Organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the latest edition, the Auto Expo 2016 which will be held at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida from February 5-9, 2016 is expected to be the largest one till date.
Earlier SIAM had planned for the Auto Expo 2016 to increase the total air-conditioned for permanently covered floor space. This has been implemented to a total floor space of 37,240 sq. metres (six new halls) over and above the already available eight halls, taking the total floor space to around 79,000 sq. metres.
The Auto Expo 2016 is expected to see an increase in visitors with SIAM calculating a 20 per cent rise compared to the previous edition. The number of exhibitors for the event has also risen to over 65 exhibitors from last year’s count of 55.
The major automotive brands to be present at the Auto Expo 2016 will include Ashok Leyland, Audi, BMW, Datsun, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda cars, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar Land Rover, Mahindra and Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Scania Commercial Vehicles, SML Isuzu, Tata Motors, Toyota Kirloskar Motors, VE Commercial vehicles, Volkswagen India and more. From the two- wheeler industry, the major brands to be present include Hero MotoCorp, Yamaha, Mahindra 2-Wheelers, Piaggio Vehicles, Suzuki Motorcycles, Triumph Motorcycles, TVS Motor Company and more. There will also be new entrants such as Abarth, BMW Motorrad, Jeep, DSK Benelli, Indian Motorcycles and many more. However, Bajaj, Volvo and Harley-Davidson will not be a part of this edition of the Auto Expo.
The Auto Expo 2016 will also exhibit high-end bicycles, tyres and tubes, oil companies, Automotive Design and Technology, Engineering and IT for automobile companies, institutions, universities, auto insurance companies and media and auto portals/magazines.
The Auto Expo 2016 will be accessible through six entry points with CISF handling the security. There will also be free shuttle services available from the nearest metro station, which is the Botanical Gardens, Noida city centre and Pragati Maidan with as many as 160 DTC busses being pressed into service.
The Auto Expo 2016 will provide Wi-Fi and internet coverage along with telecom companies having being asked to provide special towers to avoid network congestion at the venue.The Auto Expo will also have a food court which gets an extra 1,000 sq. metres over the one at the previous expo. The food court will hold 60 food stalls, 20 kiosks and multiple food trucks. Ticket bookings for the expo are already open on the Auto Expo’s official website www.autoexpo-themotorshow.in and www.bookmyshow.com.
I suggest you guys to book it as soon as possible. Auto Expo 2016 is going to be massive as predicted. You sure are going to be hearing a lot more about it in the coming days. Do let us know about your expectations from this Expo and we hope to see you there.