My eye-opening experience at Automechanika Shanghai 2023

Automechanika Shanghai featured the latest in automotive technology, including electric and autonomous vehicles, connected car technologies and innovative repair solutions as well as traditional parts for ICE vehicles. 

Automechanika Shanghai 2023 featured a live broadcast throughout the show that was shown on a massive LED wall as well as online. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel


As a first-time visitor to both Automechanika Shanghai and China itself, I was immediately struck by the scale and energy of the event. The sheer number of exhibitors and attendees, representing countries from all corners of the globe, showcased the truly international reach of the automotive industry.

The Automechanika Shanghai show floor seemed to only get busier as the show continued. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel

The National Exhibition and Convention Center or NECC, which hosted the event, is massive. At nearly 16 million square feet of total space, I found I had to pace myself mentally and physically to take it all in.

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My transportation introduction to China started with riding the Maglev train from the airport to a Shanghai suburb. At 190 mph, it made quick work of the trip.

International delegates and members of the media visited the show.

Automechanika Shanghai featured the latest in automotive technology, including electric and autonomous vehicles, connected car technologies and innovative repair solutions as well as traditional parts for ICE vehicles. 

The atmosphere of collaboration and the shared vision for the future of mobility created a vibrant and productive environment. The warmth and hospitality of the Chinese people and the event organizers made a significant impression, contributing to a truly positive experience. Automechanika Shanghai 2023, with its focus on innovation, connectivity, and sustainability, offered me new insight into the evolving world of automotive technology and the future of mobility.

I can’t wait to go back.


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