Automobile industry body SIAM, which has is looking for a bigger show in terms of exhibition space and participants at the next auto show, has decided to organise the 2014 Auto Expo from February 5 -11 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida where all vehicle making firms will be showing their products. However, the component manufacturers will be having its component show at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from February 6-9, 2014. The show in Greater Noida has been rechristened ‘Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2014’ while the component show is now the ‘Auto Expo-Component Show 2014. The expo will be organised jointly by all the three organisations – ACMA, CII and SIAM. In addition to that, other miscellaneous participants such as tyre manufacturers and lubricant firms are expected to be present at Pragati Maidan.
"In the next year's auto show, the exhibition space will be 48,000-square metre as against 39,000 square metres in the previous edition. Also the number of exhibitors will be up from 35 to around 41," SIAM Deputy Director General Sugato Sen said at a press meet. “The expected footfall per day during the auto expo would be in the range of 70,000-75,000 people per day,” he added.
"We wanted to give international feel to the expo to be held next year, so we chose this venue (Greater Noida), ," the newly elected SIAM President Vikram Kirloskar said. He added that the organisers were looking for a bigger venue for the next edition of the expo so that both automobiles and component makers could exhibit their products in one place. "We would like to have both vehicle and component makers at one place. It is very important for us," Kirloskar said, adding that the tickets sales for the auto show would begin from November this year. "Tickets would be available online, offline as well onsite. We are talking to various organisations including Book My Show, Barista and Delhi Metro for sale of tickets," Kirloskar said.
The number of OEMs participation has also increased to 41 from 35 in the last edition of show with new entrants like Chrysler (Jeep brand) of the Fiat Group, DSK Hyosung and Isuzu Motors in the list. . There will be three different categories of participation for the Motor Show and these will be badged as ‘Visitors’, ‘Exhibitors/Media’ and ‘VIPs’. Motown India magazine will also be one of the exclusive media partners for this show.
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