CAPAS Arbour Day 2023 celebrates putting green ideas into practice 

The organizers of Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) hosted a site visit at the show’s afforestation project to celebrate Arbour Day.

The organizers of Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) hosted a site visit at the show’s afforestation project to celebrate Arbour Day.

On May 5, 2023, a Sichuan and Chongqing media delegation, group of exhibitors and representatives from related authorities traveled to Meishan, Sichuan, to see that the trees planted in 2017 are flourishing. The Arbour Day event, combined with pre-show media briefing, acknowledged the green ideas in the automotive industry contributing to the environmental sustainability of Southwest China.

All attendees enthusiastically participated in the Arbour Day event, promoting the green development of Sichuan province.

Southwest China continues to answer national calls for environmental protection with policy examples on air pollution, enacted in 2014, still influencing key industries and vehicle emissions.

In more recent efforts, companies supervised under the Sichuan State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission must now follow measures for energy saving and carbon reduction. The Sichuan Province has also implemented its first local standard for businesses managing greenhouse gas emissions. This include guidance on monitoring and reporting output, as well as participating in carbon trading.

Above, James Yu, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, gives an interview to media during the CAPAS Arbour Day event.

CAPAS continues to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to initiatives creating a greener tomorrow in the region. Back in 2017, the CAPAS launched its own CAPAS Arbour Day event tree planting as a symbol of this pledge, returning in 2019 for a field trip. This year, revisiting to find the site thriving highlighted the balance of economic development and ecological protection.

“Messe Frankfurt continues to drive sustainability through its social responsibilities, environmental practices, and trade fair highlights. For example, we strive to utilize recycled or recyclable materials for booth constructions at the show floor,” says James Yu, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. “In addition, with 35 events in the Mobility & Logistics sector, we are part of pushing transformation in the automotive industry, having new energy vehicles and low carbon emissions at the top of our agenda. Through these efforts, we can promote and implement green concepts that contribute to a sustainable future for generations to come.”

Explore new energy development in Southwest China

With the rapid development of the new energy vehicle industry in Southwest China, CAPAS offers exhibitors a high-quality platform for their green products and technologies across the entire industrial chain. For example:

  • Parts & Components zone – Anhui Zhongding will showcase a battery cooling system and suspension system.
  • Accessories & Customising zone – Goodyear will present anti-freeze and lubricants for transmissions in new energy vehicles, electric vehicle charging guns and car wrapping. In addition, car washing equipment to improve efficiency and eco-friendly energy saving will also be on display. 
  • Repair / Supply Chain & Chain Stores zone – the area will introduce the urban planning considerations related to charging pile.

Meanwhile, the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone will once again host an expected 20 regional pavilions with many exhibitors putting their new energy vehicles products on show. The Yibin pavilion is set to draw attention to the advanced products and technologies for manufacturing new energy vehicles, batteries and engines.

Special areas and educational events will expand the coverage of new energy vehicle development. The New Energy Vehicle Maintenance area will offer a training course about diagnostics and maintenance, featuring the repair equipment, tools, new energy vehicle parts, and charging stations highlighted across the exhibition floor.  

To support the area, the China New Energy Vehicle International Cooperation Conference 2023 will explore topics including technological innovation, global expansion, second-hand new energy vehicles, and customising. Furthermore, the Southwest Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2023 will delve into aftermarket services for new energy vehicles.

The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will take place from 18 to 20 May 2023 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. The fair is jointly organised by CCPIT-Auto, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CCPIT-Sichuan. For more information, please visit or email

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