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Automechanika Riyadh 2018

Show Dates: 5 – 7 February 2018
Show Timing: 11am – 7pm on all 3 days
Venue:  Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

RIYADH — Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018, as the region’s leading exhibition organizer expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.

Automechanika Riyadh 2018 will be held on Feb. 5-7 February at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every two years. The three-day event will alternate between the existing Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah, which will now become a biennial event, with the 3rd edition taking place in 2019.

Product Groups:

– Parts & Components
– Electronics & Systems
– Repair & Maintenance
– Tyres & Batteries
– Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning
– Accessories & Customizing

Automechanika Riyadh 2018 is organized in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), and is the 17th global installment of Automechanika, the world’s most successful automotive aftermarket trade fair brand.

Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said the dual platform of Automechanika Riyadh and Automechanika Jeddah will provide more business opportunities spanning the automotive aftermarket in the Kingdom’s Western, Central, and Eastern regions.

“Given the encouraging response to Automechanika Jeddah, we are confident that Automechanika Riyadh will enable us to successfully reach and engage with the significant markets of the Central and Eastern regions, which will strengthen the event’s footprint,” said Pauwels.

“The new exhibition is also another step in our carefully orchestrated plans of expanding the reach of the Messe Frankfurt family of shows across the Kingdom,” he added.

Automechanika Riyadh is set to significantly boost access for international players into Saudi Arabia’s spare parts market, which is well on the road to recovery. According to analysts Frost & Sullivan (F&S), the total revenues in the Kingdom’s automotive aftermarket, including Jeddah to the West, Riyadh Central, and the Eastern region of Dammam, Dhahran and Al-Khobar, will grow 5.1 percent annually over the next five years, reaching SR 33.62 billion ($8.9 billion) in 2021.

Major revenue is expected to be generated by regular maintenance parts such as tires (SR10.5 billion), batteries (SR1.56 billion) and lubricants (SR 6.01 billion), while brake pads are expected to account for almost 25 percent of ‘other parts’ category (SR15.550 billion).

Michael Johannes, Automechanika’s Brand Manager, said: “Automechanika Riyadh will not only open up the burgeoning sales potential in Saudi’s Central region, but will also extend its reach to the Eastern Region and the main Dammam urban conglomeration, which is within a 3-hour drive of the Capital, and a 40 minute flight away.”

Automechanika Riyadh will focus on the six main product groups of Parts & Components, Electronics & Systems, Accessories & Customizing, Repair & Maintenance, Tires & Batteries, and Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning.

Hadi Al-Harith, Managing Director of ACE, added: “It gives us great pleasure to continue our association with Messe Frankfurt Middle East and extend the reach of the Automechanika brand into Saudi’s Central and Eastern regions. This expansion is a result of dedicated teamwork and close interaction with various stakeholders as we continue to try and fulfill all our clients’ requirements.”

Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the UAE-based subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Group, is also the organizer of Automechanika Dubai, the wider Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket trade exhibition.

With a total area is 15,000 sqm, the Riyadh Exhibition Centre provides a modern and easily accessed venue, with four halls of different sizes. The complex has independent facilities for each hall for reception and registration services and security arrangements.

Warehouses, temporary storage facilities and dedicated loading and unloading areas are available for the benefit of exhibitors on the eastern side of the complex. — SG

DOT Date Code & Tire age explained

How old are my tires? DOT date code tells you

Are you concerned about the age of your tires? Worry no more! After this quick guide you will clearly understand how to find the manufacturer date of your tire and how tire age is handled based on the DOT date code.

To find your tires are you need to find the DOT date code on the tire. Find the raised DOT letters and numbers. Look for 4 numbers together, often enclosed in a raised oval. The first 2 numbers are the week the tire was manufactured, for instance in the example below, 35 stands for week 35. The second two numbers are the year the tire was manufactured. In the image below we see the 07, indicating the tire was built in 20017. This particular tire was made the 35th week of 2007.

Why should I be concerned about the DOT Date code?

The concern is usually that tires may have sat in a warehouse for years, and the rubber has degraded in some way. While it is not uncommon for it to take several months, and sometimes even up to a year for tires to be shipped from the manufacturer to suppliers in the US, be assured the tires have been stored to ensure the integrity. Checking your tires’ DOT date code will tell you when they were made and how long they may have been stored.


