Euro Bus Expo 2016 – the essential European showcase for the bus and coach industry, returns to the NEC Birmingham on 1-3 November with its biggest edition yet.
Supported by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) trade association, the free-to-attend three day biennial event will feature nearly 300 sector leading exhibitors representing every link of the supply chain – from the latest ‘must have’ vehicles (over 100 will be on display), vehicle interiors, accessories and workshop equipment, to IT solutions, training, legislation updates, and essential business services. Over 9,500 key industry buyers and decision makers from across Europe are expected to attend.
“Euro Bus Expo is the number one place to find the solutions to the challenges [in your business] that you don’t yet know exist,” said Leon Daniels, Transport for London’s Director of Surface Transport, who opened the 2014 show.
Building on the success of its last show – which enjoyed a wealth of positive feedback, an increase in visitors, and saw a record number of multi-million pound business deals being done across the show floor – exhibition space has been selling at an unprecedented rate for 2016. Eight months out from doors opening, the autumn show is already 96% sold out. Event organiser, Diversified Communications UK, considers the strong exhibitor uptake as a clear sign that the public transport sector has now turned the corner of the recession and is going from strength to strength.
New additions to the exhibitor line-up for 2016 include KFS Special Vehicles, Era Elektronik, Aquarius IT, Isafetek, Find My Bus, Total UK, Jactron, Big Change Apps, Kiel Seating, Allison Transmission, Bowmonk, and QUS Adblue.
While Lloyd Morgan Group, MiX Telematics Europe, Gas Bus Alliance, DILAX Systems, Green Urban Technologies, Karcher UK, Distinctive Systems, Scan Coin, Transport Benevolent Fund, Hanover Displays, Lytx Europe, and McKenna Brothers are just a few of the returning companies now confirmed.
The initial 2016 exhibitor list is available to view at www.eurobusxpo.com/exhibitor-list.
Returning show features include the Technology Zone; Outdoor Display Area; and the Accessibility Zone (Accessible Solutions by Rescroft), showcasing the latest vehicles, lifts, ramps, training and safety equipment available to specialist operators and authorities.
Master Class Theatre
Whilst new vehicles and technologies remain a practical draw for many visitors to the show, the comprehensive, free Master Class Theatre is renowned for its high-profile speaker line-up, including technology experts and major coach and bus operators, discussing the key issues, opportunities and hot topics facing the passenger transport sector today. The 2016 programme will be unveiled over the coming months.
Save the date for 2016
Operators, local authorities, transport specifiers, suppliers and stakeholders are urged to ‘save the date’ for Europe’s biggest coach and bus trade show in 2016. For more information, and to register interest in attending, please visit www.eurobusxpo.com.
As in previous years, the popular routeONE Awards for coach and bus operator excellence coincides with the show, taking place on the evening of the second day (Wednesday 2 November). For further information, please visit www.routeoneawards.com.