Auto Shanghai 2007 Ends Successfully - Wegsie

By: Benjamin Hudson

The World Expo Group Shanghai International Exhibition (WEGSIE) Co. Ltd. announced that Auto Shanghai 2007, revolving on the theme "Technology and Nature in Harmony", ended with great success last April 28. Auto Shanghai 2007 attracted over 1300 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions with a total exhibition scale of 140000 square meters. The organizers said they have dedicated themselves to positioning Auto Shanghai as an A-Class auto show by showcasing professionalism, internationalization and branding.

Well known Brands' automobile groups treat Auto Shanghai as one of the important international A-Class auto shows, no matter what the investments, quantity, or quality of exhibited vehicles, the first appearance cars and concept cars are.

Present during the press day were General Motors Corporation Chairman G. Richard Wagoner Jr.; BMW Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer; Volkswagen Group Executive Vice President Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland; Toyota Motor Group Vice Chairman Yoshi Inaba; and well-known vehicles designers.

Based on the theme of the Auto Shanghai 2007, which was 'Technology and Nature in Harmony', exhibitors showcased and unveiled their energy saving, solar energy, non-air polluting cars. This made the Auto Shanghai 2007 a high-tech event, which has the ability to profoundly transform the concept of car.

Eight hundred sixty eight was the total number of exhibited cars, overseas cars numbered to 265, among which 130 were imported directly from overseas and 603 were domestically manufactured cars. There were a total of 5 global first appearance cars, over 20 concept cars, 10 new energy cars, which rank the top among all editions, on display that offered the visitors a broad range of choices.

During the whole exhibition period that was from April 20 to 28, over 500,000 visitors from 108 countries and regions came to visit Auto Shanghai 2007. The 22nd of April was the first day the show was opened to trade visitors. One hundred three thousand five hundred sixty seven (103,567) visitors from 92 countries and regions showed up, topping in visitors per day the previous record in the history of Auto Shanghai.

In line with the international service standard, organizers have launched a series of high-tech and human-oriented services solutions. The organizers were well prepared with comprehensive plans in advance and launched onsite emergency resolutions, which ensured the onsite feedback in a timely manner.

Each news media outlet has shown great interest in the said auto exhibition. The international mainstream media, like AP, Reuters, AFP, BBC, NHK, CNN, The Auto Channel, Forbes, Bloomberg LP, Dow Jones, Japanese Economic News, JNA Jijiga News Agency, and others covered Auto Shanghai 2007. CCTV, SMG Beijing Jiaotong Channel, and such portals and noted websites such as Sina, Sohu, and Netease also reported on Auto Shanghai 2007 in a comprehensive way. During the exhibition, media centers greeted 6286 journalists from China and abroad in 43 different countries and regions.

Meanwhile, domestically-owned auto brands with their quality auto parts (like ) were hardly neglected, showing themselves to be an important power in Auto Shanghai 2007, creating great involvement. Their exhibition space was relatively close to overseas brands as well as all released new cars and concept cars.

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