Proper storage increases the life of the tire

Properly stored tires that are protected from the elements and not mounted on a wheel age very slowly. There are strict industry standards for tire storage that apply to tire manufacturers, distributors, and tire retailers. Tires must protect the tires from UV rays or excessively high temperatures. While these are the main contributors to excessive tire aging, it would still take years of exposure in the hottest and driest climates for the first signs of tire aging to appear. Whitening of the rubber, and shallow hairline cracks in the upper or lower sidewall may be an indication of UV and heat damage, but not something you would commonly see in new tires.

Tires on most vehicles that are used regularly are likely going to be removed from service due to treadwear out before any conditions associated with tire age. While it is impossible to predict when tires should be replaced based on tire age alone, the structural components of your tires simply don’t degrade quickly when used regularly and maintained at the correct air pressure. The tread rubber however, is used up with every mile travelled. Even tires on low mileage vehicles driven daily in cold climates will likely run out of tread before any signs of age related conditions appear on the rest of the tire.

 How old is too old?

A general guideline and consensus from the various tire industry associations around the world is that tires have a useful service life of 6-10 years. If you could consider that the tread on even the longest lasting tires will be fully worn after 5 to 6 years of typical usage, you would still have some time before there is an elevated risk of age related degradation of the materials given proper care and handling.

No matter how old the tires are when you buy them, the most important aspect of tire safety is regular maintenance and inspection. According to The Rubber Manufacturer’s Association of America: Since service and storage conditions vary widely, accurately predicting the service life of any specific tire based on calendar age is not possible. For this reason, there is no specific limitation on the age of the tire when it is sold, based on its DOT Date Code.

Oxygen Sensor Replacement & Servicing

What does the Oxygen Sensor Do?

Traditional petrol engines use a mixture of air and fuel to create combustion in the engine. This creates the energy needed to power the car. The purpose of your car’s oxygen sensor (or O2 sensor) is to measure how rich (low in oxygen) or lean (high in oxygen) the air/fuel mixture is as in your vehicle’s engine. It then sends this information to your car’s built in computer, which adjusts fuel intake levels for optimum economy and engine performance.

Non Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines need an air/fuel ratio of 14.7 : 1

Unless your car was manufactured before 1980, it will have at least one oxygen sensor located near the catalytic converter in the exhaust pipe or exhaust manifold. Some vehicles have four or more oxygen sensors distributed around the vehicle. Incorrect oxygen levels will trip the O2 sensor, causing a Check Engine Light to be displayed on your dashboard. There are many different causes of a tripped oxygen sensor (O2). These include:

  • Faulty/worn spark plugs or other ignition components that stop the air/fuel mixture from igniting
  • Engine Computer believes there is not enough air entering the engine. This can be caused by things such as a dirty air filter or damaged mass airflow sensor, or an air leak on the intake manifold side.
  • Not enough fuel entering the engine. This can be caused by a damaged fuel pump, blocked fuel injectors, incorrect fuel injection signals or a partially blocked fuel filter
  • Lead in the petrol or silicon used for engine gaskets can also cause damage to your Oxygen Sensor
  • Any other issue that affect the engines air fuel ratio such as dirty fuel, engine oil over filled, damaged PCV valve and many more

A properly functioning oxygen sensor will detect the results of the above problems in the air/fuel ratio, and often store a fault/trouble code in the Engine Computer (that can be ready by mechanics), and simultaneously turn on the Check Engine Light.

It is very important to correctly diagnose oxygen sensor faults to determine if the oxygen sensor itself is a faulty or some other external component that is causing the air fuel ratio to be rich or lean making the oxygen sensor readings abnormal.

Over time, the oxygen sensor can lose effectiveness, resulting in less accurate readings. Because of this, your car’s air/fuel mixture will change, causing higher fuel consumption, rough idling, and misfires. These problems can become worse when not attended to, causing expensive damage to your exhaust and engine. If the oxygen sensor is faulty, a check engine warning light will often appear on your dash. You should get this warning diagnosed as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle.

Transmission Trouble Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore – Automatic Transmission

If you’re like most people, car trouble is high on your list of the things that give you headaches. Not only does car trouble put a damper on your day and seriously slow things down, but it also usually means you have to empty your pockets of all your cash.

