The next Automechanika Frankfurt will be held from 10 to 14 September 2024 and Autopromotec will take place from 21 to 24 May 2025 following market research showing strong support for the events.
“In order to get an accurate picture of market sentiment, organisers took advantage of the last Autopromotec to commission an independent survey of exhibitors aimed, in particular, at identifying their preferences for scheduling the sectors’ international events,” the two shows said in a joint statement.
“The survey revealed that, once the pandemic is over, exhibitors would prefer that the two most important international trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket, Autopromotec and Automechanika, return to their traditional schedule.”
The scheduling means Autopromotec will be run in odd-numbered years and Automechanika Frankfurt in even-numbered years, restoring the events’ alternation that had been interrupted by the pandemic.
“We are delighted to announce that we have achieved a common understanding with all involved parties, e.g. customers, partners, associations, and media,” said Michael Johannes, Vice President of Messe Frankfurt and Brand Manager Automechanika. “Numerous personal conversations with our international network helped to pave the way over the past few months. This will help everyone in the automotive aftermarket to optimise their planning.”
Renzo Servadei, Autopromotec CEO, said: “By restoring the balance between these events, we will avoid additional stress for companies that have already been put to the test. At the same time, we are making it possible for them to participate in both of our trade shows, creating considerable positive energy for everyone involved.”
Autopromotec is also creating a new event to be held from 16 to 18 November 2023. The event is devoted to manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers, and buyers and will focus on the challenges facing the entire mobility industry, from energy transition and sustainability to new business models.