Automechanika offers highly-anticipated 2018 fringe programme

April 12, 2018 | 16:57
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Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City, the leading international business platform for the automotive services sector in Vietnam, will open at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 three weeks from now, on April 25-27.
automechanika offers highly anticipated 2018 fringe programme
Successful Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut show in 2017

A year after the successful conclusion of its debut, the 2018 edition will once again connect local and international industry players from the automotive sector, including approximately 360 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors from around the world.

The 9,200sq.m exhibition space will feature a broad range of exhibits showcasing the latest trends and industry developments, as well as the highly anticipated fringe programme.

Demonstrating its vital role in empowering local players to upgrade and overcome challenges, the programme’s Automechanika Academy, Repair and Maintenance Workshop, and Product Presentation will be held concurrently with the show.

The show’s Automechanika Academy combines a range of opportunities for participants to share, network, and adapt to the most up-to-date industry trends.

Playing an essential part of the show, the event was introduced during the first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) and has received astounding feedback.

The 9,200sq.m exhibition space will feature a broad range of exhibits showcasing the latest trends and industry developments, as well as the highly anticipated fringe programme.

This year, it will continue to provide participants extensive opportunities with an even more comprehensive agenda.

Led by experts from prestigious organisations, institutions, consultants, and leading market players, six free-to-join seminars will be held on April 25. Topics will range from the latest policies and auto industry developments to material innovation and technological evolutions.

Each of these seminars has been carefully structured to suit the unique needs of the region's automotive sector.

Meanwhile, the Repair & Maintenance Workshop will be held on the second day of the fair on April 26, providing attendees with a chance to acquire advanced knowledge on collision repair and an understanding on international standards.

The workshop has been organised in cooperation with I-CAR Australia, the well-known educational body for technical training programmes dedicated to the field of collision repairing.

During the course of the full day programme, two sessions will be held by Mark Czvitkovits, CEO of I-CAR Australia.

The courses he will conduct during this year’s show include the fundamentals of collision repair which will provide fundamental knowledge around collision repair, offering a blend of theories and hands-on knowledge with a view to providing a better understanding of vehicle construction, materials, collision issues, and repair methods.

The second session is themed “New vehicle trends & diagnostics overview” which will deliver an overview of several new models, including diagnostics, scanning tools, electrical troubleshooting, and repair procedures.

This session is particularly useful for the Vietnamese auto service industry as the country has become a home for more new imported automobiles in recent years, along with a number of economical advancements.

Pre-registration is required for these two courses, with a fee of $20 for each course per participant. After the sessions, participants will receive a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ for attending the presentation.

Likewise, numerous international exhibitors, including Gulf Oil, PT Astra Otoparts, and PT Foerch, will convey presentations about their latest product releases and technologies on April 27, aiming to showcase their expertise to visitors.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is one of 17 Automechanika fairs held in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North, Central, and South America.

By Anh Duc

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