Over 450 exhibitors booked floor space totalling more than 53,000 square metres this year, including many of the major commercial vehicle manufacturers. Among the global vehicle debuts at the show were the new Ford Fiesta Van, the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Van, the Mitsubishi L200 SVP II and the Isuzu D-Max Stealth by Arctic Trucks – in addition to a range of UK launches.
CV Show director, Rob Skelton, said: “With all of these manufacturers using the CV Show as a platform to launch major new light commercials, it proves just how much importance the industry places on the show. It was a delight and an honour to see these companies using the CV Show to make major new product announcements.”
The show also saw a milestone for the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which used the event to officially launch its earned recognition scheme for HGV and PSV fleet operators (Transport Operator, May) – while the Innovation Hub saw speakers from across the industry engage in debate and share best practice.
“We’ve really advanced the interactive elements of the show over the past two years, and the Innovation Hub was again a major draw, bringing key figures from the industry close to their customers in a lively, open forum,” added Skelton.
“Innovation and emerging technology is at the heart of the CV Show and new developments are planned for CV Show 2019 to highlight this and to enhance the visitor experience.”
The CV Show team has confirmed that the 2019 event will take place from Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May, once again at the NEC Birmingham.