European and International Automotive Trade and Repair Forum

15 & 16 SEPT. 2022 – BARCELONA, SPAIN

Due to the great interest in #Connect Europe,
the event is currently sold out.

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Two days of plenary conferences, debates, workshops, networking, a gala dinner…

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European dealer groups, repairers, international associations of automobile distributors, and experts mobilized to discuss their insights on 4 main themes, crucial to the automotive industry’s future.

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Christophe Carignano, Managing Editor, Automotive – Infopro Digital
Jean-Charles Herrenschmidt, President – CECRA


#CONNECT Europe : the first European and International Automotive Mobility Forum

CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs and Infopro Digital Group are pleased to welcome you to the 2nd European and International Forum #CONNECT Europe in Barcelona on 15 and 16 September 2022.

European dealer groups, repairers, International associations of automobile, distributors, and experts are mobilized to discuss their insights on 4 main themes, crucial to the automotive industry’s future: 

  • New distribution models and regulatory framework
  • New earning models of dealers and repairers in the future
  • Spanish feedback of the automotive ecosystem
  • Connected vehicles, data and services

Contractual relationships between manufacturers, distributors and repairers. 

In the wake of the pandemic that rocked the automotive world, everyone will have to help re-write the industry’s playbook and over the next ten years, deep transformations will inevitably ensue.

We have the pleasure of welcoming the largest European dealers’ groups and repairers, as well as leaders from the upstream automotive world with car makers and service companies. The highest level of the European Commission will also be with us, as well as international leaders from more than 20 countries.

This European forum is intended to provide concrete answers and shed light on the future of mobility in Europe.

Thanks to the depth and breadth of know-how, combined with the shared ambition, this event is destined to enable truly productive debates around important European mobility issues. The many profound changes we’ll be dealing with during the inaugural edition of this forum all share a common thread: transformations. The current technological revolution is forcing the European automotive industry to chart a new course for growth. And that’s precisely what this year’s event will focus on.

We are delighted to welcome you and share together what we want to build in Europe for our businesses.

Our partners


BCA is the largest used cars marketplace in Europe, remarketing more than 1,8 million cars annually across 14 markets through its European marketplace.

BCA has developed innovative pan-European solutions on all the used cars value chain (remarketing, trade-in, sourcing, logistics, etc) which can fit the needs of all automotive stakeholders : OEMs, dealership groups, short term rental and, leasing companies, EV specialist, auto classifieds, etc…


With the ambition of revolutionizing the automotive repair market, CarCoating Solution offers a complete range of products for professionals from windshield repair to vehicle repainting.

CarCoating Solution supports bodywork professionals in the choice of solutions that will allow them to optimize work processes, improve business productivity, the user experience and ultimately build customer loyalty.


As the leading European player in the connected vehicle data market, ECHOES offers mobility service players a single point of access to harmonized data on their vehicles – mileage, maintenance, tires, energy consumption, location… – whatever the brand without installing an additional device. From fleet managers to car dealers, our solutions are a game changer for a newly data driven automotive industry. 


MotorK is Europe’s leading provider of technology solutions for the automotive retail industry. It offers a unique combination of cloud-based SaaS products, integrated digital solutions improving business performance and customer experience. Provider of websites, CRM tools, marketing automation, MotorK is the trusted digital partner for 90% of automotive brands, supported by the largest R&D department in Europe in the digital automotive sector.


Sofinco Auto, the mobility brand of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, a major financing provider in Europe, has worked alongside its partners driving forward business growth for over twenty years. Thanks to the expertise and experience of our 220 employees in the field, we help our partners develop services aligned to their customer needs, with innovative and responsible solutions that keep pace with an ever-evolving market.


Stampyt offers technological software for the new automotive professions


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