Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles

The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers[1] (OICA; French: Organisation internationale des constructeurs automobiles), founded 1919 in Paris, is an international trade association whose members are 39 national automotive industry trade associations.[2][1] OICA facilitates communication among its member national automotive industry trade associations and advocates for policies and position of mutual interest to its members at the international level and to the general public.[2]


OICA hosts on its web site the working documents from various United Nations expert groups, including World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations.[3]

Climate changeEdit

OICA recognizes anthropogenic climate change as "probably the greatest challenge facing society in the twenty-first century." OICA identifies motor vehicles as a significant factor, contributing about 16% of global man-made carbon dioxide emissions. OICA advocates for an integrated, global approach to global warming.[4]

Auto showsEdit

The OICA coordinates[citation needed] scheduling for the following major auto shows. Bold denotes one of the "big five" , most prestigious shows.

Note that only the passenger car segment is included in this list, while other exhibitions exist for heavy commercial vehicles:

Show name City Country Month Official link
North American International Auto Show Detroit   USA January
European Motor Show Brussels Brussels   Belgium January
Auto Expo New Delhi   India February (even years)
Belgrade International Motor Show Belgrade   Serbia March
Geneva International Motor Show Geneva   Switzerland March
Bangkok International Motor Show Bangkok   Thailand March / April
New York International Auto Show New York   USA March / April
AutoRAI Amsterdam   Netherlands April
Beijing International Automotive Exhibition Beijing   China April (even years)
Seoul Motor Show Seoul   South Korea April (odd years)
Automobile Barcelona Barcelona   Spain May (odd years)
Salón del Automóvil de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires   Argentina June (odd years)
Moscow International Automobile Salon Moscow   Russia August–September
Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung Hanover   Germany September (even years, commercial)
Munich   Germany September (odd years)
Mondial de l'Automobile Paris   France October (even years) Archived 2011-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
Sofia Motor Show Sofia   Bulgaria October (odd years)
Los Angeles Auto Show Los Angeles   USA November
Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo   Japan December (odd years)
Bologna Motor Show Bologna   Italy December

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "New York Auto Show Receives Global Recognition from International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers". Reuters. 2008-02-25. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. Retrieved April 4, 2017.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "UN Expert Group documents". OICA. Retrieved 2008-09-30.[self-published source]
  4. ^ "Climate Change and CO2" (PDF). Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. May 2008.[self-published source]

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