From 18th to 21st October 2018 the largest automotive event of the year will attract top managers from the automotive industry and the latest technologies at Inter Expo Center, part of the AUTOMECHANIKA calendar in Frankfurt.
In October Bulgaria will join the privileged group of countries, boasting its own forum and expo dedicated to the automotive industry and the market of automotive parts and components. At a special press conference today Inter Expo Center and Automotive Cluster Bulgaria announced the first in Bulgaria AUTOMOTIVE FORUM & EXPO 2018, SOFIA. The event will take place from 18 to 21 October 2018 and will be the first edition of a biennale, taking place every two years. The big news from the press conference is the support the organizers received from AUTOMECHANIKA – the largest international exhibition in the automotive industry. Its Bulgarian analogue will take place a few days after the end of the German exhibition in Frankfurt am Main, with the proud slogan: supported by AUTOMECHANIKA.
Mr. Ivailo Ivanov, Manager of Inter Expo Center, about Automechanika and Messe Frankfurt: “The 50-year tradition of the world’s leading trade fair and the most successful trademark of Messe Frankfurt, which is our long-standing partner, gives us the necessary confidence in our first step of this event. I believe Bulgaria will soon become an alternative destination for big companies in the industry. At present such events occur only in the most developed countries around the world, such as Germany, United States, Dubai, Russia, China and others, and the eventual confirmation of the event in Bulgaria will be a very clear and positive sign for the sector.”
The first edition of AUTOMOTIVE EXPO 2018 will take place within four days in October and aims to cover all types of new technologies, electric vehicles, auto parts and components, garage and service equipment, accessories and consumables for light and commercial vehicles.
The AUTOMOTIVE FORUM 2018 international conference will bring proven global automotive managers to Bulgaria to present the most successful automotive projects in Eastern Europe and Bulgaria. It will consist of Conference, B2B platform for international meetings and Career days for automotive and IT professionals. Special attention will be paid to the future development of the automotive industry over the next decade through tomorrow’s technology demonstrations: Industry 4.0, EVs, Fast Charging, Hybrid Cars and Autonomous Technologies.
Arch. Lubomir Stanislavov, CEO of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria: “AUTOMOTIVE FORUM & EXPO 2018 will be a clear proof of the capabilities of the fastest growing industry in Bulgaria. The International Automotive Conference will demonstrate the most successful automotive projects in Eastern Europe as well as the prospects for the future development of the automotive industry in Bulgaria. In 2018 the automotive production will reach 5% of Bulgaria’s Gross Domestic Product, creating a sustainable ecosystem of suppliers, a basis for accelerated future success.”
Leading manufacturers of components for the automotive industry in Bulgaria will present innovations in the industry. Speakers from international OEMs will share the development trends in the sector and present the requirements of their companies to the Bulgarian suppliers. The parallel conducting of the expo and the forum is expected to bring together the key figures in this industry and provide them with opportunities for individual meetings, discussions and new contacts in the days of AUTOMOTIVE FORUM & EXPO 2018, supported by AUTOMECHANIKA.