Interest and support for Automechanika Johannesburg  and Futuroad Expo 2023 gain momentum as showtime approaches

Industry support and enthusiasm for the upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo 2023 Shows are gaining momentum as the Show dates draw nearer and more information becomes available about exhibitors and industry events happening at this greatest trade and business platform for the automotive aftermarket and the transportation, truck and bus industry on the African Continent.

It is a given that Automechanika and Futuroad are hubs reflecting innovation and the latest available technology in the automotive, trucking and transport sectors. The 2023 events will be no exception and visitors can be assured of abounding opportunities to see and engage with new technologies that could be direction-changing in their business operations.

The 2023 show boasts more than 450 exhibitors and representation from Korea, Dubai UAE, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, and France! Mark your calendars and complete your registration today to join us at Automechanika Johannesburg! To view all exhibitors participating at Automechanika 2023 click here

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), Road Freight Association (RFA) and  the SA Bus Operators’ Association (SABOA) have issued firm recommendations to their member companies to attend Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo 2023, as the major suppliers of parts and support services for their respective industry sectors will be participating in the Shows to engage with existing and potential customers and to share the latest technologies in their fields.

SABOA will be hosting its Annual Member Conference at the Show. Featuring the theme “Navigating Policy Uncertainty”, the Conference will include Government participation and authoritative speakers who will present on subjects vital to the well-being and sustainability of the bus and transportation sector in Southern Africa. It is an unparalleled forum for participation on crucial matters affecting the industry. “SABOA, the voice of the bus transportation sector, opted to host its Annual Conference at Futuroad Expo and Automechanika Johannesburg as these events constitute the established industry hub for Southern Africa of which the bus transportation sector is such an indivisible part,” says Sharmini Naidoo, Executive Manager of SABOA; “We encourage every member of the Association to attend the Conference and in so doing, enjoy the added benefit of  being part of the broader industry platform provided by these two outstanding international events”, she adds.

Ms Naidoo further indicated that an event which is of particular significance at this year’s SABOA Conference will be the first time that a Masterdrive Fleet Safety Award for the bus transportation industry as represented by SABOA, will be made at the Conference to the winning operator by Eugene Herbert, CEO of Masterdrive. She states, “We are delighted at  the recognition bestowed on the industry through this new award by Masterdrive. It brings focus to bear on the huge responsibility carried by members of SABOA in ensuring the safe transportation of the thousands of commuters and travellers who daily trust SABOA members for safe, reliable and cost-effective transport services.”

Other conferences taking place at Automechanika Johannesburg include:

  1. The Collision Repairers Association (CRA)
  2. South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)
  3. Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA )and the Right to Repair (R2R)
  4. Vehicle Testing Association (VTA)
  5. The Automotive Remanufacturers Association (ARA)
  6. Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA)
  7. Retail Motor Industry Organization (RMI) Labour and Skills
  8. Retail Motor Industry Organization (RMI) Women Driving Change
  9. Fuel retailers Association( FRA)

Business matchmaking services at Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo

In order to optimise the potential for constructive engagement between exhibitors and trade visitors to the Shows, Organisers Messe Frankfurt will be offering  a sophisticated business matchmaking service aimed at facilitating effective engagement in a time-efficient manner between exhibitors and trade visitors. This service has in the past proven to be an invaluable aid to exhibitors and trade visitors in networking and aiding constructive discussion and business interaction.

Be sure to diarise 5-7 September to attend this largest event of its kind at Expo Centre, Johannesburg. Trade visitor attendance is free and you can avoid the queues by registering beforehand at


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