While some issues, such as a flat tire, are a relatively easy fix, others aren’t so much. Take your vehicle’s transmission, for example. No matter if you drive an automatic or manual, they are usually the more complicated issues to fix. Plus, if you choose to ignore certain signs that point to transmission issues, it can lead to even larger problems for the function and safety of your car.
Besides being potentially costly, when you have transmission issues, especially serious ones, it can disrupt your normal routine, making getting to and from your obligations impossible.

However, when you listen to what your transmission is telling you, along with taking proper care of it, you will be better able to maintain efficient upkeep or, at the very least, address the problem early on, before it causes more harm.

Below, we have included all the warning signs that signal something is seriously off, along with a quick lesson on what exactly your transmission does for your vehicle.


Automatic Transmissions 

Automatic transmissions are the most common type, and most brand new cars have them. However, they are more complicated, and rely on a torque converter to engage the engine and gears.

The torque converter is a complicated system but, in short, it works like this: When the engine is spinning slowly, very little torque is used in the converter and, likewise, when the engine is quickly spinning, just about all of the engine’s torque is converted into the transmission. This explains why your vehicle may creep while idling or when in drive. That is the torque which is being applied to the shaft.

Since the torque controls the engine’s input, the gears inside the transmission are left for the output job, without interference from the driver.

The gears in an automatic are connected to the engine’s input through a series of internal clutches that also rely on a computer and hydraulic system. Together, this complicated system determines the gear ratio that connects the appropriate shaft to the wheels.

Signs to Watch Out For in an Automatic Transmission 

Ignoring automatic transmission issues leads you down a road of wasted time and money fixing the issue. If you experience any one of these signs, be sure to get your transmission checked immediately. A fast fix may save you a load of cash in the long run.

  • Rough shifting

One of the very first signs you might notice, when an automatic transmission is in need of repair, is rough shifting. This can be subtle at first, but with time it will become increasingly more obvious.

Shuddering when you switch between gears along with an audible “clunk” when changing gears are the first signs. You may also notice that your car has a harder time picking up momentum.

It’s hard to tell exactly what the issue is, as the cause could be a few different things. For one, it might be a fluid problem, which is a simpler fix. However, when your car won’t go into gear, or has a hard time doing so, it also indicates that it could be an issue with the clutch linkage shift cables or the computer system.

  • Delayed engagement 

Delayed engagement is a stall of a few seconds when you shift from park to drive. Usually, during that delay, you’ll hear the engine rev when you press on the gas, but the car doesn’t move like it normally does.

Luckily, this is an obvious issue – it won’t be hard to miss it – and it can quickly be taken care of if you catch it early. However, the delay will get worse the longer you let it go on.

  • Fluid leaks 

Transmissions are a closed system unit. Therefore, if you suspect your transmission is leaking, that’s one of the most reliable signs you have to warn you of a serious issue. The fluid in your transmission’s system not only lubricates all the working parts, but keeps the system cool.

If you notice puddles or stains under your car, that’s a good indicator there may be a leak. However, it helps to determine if the leak is active and/or coming from the transmission. Transmission fluid looks pink, red, or even dark brown. It might have a sweet smell – if everything is functioning as is – or it might smell burnt, which indicates that the fluid needs to be replaced.

Even if you suspect that your transmission fluid is leaking, but aren’t totally sure, bring your vehicle to a trusty automotive repair shop. If you let the leaks continue, it can cause irreversible damage to your transmission. Whether there is a leak or the fluid needs to be replaced, be sure to leave that up to your trusted mechanic. Even just overfilling the fluids can lead to a detrimental issue for your transmission.

  • Slipping gears 

When your automatic transmission is slipping, it feels like you’re driving in one gear and, all of a sudden, it changes for no reason. There might be an accompanying whining from the engine, or your vehicle might seem like it’s struggling or isn’t accelerating as it should.

If you experience this, you should immediately take your car to a mechanic. Gears that slip compromise your safety, as they cannot catch one another. Needless to say, this is extremely dangerous.

