Euro Bus Expo 2018 hailed a success

Nearly 9,000 people attend UK event

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The organisers of this year’s Euro Bus Expo say the event went as planned with thousands of attendees and many orders placed.

In total, just under 9,000 people filed through the expo over the course of the three-day event with the show-goers taking in the sights and sounds of 265 exhibitors.

There were over $37 million AUD worth of vehicles on display and event director Helen Conway tells us manufacturers secured some significant orders at the expo.

“As the biggest bus and coach event in Europe this year, Euro Bus Expo ticked all the right boxes. Many exhibitors have already reported record orders and hailed the show as a significant success,”

“This year’s line-up offered our visitors an unrivalled opportunity to exchange information about the latest vehicles, technologies, equipment and services on the market, and get expert advice and inspiration from all the leading industry innovators.

“It was a very busy, valuable and productive three days for everyone involved.”

And, not surprisingly, the bus manufacturers were happy with the success of the expo.

Caroline Szeremeta, group marketing manager at Alexander Dennis, says it was a great chance to showcase a wide range of products and new technologies.

“There was a positive atmosphere in the hall, particularly on Wednesday when we were completely overrun with visitors!

“The quality of visitors to our stand was particularly high, which was great to see in a market which has been tentative for much of the year.”

While Scania report that the expo netted them several orders.

“Innovation, sustainability, partnerships and performance are our four key messages and all were present in abundance on our stand at this year’s show. – Martin West, new bus and coach sales director for Scania (Great Britain).

“Each vehicle on display attracted a great deal of attention in its own right but the levels of interest in alternative and renewable fuels demonstrated to us beyond doubt that the industry is now firmly focusing on operating more sustainably in the future.”

Next year’s event will be held once again in the UK on the 2nd and 3rd of October.

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