TO: MEMBERS OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY EXPORT COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OEM PURCHASING COUNCIL Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN AND EXHIBIT AT THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW NATIONAL PAVILION SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY: MTN EXPO CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG 6TH – 16TH OCTOBER, 2011 Mr David Powels, President of NAAMSA, invites and urges automotive component manufacturers of original equipment and aftermarket replacement parts - to participate as exhibitors in the Johannesburg International Motor Show to be held at the upgraded MTN Expo Centre at Nasrec, Johannesburg through 6th to 16th October, 2011. The automotive lifestyle show, accredited as one of the international motor shows and regarded as the biggest in the southern hemisphere, also represents a major exhibition platform to showcase the capabilities of automotive component suppliers in South Africa to international foreign visitors.
The event should attract 275 000 visitors, including a large international audience consisting of trade and business delegates invited via several Embassies, the Dti’s foreign offices as well as the via the African clientele database established by the AIEC during 2010. The Department of Trade and Industry (Dti) will, for the first time, sponsor a local automotive National Pavilion at the event. This means that automotive component manufacturers will be able to exhibit free of charge, enabling huge cost savings on space and stand expenditure. The Dti has
extended the deadline for applications to 16 May 2011 and the application form and relevant details are attached for ease of reference. Dedicated networking opportunities for automotive component manufacturers with the OEM Purchasing Council representatives as well as international trade and business delegates will be arranged at the event. The development and deepening of the supplier base in South Africa under the Automotive Production and Development Programme, to replace the MIDP from 2013 onwards, will depend on utilizing showcasing opportunities and platforms created by industry such as the JIMS 2011.
We urge all suppliers to consider participation in this in this unique event which is held every two years.