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CAPAS 2018 records elevated figures to serve Southwest China’s automotive industry evolution

2018-08-21 17:21:49

The 5th edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS), which was held from 24 – 26 May 2018 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center, has concluded with a resounding success. As a one-stop trading platform for business, information exchange and investment for the automotive industry in Southwest China, CAPAS received significantly higher participation figures in 2018 across 45,000sqm of exhibition space:
• Visitors: 18,016 (2017: 17,378) - 4% increase

 The show featured six theme zones, each with enhanced product offerings in 2018. One particular highlight was the Quick Fix, Replacement Parts & Chain Stores Zone, which focused on aftermarket services. Other zones at the show included the Automobile Lifestyle Zone and the Commercial Vehicle Zone, as well as the E-mobility & Infrastructure Zone, the Made in Sichuan Zone, and the Supply Chain Procurement Zone. Both exhibitors and visitors reported that the enhanced theme zones provided a better business matching platform, with the clear categorization allowing both to connect with one another in a more effective manner.
Visitors to the show were particularly impressed with the diversity and internationality of exhibitors, including from Germany, France, Korea, the US, Japan, Spain, and more. This edition of CAPAS also emphasized the importance of environmental protection policies in the Sichuan region.
What’s more, a total of 20 fringe events were arranged during the three days. In terms of the most popular topics for attendees, transformation and environmental consciousness were on the lips of many during the show. 
CAPAS is jointly organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan). 
The next edition of CAPAS will take place from 23 – 25 May 2019. For more information about the show, please visit the website or send an email to auto@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.