Wesbank to Sponsor JIMS 2013 – Johannesburg Motor Show



Johannesburg Motor Show

Wednesday 6th March 2013: WesBank has announced its sponsorship of the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS), which is held every two years.

The next event, which will take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec), will be held between 16 and 27 October 2013. WesBank has secured the platinum sponsorship for JIMS for 2013 and 2015 as well as the first right of refusal for the 2017 event.

Brian RileyChris De Kock, Executive Head of Sales and Marketing at WesBank, said that WesBank is the preferred finance partner of choice of most of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). “It makes business sense for WesBank, the biggest financier of motor cars in Africa, to be associated with the biggest motor show in Africa.”

“Commenting on the sponsorship agreement, Nico Vermeulen, Director of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa, said that NAAMSA was delighted and proud to have Wesbank as the lead sponsor to the automotive industry and Johannesburg Expo Centre for the premier and largest internationally accredited motor show in the southern hemisphere. The well-established synergy between the South African automotive industry and Wesbank made the choice of lead sponsor a natural decision”

Johan van ZylThe Johannesburg International Motor Show sets the stage for OEMs, dealers, consumers, fleet owners and various suppliers to the industry to come together to showcase their products, as well as the latest innovations at what will be the premier event on the calendar of the South African Automobile industry in 2013.