July 2015 SpeedShare Newsletter

Discover China Automotive Market. By James Moore, SpeedShare Americas General Manager

The Perfect Opportunity to Discover the China Automotive Aftermarket
China, September 2015

With a tremendous amount of activity packed into a short period, September is the ideal time to see what market opportunities await you in China’s rapidly emerging automotive aftermarket and SpeedShare is ready to help you navigate the waters. Within a 7 day window regardless of what sector of the industry you serve from remanufacturing to Motorsport and everything in between there is an event that will help introduce you first hand to China’s potential opportunities and help you solidify your strategy for 2016 and beyond.
Remanufacturing, Refurbishing and Equipment Remarketing Exhibition (3R China)

Beijing International Convention Center September 17 – 18, 2015
Under the direction of the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the expo will present an invaluable opportunity for remanufacturers to meet with the most influential figures in the Chinese economy. Moreover, the presence of buyers and sellers from across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Australia, South America, North America and the Middle East will help foster the growth of remanufacturing both in China and the rest of the world.

SpeedShare Assessment:
This show covers China’s overall reman industry with a strong focus on the automotive sector. The show is cohosted by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) and the International Association of Engine Remanufacturers (FIRM) among others.

China Auto Salon (CAS)Auto Theme Park, Shanghai International Automobile City September 18 – 21, 2015
CAS is China’s first large scale professional modified car show. The purpose is to better guide consumers’ personal consumption by providing a clearer understanding of car performance, appearance improvement, fuel economy and environmental protection. CAS has created a truly diversified domestic and international commerce trading platform modified parts of enterprises, businesses, and consumers.

SpeedShare Assessment: This show is modeled after the SEMA Show in the US and the Tokyo Auto Salon, but on a much smaller scale. It is by far the best show to attend if you are looking to gain an understanding of the performance aftermarket.

China International Auto Products Expo (CIAPE)National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) September 19 – 22, 2015
With 250,000㎡ exhibition area which covers thousands of leading companies in automotive industry, CIAPE offer a unique meeting place for vehicle makers, OEM manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, traders, dealers, repair chain stores, auto parts centers, workshops, service providers etc.
SpeedShare Assessment: This show is generally geared toward the general aftermarket similar to the AAPEX in the US, but they also have a section dedicated to the performance aftermarket.

Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Zhuhai International Circuit September 19 – 20, 2015
In 2005, ZIC Motorsports decided to bring together several disparate championship races taking place at Zhuhai International Circuit under a single banner, with the aim of creating a fun-filled and exciting ZIC Motorsports event that the masses in China could identify with. This event would also serve as a vehicle for the rich motor racing culture of the delta region, particularly in Macau and Hong Kong, to spread to the rest of the mainland. Thus the Pan Delta Super Racing Festival was born. Pan Delta Super Racing Festival is held 3 times a year from March to September.

SpeedShare Assessment: in 2005 ZIC Management team – which included SpeedShare founder Benjamin Grenon – created the Pan Delta Racing Festival. It is China’s largest racing event for professional and enthusiast drivers. While this year’s event schedule has not yet been finalized, 2014 featured the Red Bull Drift Challenge, Formula Masters China Series, Superbike, Asia Formula Renault, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia and their highly successful Circuit Hero series.

International Sourcing Fair (ISF)Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center September 22 – 24, 2015
ISF China is a national-level fair organized by Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. ISF Mode: International buyers setup booths, suppliers come to visit. Inviting quality suppliers all over China with the assistance of 30 cooperating provinces and cities (Near 80% supplier visitors come from outside Shanghai).

SpeedShare Assessment: A truly unique show using a concept similar to a “reverse auction” where companies exhibit the products they are looking to source and suppliers walk the show looking for products that are the right fit for their capabilities. This show is focused on industrial products with a specific section dedicated to automotive parts.

About SpeedShare
SpeedShare specializes in providing business development services for US and European Automotive and Motorsport companies interested in entering or expanding their presence in Asia. With offices in China, Hong Kong and the US we are ideally situated to target China as well as opportunities throughout South East Asia. We offer customized services to our clients ranging from market introduction to strategy development and business representation. For further information on SpeedShare and our services, please check our website www.speedshare.com.hk or email us.

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