Top Car Conferences

Date: Fri 22nd February 2013   |   Author: Natalie Ridgwell | Google+

If you’re simply crazy about cars, or an auto professional, you’ll want to keep up to date in all the latest industry happenings, and there’s no better way than attending one of the many car conferences that happen across the globe.

Geneva International Motorshow, Switzerland, 7-17th March
One of the biggest professional automotive shows, it displays new car prototypes, and invites industry experts to give talks on important industry goings on. There are also over 250 exhibitors, offering a range of gadgets, gizmos and technological advances for your vehicles. It also nominates Stars of the events, where new up-and-coming cars get their first display to the public.
Commercial Vehicle Show, Birmingham, UK, 9-11th April
The Commercial Vehicle Show displays automobiles that are needed for commercial use and fills up the NEC Arena in Birmingham. Not only does it feature trucks, vans, and other commercial vehicles, a range of other exhibitors feature include oil producers, insurers, tyre manufacturers, and logistics companies.
MechanEx, Manchester, UK, 21-22nd May
MechanEx focuses on the technology behind the vehicles and features lots of exhibitors offering the mechanical and technical advice, plus lots of free training and seminars to help you understand the inner workings of your car a little better.
London Motorexpo, UK, 10-16th June
If you’re interested in motor manufacturing then head to Canary Wharf where for a whole week, a selection of premier manufacturers will display their new vehicles. It’s a great chance to see up and coming cars, and to speak to the people behind the design.
IAA International Motor Show, Frankfurt, Germany, 12-22nd September
The IAA International Motor Show is one of the biggest vehicle conferences in the world, and showcases a wide variety of vehicles and accessories from a range of manufacturers. It also has a large commercial vehicle area, so caters for a wide array of car enthusiasts and buyers.
Paris Motorshow, France, Late September
The Paris Motorshow is another one of the biggest motor shows in the industry. No firm date has been set for 2013, though last year’s started at the end of September and ran for two weeks. The show usually features a whole host of new cars and products, plus the opportunity to trial cars out on circuits. 2012’s show also featured a go-kart track, as well as the opportunity to try out a hybrid car.
AAPEX, Las Vegas, USA, 5-7th November
Probably the most popular motoring show across the other side of the Atlantic, AAPEX exhibits some of the biggest names in motoring as well as smaller independent companies. If you visit you will have the chance to attend free seminars, learn more about the latest happenings in the industry, plus pick up some great suppliers if you work within the industry.