Over time, the gear’s teeth are ground down or break, which cause slippage. Additionally, riding around with slipping gears, along with being dangerous, can also further damage the transmission. While the other issues don’t immediately threaten your safety, this one will. Don’t hesitate to get your transmission repaired if you experience this warning sign.

  • Burning smell 

A burning smell is an obvious sign that something is wrong. One of the most common reasons that you experience a burning smell is from the transmission. When the transmission fluid is dirty and overheats, it doesn’t do a great job of lubricating the parts or cooling them down. If you continue to drive with dirty transmission fluid, the transmission will become damaged, and you’ll notice the burnt smell.

  • Noise in neutral 

Last, if you hear a bumping sound while your car is in neutral, it’s a sign that you need to get your transmission looked at. This noise could be due to dirty fluid or worn parts in the transmission.

  • Beware of the warning light 

While a sole flash of the Check Engine light doesn’t necessarily mean there is an issue with the transmission, if you see the light while experiencing one or more of these signs it might indicate a serious problem. If this happens, it’s best to have the transmission checked out before making the problem worse.


Tire technology Expo 2018

Now in its eighteenth year, Tire Technology Expo is Europe’s most important tire manufacturing technology exhibition and conference

Tire Technology Expo with 260+ exhibitors covering 20,000 sq metres, plus its major Conference and Workshop Programme and industry leading Awards dinner is a must attend industry event.

Visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates will enjoy a networking opportunity unrivaled within the tire manufacturing sector.

Technologies on Show

Tire Technology Expo 2018 offers the visitor the world’s premier technology showcase, with exhibits of equipment and materials covering the complete spectrum of the tire manufacturing process.

  • 3D Laser Surface Texturing
  • 3D Measurement Technology
  • Acoustic Testing Systems and Components
  • Adhesion Resins
  • Anti-Tacks
  • Anti-Ozone Waxes
  • Automated Powder Weighing Systems
  • Automatic Warehousing Systems
  • Bead Lines
  • Beam Curing Systems
  • Bias and Ply Cutter Technology
  • Bonding Agents
  • Carbon Black
  • Cast-Iron Rolls
  • Chemical Distribution
  • Chemical Dosing Systems
  • Clamping and Palletisation Technology
  • CNC Milling Machines
  • Coating Resins
  • Conveyor Belting
  • Cooling Systems and Heat Carriers
  • Curing Bladders
  • Curing Presses
  • Customised Storage Solutions
  • Cutting Technology
  • Data Acquisition Implementation
  • Drive Systems
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysers
  • Elastomer Characterisation Systems
  • Electrical Automation Systems
  • Electrical Drives
  • Electromechanical Components
  • Engineering Services
  • Extruder Head Instrumentation
  • Extruders
  • Extrusion Lines
  • Factory Management Software
  • Gantry Robots
  • Green Tire Conveying Systems
  • Green Tire Spraying Systems
  • Handling Automation Solutions
  • Homologation Services
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Actuators
  • Hydraulic Drives
  • In-Line Quality Measurement Systems
  • Inner Tube Moulds
  • Integrated Logistics Solutions
  • Labelling Systems
  • Laboratory Testing Equipment
  • Laser Guidance Components
  • Laser Measurement Components
  • Liquid Dosing Systems
  • Marking Systems
  • Metal Printing Systems
  • Mill Room Solutions
  • Mould Cleaning Systems
  • Motion Control Components
  • Natural Rubber
  • Networked Sub-Process Automation
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Pressure Distribution Measurement
  • Process Oils
  • Profile Scanning Systems
  • Rayon
  • Reinforcing Material
  • Release Chemistry
  • Robotic Handling Systems
  • Rubber Calenders
  • Rubber Mixing Technology
  • Rubber Process Additives
  • Silica
  • Silane
  • Slitting, Rewinding and Spooling Solutions
  • Smart Sensor Technology
  • Smart Tire Technology
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Synthetic Rubber
  • Tension Control Instrumentation
  • Thickness Measurement
  • Tire Building Machine Tooling
  • Tire Building Machines
  • Tire Cord Systems
  • Tire Design and Simulation Software
  • Tire Lifecycle Monitoring Solutions
  • Tire Mould Cleaning Equipment
  • Tire Mould Container Technology
  • Tire Mould Manufacturing Equipment
  • Tire Moulds
  • Tire Research Facilities
  • Tire Sipes
  • Tire Uniformity Geometry and Balancing
  • Tracking and Identification Labelling
  • Tire Recycling
  • Valve Technology
  • Vehicle Dynamics Data Acquisition
  • Vehicle Dynamics Testing
  • Weaving Systems
  • Web Guiding
  • Winter Testing Facilities
  • X-Ray Inspection
  • Zinc

The Tire Contact Patch

where the rubber meets the road

Just a few inches of your tires touch the road at any given time. It’s as if your car is up on its toes. Those few inches are called the “contact patch.”

