Festival of Motoring

Automotive Events

Mobility is reinventing itself – and it is doing so rapidly. Wide-ranging innovations are driving major disruptive changes in the automotive market. The focus is on megatrends such as connectivity, electromobility and the long-term goal of autonomous driving.

With our automotive events in the fields of cars, utility vehicles, motorcycles, boats and aviation, we are doing more than showing the way forward in this dynamic environment – we are also creating entirely new event formats, such as the Festival of Motoring, an interactive event for the entire family. The Cape Town International Boat Show is South Africa’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle fair, while Aero South Africa marks Messe Frankfurt’s first foray into the world of aviation.

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Motorbike Istanbul

Record-breaking participation at Motobike Istanbul

Motobike Istanbul hosted more than 300 brands from 20 to 23 March 2024 in the Istanbul Expo Center. Thousands of motorbike and bicycle models, accessories and equipment were presented to a total of 134.938 motorbike and bicycle enthusiasts.

Asiabike Jakarta

Asiabike Jakarta

Renewable energies and green innovations are at the top of Indonesia's development priorities. Sustainable mobility is also the focus of the first Asiabike Jakarta, which will celebrate its premiere at the Jakarta International Expo from 30 April to 4 May 2024. The new event is being organised by Messe Frankfurt together with Jiangsu Bicycle Co Ltd, Periklindo (Indonesian Electric Vehicle Industry Association) and Pt Dyandra Promosindo.


Aero in South Africa

Southern Africa's premier event for the General Aviation industry, AERO South Africa remains the ultimate platform to showcase the very best that this sector has to offer. Organized by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with fairnamic GmbH, the joint venture of Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen, AERO South Africa continues to gather momentum. The next edition will take place from 3 – 5 July 2024 in Pretoria at the Wonderboom National Airport which allows aircraft fly-ins, demo flights, and an immersive experience for prospective buyers.

India Summit

Mission Net Zero India Summit

Premiere in India: the conference took place on 7 and 8 December 2023 in New Delhi. The two-day event focus on achieving India’s energy transition and decarbonisation goals with affordability, sustainability, and energy independence. The conference was supported by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Department of Transport and Government of NCT of Delhi, Niti Ayog and Government of Kerala.


Boatica Cape Town 2023

Boatica Cape Town, the most important platform for boating in the "Mother City", once again became a hotspot for water sports enthusiasts from 27-29 October 2023. The show presented product innovations from the South African boat, yacht and catamaran manufacturing and took place both on water and on land. The excitement and energy were electrifying as visitors explored stunning boats  and immersed themselves in the maritime world.


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