27–30 August, IEC Expocentre, will host the 22nd MIMS Automechanika Moscow, Russia’s Leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from Russia and Eastern Europe. The Exhibition is organised by ITEMF Expo. The company’s portfolio also features Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans – international Coach & Bus Show and COMTRANS– International Commercial Vehicle Auto Show.
1,300 companies from 35 countries will present their goods, services and innovative solutions at the more than 45,000 sq. m. The exhibition will be featured in 13 exhibition halls and in the open area.
Exhibition participants will include leading manufacturers and suppliers of automotive spare parts, components, accessories, oils, chemicals and repair and diagnostics equipment for both cars and haulage vehicles: AD Russia, Auger, BREMBO, BPW Ost, BSG Autoparts, Federal Mogul, Delphi, Dr. Marcus, GROUP AUTO Russia, GS YUASA, Krafttech, KYB, Meiji, MK Kashiyama, Monbat, Nexus Alliance Russia, PEKAR, SASH Lubricants, WOLF Oil, GAZ Group, VolgaAvtoProm, Carville, Lada Image, MARKON, Peugeot Citroën RUS, RN-Lubricants, the Ryazan Tungstone Battery Factory, Service Kluch, SovPlym, SHATE-M plus and others.
This year Poland and Indonesia will present their national pavillions for the first time. Companies from Germany, Italy, France, Korea, China, Turkey, Taiwan and Singapore will demonsrate their new products and the contemporary trends in the automotive market sphere at joint national stands.
Over 27,000 professionals are expected to attend this year. The Exhibition is organized in accordance with specific product groups for the visitors’ convenience.
Chain Wholesaling Centretm: Automotive goods and Spare parts - the exhibition will host B2B negotiations between Chinese suppliers of goods and services for the automotive after-sales service industry with representatives of purchasing networks and wholesalers.
50 high-profile chains, importers and dealer centres will have stands in the Chain Wholesaling Centretm. Over 750 negotiations on direct business supplies are planned.
As part of the Truck competence project 390 companies will present spare parts and solutions for the road haulage sector including: ALLIED NIPPON, BAUTLER, BPW OST, Borg Warner, Genmot, MONIVA, PEKAR, SAMPA, TOTAL, Scantruck, Automotive, АutoAlliance, Autokama, AKKOR, Barclay Holding, BAAZ, DAIDO METAL RUS, Dunfan, GAZ Group, ATI Plant, Kama Motor Plant, Kedr, Kostroma Filters, Livny Autofilters, MAZ, Markon, PRAMO, Pramotronic, RN- Lubricants, STANCOIMPORT and others.
KYB - the official exhibition sponsor – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive suspension parts and suppliers of shock absorbers.
KYB’s stand will display the company’s complete product range.
The official exhibition guide sponsor is the Uludag Turkish Automotive Manufacturers Association (OIB).
The official Internet partner is auto.ru – one of the most popular Russian-language automotive web sites.
The MMIS exhibition’s business programme
The 9th International Moscow Automotive Forum (IMAF 2018) will be held on 28-29 August.
The main topic of IMAF will be “The new Stage for automotive manufacturing in Russia”. The first day will be dedicated to innovation in the auto manufacturing, electric and self-driving automotive industries. Sergey Pavlov, director of the EU strategic consultancy group, will introduce the new investment regime and strategy for developing suppliers. The plenary session will be supported by the Russian Export Centre. Confirmed speakers include Vyacheslav Burmistrov - Eurasian Economic Commission Deputy Director for Technical Regulation and Accreditation, Yves Karakatsanis - President of Avtovaz, Stefan Teuchert – CEO of BMW Group Russia, Tatiana Gorovaya - General Manager for External and Government Affairs at Nissan Manufacturing RUS, Alexander Gurko - President of GLONASS NCP, Alexei Gogenko - Deputy General Director for Strategic Development of FSUE NAMI, Artyom Fokin - Yandex’s Director of Business Development for drone technologies and Viktor Vasiliyev - Director of External Relations at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus.
