Autopromotec: Another Successful Show - BodyShop Business

Autopromotec: Another Successful Show

The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, ended successfully on May 26, 2019.

The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, ended successfully on May 26, 2019. The event brought together the entire vehicle assistance sector in Bologna in a five-day event (May 22-26, 2019) dedicated to recent market developments, technological innovation, specialization and professional training.

Approximately 1,676 companies have chosen the event as a showcase to present – often as previews – their products and services, with a 4.4% increase in the number of participating companies compared to the previous show in 2017. Of these, the share of foreign companies was 43%, for a total of 53 countries represented. The event, which took place throughout 17 exhibition halls and five outdoor areas, with a total exhibition area of 1.75 million square feet, attracted 119,108 professional operators – up 4.85% compared to 2017 – who had the opportunity to meet companies from all sub-sectors of the aftermarket.

Autopromotec demonstrated its increasingly global outlook with an 18% share of foreign professionals and the presence of more than 100 delegates from 32 countries. Buyers and institutional operators met with Italian exhibitors over 629 meetings, organized as part of a plan to promote Autopromotec as well as the entire automotive aftermarket chain internationally, the result of an ongoing collaboration with the Emilia-Romagna Region and ICE (Italian Trade Agency).

Confirming Autopromotec as a show of great value for the average operator in the car repair market, the 2019 show explored key issues for the entire automotive after-sales market. During the more than 20 discussions scheduled for the AutopromotecEDU conference calendar and roundtables, centered around correct information, training and timely discussions, the industry walked away knowing the evolution of the market and new mobility scenarios require new and groundbreaking solutions for vehicle technology. Also, that new professional skills and marketing tools will need to be acquired.

The 2019 Autopromotec attracted a wide range of professionals and enthusiasts thanks to special initiatives such as the “Hybrid & ADAS Village,” an area dedicated to demonstrations and tests on the latest generation of ADAS systems on hybrid cars, created in collaboration with Quattroruote Professional. Also, the “Autopromotec Motorsport,” an initiative sponsored by ACI Sport and ANFIA-Motorsport, celebrated the relationship between aftermarket firms and the motorsport sector. The “Officina X.0” project, developed in collaboration with Accenture, highlighted the role of digitization and connectivity in tomorrow’s workshops. Finally, Autopromotec, held in the heart of the “Motor Valley,” could not neglect to recognize the Italian genius, creativity and passion for engines with “Italy, Passion in Red” – a special exhibition of vintage cars managed by Ruote Classiche, with six strictly red Italian vintage cars, organized in collaboration with FCA Heritage and private collectors.

“The technological level of all the exhibiting companies confirmed what analysts had previously announced: technology, technical information and training are the ingredients of a recipe that will lead automotive aftermarket companies towards the challenges of a future that is already here,” said Renzo Servadei, CEO of Autopromotec. “New fuels, driver-assistance systems, a new concept of mobility and increasing environmental awareness are important challenges, but also opportunities for those who will be able to make the most of them. Autopromotec provided many useful indications on how to plan one’s own future as well as future generations.”

The 29th Autopromotec will be held May 26-30, 2021, as always at the Bologna fairgrounds. For more information, visit

You May Also Like

Auto Care Connect Announces First Keynote Speaker for 2024 Event

Trend Hunter Chief Content Officer Armida Ascano specializes in trend forecasting and will discuss internet culture and consumer behavior in the digital age.

The Auto Care Association has announced the first of its anticipated keynote speakers at the 2024 Auto Care Connect event May 5-8 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago: Armida Ascano, chief content officer of Trend Hunter.

Trend Hunter is a renowned source of inspiration for industry professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs and the insatiably curious. With a monthly view count of 20 million, Trend Hunter AI stands as the world's largest and most popular trend community. By leveraging big data, human researchers and AI, Trend Hunter identifies consumer insights and deep dive opportunities for the world's most innovative companies. Their research and workshops have already helped over 1,100 brands, billionaires and CEOs.  

HD Repair Forum Advisory Board Welcomes New Members in 2024

The board leads the focus and direction of the HD Repair Forum’s annual conference.

AASP/NJ to Award $5K in NORTHEAST Dollars at Upcoming Show

Ten randomly selected show attendees will receive $500 toward the purchase of tools and equipment on the show floor.

NORTHEAST to Feature AASP/NJ’s Fourth Annual Young Technician Awards

Each award recipient will receive $2,500 in tools and equipment to help them build their toolkit toward a successful career in collision repair. 

HD Repair Forum Opens Registration to Collision Conference

The HD Repair Forum announced that registration is now open for their annual collision industry conference April 24-25, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

Other Posts

Bodywork Bowl Competition Returns for AASP/NJ’s NORTHEAST Show

The competition allows technicians to show off their skills for a chance to win amazing prizes.

Auto Care Connect 2024 Early-Bird Registration Now Open

The event will take place May 5-8, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in downtown Chicago.

WIN Conference Registration Now Open

This year’s conference, themed “Dream Out Loud”, will be held May 6-8, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport Beach, Calif.

NABC to Host Three Golf Fundraisers in 2024

The NABC Changing and Saving Lives golf fundraisers provide an opportunity to join industry colleagues and customers for great golf and support the NABC.