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The Bologna Trade Fair Center in Italy will host the 23rd edition of Autopromotec May 20–24, 2009.

The 2007 show played host to a record 1,404 exhibitors (a 26.8% increase over 2005) representing 49 countries. Professional visitors to the Bologna-based show, including members of 23 official delegations, totaled 99,182 representing more than 110 countries.

Autopromotec is a global affair. It is geared to professional buyers, auto repair specialists, auto body repairers, auto electricians, tire specialists, car dealers and managers of car wash equipment. Aftermarket spare parts and auto repair servicing networks also will be able to check out the latest innovations available in the international automotive marketplace.

Once again, to preserve the quality and technological know-how of the show, only manufacturers or licensed agents will be allowed to exhibit at Autopromotec 2009.

In cooperation with Consorzio Ecogas, the Italian fuel gas distribution corporation, the 2009 edition will provide an outline of the latest vehicle solutions, alternative fuels and new servicing techniques. Some natural gas-powered vehicles will be displayed in an outside area, and will be available for demonstrations and driving tests.

Exhibition organizers will promote the event heavily, according to Renzo Servadei, managing director of Promotec Instalaciones S.L.

"We have set up a busy promotional schedule and, in the coming months, we will be flying to the United States, to Asia and to several parts of Europe. We are also organizing, in a joint effort with the Department of Productive Activities, with the Italian Trade Commission and with local industry associations, official missions of business professionals who also want to join our show."

The international exhibition focuses on equipment and products for the automotive industry. For more information, visit

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