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Autopromotec’s international workshop program is expanding

More content, more meeting and meeting opportunities, more networking: the 2022 edition of Autopromotec is enriched with IAM (International Aftermarket Meetings), a series of six workshops with a global character and a European vocation, which focuses on the issues most relevant to the sector, bringing together key players for a series of in-depth encounters. The event organizers claim that IAM’s strategy is based on Autopromotec’s wide international reach and close relationships with all industry associations at European and global level, and represents a natural evolution of the International Aftermarket Meeting. , the influential meeting organized by Autopromotec in previous editions of the event, which has deepened the issues most relevant to the aftermarket.

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The six meetings of the IAM calendar will be held during the first two days of the 2022 edition of Autopromotec (May 25-26), organized with the contribution of the EGEA (European Garage Equipment Association) and the main national professional associations. and international. The meetings, specifically intended for an international audience, particularly European, will focus on various key issues for the post-pandemic automotive world and will offer all supply chain players a unique opportunity to take stock and share their experiences.

An opportunity for international dialogue

Emanuele Vicentini, International Developments at Autopromotec, announced the news saying: “At Autopromotec we attach great importance to international promotion, which is why we have created IAM, a series of international workshops where actors from the different chains aftermarket supply can come together. This year, on the occasion of the resumption of the show, it is essential to bring together after-sales specialists around an appointment for analysis, sharing and networking. Lately, long distance connections have been key to staying in touch with your closest network, but it’s only at a trade show that all the different links in the aftermarket supply chain can meet again. .

Vicentini concluded by emphasizing the international nature of the event: “In addition, thanks to the IAM project, Autopromotec 2022 will further boost the arrival of international buyers and decision-makers, also confirming the strategic importance of the event for the international actors”.

A calendar full of industry-relevant topics

IAM workshops will explore a range of topics that are particularly relevant and important to the various automotive aftermarket supply chains. Massimo Brunamonti, Scientific Coordinator of the IAM, explained the purpose of the series of meetings: “At this historic moment, when we hope to emerge from the pandemic and as trade fair activities resume, keeping up to date becomes even more vital. And doing it at the highest level is crucial. This is only possible by listening to and engaging with key players at the international level.

Brunamonti added: “Operators want to meet again, but they need a tangible reason to do so. With the IAM workshops, Autopromotec provides this reason and offers a place for operators to address all and only the subjects that really interest the activity of the industry”.

Entitled “Access to data and free competition”, the first meeting of the IAM deals with access to technical information and on-board vehicle data and the question of competition in the after-sales market. These two subjects are of particular importance for the sector and are closely related to the areas of repair, spare parts, diagnostics and new frontiers of IT security. The second IAM panel – the Conference of Periodic Technical Inspections – is dedicated to the world of inspections, in particular to new procedures linked to the latest technologies and the evolution of mobility. IAM’s third meeting, the Global Aftermarket Conference, is dedicated to the automotive aftermarket industry. With contributions from senior representatives from a selection of international industry associations, it will analyze the market from a broader perspective, providing valuable insights into automotive repair trends, industry developments and future developments. In addition to these meetings, as part of the IAM, three workshops will be held on the components of the future, the new digital workshop and developments in the world of tires.

All Autopromotec 2022 IAM meetings, whose working language will be English, will be held in a specially designated location, an exclusive room at the BolognaFiere exhibition center located on the mezzanine between halls 21 and 22. To foster new networking opportunities, Autopromotec also has a dedicated lounge area in Hall 22 where speakers and association managers can meet.

Insights straight from key players

As the event draws closer, Autopromotec will reveal more details about the one-on-one meeting topics and contributions from prominent speakers with an interactive series of video interviews with key IAM players. Advance information on the content of the workshops will be published in regular video podcasts published on social networks and the Autopromotec blog. The first in-depth video interview features Jordi Brunet Garcia, Secretary General of EGEA who, in the coming days, will take an insightful look at the future of mobility and the challenges the equipment sector, in particular, will face. confronted.

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