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Euro Bus Expo 2016 opens at the NEC tomorrow

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Euro Bus Expo 2016 opens at the NEC tomorrow

120 vehicles to be showcased at Europe’s biggest bus and coach event of the year

 Tuesday 1 November marks the return of Euro Bus Expo – the biggest European trade event for the bus and coach industry this year.

Opening at 9.30am at the NEC Birmingham tomorrow, the three day show will bring together thousands of bus and coach operators, local authorities and stakeholders with 291 leading exhibitors. For 2016, there is over 10,000 sqm of vehicle space – transforming Hall 5 (and its outdoor display area) into a giant showcase of the best that this vibrant industry has to offer.

Supported by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) trade association, the 2016 event is expected to welcome over 9,500 key industry buyers and decision makers from across Europe.

“Over the three day show we will all get the chance to catch up with industry friends and colleagues, and hopefully make some new ones along the way. But the real focus of the show comes with seeing all the fantastic new vehicles and products on display. This demonstrates the energy and innovation the bus and coach sector stimulates,” says Simon Posner, CEO of the CPT UK.

“All the latest mini, midi and full size buses and coaches from leading manufacturers and dealers will be on display, including ultra low and zero emission vehicles – hybrid, electric and gas powered. So operators looking to update or add to their fleets can evaluate a variety of specifications and configurations,” says event director Helen Conway.

“Buying a new coach or bus is no small investment. Being able to compare what’s on offer in the market place, and get advice and inspiration to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, is what makes Euro Bus Expo such an exciting and invaluable experience to the thousands of visitors that attend,” she says.

120 vehicles on show for 2016

Mercedes-Benz, Alexander Dennis, Volvo Group (UK), MAN Bus & Coach UK, Irizar UK, Wrights Group, Scania (Great Britain), Optare, Rescroft, VDL Bus & Coach, Minis to Midis, Van Hool, Unvi Bus and Coach, Beulas, Yutong, EVM Direct, Temsa Global, B.A.S.E, Indcar, Sitcar, BYD Europe, Otokar Europe, Connaught PSV, Iveco Bus, Advanced KFS Special Vehicles, Swansea Coachworks, and Meridian Coachworks will all be displaying their latest vehicles at Euro Bus Expo 2016.

Transport Legislation

The show’s opening day Master Class Theatre line-up now includes Lord Snape from the Labour Party, who will be sharing his perspective on the Bus Services Bill now that it has completed its passage through the House of Lords.

Transport Legislation, hosted by Lord Snape, Member of the House of Lords, will take place at 11am on Tuesday 1 November.

The Transport Minister for Buses, Andrew Jones MP, will give his address on the Bus Services Bill on Thursday 3 November (at 10.15am) in the first session of the day.

Andrew Jones said: “People rely on good bus services, which can help cut congestion and deliver better journeys, helping them get around and get on.

“I am determined to get more people on buses and improve their journeys, and our plans will give local authorities a range of powers to do so.”

Free visitor registration

Euro Bus Expo opens at the NEC Birmingham on 1-3 November. For more information, and to register for a free ticket, please visit




Media enquiries & press pass requests:

Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR
Please apply for press accreditation via email to before 5pm today (31 October). Please note, press passes are not guaranteed to be issued on the day. Advance registration is recommended.
t: +44 (0)1273 645134

Christina Glenister, Group Marketing Manager
t: +44 (0) 1733 889690

Event Director:

Helen Conway
t: 01926 455269

Exhibitor sales enquiries to:

Martin Laverton, Group Sales Manager
t: 01733 405735


Euro Bus Expo will take place on 1-3 November 2016 in hall 5 at NEC, Birmingham. The show opens at 9.30am each day and closes at 5pm (4pm on 3 November).

High resolution images are available upon request:

Andrew Jones:
Lord Snape:

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Coach & Bus UK: the new name for Coach & Bus Live, which more accurately represents the ultimate domestic showcase for the coach, bus and mini-vehicle sectors.

Coach and Bus UK: where almost 200 of the industry’s leading suppliers display the very latest vehicles and an abundance of technology and service innovations for the UK market.

Whether you are a bus and coach operator, an industry supplier or stakeholder, Coach and Bus Live and Euro Bus Expo are the most important events in your diary.

Euro Bus Expo will return to NEC Birmingham 30 October - 1 November 2018.

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