Autopromotec brought its Futurmotive virtual conference to thousands of automotive industry professionals around the world Dec. 10, bringing together experts from government, industry, trade associations and universities who provided their views and expertise.

Renzo Servadei, CEO of Autopromotec, speaks with Futurmotive presenter Barbara Pedrotti.

Autopromotec is planning its next “hybrid” convention scheduled for May 2021, in anticipation of resuming the in-person automotive show in May 2022.

Fifth companies exhibited with virtual booths during Futurmotive. Discussions involved topics related to technological innovation, smart mobility and the economy.

“Futurmotive was a gamble, but one that we intend to take again in the future. In fact, the event scheduled for May 2021, is a solution planned to be something between a digital and a physical event,” said Renzo Servadei, CEO of Autopromotec. “Today, given the predicaments caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our sector must exploit all the tools that technology makes available to promote networking and interaction between different sectors in order to spread knowledge, strengthen existing business relationships and build new ones.”

Francesca Puglisi, right, Undersecretary, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy takes part in Futurmotive.

Futurmotive and its speakers and panelists tacked topics such as, “Trade networks’ evolution in the era of digitalization”, “The transformation of the supply chain”, “The economic impact of the CoViD-19 pandemic on the aftermarket industry”, and “Bodyshops and digital claim management, a global overview.”

Massimo Brunamonti, technical Advisor, AICA, leads a panel discussion titled, “Artificial intelligence in the automotive industry.”

Former Sky network presenter Barbara Pedrotti was host throughout the event, which was organized entirely on a virtual platform.

“History teaches us that a great crisis is almost always followed by a great recovery and the topics discussed during the past edition of Futurmotive give us the courage, confidence and hope to believe that 2021 and 2022 will be booming years for the automotive sector,” Servadei said. “The key areas to start from in rebuilding our future are: training, i.e. refining the skills and professional qualities of young men and women; information, to keep abreast of the changes taking place; and equipment, i.e. having the hi-tech tools necessary to cope with a greener and more sustainable future. Futurmotive, therefore, represents the first step on a path towards the great physical trade show scheduled for May 2022.”

The next Autopromotec exhibition is scheduled for May 25-28, 2022.

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