Keeping abreast of the latest trends in the automotive world is an imperative for industry executives, and coming up are three important events. The SEMA Show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from 31 October to 3 November 2023, whilst the AAPEX Show runs concurrently from 31 October to 2 November 2023 at the Venetian Expo. Then, from 29 November to 2 December 2023, the Automechanika Shanghai takes place at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai). aBr will not be there in person, but we will be there in spirit


Education is an important component of the SEMA Show. Two important seminars will be:

How to Market and Sell in the Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic drastically altered the business world. Gain an understanding of what drives customers’ purchasing decisions and how to influence their journey. Discover the tools and messaging that will position your company as a market leader.

Women Who Build, Powered by SBN

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) members modified an All-Female Ford Bronco Build in 2022. Get inspired by this panel of women who led the build as they share how their team of volunteers accomplished the SBN’s vision at the highest level.


AAPEX Show - Discover Cutting-Edge Solutions and Form Business Connections

This year's AAPEX will be the most comprehensive yet. Stay updated on emerging trends, discover new products, and forge valuable connections with top suppliers. Here are a few of the features that will keep you ahead of the curve in this dynamic industry:

  • Products and solutions from 2,500+ aftermarket suppliers in 1,115 product categories including EV, ADAS, Telematics, and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Electric Vehicle Experience, offering insights on the innovations and skills required to service the growing and changing market of electric, hybrid, and other alternative fuel vehicles.
  • New Product & Packaging Showcases, a launch pad for the cutting-edge products and packaging solutions newly released within the past year.
  • An entire floor dedicated to service and repair, featuring new technology in action.


Global automotive industry gears up for Automechanika Shanghai 2023

Expectations for this year’s edition of Automechanika Shanghai are naturally high as the global automotive industry looks to China for new energy vehicle solutions and next-generation technologies. Continuing to serve as one of the most influential gateways for information exchange, marketing, trade and education, the show will lean upon Innovation4Mobility to reinforce areas of the supply chain that are rapidly evolving. The end-of-year gathering from 29 November to 2 December 2023 expects to host 4 800 exhibitors in 280 000 sqm of the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai). As a whole, the automotive ecosystem is undergoing a massive transformation, with the influence of sustainability and environmental protection heightening the demand for new energy vehicles and innovative mobility solutions alike. With this, the international automotive community is expressing a great interest in knowing more about China’s advancements, especially as the country is a forerunner in one of the most complex turns towards electrification, digitalisation and connectivity. To answer the industry’s call for sharing and collaboration, the 18th edition of Automechanika Shanghai is set to present a much-needed meeting point for players around the world to navigate these changes. It will be the first time that many global buyers and suppliers can meet face-to-face in Shanghai since 2019. So far, companies from 32 countries and regions like Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Türkiye, the UK, and the US have reserved their space on the show floor. Following a positive introduction to the Chinese market, Innovation4Mobility will continue to transcend through the fairground, providing a fresh perspective on the key trends dominating automotive reformation. The Showcase is set to converge the latest innovations and research to provide a window into segments with long-term prospects. Displays will not only highlight technological breakthroughs but also upgrades in traditional solutions. The Innovation4Mobility Mainstage and Green Repair Area will also return to complete the Showcase. Integrated facilities for product displays, start-ups and networking across the spaces aim to help foster meaningful business exchanges between exhibitors and prospective buyers. Moreover, lectures will touch upon the hottest topics on car technology and mobility solutions. The collaboration between industry, academia and research during live demonstrations, buying missions, training workshops, open forums and other fringe events create an ideal environment to share new ideas and exchange technical information.