidence that the market is technology focused. "The show has great quality. Our 3D products create unique pieces in a 3D model.  PAACE Automechanika Mexico City is an excellent venue to display the machine capabilities," said Oscar Ocampo, Baumann y Compania.

New for the 2015 edition of PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, a separate hall was incorporated into the show for auto parts manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers to source production of international aftermarket parts and equipment.  This change was a great success to assist visitors in reaching the desired companies and planning their time more efficiently.

For the first time, the seminar program included 62 educational sessions sponsored by exhibitors, with a record audience of more than 11,000 attendees. The ever-popular seminar program again proved to be a dynamic attraction for technicians, owners and other automotive professionals. Offering solutions to some of their daily challenges, thousands of visitors participated in a broad range of sessions – some of which were "standing room only". For the second year, the show also offered seminar participants the opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance for each session attended.

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Exhibitor Quotes

Blue Sage Software: "We are extremely pleased with the turnout of buyers this year. We are leaving with lots of leads and are already looking forward to next year."

GMB North America: "This year was amazing. Our brand has grown in recognition and we are happy with the organization of the show."

Quick Jack by Ranger Products:  "QuickJack is your business in a box and PAACE Automechanika Mexico City has provided the perfect opportunity for us to penetrate the Mexican market and reach key buyers from multiple sectors. We can’t wait to exhibit next year!"

Lubegard:  "This event has always offered us a great platform to showcase our products. The quality of buyers is excellent.  We look forward to exhibiting each year knowing that something new and exciting is always being added to draw greater attendance."

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Automechanika Events Around the Globe
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Shanghai, December 2 – 5, 2015
Jeddah, January 26 – 28, 2016
St. Petersburg, March 15 – 17, 2016
Istanbul, April 7 – 10, 2016
Dubai, May 8 – 10, 2016
Birmingham, June 7 – 9, 2016
Frankfurt am Main, September 13 – 17, 2016
Buenos Aires, November 9 – 12, 2016
New Delhi, March 21 – 23, 2017
Kuala Lumpur, March 23 – 25, 2017
Madrid, March 2017
Chicago, May 2017
Johannesburg, May 31 – June 2, 2017

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