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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

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.

FOM Johannesburg

Festival of Motoring 2021, new dates set!

The Festival of Motoring will return to the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 28 – 31 October 2021. “We are excited to kick-off the new campaign with a brand-new, fully-responsive website allowing visitors and exhibitors to keep up-to-date with the latest developments”, says Head of Marketing, Melissa Bender.  

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AERO South Africa Virtual Marketplace takes flight

Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organisers of Africa’s largest General Aviation trade show, is extremely excited to announce the launch of an all new Virtual Marketplace. The online platform will be the premier online business-to-business platform for the General Aviation sector.

Busworld India

Busworld India to open its doors in 2022

Taking into consideration the current state of affairs, the organisers of Busworld India have decided to cancel the 2020 edition. In order to keep the industry updated, they will continue to host a series of virtual webinars and interactive events to keep the industry connected until its next edition in 2022.

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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.

Busworld India

Busworld India joins Messe Frankfurt’s portfolio of trade fairs

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd. has acquired the license to organise Busworld India – the world’s leading B2B exhibition for the bus and coach sector – from Busworld International CVBA. Busworld India 2020, the 9th edition in the series, will be organised in Bengaluru.

Boatica Cape Town

Boatica Cape Town postponed to 22-24 October 2021

The annual Boatica Cape Town event was scheduled to take place at the V&A Waterfront from 23-25 October 2020. Due to the increased spread of Covid-19, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has made the decision to postpone the event to 22 to 24 October 2021.

Automotive Events wordwide

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