Almost 20,000 visitors from across the road transport, fleet and logistics industries attended the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show, according to ABC audit data.
The independent appraisal confirmed that 19,807 people visited the CV Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, in April. That represents a 5% increase on the previous year’s attendance figure.
CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said, “As well as the higher quantity, several exhibitors have reported that there was a better quality of guest attending this year’s Show. A number of significant deals were completed at the event, and we received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. The higher attendance clearly shows that the CV Show remains the essential event for those involved in the road transport industry.”
The CV Show once again proved to be the meeting place of the industry, with over 450 exhibitors showing their products and services, providing UK operators with far greater choice than at any other UK exhibition serving the commercial vehicle industry.
In addition, several new light commercial vehicles made their public debuts at the Show, including the Citroën Berlingo, Dacia Commercial, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Corsavan, backed up by the Show being accredited with international status from the automotive industry’s global body, OICA, the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles.
CV Show 2015 also saw the biggest ever display of vehicles on the outside display areas, and hosted the finals of the World Crane Championships, sponsored by Hiab.
Analysis of the Show’s registration data revealed that visitors came to the event from all over the UK and beyond, with a number of highly influential and authoritative figures from within the haulage and logistics sectors among the attendees.
The organisers have confirmed the dates for next year’s CV Show, which will again take place at the NEC from 26-28 April 2016.
Full details for prospective exhibitors will be available after 1 July 2015. Exhibitor packs will be sent direct and also downloadable from the CV Show website www.cvshow.com