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The 2024 edition of the Euro Bus Expo will be hosted as a live trade show between 12.11.2024 and 14.11.2024. It will be hosted at NEC Birmingham in the UK. The event site will not include Covid-19 safety precautions due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related limitations.
A Brief Overview of Euro Bus Expo
There’s no platform out there for the transport vehicle sector quite like the Euro Bus Expo. There are going to be no bicycles, motorcycles or railway technology. The international fair is laser-focused on only one sector within the broader automotive industry – bus and coach design and manufacturing. Birmingham, UK serves as the traditional host and will admit thousands of trade visitors as the event welcomes the biggest, newest technological innovations on the market.
Book hotels for Euro Bus Expo early on to catch the early booking deals. GETA ltd selects the top hotel rates in Birmingham and sends them your way. Whether you want to save money or prefer high-end comfort, we make sure you stay in a great hotel close to the National Exhibition Centre. You’re keeping expenses to a minimum and cut down commuting to The NEC. Large groups of over twenty people are more than welcome. Once you’ve made hotel reservations for Euro Bus Expo, think about logistics. GETA ltd is here to organise airport transfers and find rental cars.
Why Your Visit Is Worth It
Euro Bus Expo caters to a very specific professional audience. As an exhibitor, you have fewer direct competitors and a lot more space to fully showcase your products and services. Attendance leads to recognition and increased brand recognition. The trade fair is the go-to meeting point for professionals in the industry, which makes exhibiting here a smart investment. Editions do well in terms of attendance as you can see in the attendance numbers:
- 260+ international exhibitors showcased their solutions;
- 9500+ international visitors made the trip to Birmingham.
Euro Bus Expo opened the 90s as the very first edition took place in 1990. Ever since its debut, the trade fair has been a popular event held at the National Exhibition Centre back in 1990. Since then the trade fair has only been growing with new editions steadily coming out every two years.
One of the most interesting aspects of the show is that doors are open to professionals working in the industry as well as members of the general public. The exhibition space is populated by buses and coaches, mini and midi vehicles ready to be experienced with all your senses, but the product portfolio has also expanded to include spare parts, tires, accessories and maintenance equipment.
The Master Class Theatre is a program high as it features top speakers from around the world to lead informative sessions. The guests that attend here are of the highest calibre. The 2022 edition featured an opening keynote by Baroness Vere, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Transport. Her presentation discussed the government’s priorities for the bus and coach industry point by point, and afterwards, visitors were invited to ask questions.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
We have already mentioned that the audience at Euro Bus Expo is a mix of professionals and enthusiasts, but it’s time to dig deeper than that. In terms of nationality, visitors come from over 50 countries with the United Kingdom leading numbers as the host country. Following are more countries from Europe and members of the European Union.
As far as types of visitors, the fair sees bus and coach operators, transport planners, local authorities, stakeholders, and decision makers at every level in the industry. Brand names you’re sure to recognize include Abellio, Arriva, City Sightseeing, First, Go-Ahead, National Express, Megabus, Metroline, RATP Dev, Tower Transit, Stagecoach and Transdev!
Additional Value of Attending
The Masterclass Theatre is the biggest asset of the trade show aside from its business opportunities for exhibitors. The event has a flexible format, which provides guests with a variety of events – keynote speeches, presentations, panel talks, and interactive roundtable discussions. Visitors are able to actively participate whether it’s to ask questions or share their own opinions. All in all, you’re in the perfect place to get the hottest news from industry leaders.
The 2022 edition impressed audiences with its forward-thinking programme, which was organised around the theme of decarbonisation. Speakers provided solutions, tackled challenges and outlined industry goals, which was most useful for small and medium operators. You’ll get detailed info on the future landscape. This year turned out to be a brand new chapter for the event with two major additions to the format.
The first major addition was the Zero Emission Zone, which made its debut in 2022. The Zone is all about the latest vehicles that are meant to decarbonise passenger travel. The Zone provides these forward-thinking manufacturers with the adequate space to host live demonstrations and attract big buyers. The future is green and Euro Bus Expo makes it possible to see that future take shape.
Organisers want to promote innovation with another new feature – the Innovation Challenge. The innovation challenge seeks to push product and service developments into the spotlight and show interested buyers what’s new. In its essence, this is a wonderful tool to expose your brands. Of course, there’s a lot to be gained from being one of the winners. There’s prestige and a guarantee to generate a lot more clients during the show. There are bronze, silver or gold award certificates.
Everyone can participate in the challenge. Exhibitors have to upload their entries to the Innovation Challenge Gallery, and visitors will be able to vote on what they think is best. Voting takes place over the course of the first two days of the show. Once votes are tallied, the exhibitors at the top receive the opportunity to give a 90-second pitch of their product or service to the judging panel on the Masterclass Theatre stage. The whole process helps companies achieve a much broader sense of visibility across all days of the event.
Judges include Phil Hitchen, MD of Belle Vue Coaches; Chloe Leach-O’Connell, MD of Leach-O’Connell Consultancy; Jon Eardley, MD at Abellio London; Tom Morgan, group commercial director at trentbarton; and Josh Miles, director CPT Cymru at Confederation of Passenger Transport UK.
Euro Bus Expo 2022
01.11.2022 - 03.11.2022
Euro Bus Expo 2020
03.11.2020 - 05.11.2020
Cancelled because of COVID 19
EURO BUS EXPO 2018
30.10.2018 - 01.11.2018
How to get to Euro Bus Expo
from Birmingham Airport is 22 min walk
from Grand Central Metro Station Birmingham is 22 min car drive
from Birmingham Airport is 2 min drive
By Public Transport
from Grand Central Metro Station Birmingham take a train to the aiport and from there you have additional 22 min walk