Issued: 30 June 2015
Visitor registration now open for Coach & Bus Live 2015
Momentum continues to build for Coach & Bus Live 2015 – the essential domestic showcase for the UK’s coach, bus, mini/midi vehicle and passenger transport technology sectors, with the announcement that visitor registration is now live.
Taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 30 September and 1 October, Coach & Bus Live 2015 will connect over 6,000 key industry buyers and decision makers with 200 sector leading exhibitors. Representatives from Stagecoach, Abellio, Transport For London, Arriva, London United, Epson Coaches, Bakers Coaches, and Travel de Courcey are among the who’s who of visitors that have already pre-registered to attend.
The event’s breadth of appeal is demonstrated by the incredible range of products, services, technologies, and equipment on show for 2015. Building on the success of its last edition, which enjoyed a wealth of positive feedback, exhibition space has been selling at a record rate – with the autumn show already 87% sold out. Event organiser Diversified Communications UK says that the strong exhibitor uptake paints an encouraging picture of growing market confidence in the public transport sector.
Confirmed exhibiting companies to date, include Alexander Dennis, The Wright Group, Volvo, Irizar UK, Mercedes-Benz, Arriva Bus and Coach, Optare Group, BASE, Connaught PSV, The Moseley Group, Minis to Midis, Dawsonrentals, Unvi Bus and Coach, and Yutong.
The 2015 exhibitor list is now available to view at www.coachandbuslive.com/exhibitor-list.
“The support from the industry this year, as always, has been phenomenal,” says event director Helen Conway. “From exciting new show features to an exhibitor list, which reads like a who’s who of the today’s top suppliers, our 2015 line-up has already generated a lot of positive feedback from pre-registered visitors. With many predicting that it’s going to be our best show yet. We’re certainly looking forward to a busy and productive two days!”
Specialist show features
For 2015 the show’s miniPLUS Zone – ‘accessible Solutions supported by Rescroft’ – features leading names like EVM, Passenger Lift Services, Unwin Safety Systems, Euromotive Kent, GM Coachwork, London Hire, Mellor Coachcraft, NMI Safety Systems, Nu-Track, O & H Vehicle Conversions, Taxi & Bus Conversions, and Rescroft. 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.
Back by popular demand, the newly re-introduced Skills Test area (supported by Mercedes-Benz) will give visiting drivers the opportunity to test their skills behind the wheel of a range of the latest Mercedes-Benz products (the Skills Test is located in the outside area alongside the main hall).
Other returning show features include the Technology Zone – promoting tomorrow’s solutions today with its biggest ever display of smart technology, telematics, vehicle tracking and ticketing product providers. Whilst operators looking to expand their tours and day trip programme can discover a host of new attractions, destinations, booking agents and wholesalers, alongside the latest advances in tour booking and reservation software, in the Tourism with the Coach Drivers’ Club area (incorporating the Coach Drivers’ Club lounge).
Live Master Classes & Workshops
Whilst new vehicles and technologies remained a practical draw for many visitors to the show, the comprehensive, free Master Class and Workshop Live Theatres will provide a broad spectrum of perspectives on the key issues and challenges affecting today’s public transport community. The full line-up is due to be unveiled later next month.
Save the date for 2015
Coach & Bus Live – the major domestic showcase for the bus, coach and passenger transport technology sector, returns to the NEC Birmingham on 30 September-1 October. The prestigious RouteONE Awards take place on the first night of the show in the Monarch Suite at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
For more information and to register for a free trade pass to Coach & Bus Live 2015, please visit www.coachandbuslive.com/register-to-attend.
Media enquiries & press pass request to:
Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR
Editorial representatives of relevant trade and consumer media (including freelancers) are invited to apply for press passes via email to [email protected]. Please note, additional details may be requested to verify journalistic activity and all press passes are issued at the management’s discretion.
t: +44 (0)1273 645134
t: 01926 455269
Exhibitor sales enquiries to:
Martin Laverton, Group Sales Manager
t: 01733 405735
High resolution images are available upon request: www.divcom.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/CBL-Image.jpg
Coach & Bus Live 2015 will take place on Wednesday 30 September – Thursday 1 October 2015 in halls 17-19, at NEC, Birmingham. Opening times are: 0930hrs to 1700hrs on 30 September and 0930hrs to 1600hrs on 1 October.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth, Glos. Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Coach & Bus Live; Euro Bus Expo; British Tourism & Travel Show – Best of Britain & Ireland; RouteONE magazine; Coach Monthly; CDC News; miniPLUS; CDC Coach Tourism Yearbook; The Route One Operator Excellence Awards; National Coach Tourism Awards; Natural & Organic Products Europe; Nordic Organic Food Fair and Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden; Casual Dining; lunch!; camexpo; office*; SITS – The IT Service Management Show; Natural Products magazine; Natural Beauty Yearbook; Geo Business; Ocean Business (including Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers); 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, eMedia, 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 800 staff, with divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com