IAA press-day schedule angers automakers

By Pia Krix and Jens Meiners, Automotive News Europe

MUNICH – A dispute has broken out between some exhibitors at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt and the event’s organiser, the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).

The addition of a third press day on Monday, September 12, has angered both German and non-German automakers and suppliers.

When the VDA announced the extra press day, the major German manufacturers and their subsidiaries snapped up most of the Monday half-hour press conference slots. Japan’s Mitsubishi was the only exhibitor…

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