60th birthday of the world’s leading trade fair for motorhomes, caravans and equipment
Since the first CARAVAN SALON was held in 1962 at Messe Essen, the development of the world’s leading trade fair for mobile leisure, now permanently held in Düsseldorf, has been impressive. In 1962, 34,500 visitors attended the first CARAVAN SALON, where 61 exhibitors from eight countries presented caravans and accessories on 15,000 square metres exhibition space. The CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF in 2019 attracted over 270,000 caravanning enthusiasts. They were shown caravans and motorhomes, accessories, extension components, tents and travel destinations by 645 exhibitors from 31 countries, who occupied space of around 214,000 square metres in 13 halls and open grounds. These record numbers reflected the great enthusiasm for caravanning in society. Under normal conditions, a continuation of the success story could have been expected in 2020, but the Corona pandemic put the brakes on the world’s leading trade fair for motorhomes and caravans.
The 10th All in CARAVANING Concluded with a Record-breaking Success
AIC 2021 – the 10th All in CARAVANING came to a successful conclusion at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center on June 20th. “We are so delighted to once again present a high-quality trade show to the industry. During the three-day event, we welcomed a new record of 25,448 visitors. This fact not only underlines the importance of AIC for the Chinese RV industry but also shows that face to face meetings are demanded than ever before.” Mr. Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. concluded.
On the business side, the show produced remarkable results. Exhibitors and visitors were highly satisfied with the outcome, which exceeded expectations in many respects. New exhibition zones as well as exciting concurrent events received positive response. The lively atmosphere at AIC shows that caravanning is becoming increasingly popular in China. People’s desire for travelling and exploration of the world makes this traveling style charming and meaningful.
The indoor and outdoor exhibition area totaled 39,000 square meters and welcomed more than 200 brands, attracting 25,448 visitors in total, up by 6% compared to the previous year. More than 550 caravan models of different price ranges were on display.
Responses from the exhibitors with high satisfaction
Many manufacturers see AIC as a great platform for launching new vehicle models. In view of the one-year delay due to the pandemic, exhibitors went the extra mile by presenting a wide range of new models for caravanning fans. More than 20 manufacturers exclusively unveiled their latest vehicle models at the AIC.
January 26th is approaching – and with it the premiere of CMTdigital! Participants can expect a day full of innovations and information. Exactly what they can expect from a regular CMT. “We are delighted that so many of our exhibitors are taking up the offer of a digital presentation as part of CMT, the novelty show at the beginning of the year. At CMTdigital, we are showing a cross-section of what usually takes place in our halls and our conference rooms in January,” says Guido von Vacano, member of the Board of Management at Messe Stuttgart.
Especially in these extraordinary times we want to provide a platform for the travel industry. If not the actual trade fair in Stuttgart then at least in a digital way. This is how we want to connect our exhibitors with media, B2B visitors and insiders.
On january 26, you will find a virtual program filled with news and insights of the travel and caravaning industry. Participate via smartphone or computer and use CMTdigital to get in contact with relevant players. The program is currently being expanded on an ongoing basis. Afterwards, recordings of the presentations will be available on this page until mid-February. The caravaning program will also be translated in english, you can choose your preferred language as soon as you start the stream.
Some caravaning novelties will also be presented in our hall 2 at Messe Stuttgart. Register yourself in advance and get exclusive previews of next season’s new models and vehicles.