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TIAF-2017 “Tatarstan International Automotive Forum"


This week the 3rd International Automotive Forum in Tatarstan (TIAF 2017) is being held with the support of the brand Automechanika.

The event is organised by the Association of European Businesses (AEB), Messe Frankfurt RUS, Kazan Fair, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan.

This event is supported by the global brand Automechanika (international exhibition brand No. 1 in car parts, components and car service equipment). It has been held in 15 countries around the world for more than 45 years and is very popular among professionals working in the car industry.

The forum is one of the key points of the agreement of understanding between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Association of European Businesses, dated 25 November, and is aimed at promoting growth in the automotive industry and localising the production of car components in the Republic of Tatarstan, attracting innovative developments to the automotive industry, expanding cooperation between companies operating in the Republic of Tatarstan and the leading players in the automotive industry in Europe.

2016 was another difficult year for the entire industry. According to the AEB Automobile Committee, the Russian automotive market shrank by 11% year-on-year in comparison with the same period in 2015. We hope that in 2017 the market will have the potential to complete a 4-year period of decline and return to moderate growth. We expect that car sales in 2017 will be 4% higher than in 2016. 

In this regard, the forum is an excellent platform for all participants of the automotive market to discuss the most important issues and establish promising contacts.