Pre-registrations for Autopromotec on the rise
Autopromotec, which will be held at the Bologna Trade Fair Center (May 24-28, 2017) has just disclosed the first figures related to 2017 pre-registrations.
These figures have been sourced from the Information Form, a non-binding document that both repeat and potential exhibitors sent to the Show Organizers to help them plan the 2017 floor layout based on actual space request.
At the end of April, 761 companies had submitted pre-registration information, 9 per cent more than the same period in 2014. Over 10 per cent of these pre-registrations are from first-time exhibitors, 30 per cent of whom come from such big European automotive markets as Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland.
The positive feedback from international exhibitors is all the more remarkable if we consider that exhibiting companies usually book their booths directly, skipping the pre-registration phase altogether.
Early figures already show which halls are going to draw larger numbers of exhibitors, namely the ones devoted to spare parts, diagnostic lines, tire equipment and tires, the latter having strongly increased over the past few years thanks to new manufacturing companies from the Far East.
Autopromotec CEO Renzo Servadei says: “Our exhibition has been steadily expanding and proving to be the benchmark event, held in odd-numbered years, for the whole automotive aftermarket industry, and early figures seem to confirm it. We have many requests from first-time exhibitors, and long-time repeat exhibitors often request larger exhibit space. Additionally, international attendance has grown over the past few editions, as a result of increased promotional activities aimed at enhancing international recognition of the show and the “Made in Italy” business.” Servadei then concludes: “Autopromotec constantly provides updates on the latest technologies that will be soon affecting workshop activities and that no trade operator can afford to ignore.”