The Automechanika Aftermarket Forum is once again a part of Automechanika Frankfurt, which opens its doors from September 14 19, 2010. This time, however, the Forum will have a new format that begins with an official opening ceremony and lasts a day longer than in 2008. The spotlight of this additional day will be on ‘e-mobility’. The venue is also new the ‘Portalhaus’ building of the new Hall 11. In addition to a new Automechanika study on a ‘New Era in Automobile Service’ by Prof. Willi Diez, visitors can look forward to an extensive program of lectures and interesting panel discussions with around 50 top international speakers.
“The trend towards ‘using instead of owning’ will characterize the automobile market over the coming decades. This development will be boosted by the increasing significance of electric vehicles. It is even possible that we will see completely new players moving into tomorrow’s automobile business, e.g., energy suppliers and mobility providers who will relieve customers of all the worries associated with running a car”, says Prof. Willi Diez of the Institute for the Automobile Sector, summarizing the Automechanika study on a ‘New Era in Automobile Service’. The study will be published at the Business Press Conference in Frankfurt am Main on September 9, 2010. Then, on the first day of the Aftermarket Forum, September 14, 2010, Prof. Diez will explain the study in detail after the official opening ceremony by Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Detlef Braun. In the subsequent panel discussion, representatives of ZF Services, ATU, EFA, Federation of the German Motor Vehicle Trade (Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe ZDK) and TÜV Nord will discuss the current situation in the sector.
Participation in the Automechanika Aftermarket Forum is free of charge and all contributions will be translated simultaneously into English and German. Visitors who register now on the internet at www.automechanika.com/frankfurt/aftermarketforum will receive a free admission-ticket voucher for Automechanika Frankfurt and a certificate of participation in the Aftermarket Forum. The program of lectures can also be seen in detail on the website.
Further information about Automechanika is available at www.automechanika.com.