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Autopromotec and Automechanika Dates Set for 2024 - 2025
From 16 to 18 November 2023, Autopromotec is organising a brand new event in Bologna focusing on the energy transition.
The Automotive Aftermarket is Back on Schedule
In order to get an accurate picture of market sentiment, organisers took advantage of the last Autopromotec to commission an independent survey of exhibitors aimed in particular at identifying their preferences for scheduling the sectors’ international
The survey revealed that, once the pandemic is over, exhibitors would prefer that the two most important international trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket – Autopromotec and Automechanika – return to their traditional schedule: Autopromotec in odd-numbered years and Automechanika in even-numbered years.
Representatives of these two events agreed that it was important to satisfy the market’s requirements here, and as a consequence, Automechanika Frankfurt will take place on 10-14 September 2024, while the 30th Autopromotec will take place on 21-24 May 2025 in the Bologna fair district, restoring the events’ alternation that had been interrupted by the pandemic.
In addition, Autopromotec is creating a new event, to be held on 16-18 November 2023. The event, which is still in the design phase, is devoted to manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers and buyers and focuses on the challenges facing the entire mobility industry, from the energy transition and sustainability to new business models. We will reveal more as the event approaches.
Renzo Servadei, Autopromotec CEO says; “A positive attitude towards competitiveness includes an awareness that markets need to be healthy and motivated. By restoring the balance between these events, we will avoid additional stress for companies that have already been put to the test. At the same time, we are making it possible for them to participate in both of our trade shows, creating considerable positive energy for everyone involved.”
Michael Johannes, Vice President of Messe Frankfurt and Brand Manager Automechanika, added: “We are delighted to announce that we have achieved a common understanding with all involved parties, e.g. customers, partners, associations and media. Numerous personal conversations with our international network helped to pave the way over the past few months. This will help everyone in
the automotive aftermarket to optimise their planning.”