Autopromotec Conference 2018

Organisers gathered representatives of institutions, universities and car, components and equipment manufacturers for the second edition of Autopromotec Conference – State of the Industry 2018.

The event aimed at outlining the future reality that the automotive aftermarket will have to face in light of the new needs of mobility, the evolution of online life, technology and, more generally, the irreversible paradigms of the future that will also involve the car sector, in all its facets.

Autopromotec Conference 2018 provided interesting insights, debunking some false myths about the impact that future mobility will have on the automotive after-sales market and restoring optimism to the world of car repair. Electric vehicles (EVs) and shared mobility will change and reduce the vehicles on the roads, cars will be safer and more complex, and they will generally have fewer components due to electrification.

Another recurring concept of Autopromotec Conference 2018 was disruption, i.e. revolution created by digitisation. The industry needs to know how to break with the past, to be able to interpret the new needs of the customer, acting with much shorter response times, staying constantly updated and using the internet to bring the workshop and its services directly to the customer.

Sharing was also a concept that often came up during Autopromotec Conference 2018. Beyond sharing mobility, which is taking place globally, the after-sales world must share strategies and all the actors involved (institutions, schools and companies) must play as a team to create those powerful training supports necessary to educate professionals able to deal with the new market, without being overwhelmed by the change.