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, is also expected to make a speech.
The second day will include discussions on localisation of manufacturing operations by corporate buyers and suppliers. Participants will include, among others, Timur Mikaya - Vice-President and Director for New Project Development at Avtotor, Andrei Kossov - Commercial Manager at Johnson Matthey and Chairman of the AEB Car Parts Committee, Vladimir Berezansky - General Director of Gestamp Severstal Vsevolzhsk and Alexandr Gorin - President of Fauresia Russia. The discussions will be followed by the traditional B2B meetings: auto manufacturers and wholesale purchasers will negotiate directly with suppliers. Confirmed purchasers include: DAIMLER-KAMAZ RUS, Avtotor Holding, Ford Sollers, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus, GESTAMP SEVERSTAL VSEVOLZHSK, Fauresia Russia, the RUSAL Unified Corporation, Automotive Industry of Samara Region Cluster Machine-building Association, and the Togliatti Special Economic Zone JSC.
IMAF 2018 is organized by ITEMF Expo and the Association of European Businesses.
Forum Partners in 2018 include:
DLA Piper, KPMG, Dassault Systemes, United Company RUSAL, Renaissance and auto.ru.
«Avtoservice 2018» conference will be held on August 30. The main topics for discussion will include:
The automotive servicing market: current status and trends
The future of automotive servicing: the appearance of new models
Strategies adopted by participants in the spare parts market
Chains in Russia and long-term cooperation between auto servicing workshops, and distributors/ spare parts manufacturers.
Benefits and potential for the future
Lightning talks session
The reconditioned spare parts business. International experience: potential for its application in Russia
Among the confirmed companies that will participate are: DLA Piper, PSA, TOYOTA, FITService, GROUPAUTO Russia, KYB Eurasia, SMART Engineering Centre, Legion Autodata, Hella Gutmann Solutions, the Intercolor Group,Reikanen and Turbocentre.
The conference is organized by ITEMF Expo and Autostat Analytic Agency.
In the work of the conference will take place more than 200 experts in the field of auto service, chains of dealers and independent services.
In the open conference platform AGORA key figures in the industry will speak on more than 30 topics of current interest. More than 200 representatives of exhibiting companies and leading professionals will take part in the platform.
The main talks in the open area will cover:
The potential of Russian automotive and automotive component sectors, the auto servicing flow chart - from initial lead to successful repair, Successful repair - a satisfied customer, Amortization as a tool for increasing profits in the spare parts trade, Spare Part of the Year prize: the criteria used to evaluate results and the procedures for testing and comparing spare parts, How to improve your auto servicing: key opportunities for business growth, Staff training Department, Complex detailing as a new stage in the development of automotive servicing, How to ensure your telephone and web site bring in a clear and unambiguous profit and avoid overspending on elementary business functions, Good communication with clients = 30% increase in sales, Parallel import and recommendations actions for business owners in the light of a recent ruling of the Constitutional Court, Specific features of the procedure for importing goods for technical servicing of automobiles: customs declarations and logistics, Certification.
In addition, at 11.30 the AGORA platform will host the opening ceremony of the MIMS Automechanika Moscow exhibition. Immediately after the ceremony a Press Conference will be held for the Busworld Russia 2018 powered by Autotrans international bus exhibition, in which the organizers will talk about the upcoming exhibition, its business programme and the Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia prize.
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ITEMF Expo –an international company established by the leading exhibition organizers: ITE Group and Messe Frankfurt, in equal shares and specialized in automotive industry exhibitions.
ITEMF Expo is the organizer of the leading B2B exhibitions and conferences for all automotive industry sectors, as well as commercial and passenger transport.
The company also holds the COMTRANS International Commercial Vehicle Show and International Coach & Bus Show Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans. More information is available on the websites: www.mims.ru and www.itemfexpo.ru