BMW April 2022

The roll-out of South Africa’s largest aftermarket automotive show was revealed recently in Sandton. This specialist business-to-business show will be held for the seventh time from 15 to 18 March next year at the Nasrec Expo Centre. “It’s targeted,” says Josh Louw, “to cover everything automotive on a ‘let’s talk business’ principle where all the related topics will come under the spotlight, with key associations like the Collision Repair Association who will hold an industry conference for their stakeholders.”

“Sub-Saharan nations such as Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia are already seeing their very own road shows from Messe Frankfurt’s team,” says Vice President of Mobility and Logistics Michael Johannes. “The full schedule of events that are planned are impressive in all the various target markets that will be catered for to improve integrated solutions in supply chain management and logistical services.”

With five main halls on view and set over four full days, the Expo will see no less than 600 local and international exhibitors from 27 countries with specialist skills development sessions and industry conferences. The packed agenda is planned to please every type of petrolhead and trader. Along with this will be the provision of a truck test track and full 4×4 driving experience and other interaction zones to make it all a one-stop, automotive aftermarket destination that connects suppliers, manufacturers, and key buyers.

The South African operation has been bolstered by the introduction of a new head coming from the India market of Messe Frankfurt, Michael Dehn, who is looking forward to his new challenge in the African market of activities next year where the company will also hold their popular Festival of Motoring in August 2022.