The 2016 Auto Show, the biennial show of the Indian automotive industry, came to a successful close on the 5th public day of the Motor Show at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The exposition, jointly organized by – Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), was held from February 5-9, 2016.
The 2016 edition of the show had 65 manufacturers exhibiting products from across the globe.
The first two days, exclusively for media, saw new investments, launches, concepts unveiled by global CEOs signifying further consolidation of the industry in 2016. The event saw participation from the glamour world too. Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Aaliya Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu. The cricketing fraternity too had a fair share of representation in the form of Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Piyush Chawla and former cricket legend Mohinder Amarnath. Manchester United legend Louis Saha also was a part of the event. Also officials from Central and State government, Embassies, foreign dignitaries and delegations visited The Motor Show.
The impressive consumer response at the Auto Expo indicates the rapid progress that the auto industry is making indicating the good times ahead for the auto manufacturers. The show successfully concluded on February 9th, setting the tone for the next financial year for the auto industry.
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In addition, The Auto Expo – The Component show witnessed a footfall of 114,000 at the Pragati Maidan between February 4 – 7th, 2016.
Mr. Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM, expressing his delight on the success of the show said –
“We believe the Auto Expo has successfully evolved from being just another exhibition of vehicles to a showcase of Indian manufacturing strength and technological capabilities. With over 108 new products being launched and unveiled and over 6,01,914 footfalls received over the last one week, we believe this Expo will strengthen the belief of our manufacturers in the Indian automotive industry. We would like to thank all those who visited the Motor Show as well as all our exhibitors, partners and the media. They are the ones who have made this show a success and helped us reach the desired level of excellence.”
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