The 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition To be Held In April

 The 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition To be Held In

"Innovation for Better Life"

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Jan. 7, 2013

SHANGHAI, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15^th Shanghai International
Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2013) will be held at the
Shanghai New International Expo Center from 21^st to 29^th April, 2013. With
the theme of "Innovation for Better Life", the show is expected to prove
China's position as the most vibrant and promising automotive market in the
world again.

Auto Shanghai 2013 is organized by the China Association of Automobile
Manufacturers, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai
Sub–Council and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Automotive Sub–Council. Both Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd. and
Messe Muenchen International / IMAG Internationaler Messe- und
Ausstellungsdienst GmbH are the co-organizers. The special supporter is the
China Machinery Industry Federation, and the supporter is the Society of
Automotive Engineers of China (SAE China).

With "Innovation for a Better Life" as the theme, Auto Shanghai 2013 will not
only testify to the development of China's automobile industry, but showcase a
better lifestyle brought about by green technology. Innovation will lead to
industry development, which creates a better life. Auto Shanghai will bear the
dreams of global automotive players, shoulder the responsibility to promote
the healthy development of China's self-owned brands, as well as direct the
auto culture and reflect the public's aspiration for an auto lifestyle.

Auto Shanghai 2013 will continuously display the latest car models and
technologies, and keep focusing on the latest hot topics currently trending in
the global automobile market. Auto Shanghai 2013 is expected to occupy all 17
indoor exhibition halls (13 halls were used in 2011) and temporary outdoor
exhibition halls, and the estimated show scale would reach 280,000 sqm. As
most automobile makers prefer their new car releases to be on the first day of
the exhibition, the organizer will arrange one media day (20^th April).
Subsequently, the exhibition dates will be increased by one day, from 21^st to
29^th April 2013 (21^st and 22^nd for professional visitors, and 23^rd to
29^th for the public), leaving visitors with more ample time.

International Giants and New Brands Join Auto Shanghai 2013

Most global automakers yearn to attend this exhibition with larger scales and
higher qualities. The strong lineup includes the US's top brands like General
Motors, Ford and Chrysler, German automakers such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche
and BMW, as well as French brands like Peugeot and Citroen and the Korean
brands of Hyundai and Kia. Japanese brands like Toyota, Honda and Nissan are
also warmly invited to participate in Auto Shanghai 2013.

Chinese Self-owned Brands Step on the International Stage

In recent years, more and more Chinese self-owned brands have entered into
international markets and have been widely recognized for their strong
performance. Top six of those - FAW, SAIC, DFM, CHANGAN, GAC and BAW - will
gather at Auto Shanghai 2013 again and each of them will bring their
independently developed products or mass-produced cars. Other Chinese brands
include Geely, BYD, Chery, Brilliance Auto, Great Wall Motor, JAC, Haima
Auotmobile, Soueast Motor, and Lifan Auto. Noticeably, Jiangling Motors as
well as Changfeng Group will showcase their models as independent exhibitors.

Commercial Vehicles and Components Participate Actively

Both international and domestic commercial vehicle makers will display their
latest technology for commercial vehicles and buses at Auto Shanghai 2013.
Additionally, global auto components giants like BorgWarner, Eaton Group,
Bosch, Continental AG, ThyssenKrupp, NSK, ZF and Faurecia Group will take part
in the exhibition, ready to launch a promotion at Auto Shanghai 2013.

Upgraded Design Area is Powered by Domestic and Overseas Designers

Auto Shanghai 2013 will continually offering the car design area as the place
to showcase concept and prototype vehicles. The upgraded car design area has
been created by leading cars designers, including ICONA, Tongji Automotive
Design and Research Institute along with other major car designers. These
designers will have a chance to express their innovative ideas in
manufacturing cars, including what the "soul" of car designing means to them
and trends in car culture, setting the direction of future development of the
entire global automotive industry.

Series of On Site Events to Establish Cooperative Platform

1.Press Day: On 20^th April, major exhibitors will hold press conferences.
    The agenda will be announced on the official website.
2.Summit Forum: On 19^th April, the organizers will host the Auto Shanghai
    2013 Summit Forum where the main topic of discussions will include the
    latest hot topics and focus on the prospects for the automobile industry
    in a changing world in a move to boost cooperation between domestic and
    foreign car markers.
3.Car Design Night: The 2013 Shanghai Car Design Night will be held on 18^th
    April. The event will bring together innovative car designs presented by
    the world's most widely respected car designers along with representatives
    from car manufacturers.
4.Technology Sessions: The Technology Sessions at Auto Shanghai 2013 include
    seminars, workshops, special procurement fairs and trade fairs, covering
    manufacturing, after-sales handling and customization of cars.
5.Test Driving Experience: If condition permit, the organizers will allow
    visitors to test drive some of the new models.

People-orientation Services and Innovative Management

Enhancing the flexibility and convenience of visitors, Auto Shanghai 2013 will
provide a streamlined ticketing system.

To help the media provide comprehensive and timely coverage of Auto Shanghai
2013, the organizers will launch the International Broadcasting Convention for
the first time at the press center in a move to offer an excellent working
condition and technical support for live onsite reporting.

In addition, the organizers will also make available downloadable official
mobile apps for updates on the latest news of Auto Shanghai 2013. Besides
providing convenient exhibition facilities, the organizer is focused on all
sorts of safety plans like the safety of the exhibitors and visitors, fire
prevention, public security and catering.

We remain continuously dedicated to innovation and providing the highest
quality of "people-orientation" services to create a world-class industry
event that will be highly recognized by exhibitors, visitors and the media

For more information, please visit the official website:
or, or please contact:

CCPIT Automotive Industry         SIEC-Shanghai International Exhibition Co.
Committee                         Ltd.
Ms. Zhang Jun, Chairman Assistant Ms. Wang Lei, Vice President

Ms. Yin Qiaoru Director           Ms. Yao Yingliang
46 San Li He Road, Beijing        8/F, OOCL Plaza, 841 Yan An Zhong Road,
100045,China                      Shanghai 200040, China
Tel: +86(0)10 6857 1415           Tel: +86(0)21 6279 2828
Fax: +86(0)10 6859 5076           Fax:+86(0)21 65455124

SOURCE Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

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