Since its initiation in 1985, Auto Shanghai is the earliest international trade auto show in China. In June 2004, Auto Shanghai became the first UFI approved event in China. With the development of both the Chinese and international automotive industries and an accumulated experience of 20 years, Auto Shanghai has grown into the most authoritative exhibition in China, as well as one of the most influential international exhibitions. Since 2003, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers and China's Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and Automotive Sub-Council, have been involved in the exhibition as organizers, teaming up with the original organizer -- China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-Council. The close collaboration among these three organizers has laid a solid foundation for growing from a regional auto show to an international exhibition, thus enabling Auto Shanghai to increase its credibility and reach wider audiences. Auto Shanghai 2005, with a total exhibition area of 120,000 square meters, attracted 1,036 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions; 5,380 reporters of 1,020 media from 35 countries and regions; and also 391,593 visitors from 113 countries and regions, who jointly witnessed the success and resplendence of Auto Shanghai.
Auto Shanghai 2007 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, and is co-organized by the World Expo Group- Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd., MMG and IMAG. The show also receives special support from the China Machinery Industry Federation, and the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE China).
Auto Shanghai 2007 will pre-empt the whole 9 indoor exhibition halls (7 halls on automobile manufacturing, the other 2 on auto components), 2 outdoor temporary halls and outside venues of Shanghai New International Exhibition Center, with a total exhibition scale of over 140,000 square meters. Regarding the setting of the schedule, the organizers have chosen April 20th and 21st as media only days for both domestic and overseas media, in the hopes of facilitating reporters and journalists who will report the Auto Shanghai in a comprehensive way, allowing them to conduct interviews without any interruptions. April 22nd and 23rd will be trade visitor days. April 24th to 28th will be open to the public.
The theme of Auto Shanghai 2007 is "Technology and Nature in Harmony". The exhibition will present passenger cars, commercial vehicles, buses, trucks, special-purpose vehicles, auto design and new concept products, automotive parts & components, car audio, tires, measuring devices, maintenance equipment, and car products, showcasing the latest achievements of the international automotive industry and leading technologies and products from domestic companies. This will reflect the current development levels within the automotive industry.
Auto Shanghai has grown 14 times in terms of exhibition scale from 10,000 square meters of its initiation to a current 140,000 square meters. As far as scale is concerned, Auto Shanghai can be ranked among the world's most influential auto shows. Besides the scale, another benchmark is whether it retains the first-class and leading position in the internationalization of its quality. Therefore, in order to rank Auto Shanghai as one of the worlds most famous auto shows, the concept of the organizers is to enhance the quality simultaneous to the expansion of scale, in order to improve the service standards alongside management skills, and to make the trade show bigger and more dominant in the market. In view of the above, CEOs from some of the largest automobile companies will be invited by the organizers. These industry giants will be asked to participate in line with the criteria of top auto shows, with the aim of increasing the number of automobiles making their global debuts. In the meantime, the organizers will invite world famous automobile design companies participating in Auto Shanghai and launching their new design concept in order to reflect our advantage on technology. The organizers will share communication and promotion channels with the Paris Auto Show to further expand the scale and quality of overseas visitors. They will establish a press center with sound facilities providing reporters with high standard services. The overall promotion plan, artwork, design and official website will face a bidding procedure in the hope to gain the highest quality available. The organizers will provide catering and rest-area facilities in exhibitor and visitor areas, with parking and smooth traffic flows another area that the organizers hope to provide high standards, in order to make traveling convenient.
About Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (SIEC)
Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (SIEC) is jointly invested by Shanghai World Expo (Group) Co., Ltd. and the Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai. The SIEC was founded on July 1st, 1984 with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation and the People's Government of Shanghai Municipality.
The SIEC is a full member of Union des Foires Internationales (UFI). The SIEC has held 500 international exhibitions of various themes and sizes. It also has successfully held a number of solo exhibitions at national level.
"AUTO SHANGHAI," "SHANGHAITEX," "CHINA CYCLE," "FASHION SHANGHAI," "ELE/PT COMM CHINA" are among the first eight exhibitions approved excellent by THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE OF SHANGHAI CONVENTIONAL & EXHIBITION INDUSTRIES.
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