The 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition To be Held In April

"Innovation for Better Life"

Jan 07, 2013, 10:00 ET from Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

SHANGHAI, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2013) will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from 21st to 29th April, 2013. With the theme of "Innovation for Better Life", the show is expected to prove China's position as the most vibrant and promising automotive market in the world again.

Auto Shanghai 2013 is organized by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub–Council and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Automotive Sub–Council. Both Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd. and Messe Muenchen International / IMAG Internationaler Messe- und Ausstellungsdienst GmbH are the co-organizers. The special supporter is the China Machinery Industry Federation, and the supporter is the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE China).

With "Innovation for a Better Life" as the theme, Auto Shanghai 2013 will not only testify to the development of China's automobile industry, but showcase a better lifestyle brought about by green technology. Innovation will lead to industry development, which creates a better life. Auto Shanghai will bear the dreams of global automotive players, shoulder the responsibility to promote the healthy development of China's self-owned brands, as well as direct the auto culture and reflect the public's aspiration for an auto lifestyle.

Auto Shanghai 2013 will continuously display the latest car models and technologies, and keep focusing on the latest hot topics currently trending in the global automobile market. Auto Shanghai 2013 is expected to occupy all 17 indoor exhibition halls (13 halls were used in 2011) and temporary outdoor exhibition halls, and the estimated show scale would reach 280,000 sqm. As most automobile makers prefer their new car releases to be on the first day of the exhibition, the organizer will arrange one media day (20th April). Subsequently, the exhibition dates will be increased by one day, from 21st to 29th April 2013 (21st and 22nd for professional visitors, and 23rd to 29th for the public), leaving visitors with more ample time.

International Giants and New Brands Join Auto Shanghai 2013

Most global automakers yearn to attend this exhibition with larger scales and higher qualities. The strong lineup includes the US's top brands like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, German automakers such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and BMW, as well as French brands like Peugeot and Citroen and the Korean brands of Hyundai and Kia. Japanese brands like Toyota, Honda and Nissan are also warmly invited to participate in Auto Shanghai 2013.

Chinese Self-owned Brands Step on the International Stage

In recent years, more and more Chinese self-owned brands have entered into international markets and have been widely recognized for their strong performance. Top six of those - FAW, SAIC, DFM, CHANGAN, GAC and BAW - will gather at Auto Shanghai 2013 again and each of them will bring their independently developed products or mass-produced cars. Other Chinese brands include Geely, BYD, Chery, Brilliance Auto, Great Wall Motor, JAC, Haima Auotmobile, Soueast Motor, and Lifan Auto. Noticeably, Jiangling Motors as well as Changfeng Group will showcase their models as independent exhibitors.

Commercial Vehicles and Components Participate Actively

Both international and domestic commercial vehicle makers will display their latest technology for commercial vehicles and buses at Auto Shanghai 2013. Additionally, global auto components giants like BorgWarner, Eaton Group, Bosch, Continental AG, ThyssenKrupp, NSK, ZF and Faurecia Group will take part in the exhibition, ready to launch a promotion at Auto Shanghai 2013.

Upgraded Design Area is Powered by Domestic and Overseas Designers

Auto Shanghai 2013 will continually offering the car design area as the place to showcase concept and prototype vehicles. The upgraded car design area has been created by leading cars designers, including ICONA, Tongji Automotive Design and Research Institute along with other major car designers. These designers will have a chance to express their innovative ideas in manufacturing cars, including what the "soul" of car designing means to them and trends in car culture, setting the direction of future development of the entire global automotive industry.

Series of On Site Events to Establish Cooperative Platform

  1. Press Day: On 20th April, major exhibitors will hold press conferences. The agenda will be announced on the official website.
  2. Summit Forum: On 19th April, the organizers will host the Auto Shanghai 2013 Summit Forum where the main topic of discussions will include the latest hot topics and focus on the prospects for the automobile industry in a changing world in a move to boost cooperation between domestic and foreign car markers.
  3. Car Design Night: The 2013 Shanghai Car Design Night will be held on 18th April. The event will bring together innovative car designs presented by the world's most widely respected car designers along with representatives from car manufacturers.
  4. Technology Sessions: The Technology Sessions at Auto Shanghai 2013 include seminars, workshops, special procurement fairs and trade fairs, covering manufacturing, after-sales handling and customization of cars.
  5. Test Driving Experience: If condition permit, the organizers will allow visitors to test drive some of the new models.

People-orientation Services and Innovative Management

Enhancing the flexibility and convenience of visitors, Auto Shanghai 2013 will provide a streamlined ticketing system.

To help the media provide comprehensive and timely coverage of Auto Shanghai 2013, the organizers will launch the International Broadcasting Convention for the first time at the press center in a move to offer an excellent working condition and technical support for live onsite reporting.

In addition, the organizers will also make available downloadable official mobile apps for updates on the latest news of Auto Shanghai 2013. Besides providing convenient exhibition facilities, the organizer is focused on all sorts of safety plans like the safety of the exhibitors and visitors, fire prevention, public security and catering.

We remain continuously dedicated to innovation and providing the highest quality of "people-orientation" services to create a world-class industry event that will be highly recognized by exhibitors, visitors and the media alike.

For more information, please visit the official website: or, or please contact:

CCPIT Automotive Industry Committee

SIEC-Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

Ms. Zhang Jun, Chairman Assistant

Ms. Yin Qiaoru Director

Ms. Wang Lei, Vice President

Ms. Yao Yingliang

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SOURCE Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.