You might be surprised to hear just how important those few inches are in determining how your car handles when driving. The contact patch is your car’s connection to the road.

High performance tires

The wider the contact patch, the better your car can grip the road. High performance tires are wide tires, and their contact patch looks like a wide horizontal strip on the highway. That wide strip holds your car on the road when cornering, and it adds stability when you drive at high speeds in dry weather. On wet roads, that same wide footprint could generate hydroplaning, which is why tire designers add special grooves to expel water out the sides of high performance tires.

Most tires are built for comfort

Most care tires are built to be thinner than the high performance tires, not nearly so wide. That gives them a long thin patch instead of one that is wide and short. Why are most tires built that way? A long thing contact patch provides a much smoother ride, even though handling won’t be as responsive. Noise reduction and improved wet weather performance features of a thin, long contact patch.

Tire traction and rolling resistance

The bigger and wider your contact patch, the more traction there is. Traction makes it that much harder to roll your car forward. Conversely, if your tires create just a tiny contact patch, there’s less traction and it is easier to roll your car forward. The lower the rolling resistance, the less fuel you will use to move your car. Low rolling resistance tires are designed to be rounder than other tires so the tread doesn’t flatten as much where it touches the road. Low rolling resistance tires increase your fuel mileage by keeping the contact patch small.

What to do about brake dust

Have you noticed black flecks on your wheels? You might have brake dust. The bad news is brake dust can make your wheels a little unsightly, but the good news is your brakes are probably just fine.

Over the last few years, more and more drivers have been complaining about brake dust. Drivers who aren’t familiar with brake dust worry that their brakes are wearing or, worse, not working. Drivers with shiny new wheels also don’t like how brake dust makes wheels look old and dirty.

Fortunately, brake dust is not a sign your brakes are failing. It’s simply the result of different materials being used on today’s brake pads and rotors.


Over the years, the formulation of brake pads has changed as vehicles get lighter and environmental concerns grow. Getting the right formula to maximize brake pad life and brake performance as well as reduce brake noise is a challenge.

Unfortunately, brake pad wear is unavoidable, and brake dust is a by-product of brake wear. When your brake pads heat up, their metallic particles get a static charge as they wear off the surface of the pad. That’s how the dark, metallic dust sticks to the wheels, both steel and alloy, as well as other parts of your vehicle. Plus, those petroleum adhesives can turn into a film that hangs on to your wheels.

Brake dust is also caused by brake rotors containing cast iron. When your rotors wear down, the iron particles also get a static charge as they wear off the rotors and cling to surfaces like your wheels.

What can brake dust do to your vehicle?

For the most part, brake dust is really just annoying and unattractive. However, there is the possibility that brake dust can become corrosive. It’ll depend on which chemicals went into the make-up of your brake pads, but if the dust has a chance to corrode the aluminium in your wheels, the damage can be permanent.

What can you do about brake dust?

The best thing to do is clean your wheels regularly. Fortunately, brake dust can be wiped away.


Believe it or not, it’ll soon be time to get into the winter driving mode. That means taking it easier on corners, slowing down sooner for stop signs and traffic lights, and of course, changing over to winter tires well before the snow starts to fly.

Many vehicle owners often ask the same question: “Do I really need to drive on four winter tires?” The answer to that is as slippery as the roads we’ll soon be encountering once the temperatures start to drop.

Winter tires may be mandatory on all vehicles registered in your province. Others may require drivers to have snow tires, and/or carry chains in certain mountainous regions.

Fortunately, most drivers realize the risk of driving in snowy conditions and opt to ride on either dedicated winter tires or all-weather tires.


