The International Suppliers Fair (IZB) is aimed at all automotive industry suppliers and has a prominent reputation in international professional circles. Furthermore, it is an important communication and business platform for the industry, with high-quality exhibitors and a large number of key decision-makers among the trade visitors.
The event started in 2001 as a Volkswagen in-house trade fair with 128 exhibitors from six nations, which attracted 13,500 visitors. It has since established itself as a showcase event for the international automotive supplier industry. In 2012, the organisers of the sixth IZB recorded a total of 49,000 visitors to the fair held on the exhibition grounds of the Wolfsburg Allerpark, which has an overall area of 36,000 sqm. 776 exhibitors from 28 nations took advantage of the trade fair to showcase their products and innovations.
The key areas of the IZB are:
• Electrics | electronics | mechatronics
• Assembly and joining
• Metal and lightweight construction | car body manufacturing
• Plastics, passenger compartment | modules, chemical products
• Drive control | assemblies | chassis
• Information technology
• Logistics / production
The fair will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events running throughout its three-day duration. Leading industry experts will be present at congresses, conferences and forums dealing with current and topical issues in the automotive market. A focal point of each IZB is the partner region, a role that was played by both Brazil and Argentina at the IZB 2012.