Coach & Bus UK opens visitor registration for 2017

With registration now open, Coach & Bus UK – the essential domestic showcase for the UK’s coach, bus, mini/midi vehicles and passenger transport technology sectors, returns to the NEC Birmingham, on 4-5 October, with a new name and branding for 2017.

To more accurately represent the sector it serves, the biennial show has been renamed Coach & Bus UK.  This subtle yet significant change (from Coach & Bus Live) ensures the event continues to grow in importance as the leading domestic showcase for the coach, bus and mini-vehicle sectors.

The free-to-attend trade event, supported by its show partner Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), will connect over 6,000 key industry buyers and decision makers with around 200 sector leading exhibitors.  They’ll be offering everything from the latest vehicles, accessories and workshop equipment, to IT solutions, legislation updates, and essential business services for the UK market.

Confirmed vehicle manufacturers and dealers to date include: Arriva, AYATS, BASE, EVM, Dawson Rentals, EvoBus, Irizar (UK), Minis to Midis, Mistral, Moseley (PCV), Salvador Caetano, Swansea Coachworks (SA), Volvo and Yutong.

“Coach and Bus UK is already by far one of the most important and effective business events for the sector, and now the new name more accurately reflects the industry and strength of our visitor profile,” says event director, Helen Conway.

“Once again, the support from our partners this year has been phenomenal.  We have lots of new ideas, which we are working on, to ensure we create an amazing, totally unmissable two days for this thriving sector,” she says.

The exhibitor list is available to view at www.coachandbusuk.com/visiting/exhibitor-list/.  A fully searchable exhibitor list will be available in the summer.

Specialist show features

For 2017, the leading trade magazine for the minicoach and minibus sector, miniplus will host an area dedicated to small and medium PCVs.  They’ll be unveiling the latest developments in the mini, midi and accessible vehicle sector – from bespoke luxury builds and community transport vehicles, to safety and access equipment.

It’s set to be the first port of call for local authority planners, operators, stakeholders, and community transport providers looking to refresh their offering and provide improved passenger facilities.  Thanks to a new miniplus lounge area, they’ll be able to network and discuss business away from the bustling show floor.

The Theatre, sponsored by SmartDrive Systems

Whilst new vehicles and technologies remains a practical draw for many visitors to the show, The Theatre, sponsored by SmartDrive Systems, will once again provide a broad spectrum of perspectives on the key issues and challenges affecting today’s public transport community from a range of leading industry figures.

Previous topics have included: legislation, the Buses Bill, customer experience, partnerships with local authorities, campaign marketing, world class standards, and the bus and coach workforce.

The full 2017 line-up is due to be unveiled in the coming months.

Free trade registration

Coach & Bus UK – the major domestic showcase for the bus, coach and passenger transport technology sector, returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 October.  The prestigious routeone Awards take place on the first night of the show (Wednesday 4 October) in the Monarch Suite at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

“Coach & Bus [UK] is the best event in the industry,” says Peter Robinson, operations manager at Stagecoach UK Bus.

“The event showcases new and exciting technologies, and is the perfect environment in which to compare and contrast products and services. Don’t miss it!” says Mark Drury, managing director of Passenger Plus.

“The show for every coach and bus professional,” says Alan Whittington, senior partner, Professional Transport Services.

For more information and to register, please visit www.coachandbusuk.com (direct link: www.onlineregistration.co.uk/shows/coachandbus/17/landing.php).

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Media enquiries & press pass request to:
Please apply for press accreditation here: www.onlineregistration.co.uk/shows/coachandbus/17/regcoach.php
Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR
t: +44 (0)1273 645134
e: [email protected]
Website: www.divcom.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DiversifiedUK

Jacqui Trayford, Marketing Executive
t: +44 (0)1733 405749
e: [email protected]
Website: www.coachandbusuk.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/coachandbusuk 

Event Director:
Helen Conway
t: +44 (0)1926 455269
e: [email protected]

Exhibitor sales enquiries to:
Martin Laverton, Group Sales Manager
t: +44 (0)1733 405735
e: [email protected] 

Notes:

High resolution images and logo are available upon request:
Wide shot: http://www.coachandbusuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DSC5695.jpg
Master Class Theatre: http://www.coachandbusuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/JOB2224W0880.jpg
Aisle: http://www.coachandbusuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/JOB2224W0968.jpg
Aisle: http://www.coachandbusuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DSC5444.jpg 

Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, and Nailsworth, Glos.  Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Coach & Bus UK; Euro Bus Expo; routeone magazine; routetone Awards; Group Tourism & Travel Magazine (GT&T); British Tourism & Travel Show; British Coach Tourism Awards; CDC News; miniplus; CDC Coach Tourism Yearbook; Accountex; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; Natural & Organic Products Europe; Nordic Organic Food Fair and Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden; Natural Products News; Natural Beauty News; Casual Dining; lunch!; Commercial Kitchen; GEO Business; Ocean Business; Capturing Reality; and MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face–to–face events, digital and print publications and television stations.  Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management.  Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 850 staff, across eight divisions in seven countries.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.

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