With seven months to go before the opening day, the trade show EQUIP AUTO Paris has reached 60% of its sales target and confirmed its position as the reference trade event for the EMEA zone in terms of innovation for automotive aftersales and services for connected mobility. This extension and these new developments have won over longstanding companies and new market entrants. A programme on which EQUIP AUTO Paris is gradually lifting the veil, and which should lead to the show, held from 18 to 22 October this year, welcoming around 1,000 exhibitors and brands encompassing the entire automotive value chain of today and tomorrow, along with close to 80,000 professionals.
In its previous editions, EQUIP AUTO had combined the present and the future of the repair world: “Repairing today, preparing tomorrow.” The past two years have witnessed an acceleration of the underlying trends already in place: new mobility, zero-carbon transition of transport, digital technology, automated driving, etc. EQUIP AUTO must both capitalise on its role as a support agent and anticipator for the repair world, and constitute a beacon for these major transformations. Its goal: to shape the automotive future.
More ambitious and more inclusive, the tradeshow is extending its themes and potential to consolidate its vocation as an exhibition for an entire industry vertical, with all the equipment, products, services and technological innovation from companies working both for the aftermarket and for original equipment manufacturers:
1. Circular economy: the Sustainable Automobile Depollution, recycling, circular economy parts and remanufacturing, eco-friendly garage, used vehicles.
2. Technological innovations: the Garage of the Future Electronic maintenance, connected garage, mechanics and bodywork.
3. Energy transition and maintenance: Aftersales Tomorrow New powertrains: from OE to the aftermarket, retrofit, ethanol and synthetic fuels.
4. The Professionals of the Future
Training, recruitment and business transmission.
The show will therefore come to life over its five-day duration around these four major themes. Consequently, visitors and exhibitors will not only be reunited with the traditional highlights of EQUIP AUTO, such as the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation and high value added talks and workshops connected with these cross-cutting topics for the automotive sector, but will also discover the show’s villages: Univers VO, Start-Ups, Bodywork-Paintwork, and the many special events organised alongside them.
And, new in 2022, the EQUIP AUTO programme will be enhanced with 4 major European forums. Every morning, industry specialists from all over Europe will take to the stage in turn to discuss each of the show’s headline themes in round tables that can be followed in English and French.