Frankfurt am Main, 30 January 2023. This year, a total of ten Automechanika trade fairs will be held around the globe. The focus is on sustainability and the  transformation of the automotive aftermarket. This transformation is also underlined by the new artistic motifs by photo artist Rafael Neff at the beginning of  the year.  

What could urban spaces look like in the future and how will we be mobile in the future?  The photo artist Rafael Neff has developed his very own visions for this. In the motifs,  futuristic-looking metropolises, new components and solutions can now be discovered  alongside classic aftermarket products. These were elaborately photographed and artfully  staged. Michael Johannes, Brand Manager Automechanika, explains: "The new motifs  exemplify the transformation of mobility - and do so in a characteristic way that is well  suited to an Automechanika and thus to the aftermarket. To realise this, our exhibitors  continue to support us with their products and solutions. The pictures impressively show  the diversity of the range of products at our fairs in a new futuristic context. For this year's  fairs, the topics of innovations, sustainability, transformation, further training and recruiting  are at the top of the agenda."  

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One of the motifs from Rafael Neff from the new picture series for Automechanika 

The second edition of the world's leading trade fair Eurobike, driver of the sustainable  mobility revolution with a focus on cycling, sport, health, travel and future smart mobility,  will kick off in Frankfurt from 21 to 25 June with a lot of momentum. Thematic overlaps  and synergies with Automechanika arise both in the field of electric drive systems and in  the areas of inner-city transport and logistics as well as light electric vehicles.  

This year, the first international meeting place for the automotive aftermarket will  exceptionally be in Shenzhen from 15 to 18 February, organised by the Automechanika  Shanghai team. At the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, a total of 3,500  exhibiting companies will show their latest products and solutions. The special  Innovation4Mobility area with forum, product presentations, networking lounge and start up area is not only a stage for innovative mobility solutions, but also offers inspiration and  space for exchange and networking. The Green Repair Zone, the special area ‚A new era  of commercial vehicles‘ and the Motorsport and High Performance Area are further  highlights at the fair. The extensive programme with over 50 events such as the  Tomorrow's Service & Mobility Summit, the China International Tyre Industry Conference,  the International Summit of Connected-Vehicle Policies and Regulations, the Used Car  Strategy and Development Forum and the SAE Vehicle Electrification and Autonomous  Vehicle Technology Forum will also ensure the transfer of knowledge and the necessary  know-how. Live presentations and training will be offered on the key areas of electric  vehicle maintenance and repair, and customising.  

In Malaysia, the automotive industry has been a major contributor to the country's  economy for years and plays an important role in the overall industrial transformation,  digitalisation and electrification. Against this background, the next Automechanika Kuala  Lumpur will be held from 16 to 18 March under the motto "Sourcing, Entertainment and  Training". The fair is an important industry meeting point for the ASEAN region, where  more than 300 exhibiting companies will showcase their latest products. Visitors can  expect an exciting live and online programme such as the Digitalisation and Electrification  Conference, the Smart Factory & Industry 4.0 Conference and the Fleet Management  Conference. Further education and recruiting is also a focus at the fair. Experts will  address the question of how to build a workforce that can handle new technologies,  business models and individual customer requirements. The Automotive Manufacturing  and Transformation Conference shows how companies can increase their  competitiveness and productivity through the use of modern technologies such as  robotics, IoT and AI. The Collision Repair Training Workshop will be very practical: here  the latest developments in the repair and maintenance of passenger and commercial  vehicles will be presented and tested. This includes diagnostics, smart repair, ADAS  calibration and vehicle coding, as well as modern workshop management systems.  Exchanging ideas and networking with other industry experts will not be neglected either:  the Auto NITZ Party and the matchmaking programme Match up will ensure this.  

Kazakhstan, the country with the largest and most powerful economy in Central Asia,  connects continents and regions due to its geographical location in the heart of Central  Asia. With the new Silk Road, the country is becoming the largest business centre in the  region; making it the ideal base for Automechanika Astana, which will take place from 12  to 14 April. Futuroad Expo Astana, the only trade fair for commercial vehicles in  Kazakhstan, will be held parallel to Automechanika Astana. 

At Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, the new "Automechanika Lovers" programme has been  launched. For exhibiting companies taking part in at least three Automechanika fairs,  Automechanika will offer free additional visibility in the form of branding opportunities to  the fair. The offer is valid from September 2022 to 31 August 2024, with Automechanika  Frankfurt 2022 being the first participation for all exhibitors. Further information on the  programme at, all Automechanika dates are available at  

Background information on Messe Frankfurt 

The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own  exhibition grounds. With a workforce of some 2,200* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in  28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. Group sales in financial year 2022 were around €450 million*.  We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and  Services business fields. One of Messe Frankfurt’s key strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales  network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both  onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning,  organising and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide  range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food  services.  

Sustainability is a central pillar of our corporate strategy. Here, we strike a healthy balance between ecological and  economic interests, social responsibility and diversity.