22nd Russia’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from Russia and the CIS 27 - 30 August 2018 Russia • Moscow • Expocentre

MIMS Automechanika Moscow to celebrate 20th anniversary edition.

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High international level of trade fair represented by 1,022 companies from 42 countries.

IMAF 2016 (International Moscow Automotive Forum): Russian automotive industry – breakpoint for revival.

AGORA (conference platform) and B2B meetings with leading Asian manufacturers will support professionals with new insights and business opportunities.

20th anniversary edition of MIMS Automechanika Moscow will be hosted by IEC Expocentre from 22 to 25 August 2016 and celebrate its leading position among business events in the automotive industry featuring aftermarket products and solutions.

This year the trade fair will be joined by 1,022 exhibitors from 42 countries presenting product groups: parts and components, repair & maintenance, electronics & systems, accessories & tuning, service station & car wash, accumulative batteries, IT and management. Seven national pavilions will represent companies from China, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

Truck competence will continue to address the growing market trend for commercial transport on the Russian market and business demand by featuring respective business solutions.

The current business circumstances challenge companies by choosing effective channels for marketing and promotion activities, thus, MIMS Automechanika Moscow is looked upon even more as such providing excellent opportunities to its exhibitors within four days to show-case their products to a great number of visitors, establish new business contacts and develop direct access to high-profile buyers operating on the aftermarket. The trade fair is highlighted by its strong commercial potential: over 60 percent of visitors at MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2015 attended the show with clear target to find and source automotive industry products and solutions. 48 percent of them were represented by top management.

For the first time B2B meetings with leading manufacturers from Asia will be organized during the show providing local buyers with direct access to sourcing and effective business solutions.

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) will for the first time participate in MIMS Automechanika Moscow by national pavilion with a new concept of “reverse trade fair” represented by Japanese companies operating in Russia (Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization, Calsonic Kansei RUS LLC, JSC ”ISUZU RUS”, Mitsuba Teklas Rus LLC, TAKATA RUS LLC). The focus of the concept is localization opportunities for local suppliers.

Official sponsor of MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2016: KYB – leading international shock absorbers manufacturer.

Brand sponsor of MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2016: Delphi – global supplier of vehicle technology and OEM parts.

Fair Guide sponsor of MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2016: Kamsky Motor Plant – leading sleeve assembly manufacturer in Russia.

Fringe Program of MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2016 will be highlighted by IMAF 2016 (International Moscow Automotive Forum) gathering high-profile speakers, opinion leaders and decision-makers of the automotive industry debating on the key questions: “Russian automotive market – break point for revival?”

The plenary session opening the event will enjoy participation of Alexander Morozov (deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), Nicolas Maure (President, Avtovaz), Andrey Pankov (CEO, Renault Russia), Adil Shirinov (First Vice-President and Executive Director, Ford Sollers), Kirill Epstein (Director of automotive components division, GAZ Group), Massimiliano Perri (Business Director, IVECO Russia), Jaron Wiedmaier (General Director, Continental Tires) and other prominent industry top-managers. Moderator of the plenary session – Alex Zaguskin (AZ Enterprise). Participants of IMAF 2016 will be updated on the current business situation in Russia, become detailed insights on company strategies and will hear if the Russian market already hit its bottom and is ready for revival. Presentations on current government support and programs will be another focus of the day. Sessions on localization and export strategies will follow in the afternoon. B2B meetings (direct negotiations) with representatives of ARNPO, DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS, FORD Sollers and Continental Automotive Systems will complete the forum program in the evening.

AGORA conference platform will present a wide range of seminars, round-tables, presentations and master classes organized by exhibitors and high level industry professionals.

MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2016 can be visited free of charge by registering at www.mims.ru.

Background information on the organizer – ITEMF EXPO:

ITEMF Expo is a joint-stock company, co-founded in equal shares by two major international exhibition organizers: ITE Group and Messe Frankfurt. For more detailed information see www.itemf-expo.ru

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

Background information on ITE Group

The ITE Group of Companies is an international organizer of professional exhibitions and conferences, which occupies the fifth place in the world and the first place in Russia among exhibition organizer companies. The Company has been developing dynamically, and over 20 years of its history opened 31 offices in 17 countries. Since 1998 the shares of the ITE Group of Companies are being quoted at London Stock Exchange. Today the ITE portfolio includes more than 240 events, which annually take up more than 730,000 square meters of exhibition space. More than 1000 professionals of the exhibition market are working in ITE offices worldwide. In Russia ITE offices work in five cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk), and more than 100 events are held annually. For more detailed information see www.ite-russia.ru

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