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Hic manebimus optime (Here we will remain most excellently!)

Renzo Servadei

That is why the level of attention required by today’s challenges are not frightening us, rather they instil additional awareness and motivation to seize opportunities as they present themselves
This motto was attributed to a Roman centurion who, during the sack of Rome in 390 B.C., a particularly difficult time in Roman history, allegedly uttered it to instil confidence in his comrades, a confidence that would later lead to the Roman Senate's decision to resist and rebuild the Urbe, a city that would later create the largest empire of ancient times.

With all due distinctions, we, too, are living through turbulent times with no shortage of challenges for the automotive sector and for mobility in general. From a political and social point of view, we have made it out of a particularly complex two-year period from a health point of view only to find ourselves now dealing with the events in Ukraine. On the economic side, we have seen how a rekindled inflation, particularly on energy and raw materials component, is creating new and different challenges on the industrial system. The acceleration of technological evolution, brought about by the Internet of Things, driver assistance devices, and the energy transition, are giving rise to new services, some of which were even hard to imagine up to a few years ago: one example for all, someone is already proposing to use car batteries as storage for electricity produced by renewable sources in times of non-use. Last, but not least, environmental challenges. These are no longer a fad or demands form a few enlightened intellectuals, but a necessity we can touch with our hands every day. A challenge that requires responses that are not ideological, but also sustainable from an industrial point of view. Faced with these challenges, the system could have imploded on itself; instead, it rose to the challenge by organizing the first major post-Covid on-site exhibition, with the presence of many operators in the automotive aftermarket: Autopromotec 2022.

Let us not forget that the automotive sector is the most important sector of the economy, one that generates more than 10 percent of the GDP. The Bologna exhibition centre, from May 25 to 28 will host about 1,300 exhibitors, not far from the record edition of 2019, despite the absence of several Far East Asian exhibitors unable to participate due to current lock down policies, largely compensated by the growth of some sectors which are completely sold out. Institutions have also responded at all levels, the government through the various ministries, Ice (Italian Trading Agency) as well as the Region who have supported the promotion of the event around the world. Several of the most important trade associations at the international level will also be present to discuss what will be the future of mobility, in a setting, the city of Bologna the heart of the Motor Valley, also famous for its hospitality.

That is why the level of attention required by today’s challenges are not frightening us, rather they instil additional awareness and motivation to seize opportunities as they present themselves. Therefore, the mood that prompted us to invite professional operators from around the world to attend Autopromotec 2022, reflects the Roman centurion motto of 2000 years ago: "here we will remain most excellently!" 





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