Space at next year’s edition of Automechanika Birmingham is already 70 per cent reserved, according to show organisers.

The show, which finished yesterday, was deemed to have been a success, with the number of visitors meeting expectations. A visitor feedback survey was also conducted at the show, the results of which will be available in due course.

“I’m delighted with the visitor numbers – absolutely over the moon” said Simon Albert, Show Director. “We were always confident that this would be a success because the whole industry jumped at the chance to be part of the exhibition.”

“We had over 14,000 pre-registrations and we had quite a sharp increase on the Friday and the Monday before the show”.

Next year’s edition will take place in halls 17-20 of the NEC, with potential exhibitors offered an ‘earlybird’ discount before this week’s show had even started.

* Don’t miss our full show coverage in the July issue of CAT.

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  1. Parts Boy says:

    Thank you Greg.

  2. Parts Boy says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I found the show pretty poor. No floor plan just a list of suppliers, badly laid out, suppliers of similar product not grouped together, a lot of key suppliers to the after market not there. I was hoping for so much more and for me at least it just didn’t “do it”. I shall look at the suppliers next year and unless the quality improves greatly I’ll probably be giving it a miss. Are Automechanika just charging too much per stand and it’s putting some suppliers off?


    Parts Boy.

    • GregWhitaker says:

      …Our free unofficial show guide had colour-coded floor plans, exhibitor listings and featured stands in it. If you’d like a copy ahead of the show next time, just ask. GW.


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