CAPAS to open on May 25
The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will be held at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center from May 25to 27, 2017. CAPAS is one of the 10 branded shows listed in “The Reform and Development of Exhibition Industry in Sichuan” programme, and is jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto); Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd; and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan).
The show remains steadfast in cultivating the fastgrowing automobile market in Southwest China and has become the region’s leading one-stop platform for commerce, exchange of ideas and investment.
While generating enormous economic benefits, the three organisers always uphold corporate culture and corporate social responsibility. CAPAS is not only a platform to drive the automobile industry and economic development forward in Sichuan and Southwest China, but to work for the betterment of the economic, cultural and ecological development of Chengdu. The objective is to accelerate the transformation of Chengdu, as the heart of Southwest China, into a cosmopolitan city as initiated by the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
As a result, CCPIT-Auto, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CCPIT-Sichuan organised the ‘CAPAS Arbour Day’ event, which took place in Meishan, Sichuan on March 10, 2017. The goal of the event was to promote a better engagement in the social economy and ecological civilisation in Sichuan province.
The event gained massive support from government agencies in Sichuan Province. Government officials, representatives from automobile associations and enterprises as well as leading national media were invited to attend the tree planting activity.
Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said, “China considers Chengdu a key junction of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and positions the capital of Sichuan as the key developing city. Chengdu, an economic, educational, cultural and financial centre, together with the whole Sichuan Province and the Southwest regions, all play an instrumental role in the Belt and Road Initiative”.
Centred on the supply chain and the demand of end users, CAPAS 2017 is organising 6 brand new specialised zones to exploit the ever-growing market potential.
Supply Chain Procurement Zone provides high-quality business matchmaking services to exhibitors and buyer delegations.
Automobile Lifestyle Zone presents a full array of products in auto beauty, smart car digital devices, interior décor and auto customisation.
Quick Fix & Replacement Parts Zone gathers quick fix service providers and replacement parts, including branded quick repair chain stores, equipment, tools, replacement parts (such as oil, fuel and air filters, wiper blades, brake pads, ignition plugs and storage batteries) and tyres, to a single floor.
Commercial Vehicle Zone features more well-known commercial vehicles manufacturers and engine companies.
With the generous assistance from local governments, Made in Sichuan Zone welcomes delegations from productions bases in Chengdu, Guang’an, Ziyang and Neijiang.
In addition to the above five specialised zones, E-mobility & Infrastructure Zone is created in response to the market trend. The zone features major new energy automobile brands and components manufacturers in Sichuan showcasing the latest technology innovations and car models.
This year’s fringe programme is expanded and enriched with industry hot topics. China Auto Venture Capital Summit and China (Chengdu) New Energy Vehicle Industry Investment Conference, China Automotive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Annual Auto Accessories & Equipment Purchasing Meeting, product displays, project discussions, themed events and seminars will be running alongside the six zones with an aim to further enrich the audience experience.