CLAUGTO Announces Automotive Supply Forum 2023
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CLAUGTO Announces Automotive Supply Forum 2023

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Reneé Lerma By Reneé Lerma | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 16:40

The Automotive Cluster of Guanajuato (CLAUGTO) announces the new edition of the Automotive Supply Forum, one of Latin America's most dynamic events in the automotive landscape. 

With over 5,000 attendees in previous editions, the event is a nexus that unites principal stakeholders from the automotive supply chain, including buyers, suppliers and many other key players. The event will host automotive clusters, chambers and associations from across the world.

In its 10th edition, the Automotive Supply Forum is set to include 300 companies, including OEMs and Tier 1s. Confirmed attendees include Pirelli, BOS, Continental, Webasto and Kasai. The event is expected to gather over 7,000 visitors across its 9,000m² exhibition area. The event has already confirmed the attendance of 282 buyers to date.

CLAUGTO's mission encompasses formulating strategies that nurture the region's automotive industry, simplifying collaboration among the triple helix of industry, academia and government. The Automotive Supply Forum will present an unparalleled opportunity for forging strategic alliances, sharing knowledge and stimulating growth and advancement within the regional and global automotive industry.

The event’s announcement was attended by diverse municipal and state authorities, including: Ramón Alfaro Gomez, Minister of Sustainable Economic Development for Guanajuato (SDES); Alejandra Gutiérrez, Mayor of Leon; Margarita Soto, Director of Economic Development and Tourism for the Silao Municipality; Eduardo Knapp, General Director of Economic Development in Celaya; and Héctor Muñoz Krieger, General Director of Economics and Tourism in Irapuato. 

The Automotive Supply Forum is expected to showcase the automotive industry's fortitude, as the sector keeps driving progress and innovation thanks to its pivotal role within Guanajuato's economic development.

The Guanajuato Automotive Supply Forum has garnered over 42,000 attendees in its 10-year history, resulting in 16,000 connections that account for more than US$240 million. Over 2,700 companies are engaged in the state's automotive supply chain, contributing to 193,000 jobs and 15% of Guanajuato's GDP. This equates to about US$22 billion in exports, as reported by Alfaro Gómez. 

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