BOLOGNA, Italy – With Autopromotec 2015 kicking off in just a few months, the organizers of the international exhibition of automotive aftermarket products taking place May 20-24 Bologna, Italy, have confirmed a positive trend registered in the past few months. Event organizers have reported an increase in exhibiting companies and in buyer delegations from every corner of the world.
With registrations still in progress, the Autopromotec 2015 figures gathered so far show a 10 percent increase in exhibitors over 2013, with a large share of foreign companies taking part. In order to offer the best supply and demand solutions for each country, and to confirm the increasing international orientation of the show, many international exhibitors will be grouped in country pavilions, with large exhibiting spaces hosting leading countries on the international automotive scene, such as Argentina and Brazil.
In addition, an area devoted to Turkish exhibiting companies will be featured for the first time ever, an important project developed in collaboration with OIB – Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association – which will involve 11 companies and will be hosted in Hall 21.
As far as foreign delegations are concerned, Autopromotec 2015 is poised to incur great interest, event organizers say. Due to agreements signed with several institutional and private partners, the number of international groups visiting the show has more than doubled over 2013, with 24 confirmed delegations coming from all continents.
Thanks to a renewed agreement with ICE – the Italian Trade Promotion Agency – delegations from the U.S., Mexico, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Japan will be visiting Autopromotec 2015. Another agreement with ICE is being considered for approval, which will promote further expansion into other markets with appropriated funds for big international trade shows. Collaboration projects with private consultants, co-financed by the Emilia- Romagna region, have resulted in trade professionals coming from such emerging countries in Southeast Asia as Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as from Turkey. The cooperation with the Italian Chambers of Commerce of Rio Grande do Sul and the Republic of Argentina will bring an Argentinian and a Brazilian delegation to the show. An important role was also played by Unioncamere Emilia – Romagna, whose ongoing collaboration has yielded delegations from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.