Futurmotive – Expo & Talks presented to an international audience

Futurmotive – Expo & Talks is scheduled to take place Nov. 16-18, 2023, in Bologna, Italy, and comes before the next Autopromotec show, to be held in 2025.

Futurmotive – Expo & Talks, a new trade event on the future of mobility organized by Autopromotec, was presented this morning to a global audience through a digital meeting devoted to international press, trade associations and stakeholders.

Futurmotive – Expo & Talks is scheduled to take place Nov. 16-18, 2023, in Bologna, Italy, and comes before the next Autopromotec show, to be held in 2025.

The automotive industry has been undergoing major changes in the last decade, and the transition towards sustainable and connected mobility is now more relevant than ever. The European Union (EU) has recently made a decision to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe from 2035 on, which will inevitably impact the industry’s competitiveness and employment.

To address these challenges, representatives from the main European trade associations came together Friday morning to share ideas and visions while talking about the event.

The digital event included:

•Benjamin Krieger, Secretary General of CLEPA, European Association of Automotive Suppliers;

•Gianmarco Giorda, Managing Director of ANFIA, Italian Association of the Automotive Industry;

•Frank Beaujean, President of EGEA, European Garage Equipment Association

•Renzo Servadei, Managing Director of Autopromotec;

•Emanuele Vicentini, in charge of international development for Autopromotec, moderated the discussion

“The automotive sector, including aftermarket and repair, will see much change in the coming 10-15 years, driven by the twin transition towards sustainable and connected mobility,” Krieger said. “This transition cannot be mastered by individual stakeholders, it requires a concerted effort, in which industry and policy makers jointly ensure progress and mitigate risks. Automotive suppliers support climate-neutral mobility, but need the enabling framework in place, notably charging and refuelling infrastructure. Digitalization urgently requires up-to-date rules to ensure thriving and competitive markets for new mobility services and products based on data”.

Beaujean, on behalf of EGEA, expressed his gratitude to the organizers of Futurmotive for offering an international platform to accompany the dramatic and fast transformation processes in the industry.

“The fair access to data is essential to keep our industry ongoing, Beaujean said. “The ‘sector specific data regulation’ is addressed to balance the interest of all stakeholders in a fair manner – a very challenging mission. But also the technologic transformation to electromobility will impact the workshop-world of today and tomorrow. For example, lift solutions need to be adopted to enable workshops to repair and maintain the vehicles of tomorrow. I’m excited and look forward to Futurmotive – Expo & Talks which is an excellent opportunity to get an update on latest information, products and services and provide orientation to master the challenges.”

Servadei provided a brief overview of the upcoming event and stated that sustainability is a process that must certainly be addressed in terms of ecology, but also in terms of economy and community. He stated that as trade show organizers, they asked themselves: what shall we do? How can we address such a complex issue?
“I believe that it is necessary to start thinking about sustainability in a broader way: it is a process that must certainly be addressed in terms of ecology, but also in terms of economy and community,” Servadei said.

Vicentini described in detail the upcoming event and provided an overview of the international cooperation activities that will be carried out. For the development of Futurmotive – Expo & Talks, organizers are working side by side with many associations and stakeholders who represent old and new segments of the automotive and mobility ecosystem.

At the same time, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Trade Agency, they will host industry leaders and buyers from more than 15 countries, making it a truly global event.

During the three days of the trade show, Futurmotive – Expo & Talks will bring together participating companies in an exhibition space of approximately 25,000 square meters in Halls 14, 16 and 19, showcasing a full range of technological innovations and solutions to address global challenges in the automotive world. The main areas of interest will be alternative fuel systems, components, equipment, tyres and new materials.

Two other important events will take place in conjunction with Futurmotive – Expo & Talks at the Bologna Exhibition Centre: E-Charge, the exhibition dedicated to the electric vehicle charging industry, infrastructure and electric mobility organised by A151 and held on 16 and 17 November, and Fleet Manager Academy, the professional event dedicated to fleet and corporate mobility organized by Econometrica, that will take place on November 16th.

The conferences
Innovators, technologists and institutions will alternate on the Futurmotive stage to outline the new routes of energy sustainability: not only new generation power plants, alternative fuels and raw materials procurement but also infrastructure and smart cities, human-machine interconnection for computerized car maintenance, big data management, cybersecurity, the transformation of business models and the labor market.

Further information is available at www.futurmotive.com.

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