From 13-17 September 2022, all international key players from industry, workshops and the trade will finally come together again at Automechanika Frankfurt. After last year’s compact hybrid format, the 2022 fair is building on its international stature. So far, 85 percent of the companies will come to the fair from abroad, and in total, exhibitors will travel from around 70 countries. This shows that there is a lot to talk about. Due to the massive transformation of the aftermarket and new demands on the industry, topics such as digitalisation, electrification, new mobility and automotive logistics are particularly in the focus of discussion this year.
Olaf Mußhoff, Director Automechanika Frankfurt: “I am glad that the whole world of the automotive aftermarket can finally meet in person again! Participants can look forward to numerous product innovations and personal contact with other industry experts. In addition, we have numerous new event formats planned for the restart.”
Change needs innovations
In 2022, the focus will be on innovations more than ever. This is why Automechanika Frankfurt has launched a new concept for the Innovation Awards. More companies than ever before applied in several categories such as E-Mobility, Data & Connectivity, Workshop & Service Solutions and Body & Paint, to name but a few. A particularly large number of applications were received for digitalisation and electrification. On 13 September, the winners will be announced by an international jury of experts.
The awards will be accompanied by the new special show ‘Innovation4Mobility’. How will the aftermarket change due to the New Mobility? This question is the focus and will be discussed by industry, science & start-ups in tech talks, networking sessions and product showcases. At the Future Mobility Park, participants can find out about solutions for the mobility of tomorrow, discover products and even test them on the test course outside.
Networking, networking, networking
After the long pandemic break, the industry needs a place to exchange, develop and discuss again. To create the ideal setting for this, there will be dedicated networking areas and a daily happy hour for all participants to network and connect with other Automotive Professionals in a relaxing atmosphere.
For the body & paint industry, meeting point will be the new networking area in hall 11 with an adjoining stage. A diverse event programme is also being planned: for example, the International Bodyshop Industry Symposiums (IBIS) is organizing a panel discussion on “A global perspective on the ever-changing body repair landscape” on 13 September 2022.
Another highlight is the Body & Paint competition, sponsored by Axalta, BASF Coatings/Glasurit and SATA. Under the motto “Mobility in transition”, talented painters will compete and design bonnets with great passion, which they will show to the public and an expert jury. In Hall 12.0, the growing detailing community can look forward to a new action area with practice-oriented workshops.
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