Autopromotec has announced an online event, Futurmotive – Digital Expo and Conference, which will be held on 10 December 2020. Organisers expect companies in the industry and international experts to exchange ideas, projects and “visions of the future within an event conceived and coordinated by the promoters of the international automotive equipment and aftermarket trade fair”.
Autopromotec says that the aim of the online Futurmotive event is to promote networking and interaction between the “various players” in the automotive industry and new technologies in light of the “changing economic scenario”.
“The impact of the pandemic on the automotive industry, which according to some analysts should have slowed down the technological development of the sector, has not actually affected the innovative processes,” said Renzo Servadei, CEO of Autopromotec. “Issues such as connected mobility, the circular economy, the application of artificial intelligence software to vehicles and the digitisation of garages and distribution networks are the key elements to outline the economic scenario for the near future.
“These topics are the basis on which we have built the Futurmotive project – the aim is to involve the parts, equipment and tyre sectors in order to disseminate knowledge, strengthen existing business relations and establish new ones. [It is] a digital event in December that allows automotive aftermarket companies to stay in touch, while waiting for the big physical event scheduled for May 2022.”
Futurmotive by Autopromotec will take place in an interactive virtual and online environment where participants will be able to follow several speeches by international guests, along with workshops featuring industry company representatives to deal with issues in greater detail.
Speeches by experts and operators in the automotive industry will be held in a “virtual studio” and will address issues related to mobility and new technologies, the eco-sustainability of the industry and the new scenarios brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Autopromotec says there will also be a number of “useful appointments” to analyse “current affair-related issues” to lay the foundations for “the new ‘20s” in the automotive industry.
Plenty of space will also be dedicated to business relations – sponsors will be present in their virtual booths, making it possible to access material made available by each company as well as allowing for communication directly with sales representatives through live chat and video conferencing.