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4-day West-Taiwan-Strait Auto Expo 2013 kicks off in Xiamen

Updated: 2013-06-28
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The opening ceremony of the West-Taiwan-Strait Auto Expo 2013 was launched at 9:30am.
 
The 4-day West-Taiwan-Strait Auto Expo 2013 held its grand opening on Friday morning at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, and a launch ceremony for the Haixi Tour of Taiwan Harley Davidson was held afterwards.
 
This year’s event welcomed 133 exhibitors, 20 more than last year’s, according to the organizing committee. A total of 85 car brands will be shown during the expo, amongst which 29 are self-owned brands, 20 are joint venture brands and 36 are imported brands.
 
Covering an exhibition area of 78,000 square meters, the exhibition took place in 3 exhibition pavilions, in a total of 11 exhibition halls. It highlighted 6 features and a series of supporting activities as follows:
 
 Classic cars of 10 international brands are on display at G Hall in Exhibition Pavilion No.2. 
 
Highlights

1) Record exhibition area
The exhibition area was expanded from 65,000 square meters to 78,000 square meters. A Luxury Car & Yacht Area will gather many luxury brands including Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Aston Martin in the Exhibition Pavilion No.3, which was put into use for first time. 
 
2) First Haixi Tour of Taiwan Harley Davidson
Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Taiwan will hit the road in Xiamen for the first time.
 
3) Debut of luxury cars
Car brands Aston Martin and RUF will attend the expo for first time, and the Bentley will hold its China region launch ceremony for its GT Speed.
 
4) First "Most Popular Car Brand & Car Agent" Election
Visitors can vote for their favorite car brands and car agents
 
5) First WeChat platform (ATS-Xiamen)
 
6) Classic Car Show
Classic cars of 10 international brands are on display on G Hall in Exhibition Pavilion No.2.
 
Supporting activities
1) West-Taiwan-Strait Auto Expo 2013 photography competition
2) West-Taiwan-Strait Auto Expo 2013 auto model contest
3) First Haixi Tour of Taiwan Harley Davidson
4) First “Most Popular Car Brand & Car Agent” Election
 
In 2012, 113 exhibitors attended the expo, and a total of 5,212 cars were sold during the 4-day exhibition, achieving a turnover of 1.137 billion yuan, according to the organizing committee.
 
With six years’ development and benefiting from the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), the West-Taiwan-Strait Auto Expo has become a professional auto exhibition in Xiamen. 
 
Date & Time: 9:00-19:30; 28th June-1st July, 2013
Tickets: RMB 50/person
 
SOURCE: WOX News by Sanmao Lin
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