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The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS), the one-stop automotive industry platform, is the arena to participate in trading, marketing and information exchange on numerous topics within the automotive and aftermarket industry. The CAPAS fringe programme offers exhibitors and attendees a unique opportunity to add value to their experience and achieve improved results. Many events will be taking place over the three days of CAPAS, 19 – 21 May 2016, at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center.

One of the predominant fringe programme events this year is the China Auto Venture Capital Summit & China (Chengdu) New Energy Vehicle Industry Investment Conference, which is co-organised by the People’s Government of Sichuan Province and CAPAS organisers. The conference invited many high-level industry speakers including the president or CEO of Bosch Group (China), CHANGAN Auto, Geely, Letv, Tesla, Volkswagen China, WM Motor, among others.

The conference will be an all-encompassing gathering discussing the recent development trends of the automobile industry and the hot topic of the new energy vehicles industry in China. Additionally, there will be sessions discussing the new study of the automotive aftermarket, automotive financial services, internet + aftermarket and more. Each subject will be expertly presented by management from industry-leading companies.

Mr Li Gang, President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council describes the collaboration between his organisation and CAPAS organisers as mutually beneficial. He said, “Sichuan province has experienced increased manufacturing growth in recent years, especially in the automotive sector. CAPAS is becoming a well-known event in this industry and we think this is an opportune time and location to promote the Sichuan province’s strengths. Also, Messe Frankfurt is a world-renowned global trade fair organisation and the exhibitions the company organises are high-standard and esteemed events. We thus hope to attract the attendance of many professional industry players and bring more investment into the region by holding the conference at CAPAS.”

Auto Parts Intelligent Manufacturing is the future for industry and theme of CAPAS Academy 2016

In addition to the conference, the CAPAS Academy 2016: Auto Parts Intelligent Manufacturing will also be held. There are exciting new trends circulating through the automobile and aftermarket industry. One of the most prominent at the moment is intelligent manufacturing, which falls under the umbrella of Industry Revolution 4.0.

The use of computerisation in manufacturing will continue to be developed intensively in the automobile and auto parts industry. CAPAS Academy 2016 will be of great benefit to parts manufacturers, automotive electronics enterprises, IT service institutions and other relative sectors within the industry. The CAPAS Academy 2016: Auto Parts Intelligent Manufacturing is co-organised by the Chengdu Automobile Industry Academy and CAPAS organisers.

CAPAS 2016 is an unparalleled place for advanced training, whether it will be through the CAPAS Academy 2016 or through the many fringe programme events held throughout the exhibition. There will be several additional opportunities for knowledge exchange with top players in the industry through training, activities, seminars, product presentations and networking events covering automotive parts and aftermarket services topics. The fringe programme is a unique way to make connections between industry players and professionals with the desire to investigate the ample business opportunities within the Southwest China automotive industry. Other events include:

•             CAPAS Car Tuning Carnival 2016
•             China Automotive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Final Competition
•             Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Development in Southwest China Branding Forum
•             Launch Ceremony for “Made in Sichuan” and “New Energy Vehicle” Self-driving Travelling Activities
•             Saic Iveco Hongyan Original Accessories & Equipment Purchasing Meeting
•             Sichuan Automotive Industry Investment Presentation
•             Southwest China Automotive Aftermarket Development Forum

CAPAS 2016 will be occupying 35,000 sqm within three halls with more than 730 exhibitors from around the world. Approximately 16,000 quality global buyers are expected including over 500 highly-qualified professional distributors and repair shop representatives who will be specifically invited by the China Commercial Vehicle Parts Market Federation to take advantage of the boundless business opportunities present in the region. The exhibition is organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan).

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