CV/CVO Show News
CV Show 2012 – delivering quality and quantity
31st May 2012
The organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show 2012 and Workshop 2012 are delighted to announce that, subject to ABC Audit, the attendance figure for this year’s Show at over 16,000 has once again topped the figure for the previous year.
“This is great news for the Show’s future development and for the industry in general,” said RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning. “It is extremely encouraging to know that, despite the uncertainty in other areas of British industry, the optimism that exists in the road freight sector remains extremely buoyant. This was initially apparent from the number of exhibitors present - 10% up on 2011 - and to have over 16,000 visitors in three packed days, from not only the UK but also from overseas, undeniably confirms it.”
Analysis of the demographics gathered from ticket applications is as follows:
- 26% MD/Owner/Partner
- 6.9% Other Director
- 33.8% Transport Manager/Other Manager
- 15% Engineer/Technician
- 5.6% Consultant
- 12.7% Other
- 61.6% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying trucks
- 47.1% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying vans
- 24.9% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying trailers
- 36.4% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying tankers, tippers or reefers
- 24.1% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying fuel
- 20.2% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying lubricants
- 33.9% claimed responsibility for purchasing or specifying replacement parts
“From an engineer’s perspective,” said Nick Jones, Chief Executive of the Society of Operations Engineers, “it was excellent to see so many visitors involved in the technical side of the business. The range of exhibitors at this year’s Show underlines the fact that there really IS something there for everyone.”
Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders was equally enthusiastic about this year’s event and has high hopes for the future. “2012 was another great year for the CV Show with a high number of quality visitors and a great response from exhibitors. We’re already looking forward to 2013 when the Show will have official international accreditation, recognising the significance of the event and the UK road transport industry,” he said.
The Commercial Vehicle Show is owned by the CV Show LLP, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and IRTE Services Ltd, the trading company of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers). Crystal Communications will manage the Show organisation, stand sales and marketing.