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The  IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) global conferencing platform and the international Automechanika trade fair brand are coordinating their schedules: the upcoming Automechanika fairs in Shanghai and Frankfurt will each feature an IBIS regional event. 

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. This allows Automechanika to offer even more for its target audience in the field of body and paintwork. Michael Johannes, vice president mobility and logistics at Messe Frankfurt commented: “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 regional events have already been held in Brazil, San Diego, Dubai, Istanbul and Johannesburg. Now it will have two brand new venues at the Automechanika fairs in Shanghai from 3 to 6 December 2019 and in Frankfurt from 8 to 12 September 2020. 

The co-operation 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.