Third edition of Automechanika Riyadh to be held in October 2021

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The third edition of Automechanika Riyadh will be held on 11-13 October 2021 at the Riyadh International Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Automechanika Riyadh most recently took place in February 2020 at Al Faisaliah Hotel, attracting close to 3,000 traders, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, workshop or garage owners, and service providers. 

The three-day event, organised by Saudi-based ACE Group under license by Dubai’s Messe Frankfurt Middle East, usually runs biennially, alternating between its Saudi counterpart Automechanika Jeddah, which would normally take place in 2021.

However, the positive industry response to the show earlier this year, from both exhibitors and trade visitors alike, coupled with Riyadh’s status as the hub of commercial and industrial activity, meant running the show in Riyadh again in 2021 was the preferred option. 

Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, show director, Automechanika Riyadh, said: “This is underlined by government activity in Riyadh, and in a post-pandemic world, large Government projects will emanate from the Kingdom’s central regions and branch outwards. Saudi has announced a $30 billion stimulus package to mitigate the economic impact of covid-19, and automotive industry and services sector will ramp up activity quickly to win back lost market share. We’re looking forward to returning again to Riyadh toward the end of next year, which in many ways will be a symbol of a market recovery for 2021 and beyond.”

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