Autopromotec 2017, the most specialised international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, being held in Bologna from 24th-28th, is shaping up to be an even more dynamic and must-attend event than past editions, say the organisers. At roughly six months from the opening, exhibition space for most product sectors has already sold out. Organisers are also announcing a strong increase in the number of exhibitors (+19 per cent increase over the same period in 2014), a factor that has led to the upgrading and optimisation of several exhibition areas.
The end of October was the deadline for pre-registration for the 2017 show. All product sectors involved– from tools and equipment to spare parts and components, diagnosis and car service – have heated up significantly with nearly all halls of the Bologna Exhibition Centre booked solid.
More specifically, there is one market – tyres — that has noted a distinct increase in exhibitors, to the extent that the space devoted to showcasing products has actually been doubled. For the first time, all major world brands in the sector will be exhibiting at Autopromotec, proof of the importance the Bologna trade fair has for this particular segment. To enable its expansion, several other halls have been set aside for the leading players of this important sector, including producers and dealers of tyres and rims, vehicle servicing equipment, retreaded tyres and their related accessories and services.
As Renzo Servadei, CEO of Autopromotec commented: “A full house six months before the start of the exhibition is an important achievement. It confirms the role of Autopromotec as an opportunity for the industry of automotive after-sales to gather and exchange information, as well as to showcase products and cutting-edge technological innovations.”