As the decision was in response to market demand, returning the show back to the summer months will guarantee the most return on investment. "Listening to our customers, this was a pivotal decision in ensuring the future success of the show. For this edition specifically, amending the dates allowed us to be considerate of the recent environmental issues and the impact on the business climate in Mexico, stated show director, Bridget Ferris. "We are pleased with the change and are confident that our return to July this year will only impact the show in a positive manner." In order to maintain a consistent schedule, INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City will continue to be held in this timeframe moving forward.
The date change came only after discussions with several of the exhibitors and attendees and their requests to go back to the summer season. Date changes have not affected the location of the show, which will remain at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City.
Global automotive industry professionals and media are in support and looking forward to the 2018 event which expects more than 26,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors from around the globe to present their latest products and services on 30,000 square meters of gross exhibition space. Supplying an extensive horizontal and vertical product spectrum, INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City will continue to be the largest and most important event for the automotive aftermarket in the region. For more information on INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, visit INAPAACEAutomechanika.com.
About Industria Nacional de Autopartes (INA)
The Industria Nacional de Autopartes, A.C. (INA) is a nonprofit association founded more than fifty years ago and is the largest organization of representation of companies in the auto parts manufacturing industry with interests in Mexico. INA has a membership of more than 70% of the national production of auto parts, an 85 billion dollar market, which is positioned as the fifth most important in the world. Based on the above, INA seeks to support sustainable growth and development of its members through the promotion of the global market and manufacturing of the automotive parts sector in Mexico.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world's largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,300 employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €647 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
The North American headquarters in Atlanta is currently producing eleven trade shows in the USA, Canada and Mexico across various industries. For more information about Messe Frankfurt, please visit our web site at www.MesseFrankfurt.us.