The Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, will host from 27 to 30 October, the first Motor Show in West Africa. This is a first in 35 years.
Initiated by auto Interprofessional Grouping, materials and equipment (GIPAME), in partnership with Axis Marketing, this exhibition to be held on the future site of exhibition park of the airport, aims at creating a platform for direct exchanges among professionals in the automotive sector and the general public.
At a press conference Wednesday at the Pullman hotel in the Plateau, one of the promoters of the show, in this case the President of GIPAME Marc Anglade said he will be for formal and dealers the actors peripheral automotive trades to show buyers their contribution in terms of advice, professionalism, safety, warranty, after-sales service, etc.
The Fair which expects 50,000 visitors will be divided into exhibition brands, conferences, round tables and meetings B to B. In addition to private vehicles, motorcycles, trucks and public works vehicles will also be promoted. Similarly, Used vehicle matching guarantee will be offered.
In 2015, the 18 member dealers GIPAME generally sold 10,016 new vehicles across all ranges, an increase of 10.8% compared to 2014 (with 8937 vehicles sold), making Abidjan largest market matter. The Ivorian fleet is estimated at 600,000 vehicles, 80% used. In 2015, 36,000 used vehicles of all levels have been imported into the country. In total 20,000 registrations are carried out each year.
Created in 2012, the GIPAME has 18 professional dealers who last year achieved a turnover of 260 billion CFA francs, with more than 40 billion CFA francs of tax revenue paid to the state. The automotive industry generates more than 1,500 direct jobs in Ivory Coast.
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