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The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) concluded on 20th August 2022.
Held at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center, the three-day show saw an array of innovative product showcases and customised services. A collection of fringe events not only helped fairgoers achieve results that were more valuable but also spotlighted unique characteristics of the growing Southwest China auto industry.
James Yu, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, said: “CAPAS 2022 portrayed Southwest China’s dynamically developing automotive industry. The region is on track to become a world-class car manufacturing cluster with a rising auto consumer market owing to the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim. The show successfully gathered industry resources in the surrounding areas, as well as from further afield to meet demands in manufacturing and the aftermarket. Themes also spotlighted regional initiatives that promote new energy vehicles and car connectivity.”
In anticipation of this transformation, exhibitors displayed the latest products, technologies and services across themed zones like Parts & Components, Accessories & Customising, and Repair / Supply Chain & Chain Stores, to name a few. Key exhibitors included Beijing Ideal International Trade, Bona, Chuannan Shock Absorber, Conergies, Faret, Geely Commercial Vehicle, Huiyuan, Hyundai Truck & Bus, JTC and many more.
Once again, participants appreciated that the organisers facilitated effective business conversations for suppliers and buyers. The VIP Buyers Programme offered a targeted approach to sourcing, as players leveraged the show’s networks within the market. Several overseas companies from Ghana, Latvia, Spain and Venezuela remotely sourced spare parts, replacement parts and lubricants from China.
In addition, the show collaborated with Magic Cube Auto College to stage a number of live events for remote audiences. The renowned local media partner spoke to guests with product presentations and talked to suppliers and buyers about the prosperities of the Southwest market. The programme attracted 34,850 views, extending the onsite experience to the online community.
Elsewhere, the China New Energy Vehicle International Cooperation Conference 2022 examined Sichuan’s auto industry and its new energy vehicle sector. Senior Chief Expert, Wu Songquan from China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) connected with representatives from BAIC Motor, Chery New Energy, Kain Auto and Singulato. They discussed a new energy roadmap for renewable energy development, battery and charging, and battery swapping models.
Other informative events included the Southwest Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2022, Commercial Vehicle (Southwest) Maintenance Enterprise Transformation and Upgrading Forum, and the China (Chengdu) Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Summit 2022.
The ninth edition of CAPAS will take place from 18 to 20 May 2023.
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