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New cooperation between Automechanika and IBIS


Automechanika, the leading international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, is collaborating with the organisers of the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium to bring IBIS regional events to the world’s two largest Automechanika fairs in Shanghai and Frankfurt. This allows Automechanika to offer even more for its target audience in the field of body and paintwork.

Michael Johannes, Vice President Mobility & Logistics at Messe Frankfurt said: “We are delighted that we can offer our trade fair guests such a prestigious conference focused on paint and bodywork, and I am certain that this will create valuable synergies for conference and trade fair visitors in Shanghai and Frankfurt.”

IBIS conferences have been bringing international collision industry leaders together since 2001 to network and discuss the latest trends. IBIS Ireland was recently held in Castleknock, Dublin in which the Auto Trade Journal was an official media partner. Now it will have two brand new venues at the Automechanika fairs in Shanghai from December 3-6, 2019 and in Frankfurt from September 8-12, 2020.

The cooperation with IBIS offers yet another building block for organisers of Automechanika trade fairs worldwide for expanding their body and paintwork portfolio. Every two years, the industry comes together in Frankfurt, and 2020 will be the first time that ‘Body & Paint’ has its own exhibition area, in both Hall 11 and the adjacent Portalhaus.

Jason Moseley, Chief Executive Officer of IBIS stated: “We are delighted to leverage the Automechanika global footprint for some of our regional events. These events will bring a more targeted and localised message to those markets, as an off-shoot of our industry leading annual IBIS Global Summit.”