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ITEMF Expo: a new international company at the Russian market specialized in automotive industry exhibitions.

The company's portfolio includes MIMS Automechanika Moscow, COMTRANS and Busworld Russia shows.

At the beginning of 2015 ITE Group and Messe Frankfurt international exhibition companies made a decision to establish joint subsidiary ITEMF Expo for the purpose of strengthening and centralized development of automobile sector exhibitions. Currently the company's portfolio includes international trade shows MIMS Automechanika Moscow, COMTRANS and Busworld Russia.

The cooperation between ITE and Messe Frankfurt was established in 2010 when the companies made a decision to consolidate corporate shows MIMS and Аutomechanika Moscow. Due to this decision the market has got a new event – MIMS Automechanika Moscow International Trade Show – that meets the industry demands as precisely as possible. By combining efforts of two best-known exhibition brands MIMS Automechanika Moscow has become the leading business platform for development of car components, spare parts and car after-sale service sectors in Russia.

Following up upon the successful cooperation Messe Frankfurt and ITE jointly acquired the leading exhibitions of commercial transport, freight vehicles, buses, trailers and components COMTRANS and AUTOTRANS previously held by MEDIA GLOBE.

Wolfgang Marzin, President of Messe Frankfurt, commented: "Russia remains one of the key markets for this industry. COMTRANS and AUTOTRANS are the most successful exhibitions of commercial transport in Russia and CIS. They provide a full range of commercial and special-purpose transport, spare parts, warehousing infrastructure and logistics. It is an excellent base and an opportunity to strengthen our positions at the Russian market substantially."

Russell Taylor, President of ITE Group: "COMTRANS and AUTOTRANS are the most important exhibitions at the market of commercial automobile transport in Russia. The potential of ITE and Messe Frankfurt in the field of international sales and marketing provides the exhibitions with additional opportunities for development. In addition we are happy with strengthening of our cooperation with Messe Frankfurt with which we have been held MIMS Automechanika Moscow successfully for several years.

In October 2015 ITEMF Expo made the next step to consolidate the portfolio of automotive industry exhibitions: a partnership agreement on conduct of international bus show Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans was signed with Busworld International in Belgium.

Busworld is the world’s largest exhibition of buses, bus components and related products and services held in Kortrijk (Belgium) since 1971.

Since 2001 Busworld has stepped out of Europe and it has been also held in Turkey, China and India. Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans will be held for the first time in Russia in October 2016. The exhibition will be held biennially and in sequence with COMTRANS Commercial Vehicle Auto Show.

Currently ITEMF Expo is a strong portfolio consisting of three leading exhibitions of the automotive industry in Russia, global opportunities of the international sales network of ITE and Messe Frankfurt as well as a team of professionals with a great experience of holding automobile topic exhibitions.

Due to amalgamation of two largest  international organisers, focused specialization of the company at the events of automobile industry as well as transition of the leading automobile industry exhibitions to ITEMF Expo portfolio the industry has a unique opportunity to demonstrate the best products of sectors of the automobile industry as well as development of commercial and passenger transport.

ITEMF Expo portfolio:

  • MIMS Automechanika Moscow - International Exhibition of Automotive Parts, Components, Car Maintenance Equipment and Products.
    (August 22-25, 2016 Expocentre CEC, Moscow)
  • Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans - International Bus Show
    (October 25-27, 2016 Crocus Expo IEC)
  • COMTRANS - International Commercial Vehicle Auto Show (September 05-09, 2017 Crocus Expo IEC)


Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With some 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of over €640 million. Thanks to its far reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organizing and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For details please visit website www.messefrankfurt.ru

ITE Group is an international organiser of industry exhibitions and conferences ranked 5th in the world and 1st in Russia among exhibition organisers. ITE is the leader at Russian exhibition market with a share exceeding 20% and representative offices in five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg. Since 1998 the Group shares have been listed on London Stock Exchange. Today ITE portfolio includes over 240 events that occupy more than 730 000 sq.m. of exhibition area every year. Over 1000 professionals of the exhibition market work at ITE offices throughout the world. For details please visit website www.ite-russia.ru