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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, buses, 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.

Event News

E-Mobility India Forum

Messe Frankfurt India launched E-Mobility India Forum

Messe Frankfurt India launched the new E-Mobility India Forum powered by NGV India Summit on 7th October 2021 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. The forum invited illustrious EV brand leaders and government dignitaries to address major opportunities and challenges that the country is facing on the path to achieve a complete EV ecosystem. 

Boatica Cape Town

Boatica postponed to October 2022

The annual Boatica Cape Town event was scheduled to take place at the V&A Waterfront from 1-3 October 2021. Due to the uncertainty of lockdown restrictions, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has decided to postpone the event to October 2022.

FOM Johannesburg

Festival of Motoring postponed to August 2022

"Given the latest surge in Covid-19 cases and the worsening of the third wave, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has decided to postpone the 2021 Festival of Motoring," says Managing Director, Joshua Low. The 5th edition of the event will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, from the 26 - 28 August 2022.


Busworld Latin America to be held for the first time in Argentina

Organized by Busworld and Messe Frankfurt Argentina, the exhibition for the bus and coach industry will be held from 21 to 23 September 2022 at La Rural Trade Center in Buenos Aires. “We believe Argentina is the perfect location for a Busworld show and, joining forces with Messe Frankfurt, we are ready to make it a great success”, said Mr. Vincent Dewaele, CEO of Busworld International BV.

Automotive Engineering Show Chennai

Automotive Engineering Show Chennai postponed to 2022

India’s leading trade fair focused on technologies for automotive manufacturing - Automotive Engineering Show (AES) Chennai, has been postponed on account of the intensifying second wave of COVID-19.

Busworld India

Busworld India to reunite bus and coach industry players in August 2022

To catalyse business reconnection and offer new sourcing opportunities to the bus and coach fraternity, Busworld International CVBA and Messe Frankfurt India have announced that the ninth edition of Busworld India will be held from 25 – 27 August 2022 in Bengaluru.

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AERO South Africa set to take place in July 2022

Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has taken the decision to postpone the AERO South Africa exhibition and conference to July 2022.


Emerald Speed Fest: Siegerehrung

An action-packed weekend at the Emerald Speed Fest.

The three days of motoring action saw over 5,300 spectators through the gates of the Emerald Resort and Casino and welcomed 71 race competitors to the 1.6 km racetrack at the Vaal resort. The ESF record has been set by Reghard Roets who claimed bragging rights with an outright victory of 33.869 seconds. The next ESF will take place in February 2022.

Automotive Events wordwide

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