The 2010 Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) is already oversubscribed, with high demand for space from Australia’s leading car companies, event organisers have confirmed in their latest press release.

The hugely anticipated show will be held at Sydney’s Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour from 15-24 October, marking it as the first major motor show in Australia since the Melbourne event in March 2009 and the first in Sydney for two years.

The 2010 show will be the first under a joint-venture arrangement that will see the show alternate between Sydney and Melbourne each year.

Support for this year’s show has been so strong that event organisers have been struggling to cater for each manufacturer’s requests for floor space at the venue.

“This will be one of the best-supported shows on record and is a real boost for the automotive industry,” said AIMS director Russ Tyrie.

“Everyone on the AIMS committee is gratified with the overwhelming confidence and support the industry has shown in wanting to make this the best show possible.

AIMS “Major motor shows around the world have taken a battering in recent years, with many major brands choosing not to exhibit, so we are really proud that our local industry has shown such strong support.

“It is true we are slightly oversubscribed on space, but it is a nice problem to have and we are working well with all the brands to try and meet their particular requirements.”

Mr Tyrie confirmed that the show’s full exhibitor line-up would be announced in due course once the final outstanding discussions with the remaining interested manufacturers had taken place.

“The response we have had from the brands highlights how well the industry is recovering and confirms AIMS as the premier motor show in the southern hemisphere,” Mr Tyrie added.

AIMS has also launched its official website, which will be updated regularly in the lead-up to the show.

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