Publicat pe 30/01/2018

Bucharest, January 30th, 2018: Romexpo, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) and the Automobile Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA) held a press conference of the International Automobile Salon Bucharest – SIAB 2018, on Tuesday, January 30th, at the Romexpo exhibition center.

Mr. Mihai Daraban, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, said: “The construction of the new exhibition pavilions has created the appropriate framework for the deployment of SIAB 2018. The total investment in these spaces amounts to 27 million Euros. These pavilions provide all the necessary facilities for a SIAB event, for which 27,000 sqm of land is set up and 20,000 sqm on the outside”.

SIAB 2018 aims to cover all automotive subdomains so as to provide both industry specialists and the general public with a comprehensive view of the technological developments with which the automobile is equipped today. From car manufacturers and importers, light commercial vehicles, special vehicles, two or three-wheeled vehicles, trailer to car parts and accessories, product distributors and new concepts for E-mobility and car service providers, we all are invited to exhibit at SIAB 2018, which is an event whose international dimension must be confirmed not only by the exhibition standards, which are at a standard of this level, but also by the architecture of the stands and the products to be exposed.

So, this long-awaited car show, which is less than two months will reopen its doors 11 years from its last edition, prepares in new clothes to warmly welcome all who want to pass its threshold.

Mr. George Grigorescu, the President of APIA, announced that: “SIAB will take place every two years and will be organized in early spring. The placement of this event in March will be to the benefit of the companies because it can better capitalize on the season when sales start and the commercial campaigns of car sector operators are more consistent”.

The event will seek to integrate all aspects of mobility by being exposed to the technologies that the automobile industry proposes to reduce pollution in major cities, as well as services and providers for mobility services.

Marius Tudor, General Secretary of APIA, stressed that: “Green vehicles have seen significant growth over the last year, especially on the back of their support through specific government programs. That is why we hope that SIAB will see more and more such vehicles, which, why not, can be tested by visitors”.

At the beginning of the press conference, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and the Automobile Manufacturers and Importers Association signed a collaboration protocol, which provides for joint support and promotion of the interests of the Romanian business environment, both at national level and internationally, as well as the organization and promotion of joint activities, including conferences and exhibitions (e.g. SIAB), of interest to members of both organizations and the entire business community in Romania.


Background information

Bucharest International Auto Show (SIAB), the most important automobile event organized in Romania, is recognized by the International Automobile Manufacturers Organization (OICA) and is listed in its official timetable.

The SIAB 2018 edition will be organized by Romexpo in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and in partnership with the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).

11 years away from the previous edition, SIAB, the emblem of the automotive industry in Romania, awaits its visitors in Romexpo’ s new exhibition spaces, B1, B2 and B3 pavilions, which benefit from facilities and facilities at an international level.


SIAB Enterprise Visiting Program:


Press Day: March 23rd, between 10:00 and 19:00;

Program for the public, March, 24th – April, 1st;

Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 20:00;

Saturday to Sunday, between 10:00 and 19:00.


Romexpo Exhibition Center – pavilions: B1, B2, B3.

Entrance ticket:

Adults / students: 30 lei / day;

Free entrance: children under 7, people with disabilities and institutionalized persons.


Pedestrian: Gates A, B, C, and D, with entrance from Free Press Market, Exhibition Boulevard, and Park Street;

Car: Gates B, C, and D, with entrance from Exhibition Boulevard and Park Street;

Parking rate: 3 lei/hour.

More information about SIAB 2018 can be found on:

web page –;