CV/CVO Show News
Commercial Vehicle Operator Show gets green light for 2010
9th Jun 2009
The Commercial Vehicle Show Partnership is delighted to announce after several weeks of consultation with transport sector suppliers, Spring 2010 will see the launch of the “Commercial Vehicle Operator Show”, to be held from 13-15 April at the NEC, Birmingham.
The event will enable exhibitors to present the widest possible range of products and services used in the day to day running of commercial vehicles of all sizes and types, with a particular accent on environmental impact, improved efficiency and profitability. The following year (2011) will see the first of a new Commercial Vehicle Show series.
“This is tremendous news for the industry”, said RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning. “We are planning a new style of show, targeted at transport operators that will add value and deliver operating solutions.”
“This new Show will be an ideal platform, particularly for those specialising in vehicle maintenance equipment, replacement parts, logistics and fleet management systems,” said Nick Jones, chief executive at the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers). “This industry needs a business-to-business Show to cater for professional transport operators’ wide-ranging needs and the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show will do exactly that.”
“There have been strong calls from companies within the sector for the CV Show Partnership to run a new style event in 2010. The CV Operator Show will meet this demand while setting the scene for the return of the Commercial Vehicle Show in 2011,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “I am delighted that the new show will be at the NEC and that mid April remains a significant date on the industry calendar. The partners have listened to industry and will be bringing forward events that meet their needs and anticipate the economic conditions.”
The new Show will generate business and save time and money for exhibitors and visitors alike. By creating a lively marketplace, where operators can meet and discuss business with the widest possible range of providers, the CV Show Partnership aims to improve the efficiency and profitability of this vital UK industry and its suppliers.
Next year’s Commercial Vehicle Operator Show will be held at the National Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 April, between 08:30 and 17:30 daily.
The event is owned by the CV Show Partnership, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and IRTE Services Limited, the trading company of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers). Crystal Communications will manage the Show organisation, stand sales and marketing. For more details, telephone +44 (0) 1634 261262 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.