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Over 120 countries and regions converge in Shanghai to explore automotive market opportunities, just as China lifts all restrictions on foreign investment in manufacturing sector

2023/11/15 | By CENS

On 18 October, the Chinese Government announced that the country would remove all restrictions on foreign investment in the domestic manufacturing sector in the latest efforts to open up the economy to the rest of the world. While levies were already lifted in passenger car manufacturing, the decision supports other sectors of the automotive ecosystem, creating a favourable environment for foreign businesses to invest in digitalisation, high-tech manufacturing and innovation.

As co-organisers of several automotive trade fairs in China, Messe Frankfurt and Sinomachint welcome any policy update that encourages trade and economic globalisation. The companies' next event, Automechanika Shanghai, will take place from 29 November to 2 December 2023 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Over 5,600 exhibitors representing over 40 countries and regions will converge across 300,000 sqm of space, with visitors travelling in from some 120 countries and regions.

Related sectors that will benefit from the policy update include information technology, AI, semiconductors, electronics, parts and components, new energy and batteries, new materials, and vehicle assembly. It is a win for many of the participants at Automechanika Shanghai as themes and activities at the exhibition place an even bigger emphasis on these interconnected areas of the supply chain.

With this growing market, it is clear that many leading companies are innovating to meet new demands. Automechanika Shanghai will spotlight these developments by presenting a comprehensive range of products that bring together new energy vehicles, parts and components, fuel cells, intelligent driving, and charging infrastructure, amongst other products and technologies.

Fringe programme

Across the four-day show, over 70 globally recognised summits, conferences, forums and hands-on demonstrations prepare to explore policy, technological transformation, training and more. In this regard, the debuting International Automotive Industry Conference 2023 Presented by Automechanika Shanghai, will include a series of events that zero in on the developments and advancements within specific sectors:

International Automotive Industry Conference 2023 Presented by Automechanika Shanghai (main conference – 29 November)

Moderator: Dr Qing Ding, Founding Partner of Shentou Capital Participating companies: Bilstein, Bosch, Rheinmetall, Tieliu and more Topics:

• An analysis of the import and export of vehicles and automotive parts and components

• The global business strategies of leading tier one suppliers and perspectives on the Chinese market

• How parts and components suppliers can upgrade their businesses efficiently under electrification and digitalisation

• A long-term outlook of transformation in the global automotive supply chain

New Energy Vehicle Sustainable Development Forum 2023 (29 November) Topics:

• Case studies on environmental protection in view of new energy vehicle development as the catalyst of transformation, upgrade and decarbonisation

• The applications and innovations of lithium batteries in new energy vehicles

• A blueprint of the hydrogen vehicle value chain

• A new energy future: hydrogen versus lithium batteries

• The adoption of low-carbon strategies for the sustainable development of the automotive industry

Also in the conference series, the International Summit of Connected-Vehicle Policies and Regulations 2023 (29 November) and China International Tyre Industry Conference 2023 (1 December) will complete the schedule.

Elsewhere, the Innovation4Mobility Showcase will host various forums across Halls 5.1, 6.2 and 8.2 in special areas. To find the complete list of onsite activities, please visit: www.automechanika-shanghai.com/events

Automechanika Shanghai is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd (Sinomachint).

Please contact Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd at + 852 2802 7728, visit www.automechanika-shanghai.com or email auto@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com for further enquiries.