Automechanika, a tradeshow dedicated to the automotive aftermarket industry and high-end technical training, held its first U.S. event at McCormick Place, Chicago April 24-26.

Nearly 6,000 attendees had the opportunity to visit with more than 450 exhibitors from 23 countries. Organizers claimed the event to be the biggest platform for industry training, hosting over 100 seminars and workshops with more than 2,000 shop owners and technicians attending the sessions. The next show is scheduled for spring 2017.