The next Indian Auto Expo is to be held from February 6th to 12th,2014 at the India Expo Centre and Mart at Greater Noida. It has been shifted in venue and date after Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held a meeting in this regard. SIAM confirmed that the date change had been initiated to avoid a clash with Detroit Auto which is to be held in the first week of January. SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur added that a lot of global CEOs had expressed their inability to attend the Delhi Auto Expo because of their engagement with the Detroit Auto Show. The venue change from Pragati Maidan to India Expo Center had been due to the unavailability of the former during the specific period.
The expo is split into two separate events, one for the automobile manufactures, and the other for the components industry. However, the venue for the component manufacturers’s exhibition is still not finalized.
The venue and time are not the only things to be changed, the name has been changed to “Auto Expo – the Motor Show 2014”. SIAM also made arrangements for an increase in exhibition space after being severely criticized for crowd and event mismanagement at this year’s Auto Expo. This year, they had only less than 40,000 square meters of occupied space by exhibitors, but this time, there will be 50,000 square meters. They wanted to take the auto expo to a more spacious ‘world-class’ location so that the Delhi Auto Expo can be the world’s largest. This year’s week long auto expo had a total of 7 lakh people . We hope the Auto Expo – the Motor Show 2014 will be much more organized and successful after the new changes.