All roads lead to the Auto Trade EXPO this weekend

The Auto Trade Expo at CityWest Hotel. 9th November 2014.

All roads lead to Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin this weekend for the third annual Auto Trade EXPO.

Building on on the success of the last two years, event organisers, Automotive Publications, is promising a bigger and better EXPO, with more exhibitors and more visitors.

When the doors open on Saturday morning, there will be more than 180 stands, representing 800 + brands, making the EXPO significantlty bigger than last year.

Last year some 5,500 visitors passed through the doors over the the course of the two days. This year, the organisers are looking to break the 6,000 mark.

The Auto Trade EXPO will arguably be the biggest ever automotive aftermarket exhibition held on the island of Ireland.

This trade only exhibition (over 16’s) is free to attend, but pre-registration for fast-track entry is strongly advised. In the run up to the show, thousands of invitations have been distributed through multiple channels.

Fast Track Entry

The organisers are keen to point out that these “invitations” are only a call to action, and attendees should go online at and register in advance of the EXPO and download their tickets for fast-track entry.

Tech Zone

A highlight of this year’s EXPO will be the Tech Zone, which will be located at the centre of the exhibition, and will feature a number of the UK and Ireland’s top trainers.

With more than 180 stands, there will be something for everybody, with all areas of the automotive aftermarket catered for including: independent and main dealer workshops, truck and bus workshops, bodyshops, tyre centres, motor factors, auto lighting, tools and equipment, services.

There will be a host of international automotive aftermarket brands represented, including Bosch, Blue Print, Delphi, DENSO, Exedy, FAG, febi, Federal-Mogul, INA, LuK, Meyle, SKF, SWAG, TRW to name a few. A full list of exhibitors is available on

The biggest names in tools and equipment will be there including: Snap-On, Teng Tools, Milwaukee, Hunter, John Bean, Pro-Align, Corghi, Rotary, Mondolfo Ferro, RAV, PCL, Giuliano, Car-O-Liner and Butler.

Leading diagnostic brands such as Bosch, Brain Bee, Launch, TEXA, and VDO will all be on display.

Carmakers such as BMW, Ford, Opel Volkswagen, and Toyota will be exhibiting from an aftermarket perspective.