Organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show say visitor registrations for the event are well in advance of previous years, as preparations get underway for the annual road transport industry showcase, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 31 August to 2 September.
With thousands of visitors already pre-registered and hundreds of exhibitors confirmed to date, bosses say the Commercial Vehicle Show remains the ‘go-to’ event for everyone working in road transport operations, logistics and distribution-based businesses.
The CV Show will play host to exhibitors offering everything fleet operators and sole traders need to help them purchase and maintain the safest and most efficient vehicles, with major leading brands such as Ford, Toyota, Maxus, Isuzu, SsangYong, Webasto, VFS, Truckman and Hankook Tyre UK all continuing their long-term commitments to the Show, and others like Bucher Municipal, LEVC, Petronas Lubricants, Harris Commercial Autospares, Clairvaux, Awilco and many more exhibiting for the first time.
The latest floor plan and exhibitor list can be viewed here.
The 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show will also host a live programme across two theatres featuring expert speakers from different sectors of the road transport industry, presenting educational and informative sessions on a variety of topics.
With all the changes that have been impacting the sector in the last year, Show bosses say the discussions will provide essential advice and information for every operator.
“There’s a buzz around the industry as we look ahead to welcoming thousands of visitors to the 2021 Show,” said Murray Ellis, Show director.
“The demand to be back doing live business in a face-to-face environment has been building and we are delighted to be the first to offer fantastic network opportunities and the chance to share the very latest products and services in the sector at the largest commercial vehicle event in the UK.”
Bruce McGill, chief executive of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), commented: “The Commercial Vehicle Show is a great opportunity to reconnect with the road transport industry in an environment that is set up for business. It is the most important exhibitor event in the road transport calendar and provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the latest product innovations and best practice within the sector.
“The Show offers something for everyone, whether you are a fleet manager, engineer, director or commercial vehicle enthusiast. Join us in September and be part of the biggest road transport event in the UK.”
Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), said: “The Commercial Vehicle Show is Britain’s biggest automotive trade event, where many SMMT members showcase the UK commercial vehicle sector’s incredible quality and capability.
“This year’s show is vital, after such a challenging year that has seen the CV industry tested like never before, but now eagerly looking ahead and considering fleet renewal.
“With the phase-out of new fossil fuel-powered vans from 2030, the Commercial Vehicle Show is the perfect place for operators to research and discuss their future needs as they rebuild for a post-Covid, post-Brexit world.”
Richard Burnett, CEO at the Road Haulage Association (RHA), added: “This is an industry that is known for facing its challenges head on and the upheaval of the past year has been no exception.
“Despite weathering one of the harshest operational storms ever, the UK commercial vehicle industry has done an incredible job of keeping the nation’s economy moving.
“There’s still a tremendously long way to go and it will be a very long time, if ever, before things return to normal. But the industry’s ability to adapt and deal with whatever crisis is thrown at it is one of its greatest strengths. And this year’s CV Show will clearly reflect that.”
Readers planning to attend can now register for their free tickets to the event, and find full information on this year’s CV Show, at the website.