Welcome to Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Join us at the show 13.-17. September 2022!

Halle 11

New stage programme and competition for painters

This year, too, there is a lot to discover in terms of new developments in the field of smart repair, bodywork repair, painting or corrosion protection. Increasingly important, however, is the professional exchange on the growing challenges such as rapidly rising costs, delivery difficulties, sharply declining returns, growing technology or changed rules of the game in damage control.


Jason Moseley

IBIS invites its network to Frankfurt and presents itself in Hall 11 in the new Networking Area. CEO Jason Moseley will lead a panel discussion with leading players from the industry "A global perspective on the ever changing B&P landscape" and will also report on his international experiences, including at the Automechanika fairs in Shanghai, Mexico, Birmingham and Istanbul.

Jason Moseley IBIS CEO will discuss 6 key trends and themes influencing the global collision repair sector and the rapid rise of technology post pandemic.

Automechanika Speaker

13. September 2022
10 a.m. - 12  noon

  • The rise of the Electric vehicle and ADAS - the challenges for body shops
  • The digitisation of the repair appraisal and specification using AI
  • A vehicle owners journey in a touchless claim
  • The resurgence of the vehicle manufacture approved network and infrastructure
  • Consolidation/specialisation in body repair
  • Challenges of repair skills leakage whilst experiencing  a technology explosion

IBIS around the world

IBIS around the world

15. September 2022
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Collision Talk with BodyShop News’ Michel Malik

Michel Malik

Michel Malik has accompanied the Automechanika fairs for 20 years and is an industry insider and a born networker with his magazines. For the first time, he invites his network to discuss with him on stage. The topic: "Maintaining Profitability In A Crisis Economy". He will also lead a workshop on current challenges such as ADAS, etc.

Maintaining Profitability in a Crisis Economy
Wednesday 14. September 2022, 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Michel Malik CEO, BodyShop News International moderates an engaging and informative panel where business owners from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK discuss best practices being taken to maintain profitability in the crisis economy – this is a must-see Collision Talk for all businesses operating in the current economic environment.

Moderator: Michel Malik - CEO BodyShop News International·      

  • Carl Bizon – CEO, AMA Group, Australia
  • Eric Devos – President, GiPA, Global
  • Matthias Rolinski – CEO, IRS Group, Germany
  • Robert Snook – Group Director MG Cannon, UK
  • Roberto Sticca – GM, CSN Collision Centers, Italy

Innovations That Are Shaping The Future Of Body Repair
Friday 16. September 2022

Michel Malik CEO, BodyShop News International facilitates a discussion between manufacturers and suppliers to highlight what’s new in the Panel Repair technology and how embracing these innovations can improve performance and profitability for body shops.

Moderator: Michel Malik - CEO BodyShop News International

  • Robert Snook – Group Director MG Cannon, UK
  • Ron Olsson – President Pro Spot International, USA
  • Dean Lander – Head of Repair Sector Services, Thatcham, UK
  • Pierre Nicolau – President & CEO Celette, France
  • Osvaldo Bergaglio – CEO Symach, Italy

Innovations That Are Shaping The Future Of Body Repair
Friday 16. September 2022

Crisis is always a catalyst for change and innovation. So, what’s new in the preparation and paint world in 2022? Michel Malik CEO, Bodyshop News International, facilitates a discussion to highlight how embracing current innovations can improve performance and profitability for body shops.

Moderator: Michel Malik – CEO BodyShop News International

  • Robert Snook – Group Director MG Cannon, UK
  • Andrew Tindall – Commercial Director, Indasa Group, Portugal
  • Khaled Sorour – Export Manager, Kapci Coatings, Egypt
  • Joerg Goettling – Head of Export, SATA, Germany
  • Dean Lander – Head of Repair Sector Services, Thatcham, UK
  • Dirk van Driessche – Sales Director, Finixa by Chemicar, Belgium

2nd round Body & Paint Championships

Body Paint

Painters are artists - as impressively demonstrated by the first Body & Paint Contest at several international Automechanika trade fairs. The story continues and this year, too, the general public is invited to vote for their favourite motif on a refined bonnet one week before the start of the fair! On 15 September, an international jury will decide on their favourite on the stage in Hall 11.1.

  • Wolfgang Auer, Chief Editor of fml and idea provider of the championships (D)
  • Thomas Aukamm, Member of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, ZKF - Zentralverband für Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik (D)
  • Ian Groat, CEO and Publisher of Automotive Refinisher (SA)
  • Alexander Hagemann, Karosserie-Baur GmbH, Winner of the championships 2021 (D)
  • Michel Malik, CEO and Publisher of BodyShop News International (AUS)
  • Mike Püllen, Influencer, Autolackiererei Starlack (D)
  • Michael Rehm, Chief Editor Lackiererblatt (D)
  • Torsten Schmidt, Head of Business Division Fahrzeuglackierung, Bundesverband Farbe Gestaltung Bautenschutz (D)
  • Simon Wait, Senior Editor / Content Professional Bodyshop Magazine (UK)


Voices of the industry

"IBIS value our global collaboration with Automechanika, working together across multiple markets to raise safety, skills and standards in collision repair. That force-multiplier of combined know-how and networking aligning our two brands makes for a unique driver of mobility in transition. We see Frankfurt as one of the pinnacle moments to further position that together."

Jason Moseley

"BodyShop News International and Automechanika have been partners for nearly 20 years. Together, we have continuously promoted the collision repair industry in various regions, and we are ecstatic to be able to bring a seminar and two panel discussions to the only ‘must-attend’ event in the whole world."

Michel A. Malik

"For three years now, the German collision & repair industry has hardly been able to rest in the pandemic. The challenges are immense and the economic situation is becoming increasingly precarious for body & paint shops. The market is in a crisis."

Christian Simmert

"The Body & Paint competition was the best project of my professional career and at the same time a huge challenge. I'm proud that I was able to show what you can do with paint and I highly recommend everyone to take part in the competition."

Alexander Hagemann

“We are pleased that the Body and Paint competition will continue and we will make every effort to place #TEAMGLASURIT at the top again. It is impressive to see how creative our craft can be and a nice stage for the "artists" behind the paint gun. Promoting this profession is an important pillar for us.”

Tina Allhoff

"For me, it's about participating, being there and seeing what other artists or painters are doing internationally as well - that's what I find very exciting."

Nick Habich

“The ability to provide painters all over the world with the best tools to practise their craft is what drives us at SATA on a daily basis. We are all the more pleased to see our products in use here and thus to be part of this exciting competition.”

Jari Pfander

"My motivation for the Body & Paint competition? I enjoy new challenges as well as the art of painting."

Josephine Ellwein

"For me, a certain obsession is part of my job. That's why I also like to look for creative challenges - that's also the reason why I'm taking part in the Body & Paint competition."

Diego Del Nilo

Supporting Partners

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