Autopromotec announced the postponement of its 2021 event.
Originally scheduled for May 26-29, 2021, in Bologna, Italy, the event has been rescheduled to May 25-28, 2022.
For more than 50 years, Autopromotec has gathered aftermarket professionals in the heart of Italy’s “Motor Valley.” Event organizers said they made the decision “after a deep analysis of the economic and sanitary framework on a global scale, having as its primary goal the protection of its almost 1,700 exhibiting companies.” According to event organizers, 43% of exhibitors come from outside Italy.
Postponing the event to 2022 “will enable the exhibiting companies to invest their financial resources at a more appropriate moment, thus being able to maximize business opportunities, which has always been a strong point of the Bologna exhibition.”
Following the postponement, the show now will take place in even-numbered years.
“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to register high rates of contagion, and severe limitations to international travels persist,” said Renzo Servadei, Autopromotec CEO. “A proper planning on the part of all the players of the sector is crucial to create a high-level event, but the uncertainty related to the measures to deal with the sanitary crisis makes it difficult to national and international exhibitors and visitors to plan their business travels well in advance.
“The pre-registration forms received from exhibiting companies up until now, however, are consistent with those of the past editions. In order to accompany the sector to 2022, Autopromotec is working on a digital project that, on May 2021, will support companies in view of the full restart of their activities, keeping them in touch with the global market.”