22 – 24 NOVEMBER 2022

 Applications are open for companies in the automotive sector to participate in the South African Pavilion at Automechanika Dubai 2022, the largest automotive trade exhibition in the Middle East.

Automechanika Dubai connects global automotive component manufacturers and buyers, providing a platform for companies to showcase their products and tap into opportunities offered by the Middle Eastern market. The exhibition includes components for automobile production, spare parts for the aftermarket value chain, and automobile accessories and equipment.

 The following financial support will be offered to qualifying companies:

  • Exhibition space and booth rental costs
  • Freight-forwarding of display material
  • Air travel assistance up to R20 000.00 – for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and black-owned enterprises (BOEs) only
  • Daily subsistence allowance of R3 500.00 per day – SMMEs and BOEs only

Applications close on 22 June 2022.

For more information, visit https://automechanika-dubai.ae.messefrankfurt.com/

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the dtic website:


Interested companies are required to complete, scan and email the EMIA application form and requisite supporting documents to VMbuyisa@thedtic.gov.za. Please note that only emailed applications will be accepted.


For any enquiries pertaining to applications, sector and/or event, please contact:
Ms Viginia Mbuyisa

Telephone: 012 394 5988

E-mail: VMbuyisa@thedtic.gov.za

Mr Frank Motloung

Telephone: 012 394 3898

E-mail: fmotloung@thedtic.gov.za


  • the dtic will only be responsible for the company’s benefits as per the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) guidelines. Individual companies will be responsible for any COVID-19 related costs, such as PCR tests and quarantine.
  • In compliance with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Act, applicants must submit a valid Level 4 B-BBEE certificate or sworn affidavit (an affidavit is for entities with turnover of less than R10 million).


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