In its fifth edition, the Latin Auto Parts Expo has proven to be the strategic venue for the auto parts industry in Latin America, according to event organizers.
More than 300 international manufacturers and distributors of auto parts exhibited their products July 25-27 at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama. More than 2,500 qualified buyers participated in the trade show.
“We had a very good experience for what we were looking for. Our business focus is automotive filters so we look forward to having very good business relationships with the people we visited at the show,” said Maria Diaz, Lubrirepuestos JC, Guatemala.
The exhibitors presented a wide range of automotive parts, including auto accessories, components, maintenance parts, auto body parts, tools, chemical products, lubricants, car care, auto diagnosis equipment, car paint and many other products. Well-known companies from the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America participated in the show.
Buyers from Latin America reported that they were satisfied with the quality of the commercial opportunities that the exhibition offered them in Panama. “I would like to thank the professional Latin Expo Group for coordinating and hosting a very successful show,” said Max Douglas, Berryman Products, USA. “My experience and take-away impression was that it was very professionally executed and the needs of the vendors around me were all met timely and satisfied with the results. The show buyer turnout was great. I was personally pleased with the results and leads accumulated for my after-show follow-up. This show filled a niche for my distribution into the Latin American countries.”
Educational conferences were presented by industry leaders in the automotive industry. Keynote speaker Michael Dunne, of Dunne Automotive Ltd., is an expert on electric and autonomous vehicles. He discussed how China’s global ambitions are unleashing a commotion in the automotive technology industry with rapid change worldwide.
Booth reservations and information about next year’s show will be released soon. Visit latinpartsexpo.com for more information.