Secretary of Iran's Second International Auto Exhibition Sasan Qorbani said Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Fiat and Skoda auto makers would take part in the Iranian auto expo, adding that the US car-manufacturers may also join the event.
"So far, Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Fiat, Rover, Skoda, Renault, Peugeot, Kia and Toyota have announced readiness to take part in the second international auto exhibition," Qorbani said, the Iranian students' news agency reported.
He further added that Iran has also invited the American auto-makers. "In case of desirable conditions, General Motors and Ford companies will also attend the event."
He continued that some leading car parts makers including Siemens, FORD Mendo, Busch, FRW and ACI would attend the gathering.
The official noted that 148 foreign guests from 30 countries would take part in the gathering.
The 2nd Iran Auto Industry International Conference (IAIIC) will be held in Tehran on December 1 with an aim of attracting foreign investment and presenting domestic capabilities and capacities.
Sasan Qorbani, Secretary of the conference, told reporters that with regard to the approval of strategic plan for Iran's auto industry, the plan will be offered to the participants in order to specify orientation of auto industry.
He further remarked that during the conference latest laws and regulations of the country about foreign investment, especially in auto industry, will be offered to the participants while domestic auto companies will elucidate their overall plans.
Qorbani who is also the spokesman of Auto Policy-Making Council, said Iran's auto industry is under severe criticism such as price, quality, after sale services, diversity of products and employment of modern technology, adding that grounds will be prepared for responding to these criticisms in this conference.
Meanwhile, he said, the opportunity has been provided for foreign investors to offer their demands for entering into Iran's market.
Qorbani said car and spare parts manufacturers from 30 countries will be guest of the conference, adding that there is no restriction to participation of any foreign auto company.
He pointed to increase in auto production in the current year as a reason behind holding the conference and noted that in the first half of the year car manufacturing increased over 70% as compared to the same period last year.
Qorbani further referred to Iran's talks with 5+1 countries and said if the sanctions were definitely lifted an explosive jump would be witnessed in the growth and development of auto industry in Iran.
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