The magnitude of public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating second outbreak of COVID-19 in India and advisories issued by the public health authorities have led to the decision of the postponement of Automotive Engineering Show (AES) Chennai. Scheduled to take place from July 1-3 the Chennai Trade Centre, the fair’s new dates will be announced after consultations with industry stakeholders in the coming months.
Given the circumstances, the organizers feel that this is the responsible and best course of action, prioritizing the health and safety of the industry and the community at large. Raj Manek (pictured left), executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd says, “This is a difficult time for all of us and it is our joint responsibility to work in line with the local government’s efforts to take all precautionary measures. Right now, our focus is on the well-being of our exhibitors, visitors, employees and all stakeholders and pray for everyone to be safe and in good health. We are committed to the show and to the industry and will take a decision on the new dates once we have a more stable health situation along with a healthy business environment.”
The recent thrust by the government on voluntary vehicle scrapping policy together with the shift toward safety, digitalization and EV is expected to phase out old vehicles, and encourage fuel-efficient, environment-friendly alternatives. The developments are critical toward the future growth of Indian automotive industry and aftermarket. The next edition of AES Chennai thus aims to draw attention to in-vehicle digitalization, EV technologies, automation and robotics that is set to drive its way in the automotive manufacturing industry in the coming times.
Through a series of insightful interactions for the auto, bus & coach and aftermarket industries, the organizers kept the industry closely linked through virtual mediums like webinars, online b2b match-matching, product demonstration and live knowledge sessions throughout the course of lockdown and will continue to keep the sector players connected on upcoming developments until the fair opens its doors in 2022.
Automotive Engineering Show Chennai is a brand synonymous with bringing together leading brands offering new age technologies to automotive manufacturing sector. With a need to produce more cars that are digital enabled, automation and robotics will mark its way in mainstream manufacturing in the coming times. For more info, visit www.aes-show.com