Automechanika Shanghai 2022 postponed

China’s tough anti-Covid policies have led to organisers of Automechanika Shanghai 2022 postponing their planned Shenzhen edition scheduled to run 20- 23 December 2022.

Organisers say the decision comes in view of the need to secure stronger on site participation. New arrangements for the 17th edition are promised “in due course”.

Meanwhile, general unrest is continuing in Chinese cities, with latest reports showing clashes in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou between demonstrators and police as protests continue against the country's strict Covid rules.

Fiona Chiew, deputy general manager of show organiser Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, said: “We need to balance the wellbeing of those travelling to the show and the industry’s expectations for in-person business encounters. Our priority is to create the right conditions to stimulate trade for the long-term and sustainable development of the automotive industry. Therefore, after discussing with stakeholders, we agree that holding the show at a later date will produce more fruitful results for the local and overseas automotive community.” 

Ms Li Zhang, general manager of China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd, commented: “On behalf of the organisers, I would like to thank all our customers for their support and understanding. We are consulting with a number of parties on a new time slot in the trade fair calendar, which we will communicate to the industry promptly. I look forward to welcoming everyone back to Automechanika Shanghai soon.”

To maintain market momentum into the New Year, Automechanika Shanghai will keep AMS Live open until 10 January 2023. The platform supports business expansion into various markets around the world where buyers and suppliers can connect and explore new potential partnerships. 

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Automechanika Shanghai is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd (Sinomachint).