The Festival of Motoring is back – and dates for the 2021 event are August 26-29 at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit with innovation and aspiration key elements of the theme.
The Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank and organised by Messe Frankfurt South Africa will will focus on the celebration and achievements of the industry whilst highlighting innovation and aspiration for the youth of SA.
The content and marketing of the festival revolves around these three elements. The core of the event remains the experiential platform provided for OEMs to demonstrate products and services.
Content for the event has been amped by the inclusion of five national motor sport events, an electrical vehicle village, a revamped 4X4 village and a gaming arcade. In addition, the 2021 event will implement a social investment programme, ‘The FoM Charity Drive’ allowing involvement from all participants.
“We are ready to roll out our extensive marketing campaign starting in 2020 to maintain momentum for 2021, for festival stakeholders,” says Head of Marketing, Melissa Bender. “We are also excited to kick-off the campaign with a brand-new, fully-responsive website allowing visitors and exhibitors to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. Targeting and positioning is the golden thread that runs throughout the plan. The Festival of Motoring needs to serve as the industry catapult, to build and maintain brand value for our participants,” adds Bender.
Show Director, Judy Maharaj has applied a re-invention strategy for participants, taking into consideration the realities the industry is facing.
“In order for the Festival to be truly representative of the industry, balanced participation is needed from OEMs. Our visitor is expecting a one-stop motoring feast backed by premium motor-tainment and that is what the MFSA team is working on delivering” says Maharaj.
“Whilst the pandemic has been an unfortunate setback for the events industry as a whole, we are optimistic and excited to celebrate the evolution of the Festival of Motoring. With 2021 being the 5th edition of the event, we are pleased to share that the South African-born brand is going global and a launch in the United States is imminent. We will provide details of the international shows later this year,” added Maharaj.
To view the new website visit: www.safestivalofmotoring.com