8,950 attendees from 50 countries – including senior executives from Abellio, Arriva, City Sightseeing, First, Go-Ahead, National Express, Megabus, Metroline, RATP Dev, Tower Transit, Stagecoach and Transdev – some of the UK and Europe’s biggest bus and coach operators – were packing the aisles at Euro Bus Expo, organised by Diversified Communications.
Held at the NEC Birmingham from 30 October to 1 November, the event brought together all the leading bus and coach operators, transport planners, local authorities, stakeholders, and decision makers from across the industry. This year, there were 265 exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations, solutions, services and insights, including over £21m worth of vehicles on display.
“As the biggest bus and coach event in Europe this year, Euro Bus Expo ticked all the right boxes. Many exhibitors have already reported record orders and hailed the show as a significant success,” says event director Helen Conway.
“This year’s line-up offered our visitors an unrivalled opportunity to exchange information about the latest vehicles, technologies, equipment and services on the market, and get expert advice and inspiration from all the leading industry innovators. From the ‘buzz’ across the floor, to the standing room only Master Class Theatre sessions, as well as the exhibition stands that just looked incredible – everyone should be very proud of the creativity and innovation on show here.
“It was a very busy, valuable and productive three days for everyone involved. Huge thanks, as always, must go to all our exhibitors, visitors, speakers, media partners. And we’re particularly grateful for the continuing support of our event partner – the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT). Thanks for helping us put on a fantastic show!”
Next year’s event – Coach & Bus UK is already 60 per cent sold out of exhibition space. It returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 2-3 October 2019. Euro Bus Expo will return the following year, in 2020.