|Marketing and Events Co-ordinator Matema Masemola, Acting CEO Jameel Chand and Business Development Officer Rirhandzu Khoza at the AIDC stand at Automechanika 2022.|
The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is
once again participating in Automechanika Johannesburg , as a sponsor and exhibitor. The AIDC as the Gauteng province’s implementing
agency for the automotive sector has
partnered with Messe Frankfurt to render the Johannesburg leg of this
trade fair a success. The AIDC has participated in all previous
Automechanika Johannesburg 2022, was officially opened by the “Captain’s of Industry Breakfast with the AIDC as one on the hosts . The purpose of the event was to officially welcome the Executives of Messe Frankfurt SA as well as captains of industry to this year events.
The Acting Group Chief Executive of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency , Simphiwe Hamilton, representing Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, welcomed the guests highlighting the significance of this event on fostering collaborations that will contribute to the realisation of the SAAM 35 objectives.
This year is a first live event following a 2-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Acting CEO of the AIDC Jameel Chad said “ It is good to be back out here again, we are ready to form new relationships with stakeholders in the sector while reigniting old ones. The AIDC has various well established programmes including incubation, skills development and training, townships hubs and supplier development. The development of infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Gauteng is a priority for us and we are leading the narrative in that regard. “ Chand says he confident that participating in this year’s trade fair will have an impactful outcome.
The Chairperson of the AIDC Board, Refilwe Letwaba as well as the chairperson of the GGDA Board , Sibongile Vilakazi also supported the event.
Automechanika features manufacturers from across the automotive sector, including parts and components, repair and maintenance, electronics, accessories, car wash, care and reconditioning, management, and digital solutions as well as tyres and wheels, safari and off-road vehicles. This years trade show will run from the 7th to the 10th of June with the AIDC exhibiting at stall 6E16 at the Johannesburg EXPO centre in Nasrec.