Like any set of tires, winter tires perform best when they’re part of a matched set. This provides optimal handling, comfort and safety, even in challenging winter conditions.

Your owner’s manual will indicate the appropriate tires for your vehicle based on:

  • Size
  • Speed rating
  • Load capacity

If one or more of your tires are mismatched, it’ll affect your vehicle’s performance, and if the difference is significant enough, it could represent a real safety hazard. Examples of mismatched tires include ones with different:

  • Sizes
  • Tread patterns
  • Tread depths

It might not seem like much, but if the tread depth in your tires is off by more than 2/32’’, it can affect the way your vehicle handles and responds. This’ll be accentuated by adverse winter driving conditions.


It used to be common practice to exchange just two of your 3-season (all-season) tires for a pair of winters. This thinking was that if you placed the winters on the driving axle, you’d have the necessary traction to control your vehicle in winter conditions.

However, modern vehicle safety testing methods have proven this line of thinking to be false. The reason for this is that drops in temperature (below 7 degrees Celsius) reduce the elasticity of the rubber compounds used in all-season (3-season) tires. As a result, this reduces the tire’s grip while braking and steering.


In most climates, drivers can usually get two to three seasons out of a pair of winter tires before they need replacing (depending on mileage, of course). However, if your tread depth is getting low, don’t make the assumption that they’ll perform like a brand-new set.

As tread depth diminishes, so will your traction and handling, which can affect the way your vehicle performs in winter conditions.

Nitrogen or Compressed Air – which ones is better for car and truck tires?

Both race car and airplane tires are inflated with nitrogen instead of regular compressed air, as well as some commercial truck tires. Now, many garages and tire shops are offering compressed nitrogen for your automobile and truck tires.

What are the benefits from inflating tires with nitrogen?

Nitrogen filled tires hold their pressure a little longer than tires filled with regular compressed air. That’s because nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules, so nitrogen doesn’t seep through tire walls as quickly. When tires are under inflated, they create extra heat, which causes tire damage, so it is beneficial to hold the correct tire inflation level a little bit longer. Using nitrogen in tires to keep proper tire pressure and reduce heat has been shown to be particularly effective for large commercial tires that carry heavy loads.

Nitrogen does not interact with water like oxygen does, so compressed nitrogen is dry. Since there is normally moisture in the air, regular compressed air contains water vapor, which over time might cause deterioration of the rubber inside the tire and might also add to deterioration of the wheels. However, tire deterioration by water vapor is very slow, so if you have a passenger car, you will most likely purchase new tires because of worn out tread long before your tire walls will show vapor damage.

Nitrogen, unlike oxygen, will not fuel a fire. Airplane and race cars use nitrogen-filled tires for safety by minimizing the chance of enhancing a fire after a crash.

What are the disadvantages from inflating my tires with nitrogen?

The only disadvantage might be the price. Some garages reportedly charge more per tire to fill them with nitrogen.

Should I fill my car or light truck tires with nitrogen despite the cost?

That’s up to you. However, it is general consensus that the benefits of nitrogen are much more important for large commercial tires and race car tires than for regular automobile tires That’s because commercial tires carry extremely heavy loads, which increases inflation seepage, and race car tires, which use nitrogen to prevent the fueling of fires.

Inflation seepage is much less important for non-commercial automobile vehicles. Again, if you fill your tires with compressed air, you will probably have to replace your tires for worn tire tread long before there is any notable interior moisture damage.

Don’t forget that tire manufacturers design their tires to be filled with regular compressed air, and they do a very good job.

Automechanika Shanghai 2017

 Big plans are underway for the next Automechanika Shanghai, scheduled for 29 November – 2 December 2017. Each year, the show continues to expand with the scale, exhibitor and visitor figures increasing.

Held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Puxi, Shanghai, the exhibition space will climb to 330,000 sqm this year. Approximately 6,000 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions are expected to attend this year. The number of visitors attending the show is expected to see an increase, with 130,000 from 140 countries and regions. 

Facts & figures

Date 29 November – 2 December 2017
Venue National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
Exhibition space (expected) 330,000 sqm 
No of visitors (expected) 130,000 from 140 countries and regions
No of exhibitors (expected) 6,000 from 42 countries and regions

2016 visitor figures:

89% of our visitors are involved in the purchasing decision