Euro Bus Expo – big names gear up for Europe’s biggest bus & coach event of the year
Key decision makers from 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 – have confirmed they’ll be heading to Euro Bus Expo at the NEC Birmingham later this month.
Doors open on Tuesday 30 October, with 9,000+ attendees expected over three days. The compelling line-up that awaits them includes around 300 exhibitors representing every link of the supply chain (of which 51 will be making their show debut this year) plus a record 130 vehicles on display.
Keeping up-to-date with all the latest innovations, solutions and insights on show across the 25,000 sqm of exhibition space at Euro Bus Expo – from the latest ‘must have’ vehicles, accessories and equipment to cutting-edge technology, training and services – is what marks it as an essential, exciting and invaluable diary date for the industry it serves.
“As the biggest bus and coach event in Europe this year, Euro Bus Expo is set to bring all the leading innovators, influencers, trailblazers, key buyers and senior decision makers together ‘under one roof’. From our speakers and exhibitors to the visitors themselves – the who’s who of this dynamic industry will be there doing business over three action-packed days,” says event director Helen Conway.
The show’s visitor list also includes: Alfa Travel, Bakers Dolphin, Bath Bus Company, Bayliss Executive Travel, Blackpool Transport Services, Bus Eireann, Big Bus Tours, Bluestar, Brighton & Hove Buses, Metrobus, Bus Éireann, Centrebus, CT Plus, Custombus, Department of Transport, Diamond Buses, Dublin Bus, Edwards Coaches, GoBus, Horseman Coaches, Irish Citylink, Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel, Lothian Buses, Malta Public Transport, McGill’s Buses, National Holidays, Nottingham City Transport, Oxford Bus Company, Passenger Plus, Reading Buses, Scottish CityLink, Shearings, South Wales Transport, Tiger Coaches, Translink, Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London, Transport for West Midlands, TrawsCymru, Trentbarton, Williams Coaches, Yellow Buses, YPO, and more.
“…always something new and exciting”
“I look forward to attending Euro Bus Expo, it enables me to keep up-to-date with new products and ideas, plus gives me the opportunity to network. There’s always something new and exciting to see,” says Matt Evans, MD of Centrebus.
“Euro Bus Expo is the ‘one stop shop’ for seeing and evaluating developments in vehicles, technology, emerging products and innovation. It also provides an excellent chance to network with a wide range of vehicle manufacturers, OE and aftermarket suppliers. It’s an absolute must for anyone involved in the bus and coach industries,” says Ian Warr, engineering director at First UK Bus.
“Euro Bus Expo is a fantastic show, which covers all aspects of the PSV Industry all under one roof. There is a nice mixture of both vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket sales and new products and designs on show. It’s one of those events that is very much welcomed by the industry,” says Paul Lee, procurement director UK bus at Stagecoach.
“I always enjoy attending the show to see the latest innovations and developments, gather new ideas and meet suppliers. There’s nothing like having all the options under one roof to help shape our buying decisions,” says Robert Williams, CEO of Reading Buses.
“It’s a must in the diary. The best part…networking – being able to conduct all your meets and greets under one roof in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by like-minded individuals all striving to achieve the best in their roles within their respective businesses. It’s a great day out!” says Christine Grierson, regional purchasing manager – Midlands at Arriva Midlands.
“It’sthe one event in our industry calendar that we all look forward to immensely, whether we need to delve into the forever changing laws and regulations, or seeing how innovation is working, it is well worth the visit,” says Alistair Bayliss, MD of Bayliss Executive Travel.
“The thing I love about Euro Bus Expo is seeing suppliers, industry colleagues and catching up on technology in the industry. I always make time in my diary to attend – it’s the best way of finding out first-hand what is happening,” says Andy Shaw, operations manager at Bluestar & Unilink.