The Johannesburg International Motor Show will be held at the Nasrec Expo Centre from the 18th to the 27th of October 2013. This event (which is held every two years) is the single largest automotive event in Southern Africa and should not be missed if you are a motoring enthusiast.
The show originally had its origins as Auto Africa in 1996. In 2008 the event became the only motor show in Southern Africa to earn the distinguished sanction from the OICA (a Paris based alliance of automotive manufacturers and trade associations from around the world) and the show’s name was officially changed to the Johannesburg International Motor Show.
Over the years this event has grown into one of the 10 best shows of its kind in the world. The event is endorsed by NAAMSA (the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa), NAACAM (the authority of the South African Automotive Components Industry), the Automotive Industry Export Council and the RMI in South Africa. The South African Government has also given its support via the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The show provides exhibitors with a unique opportunity to communicate their individual brand messages to visitors (which includes industry specialists and the general motoring public). In 2011 more than 220 exhibitors were exposed to more than 225,000 visitors at the Johannesburg International Motor Show. The event also received extensive media coverage both locally and abroad.
This year’s show runs in conjunction with two other shows (the Auto Shop and the Johannesburg Truck Show) and collectively offers a complete representation of Sub Saharan Africa and South Africa’s motoring industry. The 2013 edition of the Johannesburg International Motor Show will feature exhibits from Altech Netstar, Audi, BMW, Caltex, Chevrolet, Citroën, Ford, GWM, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco, Kia, Lexus, Mahindra, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Shell, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen, Wesbank and various other companies and manufacturers.
Show hours are from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. Take note that turn styles close at 6 PM and gates close at 7 PM. Entrance costs R100 for adults, R50 for children between 12 and 16 years old, R20 for children of 6 to 12 years old and R50 for pensioners. Children under 6 can enter for free. Tickets are available via Computicket or at the entrance to the show.
For more information visit the Johannesburg International Motor Show website, join the conversation on the Johannesburg International Motor Show Facebook page or follow @JoburgMotorShow on Twitter.
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