7 Best Automotive Exhibitions You Should Attend

7 Best Automotive Exhibitions You Should Attend

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To find reliable suppliers, one of the best ways is to attend the relevant industry exhibitions. However, there are too many automotive tradeshows worldwide; Not all of them are worth attending. We should take part in the excellent ones; and avoid the ordinary ones, it wastes our time and energy.

According to my experience, I recommend the 7 best automotive exhibitions. They attract lots of quality suppliers from China, Germany, Japan, the USA, and India. You can find suitable suppliers there easily. If you are in the wheel accessories business at any level-from a tire repair shop, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer. You can choose one according to your time and budget.

Automechanika Shanghai

Automechanika Shanghai is probably the largest automotive show in China. It attracts half of the Chinese companies to the event, it’s really a great place to be as an import of wheel accessories.

If you didn’t attend before, you will find it’s really a good experience and you can see lots of products that you’ve never seen. I think it’s a chance to expand your list, pretty cool.

That’s better if you know the detailed items need to purchase. It’s pretty easy to receive several quotations from different manufacturers. Compare all of them, including product quality, delivery date, service, and price, etc. You may know which one is better.

Most of the suppliers are from China, you will receive competitive quotations than ever.

Date: 24 to 27 November 2021

Location: National Exhibition and convention Center(shanghai),China

Ideal for: Tire repair shop, Wheel accessories distributor, wholesaler, retailer, or Agent

Offical web:https://automechanika-shanghai.hk.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en.html

Automechanika Frankfurt

As the leading international automotive trade fair, it attracts numerous companies every year. All the world’s leading brands are represented, such as AMO, Schrader, 31 inc, SHANGHAI BAOLONG. Most importantly, these companies bring their latest technologies and products to this exhibition. This is a great opportunity to find explosive products that you can’t miss.

While COVID-19 has proved to be unpredictable, Automechanika Frankfurt 2021 will be organized online, September 14-16, 2021, the official call it “Digital Plus” If you have interest, you can visit them through Internet.

The show will return to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds in its familiar form from 13 to 17 September 2022. You will be exposed to all of the detailing products

Date: 14 to 16 September 2021

Location: online, you can check here “Digital Plus

Ideal for: Tire repair shop, Wheel accessories distributor, wholesaler, retailer, Automotive manufacturers

Offical web:https://automechanika.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en.html

Know more about it via wiki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automechanika

Automechanika Dubai

In recent years, the MEA region(the Middle East and Africa’s) market grows a lot. As the largest international service industry and automotive aftermarket in the MEA region, Automechanika Dubai is a show you should attend.

In 2019, The show attracted 32,720 visitors and 1,900 exhibitors. As a buyer crowded market, I strongly recommend the automotive factories and companies take part in it if you have business in the MEA region. I think it will expand your customers.

Date: 14 – 16 December 2021

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai UAE

Ideal for: The MEA region Buyers

Offical web:https://automechanika-dubai.ae.messefrankfurt.com/dubai/en.html


If Automechanika is for both OEM and aftermarket buyers, Then the AAPEX is particular for aftermarket purchasing. All the Biggest Names in the automotive aftermarket take part in the show.

Except for AAPEX, No other event can help you launch new opportunities in the automotive aftermarket industry. The proof is the more than 70,000 buyers attend AAPEX including automotive warehouse distributors, national service chains, independent repair garages, program groups. In 2021, AAPEX will expand the way it connects exhibitors with customers and does business with decision-makers around the world. A survey report shows:83% of attendees find suitable suppliers at AAPEX.

In one word, AAPEX is a unique choice for the automotive aftermarket that you can’t miss.

Date: November 2–4, 2021


Ideal for: Wheel accessories distributor, wholesaler, retailer, AMO brad agent

Official web: www.aapexshow.com


SEMA (Special Equipment Market Association) aims to be “the world’s foremost trade event for automotive specialties”. More than 100,000 industry leaders from the automotive, truck, SUV, Powersports, and RV markets will attend the show. It is a place that you can see the latest in performance items, tools, add-ons, new parts, and components.

Obviously, SEMA & AAPEX attracts a slightly different demographic. But both shows take place in Las Vegas and 2-5 November, so you can visit both if you have time. Before you go, you should know your demand and strategies.

Actually, the SEMA is bigger than AAPEX. But I prefer to recommend AAPEX.

Date: November 2–5, 2021

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Ideal for: Car Tuning Company.

Official web: www.semashow.com/


Due to the COVID-19, Equip auto canceled the 2020th and the 2021st. But don’t worry, it will come back in 2022. I suggest all of you in Euro attend it, you will find the correct tire valve vendors there. By the way, EQUIP AUTO also hold in Algeria, so if you are a tire valve buyer from Africa, don’t miss it.

Here is the date of 2019th:

  • 95,000 visits by professionals from 56 countries
  • 1,200 exhibitors from 40 countries (60% international)
  • 100,000 sqm of exhibition area
  • 250 journalists from 27 countries participated in the exhibition
  • More than 2,000 on and off-line press clippings in 2017 (+50% press clippings in France)

Date: 17 to 23 October 2022

Location:  Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

Ideal for: Tire valves distributor, wholesaler, retailer, AMO brad agent

Official web: en.equipauto.com

Automec Sao Paulo

No doubt, Automec is the leading trade fair for automotive parts, accessories in Latin America. It is a meeting place for the replacement and repair sectors for light, heavy and commercial vehicles. According to the figures from the last edition, Automec attracted 74,000 visitors to the show, 60% of them hold leadership positions. 38% were interested in Accessories and Customization, 45% in Services and Technology, 61% in Repair and Maintenance, and 73% in Parts and Systems.

As a seller, If you want to expand the Latin American market, You’d better take part in this trade show. There’s no one can compare with it, include the Automechanika Buenos Aires.

If you go there as a buyer, you will find suitable suppliers.

Date: 09.11.2021 to Sat., 13.11.2021

Location:   Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme, São Paulo – SP, CEP – 02055-000

Ideal for: Tire repair shop, Wheel accessories distributor, wholesaler, retailer, Automotive manufacturers in Latin America

Official web: www.automecfeira.com.br


If you are a new purchasing, the show is a great learning opportunity and I hope you will make every effort to attend.
If you are a senior buyer, but your previous sourcing channels have been online, I expect you to attend the show. Face-to-face always is the most effective way. It will give you a better understanding of the products, suppliers, and a good chance to expand your articles.

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Jason Huang
Hi, I’m Jason Huang, experienced in Tire Wheel Accessories, Tyre Valves industry, Wheel Balance Weights and All kind Tire Repair Tools. I’ve been in the area since 2009, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to wheel accessories from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

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