Themed on 'Technology and Nature in Harmony', World Expo Group Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. announced that Auto Shanghai 2007 ended with great success on April 28. Auto Shanghai 2007 attracted over 1300 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions with a total exhibition scale of 140000 s.m, which exceeds previous chapters. Organizers have dedicated themselves to positioning Auto Shanghai as an A-Class auto show by showcasing professionalism, internationalization and branding.
Well-known Brands' automobile groups treats Auto Shanghai as one of the important international A-Class auto shows, no matter the investment, quantity, or quality of exhibited vehicles (first appearance cars and concept cars). General Motors Corp. chairman G. Richard Wagoner Jr., BMW chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group, Yoshi Inaba Vice Chairman of Toyota Motor Group and well-known vehicles designers showed up on the press day. Based on the theme of Auto Shanghai 2007, 'Technology and Nature in Harmony', exhibitors showcased and released their energy saving, solar energy, non-air polluting cars, which makes Auto Shanghai 2007, a high-tech event which has the ability to profoundly transform the concept of car.
The total number of exhibited cars was 868, overseas cars were 265, among which 130 were imported directly from overseas, domestic car were 603. Totally, 5 global first appearance cars, over 20 concept cars, 10 new energy cars, which rank the top among all editions, were on display, offering visitors a range of choices.
During the whole exhibition period (April 20 to 28), over 500,000 visitors from 108 countries and regions came to visit Auto Shanghai 2007. April 22nd was the first day open to trade visitors. 103,567 visitors from 92 countries and regions showed up, topping (in visitors per day) the previous record in the history of Auto Shanghai.
Organizers have launched a series of high-tech and human-oriented services solutions in line with the international service standard. 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 this 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, et al., all covered Auto Shanghai 2007. CCTV, SMG Beijing Jiaotong Channel, and such portals and noted websites as Sina, Sohu, Netease, all reported on Auto Shanghai 2007 in a comprehensive way. During the exhibition, media centers greeted 6286 journalists from home and abroad in 43 different countries and regions.
In the meantime, domestically-owned auto brands 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.