South African automotive industry to showcase latest technology and design at four major exhibitions in 2023

Festival of Motoring, NAACAM Show 2023, Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad make for an exciting August and September.

Renai Moothilal, NAACAM Executive Director, left and Michael Dehn, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa.

Festival of Motoring, NAACAM Show 2023, Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad make for an exciting August and September

The South African automotive industry is gearing up for a packed schedule of events in August and September of 2023. Over the course of two weeks, four major exhibitions will take place, showcasing the latest in automotive technology and design.

Kicking off the series of events is the Festival of Motoring, where car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test drive the latest models from leading manufacturers on various tracks, including the Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit and the 4×4 course.

Next up is the NAACAM Show 2023, which will be held at the Sun Arena Times Square in the City of Tshwane. Organized by Messe Frankfurt, the event is a showcase of the connections between South Africa’s automotive component manufacturers and their major vehicle OEM customers. The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) is the industry association representing the interests of the country’s automotive component manufacturers. The show will feature the latest in automotive technology and design, and provide a platform for networking and business opportunities for industry professionals.

Renai Moothilal, NAACAM Executive Director expressed his excitement with “the event happening in Gauteng for the first time, and more so the partnership with Messe Frankfurt will lend a global capability in organisation that promises attendees a valuable experience.” NAACAM members can avail special rates and benefits for the other three events, details upon request.

“We are very excited to drive this compact and highly focussed series of automotive events this August and September and to be working with NAACAM on their flagship NAACAM Show” says Michael Dehn, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa.

Following the NAACAM Show, the focus will shift to the automotive aftermarket at Automechanika Johannesburg. Exhibitors from all over the world, as well as local manufacturers and wholesalers, will engage in sales and distribution agreements for the South African and surrounding countries’ aftermarket professionals, ensuring smooth operations for the automotive parts trade, workshops, and service stations, and upskilling the automotive workforce across the country.

Co-located with Automechanika Johannesburg is Futuroad, which represents the South African transport and logistics sector. Leading manufacturers will present their latest light and heavy trucks, buses, and transport solutions to ensure the smooth movement of goods and people.

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