ADI Summ!t: Automotive Top parts suppliers and AD International meet in Monte Carlo for the 33rd edition of the ADI Summ!t.

On May 4 - 5 , Autodistribution International hosted nearly 200 participants at the 33rd edition of the ADI Summit.

To celebrate AD International’s 50th Anniversary with a 2 year’s delay (the original celebration in 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic) the Summ!t moved to the prestigious Fairmont Hotel in the Principality of Monaco.

Opening on Wednesday 4 at 12:00 and until Thursday May 5, trade and industry debated past and future business in more than 400 half hour sessions between AD International’s 23 partners and 45 Premium Automotive Suppliers in a “racetrack” setting, referring to the famous Monaco Grand Prix.

On Thursday evening the participants were taken to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a splendid mansion with a rich history dating back to the very beginning of the 20th century and located at St. Jean Cap Ferrat, for a moment of conclusion and celebration.

Keynote speaker Eddie Jordan, founder and owner of the famous F1 Team Jordan, now active in many business fields and industries, gave the audience a dynamic, entertaining and catchy view on challenges and achievements of his career in the F1 world and his later business live, filling the audience with words of strength and belief in personal performance and accomplishment.

During the speech of Stéphane Antiglio (ADI President), a live connection was made with Alexey Mitskevich, Marketing Director of AD Ukraine. Alexey reported on the regrettable situation in their country and the impact on their business.  On behalf of AD Ukraine Alexey thanked the ADI family for their support, confirmed their confidence in the future and solicited the support of the industry to help maintain and rebuild the business. After the emotional testimonial followed a minute-long ovation.

The evening was marked by the proclamation of the Supplier of the Year 2021, taken away by Bilstein Group for their exceptional achievements  during 2021 with the ADI Partners.

The ADI Summit 2022 was concluded with a 50 (+2) Birthday Cake, symbolically cut by Omer Wesemael, former ADI Managing Director and retired in 2021, and the former ADI Presidents Josep Bosch Y Sayols (Honorary President), Olivier Roux and Thomas Vollmar, who is retiring from CARAT and ADI.