Car equipment. 2022 program between business and challenges – L’argus PRO

After a three-year absence and just over a hundred days before the opening of the Equip Auto doors, the organizers were impatient with the unveiling of the contents of this 26th edition, which will be held in the Paris Porte de Versailles. , from October 18 to 22, 2022, same venue and venue as Paris Motor Show. And with good reason, Fiev, FFC and Comexposium promise this year a Parisian automotive after-sales show rich in news and promises !

Equipment Auto, for an ideal car future

The president of Equip Auto, Philippe Baudin, and his teams wanted to strengthen the exhibition’s business attraction by supporting professionals and facilitating exchanges, but also by standing out from the competition. ” We are the only BtotB event that is able to cover all the challenges because we knew how to move forward at the same time as the market ”, he said. They have been working for several months, obviously depending on the context facing the sector, between energy, ecological, technological, regulatory and legal challenges, or even supported by new uses. And therefore three great missions have arisen from their work:

  1. works for meetings and business, a performance bar,
  2. to innovate and digitally benefit tomorrow’s car market,
  3. and makes the show a benchmark for connected mobility services.

“These challenges and their missions are not negotiable today”, for Philippe Baudin, who has the firm intention of “jointly create the ideal future for the sector, one that combines know-how and innovation”. To do this and “designing this future”the show will therefore come to life for 5 days around 4 well-defined main themes:

  1. circular economy: sustainable cars (pollution, recycling, PIEC and remanufacturing, organic garage, used vehicles),
  2. technological innovations: the garage of the future (electronic maintenance, connected garage, mechanics and bodywork),
  3. energy conversion and maintenance: tomorrow’s after-sales (new engines: from OE to after-sales, retrofitting, ethanol and synthetic fuels),
  4. tomorrow’s professionals: training, recruitment, business transfer.

Equip Auto has also chosen to focus once again on the sectorisation of the routes, a winning formula according to the organization. It therefore continues to offer six routes that allow visitors to explore the show according to the interest centers or visitors’ needs, from spare parts and equipment for electric and hybrid vehicles, to solutions for the sale of trailers, innovations in original equipment, the ecological and sustainable garage, up to the electronic garage and maintenance and the digital garage.

Map of the Equip Auto exhibition by sector

80,000 visitors are expected

In numbers, here’s what the organizers say: 5 days of the show (from 18 to 21 October 2022), 3 halls (pavilions 1, 2.1 and 2.2), 80,000 m2, 1,000 exhibitors (equipment manufacturers, manufacturers, distribution networks) and after-sales , tool and equipment manufacturers, tire manufacturers, IT publishers, etc. and 80,000 visitors are expected, of which 50% are mechanics. Apart from the 20,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors fewer than in 2019, this edition still seems promising, especially as it could benefit from all the aura of the Mondial de l’Auto. Staff confirm that 95% of the surface has already been marketed and that new subscribers account for 35% within 4 months of the show opening its doors. Note that the French government has decided to provide financial support to the event sector, which can reach tens of thousands of euros per year. capable of first-time exhibitors and SMEs. Also 25% of international exhibitors were present, which will allow the installation of pavilions dedicated to the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Turkey.

With regard to the program, several new features need to be noted. Equip Auto will offer to visit its traditional “Villages”, but this year there will be 5 of them. Re-employment Village and Village of French Territories of Excellence appear. The first will bring together the actors in the part that is a result of the circular economy, to talk about remanufacturing, repair options and recycling, while the second will highlight the competitiveness clusters that are active in new mobility and car innovation. At the same time, it will also build an era dedicated to collector cars, as well as the garage of the future. For the latter, it will be a matter of offering a different visiting experience in support of a brand new demonstrator. This will immerse the professionals present at the fair in the development of their current and expected activity in the coming years. The tour lasts 55 minutes and will be written in an immersive setting with demonstrations in dedicated universes.

Equip Auto, an annual and international event?

Still unpublished, a batch of 4 major European forums will be held during the BtoB event and will address the following topics:

  • ecological conversion and sustainable development, “The major challenges for car after-sales, 2022-2030”,
  • technological innovations, “car maintenance, tomorrow”,
  • energy conversion / electric vehicle, “The sector in full revolution”,
  • tomorrow’s professionals, “Recruitment, training, passing on … the big challenges”.

They will take place every morning on the occasion of roundtable discussions in French and English, and bring together European experts who will take turns exploring the sector’s cross-cutting issues related to the show’s key themes.

Let us not forget the many internal meetings on this show, as the International Grand Prix will also be in the spotlight, as will the gala evening and the series of events, workshops and conferences that will definitely be lively throughout the day. For its big comeback, Equip Auto has invested in a new digital system and integrated its 365 community platform so that exhibitors and visitors can be connected all year round. It is already operational.

Here the complete program

All professionals and the press will therefore meet in the Paris Porte de Versailles from 18 October 2022, but whatever the case, the Equip Auto exhibition has a firm desire to develop, to ensure its financial sustainability, to implement its brand internationally and to make annual meeting in favor of formats such as Equip Auto On Tour or other formulas currently under consideration.

The list of exhibitors is also available on Equip Auto’s website

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