India’s most renowned, premier auto motive show, Auto Expo now gets new venue, new date and new name for 2014, said SIAM (The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers). According to SIAM officials, the venue of the expo will now be changed to India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida from regular venue Pragati Maidan. Renamed as Auto Expo – the Motor Show 2014, the event, which used to be held in the first week of January, now has been given a month push and will be held on February 6-12, 2014.
As per SIAM officials, the changes in dates have been done keeping in mind the Detroit Auto Show. And as in February, same venue is not available; SIAM had to choose another region in place of traditional hub Pragati Maidan. A number of top global auto executives had expressed their failure to attend the expo due to their commitment in Detroit Auto Show, to be held in same time in January, so a change in dates was required, said Vishnu Mathur, director general, SIAM. According to him, the new venue will only show vehicles and accessories, the component industry show will be showcased at a distinct location, which is yet to be finalised.