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CAPAS to serve “One Belt, One Road” while advocate environmental protection

14 Mar 2017

The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will be held at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center from 25 – 27 May 2017. CAPAS is one of the 10 branded shows listed in “The Reform and Development of Exhibition Industry in Sichuan” programme, and is jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto); Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd; and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan). The show remains steadfast in cultivating the fast-growing automobile market in Southwest China and has become the region’s leading one-stop platform for commerce, exchange of ideas and investment.

While generating enormous economic benefits, the three organisers always uphold corporate culture and corporate social responsibility. CAPAS is not only a platform to drive the automobile industry and economic development forward in Sichuan and Southwest China, but to work for the betterment of the economic, cultural and ecological development of Chengdu. The objective is to accelerate the transformation of Chengdu, as the heart of Southwest China, into a cosmopolitan city as initiated by the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.

As a result, CCPIT-Auto, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd Sichuan Provincial Economic and Information Commission, Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau and CCPIT-Sichuan organised the ‘CAPAS Arbour Day’ event, which took place in Meishan, Sichuan on 10 March 2017. The goal of the event was to promote a better engagement in the social economy and ecological civilisation in Sichuan province.  

The event gained massive support from government agencies in Sichuan Province. Government officials, representatives from automobile associations and enterprises as well as leading national media were invited to attend the tree planting activity.

Ms Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd explains: “China considers Chengdu a key junction of the 'One Belt, One Road’ initiative and positions the capital of Sichuan as the key developing city. Chengdu, an economic, educational, cultural and financial centre, together with the whole Sichuan Province and the Southwest regions, all play an instrumental role in the Belt and Road Initiative. As a global trade fair organiser with centuries of history, Messe Frankfurt is elated to witness and be involved in China’s new phase of rapid development. Apart from organising the trade show in Chengdu, Messe Frankfurt has expanded businesses to countries along the Belt and Road regions such as Russia and those in Central Asia. Under these favourable conditions, Chinese companies can more smoothly tap into the international market. In addition, the world can better understand the enterprises, development and culture of China.”

Centred on the supply chain and the demand of end users, CAPAS 2017 is organising six brand new specialised zones to exploit the ever-growing market potential. Supply Chain Procurement Zone provides high-quality business matchmaking services to exhibitors and buyer delegations. Automobile Lifestyle Zone presents a full array of products in auto beauty, smart car digital devices, interior décor and auto customisation. Quick Fix & Replacement Parts Zone gathers quick fix service providers and replacement parts, including branded quick repair chain stores, equipment, tools, replacement parts (such as oil, fuel and air filters, wiper blades, brake pads, ignition plugs and storage batteries) and tyres, to a single floor. Doubling the size from the last edition, Commercial Vehicle Zone features more well-known commercial vehicles manufacturers and engine companies. With the generous assistance from local governments, Made in Sichuan Zone welcomes delegations from productions bases in Chengdu, Guang’an, Ziyang and Neijiang.

In addition to the above five specialised zones, E-mobility & Infrastructure Zone is created in response to the market trend. The zone features major new energy automobile brands and components manufacturers in Sichuan showcasing the latest technology innovations and car models. The government initiative “Sichuan Development Planning of New Energy Automobile Industry” has indicated the utilisation of the application and production segments, targeting an annual output value of over RMB 100 billion by 2020. The Sichuan provincial government has recognised new energy vehicles as one of the five high-end emerging industries. The surge of new energy vehicles and its benefits to environmental protection have prompted CAPAS to take economic and environmental sustainability into account when formulating development plans.

This year’s fringe programme is expanded and enriched with industry hot topics. China Auto Venture Capital Summit & China (Chengdu) New Energy Vehicle Industry Investment Conference, China Automotive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Annual Auto Accessories & Equipment Purchasing Meeting, product displays, project discussions, themed events and seminars will be running alongside the six zones with an aim to further enrich the audience experience.

Exhibitor recruitment of CAPAS, Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services has been fully launched. Interested parties to enquire or book a booth at CAPAS 2017 can call +86 21 61608555 or e-mail

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Background information on the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto)
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto) promotes foreign trade and economic cooperation, technical exchange and introduction of advanced technologies for China’s auto industry by following the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and China Chamber of International Commerce charter. It acts as a bridge for Chinese auto industry enterprises to build cooperation and exchange opportunities across the world. In addition, the committee organises three world leading and highly regarded international automotive exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With some 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of over €640 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.
With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
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Background information on the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan)
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan) aims to promote foreign trade cooperation and communication, under the guidance of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial People’s Government, and in accordance with the guidelines of national economic policy and principles. Its main duties are to encourage foreign trade and investment, enhance economic and technological exchange and cooperation, and to foster local enterprises to participate in the economic globalisation. CCPIT-Sichuan also organises a number of international exhibitions including the Western China International Fair.