Automechanika Dubai 2023 Reveals Record Visitor Satisfaction

Automechanika Dubai, the largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket industry in the MEA region, celebrated its 20th-anniversary edition with unprecedented success, cementing its position as a global hub for professionals in the sector.

In its 20th edition, Automechanika Dubai expanded its reach, occupying 14 halls and hosting an impressive 1,938 exhibitors representing 61 countries. The event’s international representation was further emphasized with the inclusion of 20 international pavilions, underscoring its global significance as a meeting point for the automotive aftermarket industry.


52,469 Visitors From 156 Countries

Automechanika Dubai 2023 attracted 52,469 visitors from 156 countries, showcasing a diverse audience from various business sectors. Wholesalers, Import/Export professionals, Distributors, Manufacturers, Retailers, Service Providers, and others comprised the majority of visitors.

The top 10 visiting countries included Saudi Arabia, India, Iran, Iraq, China, Egypt, Türkiye, Pakistan, Russia, and Oman. Visitors represented a spectrum of job functions, with Business Development/Sales, Senior Management (MD/CEO), and Procurement/Purchasing being the leading roles.

Surveys Indicated High Satisfaction Levels

Surveys indicated high satisfaction levels, with 98% of visitors successfully achieving their goals at the event, 82% connecting with new suppliers, and 95% planning to return for the next edition. Exhibitors expressed satisfaction as well, with 88% planning to return, 83% satisfied with connecting with their target audience, and 76% pleased with the decision-making authority of visitors.

In-depth feedback from the visitor survey revealed that 98% of visitors successfully achieved their objectives at Automechanika Dubai 2023. Among the visitors, 82% successfully connected with new suppliers, highlighting the event’s efficacy as a networking platform.

Notably, 95% of the visitors expressed their intention to return for the next edition, showcasing a high level of satisfaction and loyalty among the event’s audience. The primary reason cited for attending future editions was “looking for new suppliers,” emphasizing the event’s crucial role in facilitating business partnerships and collaborations.

“We’re thrilled by the incredible success of Automechanika Dubai 2023”

“We’re thrilled by the incredible success of Automechanika Dubai 2023, underscoring its status as the ideal platform for the automotive aftermarket industry,” said Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, Portfolio Director at Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Automechanika Dubai. He continued “The outstanding results, with over three-quarters of visitors expressing satisfaction, validate our commitment to providing a dynamic space for meaningful connections, innovation, and thriving business. Automechanika Dubai’s evolution to meet industry dynamics is evident in the exceptional feedback, reinforcing its relevance and impact.”

88% of Participants Confirmed Their Intention to Return for the Next Edition

On the exhibitor front, 88% of participants confirmed their intention to return for the next edition, underscoring their positive experience at Automechanika Dubai 2023. Impressively, 83% of exhibitors expressed satisfaction with successfully connecting with their target audience, indicating the event’s effectiveness in providing a platform for exhibitors to engage with their desired demographic.

Moreover, 76% of exhibitors conveyed contentment with the decision-making authority of the event’s visitors. This indicates that exhibitors found the visitors to possess the necessary authority to make business decisions, contributing to meaningful interactions and potential collaborations.

Bilikozen added “As the automotive aftermarket seeks robust platforms for growth, Automechanika Dubai stands out. It’s not just a place where business gets done but a dynamic ecosystem where leaders connect, explore trends, and foster innovations driving the industry’s future. The resounding endorsement from Automechanika Dubai 2023 results positions the event as a catalyst for business excellence and innovation in the MEA region.”

Historic Edition

Automechanika Dubai 2023 marks a historic edition, emphasizing its vital role in connecting global players, fostering business opportunities, and driving innovation in the automotive aftermarket industry. The success of the event reaffirms Automechanika Dubai’s commitment to excellence and sets high expectations for next edition, from 10-12 December 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


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