Organizers of the 28th edition of Autopromotec, set for May 22-26, 2019, at the Bologna Exhibition Centre in Italy, are announcing several new developments.
First, the revamping of exhibition space of BolognaFiere will lead to a more rational layout of spaces and an additional increase in the exhibition surface, say the organizers. There also has been a makeover of the image to identify all communication tools of the fair. Plus pre-registrations are up compared with the last show.
New floor layout
The 2019 edition of Autopromotec will feature more exhibition space compared to 2017, with over 580 product categories covering all sub-sectors of the aftermarket.
The layout of Autopromotec 2019 will see the total renewal of Hall 29 and 30, which will reclaim their role as “the home of diagnosis and equipment” with leading international companies in the industry already confirming participation.
Hall 14, in the last edition hosting the diagnosis segment, will now be dedicated to lifting and garage equipment and tire servicing, completing an important product area totally focused on the sector (Halls, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 22) with exhibitors including tire and rim producers and dealers, servicing equipment, new and retreaded tires and related accessories and services, lifting and garage equipment.
“Thanks to the new layout, Autopromotec will see one of its distinctive features, that of being a ‘fair within a fair,’ being further strengthened,” say organizers. “This is a unique aspect that allows visitors to plan their visit based on specific professional interests. The positioning of other sectors will see no changes. Those sectors range from spare parts, body repair, equipment and products for service stations and car washes, through to polyfunctional equipment, consolidating Autopromotec as the main international event with the clout to bring together all product supply chains of the automotive aftermarket.”A new image
For Autopromotec 2019, a new image has been created “in keeping with the technological innovation that has strongly characterized the exhibition over recent editions. The image represents the evolution of the fair over the last few years, projecting it in a future where an increasingly connected world is conveyed by the fusion of skylines of different cities suspended on a futuristic galaxy. A new world immersed in constellations that strongly identify the sectors present at Autopromotec and that represent the future of the world of vehicle assistance. A world in a not too distant future and still to be explored, where visitors will be accompanied by a special guide that will be the focus of publicity campaigns, banners, videos and much more.”
Company pre-registrations are noting increases. The number of pre-registrations in early April was 642 companies compared to the 627 in the same period in 2016. Of these companies, 6.8% will be first-time Autopromotec exhibitors. Foreign participation, represented by 139 companies, is headed by companies from countries such as China and Germany followed by the principal European countries.
“The analysis of these early data, while still preliminary, also provides an indication of the sectors that most attract exhibitors, including spare parts, garage diagnosis and tires,” say organizers. “Also to note is a welcome upturn of the body repair sector.”