Mexico's national automotive industry association, AMIA, said Monday that it has reached an agreement to run an 11-day international auto show in Mexico City next September and October.
Cesar Flores, AMIA's president, said the decision to stage the show followed a vote in which the majority of Mexico's assemblers and marketers of light vehicles had voted in favor.
The show will be organized for the first time by Frankfurt-based Messe Frankfurt, which already handles the annual PAACE Automechanika Mexico exhibition in Mexico City, Flores said.
Next year's show is called the Salon Internacional del Automovil, Mexico 2008. An international auto show was last held in December 2006, when only about half of the three dozen or so brands sold in Mexico at the time participated.
It was cancelled this year, apparently because of a lack of interest, with some executives saying they favored holding the show every two years.
Flores said the 2008 event will be announced officially in the first quarter of 2008.
The dates for the show are Sept. 25-Oct. 5.