Around the Industry: Automechanika Chicago 2017 to Address Collision Industry Concerns
Messe Frankfurt, producer of Automechanika, the leading international brand in the automotive service industry and UBM Advanstar, one of the largest tradeshow organizers in the U.S. amended plans for the Automechanika Chicago 2017 training event and exposition. The show will focus on service repair not collision repair. The decision was made to address concerns regarding conflicting dates with one of the collision repair industry’s long-time shows, NACE, produced by the Automotive Service Association (ASA).
Automechanika Chicago will held on July 26-28, 2017, at McCormick Place West in Chicago.
“The move to July is the result of our conflict with another major event, Automechanika Dubai,” commented Bridget Ferris, Automechanika Chicago Show director. “As there are now 15 Automechanika's worldwide, we were forced to select an alternate date either due to venue availability or to our global calendars. We were unaware of the show dates for NACE 2017 and we did not anticipate a direct conflict.”
Organizers have secured Automechanika Chicago show dates in April 2019 at McCormick Place as the Dubai show moves back to June.