Oil&nonoil-S&TC, this year being held for the fourteenth time, continues to consolidate its role as Italy’s only event for all players in the liquid and gas fuel distribution industry, from depot to vehicle tank.
It is an event that, over the years, has mirrored the technological and organisational transformation of this sector, and served as an opportunity to reflect upon, and weigh up, regulatory changes and commercial and marketing strategies. More than anything, Oil&nonoil-S&TC, year after year, has provided snapshots of the gradual growth of the network of independent fuel distribution operators.
This industry has always seen Oil&nonoil-S&TC as a moment for swapping notes and taking stock of the considerable changes that have shaped the fuel market over the past decade. Oil company executives, independent operators, service station owners, representatives of associations, industry suppliers, hauliers and car wash professionals all regard Oil&nonoil-S&TC as a fundamental opportunity to enrich and lend impetus to their activities, as well as learn more about the political and regulatory issues that are determining the future direction of fuel distribution.
This fair deals with fuels as its main focus, but it does so within the more general framework of the topic of mobility and services for mobility in the current era of energy transition. Fossil fuels are set to go on guaranteeing energy for the transportation of goods and people for a few more decades yet, but Oil&nonoil-S&TC, offering entrepreneurs ideas and suggesting possible processes for renewing and strengthening their activities, highlights new fuel sources and the businesses that they will drive.
The fourteenth Oil&nonoil-S&TC fair (being held in Rome’s Palazzo dei Congressi on 23-24 October) may be likened the “polis” of the fuel sector, whose “agora” sees lively discussions between operators, specialists and institutions on the issues that affect the sector and on the effects of the legislative and commercial initiatives that are changing the network. The event offers a good balance of analysis of ongoing phenomena and visions of the future – a future that is constantly changing shape on account of changes in mobility and the need to respect the environmental objectives set by international agreements.