3rd Custom Show Emirates ends on a high gear

170 exhibitors, 17 countries, 47,000 sqm and 29,000 visitors make it the biggest edition yet!

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Sheikh Marwan Bin Rashid Al Mualla led other high-level government officials in the inauguration of the highly anticipated third edition of Custom Show Emirates (CSE) and second edition of International Motor Show Abu Dhabi (IMSAD) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

"The show has grown 23 percent, in terms of floor space, welcoming 29,000 visitors as compared to 23,000 in its previous edition. We are witnessing a steady growth annually, which is evidence of a growing market. We thank all our sponsors, partners, exhibitors and visitors for their participation," said Saeed Marzooqui, CEO, Custom Events, UAE.

The show registered a major increase in new exhibitors from Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, China, New Zealand, India and several GCC countries, which showcased the latest in auto customization products and services and also feature dedicated international pavilions from USA and Japan.

"We had significant participation from Japan this year, almost 500 square meters of space was occupied by Japanese companies coming straight from the Tokyo Auto salon - which is one of the top motor shows globally for modified and tuned cars," said Kenzo Kobayashi, Japanese Pavilion manager, Custom Events, UAE.

More than 627 modified cars were presented, in the 'Custom Cars Competition' for a chance at winning the coveted title - 'King of the Show', while hundreds of bikes vied for the judges attention to win across several class categories. There was also a considerable presence of custom bike builders from Turkey, Belorussia, Switzerland and Germany.

"RAMY Automotive has participated in all the Custom Show Emirates editions and we are delighted to see the development of the exhibition. Every year CSE attracts more visitors. For sure it is one of the main events in the Middle East regarding automotive modifications," said Iztok Franco, marketing manager, RAMY Automotive, UAE.

The outdoor performance arena, which had the largest footfall count, witnessed almost 70 professional drifters roar into action in their modified vehicles with breathtaking performances, including: 4x4 drifting, saloon car Drifting, Gymkhana, stunt driving and much more.

"It has truly cemented itself as the number one auto enthusiast's event in the Middle East," said Cam McDonald, store chain manager, MOCA.

The fourth edition of Custom Show Emirates will be held in April 2018.

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