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CAPAS 2019 would host above 600 exhibitors in more than 45,000sq m of space.
The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) would take place from 23rd–25th May, 2019 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. With Sichuan considered a key hub for automotive procurement, supply and manufacturing in the southwest region of China, the show would host above 600 exhibitors in more than 45,000sq m of space, all of whom are expected to showcase their latest products and services.
A growing local economy and higher personal income across Southwest China has led to a surge in car ownership. Reports suggest there are now more than 24 million vehicles on the road. As a result of these developments, the aftermarket sector is thriving and holds significant growth opportunities for the local automotive industry.
As an outcome of the highly competitive market, companies are now facing a variety of new challenges. Service providers must try to keep up with current trends to sustain business growth and maintain profit level in such a dynamic environment. Accordingly, businesses are under more and more pressure to deliver a higher standard of service by improving their technical and operational capabilities.
CAPAS is seen to support industry developments in Southwest China and since its debut in 2014, the event has quickly become an essential automotive hub for key players. It provides an array of opportunities for participants to expand business networks, share insights and learn the latest industry knowledge. The fair also attracts those who are looking to drive investment and promote growth across the region.
The show shines a light on growing trends, one of which is the rise in online services for customers across the automotive industry. This shift in consumer behaviour has encouraged more transparency in product offerings and at the same time, created more flexibility within the various channels of the supply chain. Distributors now face increased pressure to expand their products and services, and collaborate with a wider range of suppliers, while extending their sales network to maintain growth and increase market share.
As such, the 2019 show is said to offer more support for distributors from the southwest region and welcome these players to exhibit at the fair. By taking advantage of the show’s extensive resources in the regional market, the participation would allow them to gain a deeper understanding of the industry trends. Results from the previous editions’ survey showed 40 per cent of visitors to be from the repair and service workshops. Therefore, exhibiting distributors are expected to discover new leads with these professionals, while tapping into a more comprehensive product mix with other exhibiting upper stream manufacturers.
The organisers also announced that the Automotive Auto Parts Industry Association of Chengdu (AAPIA) would join the list of supporting organisations this year. The association has a strong network of distributors throughout the region, many of whom would attend this year’s show to connect with manufacturers and workshops across Sichuan. Xu Qiang, Chairman of AAPIA, said: “Through participating at trade fairs like CAPAS, distributors could connect with new customers as well as strengthen relationships with existing partners through the organised onsite activities. Furthermore, CAPAS attracts a huge number of repair workshop visitors who are a key target customer for our distributors. As an industry organisation as well as one of the supporters for CAPAS, we look forward to inviting many of our members who hope to build relationships with a variety of different visitors to the show.”
The latest edition of CAPAS would feature seven updated zones to demonstrate a complete range of product offerings and help maximise the participants’ overall experience. The highly anticipated Made in Sichuan zone would also return to highlight provincial developments as the region is a crucial procurement and manufacturing centre for parts suppliers. Visitors could expect to see pavilions from major automotive manufacturing cities and local corporations displaying their strengths and position in the market. Through these means, the zone is a key driver to encourage new investment around the region, while helping local corporations expand their businesses to other markets.
Other zones in this year’s line-up include Parts & Components, Commercial Vehicles, Accessories & Customising, Repair, Supply Chain & Chain Stores, E-mobility & Infrastructure and the new Tyres sector.
CAPAS is jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan). For more information about the show, visit www.capas-chengdu.com or email email@example.com
CAPAS由中国贸易促进委员会汽车行业分会、法兰克福展览（上海）有限公司及中国国际贸易促进委员会四川省委员会共同主办。了解更多相关资讯，敬请访问大会官方网站 http://www.capas-chengdu.com.cn 或通过电子邮件咨询：firstname.lastname@example.org。
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