Automechanika gains momentum

Automechanika Birmingham has made some ‘new and exciting’ changes for 2017 and is set to deliver the UK’s biggest automotive event from 6-8 June 2017, NEC Birmingham.

Organisers of the trade show have revealed the show will be 70% bigger than the 2016 event, hosting over 750 exhibitors located in a new hall format and offering a full seminar programme of talks from industry experts.

Re-locating to halls 6 and 17-20 and following feedback from 2016, the show will adopt an improved hall layout where exhibitors will be grouped into dedicated aftermarket and supply chain zones. The change in format will allow visitors to easily find new and existing suppliers, with 70% from the UK and 30% from abroad, all under one roof.

Over 40 aftermarket sessions and talks from industry experts covering topics such as industry trends, advanced IT and connectivity, business management, skills training and future drives will be presented. New for 2017, a Workshop Training Zone will host Technical Talks and Ask the Expert sessions.

Simon Albert, event director of Automechanika Birmingham, said, ‘Visitor registration has opened and we are already ahead of where we were this time last year. The market speaks for itself, with significantly more exhibitors booked for 2017 and higher visitor registrations; we’re set for a brilliant event in June.’