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UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo inaugurated in Sharjah


Top officials during the inauguration ceremony at Sharjah Expo Centre on Monday.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The second edition of the UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo, supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and organised by Inter-Commerce Expo, formally inaugurated on Monday at Expo Centre Sharjah.

The 2023 exhibition is witnessing a substantial 30% growth in participation over its first edition. The first Chinese exhibitors delegation consists of 130+ Chinese Tyre & Auto Parts manufacturers since the pandemic, arrived UAE last Saturday and attend the expo physically.

The event was inaugurated by Ziad Mahmoud Khairallah Al-Haji, SCCI Board Member, in the presence of several board members from the chamber and Expo, Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah and Li Xuhang, Consul General of China in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

Also present at the opening ceremony were several official figures and diplomatic corps members. Attendees explored various pavilions, viewing the latest auto parts and accessories, tire products, batteries, automotive electronics, and maintenance equipment.

“The chamber will continue to lend unrelenting support to the UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo, a commitment that is underpinned by the tremendous success the event has witnessed since its inception. The exhibition has quickly ascended as a premier destination for vehicle service brands, buyers, and dealers. It serves as an indispensable platform for enhancing trade communication and for discovering the latest innovations in the industry,” said Ziad Mahmoud Khairallah Al-Haji.

The expo organised the largest Chinese overseas exhibition delegation of since 2023. World-renowned manufacturers including LingLong, HuaSheng, DoubleStar, HaoHua, HaoYu, FangXing, etc are showcasing their latest Tyre & Auto Parts products, technologies and communicating with the visitors. The expo received 5200 visitors from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq, Uganda, Tanzania, Pakistan, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Botswana, Ghana, Iran, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon on the first day.

As the first Tyre & Auto Parts Industry Specialized Expo in 2023, the exhibits range of UAE China Tyre Auto Parts Expo covers all series tyres and auto parts, aiming to bridge the regional market and the Chinese tyre and auto parts industries, the expo will run until May 31, 2023.

“After nearly forty years of friendly exchanges, the two countries have trusted and respected each other and achieved close exchanges at the highest level. Over the past few decades, exchanges between the two countries in the fields of economy, environment, culture, science and technology have made great progress. The relationship between China and UAE has now ushered in a new golden age. Through the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”, the two countries have provided a successful model for international cooperation.” Li Xuhang, Consul General of Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, said at the inauguration of the expo.

Saif Mohamed Al-Midfa, Member Sharjah parliament, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah - Chairman of Arab Union for Exhibitions- Board Member of UFI Paris said, “I would like to extend my sincere welcome to the delegation on behalf of Sharjah. We are awaiting the first Chinese delegation to come to Sharjah to participate in this highly anticipated exhibition in person. Relations between the UAE and China are witnessing continuous growth in various sectors and the UAE China Tyre& Auto Parts Expo instantly became an integral part of activities that could boost trade and commerce between the countries. We are encouraging entrepreneurs to ensure they utilize the opportunity to connect with the Chinese manufacturers directly.”

Guo Minghui, Chief Representative of Shandong Provincial Government Economic and Trade Representative Office in West Asia and Africa said, “China is the number one trading partner of UAE, with an annual trade volume growth rate of 24%, and cooperation between Shandong and the UAE is an important part of Sino-Arab cooperation. In the year of 2021, trade volume between the two sides is nearly $8.3 billion, an increase of 71.5% year-on-year.”

He added, “Tyre and auto parts industries are advantageous and important industries of China, and also Shandong Province. The exhibition is the platform and window for the deeper and further bilateral cooperation. By this chance, I believe the mutual entrepreneurs will dig out the potential cooperation opportunities, jointly promote economic and business communication, to build up a closer relationship between UAE and China.”

Famous Shandong brands tyre and auto parts companies are exhibiting their advanced products and technology in this event, which consist of 90% exhibitors this year. They are coming not only for trading purpose, also for finding the opportunities of long-term development in UAE. Due to its strong and powerful economic radiation to neighboring countries and regions, UAE attract more and more Chinese companies establish their sub companies, offices and warehouse.

With the UAE being the largest logistics hub for China in the Middle East, and more than 60% of China’s trade in the region transits through the UAE, the UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo 2023 will be a big attraction for leading auto parts importers and dealers in several countries in the wider region.

Hosted by Shandong Port Overseas Supply Chain (Qingdao) Co., Ltd and Hualun Inter Tech FZCO, organised by Inter Commerce Expo Corporation, the expo is open to the visitors from all over the world freely. And it is expected to be a platform for the business people to network with industry peers and explore new business opportunities.

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