SADC Correspondent | Oct 30, 2018 | 0
Chinese cars go to Macao
After three years spent earning its stripes, the China (Macau) International Automobile Exposition will see Chinese car makers converge at the 4th Macau Auto Show
The event will be held at the Cotai Expo in The Venetian Macao from 7-9 November and is set to draw international attention as it becomes a platform through which vehicles designed and manufactured in China by the country’s homegrown carmakers tap global markets.
The exhibition will be co-hosted by China National Machinery Industry Corporation, Nam Kwong (Group) Company Limited and Macau Convention & Exhibition Association, and organized by China National Automotive Industry International Corporation and Nam Kwong International Exhibition & Convention Center.
Macau has already established itself as an important link between mainland China and the world, a globally recognized tourism and leisure hub and a service platform for China’s trade with Portuguese-speaking countries. The enclave, with revenue of approx. US$44 billion from more than 29 million international annual visitors, is home to a number of internationally-renowned hotels.
With Macao’s strategic location on mainland China’s doorstep, the Macau Auto Show has proven its international reach by bringing together over 60 major automobile brands from 15 countries and regions around the world along with Chinese proprietary automobile brands, including Dongfeng Motor, GAC Motor, Beiqi, Chang’an Automobile, SAIC Motor, JAC, China North Industries Group, Great Wall Motors, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus and Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors.
In addition, the State-Owned Enterprise Electric Vehicle Industry Alliance of China, together with the country’s eight leading state-owned new energy vehicle makers, including FAW and Potevio, will participate in this year’s expo.
Luxury and imported brands exhibiting at the show include Bugatti, Pagani, Lamborghini, Bentley, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Lexus, BMW, Nissan, Noble, Mitsuoka, Lorinser and Tesla.
The show, spread out over 62,000 square meters of hall exhibition space, is expected to attract over 165,000 visitors.