Dubai, Trinidad (PressExposure) February 02, 2012 -- Renowned as the region's largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Middle East is once again to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates.
Celebrating ten years in operation as the premier trade fair in its field, Automechanika Middle East continues to bring world leading suppliers, manufacturers and service providers in touch with one of the world's most promising markets for the automotive aftermarket and associated industries. As the industry continues to grow and develop throughout the wider region, this year's edition is expected to attract even greater attention during its May 22nd to 24th run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"Influential trade exhibitions such as Automechanika Middle East have a significant role to play in attracting international business to Dubai and enhancing its role as a trade and business hub of the region. I am glad to note its continuing progress," said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
"We are extremely proud of the continuing support of HH Sheikh Ahmed and the local authorities, who have gone a long way in helping us to develop and grow the trade fair over the years," said Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer of organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt.
"The tenth edition of Automechanika Middle East looks set to progress even further in unlocking the enormous po-tential that exists in the Middle East automotive aftermarket. Year on year the exhibition has grown and developed to the strength it is today. We expect that the 2012 edition will surpass all milestones reached to date and set new records," he added.
Automechanika Middle East is the leading industry exhibition for automotive components, accessories, garage and garage equipment as well as refuelling and car washing. The 2011 edition featured 1,102 exhibitors from over 52countries and welcomed 17,310 trade visitors from 130 countries. The show is divided into 5 vertical sections for the benefit of exhibitors and trade visitors, namely: Parts & Systems, Repair & Maintenance, Tyres & Batteries, Ser-vice Station & Car Wash and Accessories & Tuning.
The trade fair allows easy access to all Middle Eastern markets through a single location and date and guarantees access to the most important buyers as well as a large number of medium and small business players which can traditionally be more difficult to reach. Its market reach includes Middle East, Africa, Indian Sub Continent and CIS countries.