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Motorshow down but not finished?

Posted on: May 10, 2013 by Platinum Direct

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The news that the promoters had cancelled the 2013 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne was met with a big stir throughout the local motor industry. But the same event organizer has announced it is now planning a bigger, better show for coming years that would be linked to the South East Asian region and more closely aligned to the local industry. The announcement includes the suggestion that they would consider moving the show back to its traditional Automotive Week date in March to coincide with Victoria’s Automotive Week and the Australian Grand Prix.

All this has been said publicly by the CEO of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), David Purchase.

And if this all comes about, the traditional display of current models would be backed up by: “A major international automotive conference and would have a significant trade-based element with delegations visiting from countries in the region. It will have a bigger international reputation and it will have a lot of other events hanging off it,” Mr Purchase said.

“We are not putting the cart before the horse. We know there are various people and groups to convince, but we are not sitting on our hands and sulking that the 2013 show did not go on.”

(The VACC in conjunction with its motor show partner, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, cancelled the Australian International Motor Show scheduled for 2013 in Melbourne only two years after agreeing to alternate motor shows between Melbourne and Sydney – which many thought would be the formula for many years. Speculation is understandably running strong over the future of the Sydney International Motor Show.)

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