CV Show visitor numbers up 5% as nearly 20,000 attend

The CV Show showed significant growth in 2015, with almost 20,000 visitors; an increase of five per cent year-on-year. According to independent ABC audit data 19,807 people visited April’s CV Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. The growth of the show reflects growing confidence within the road transport, fleet and logistics industries.

CV Show director, Rob Skelton, said: “As well as the higher quantity, several exhibitors have reported that there was a better quality of guest attending this year’s Show. A number of significant deals were completed at the event, and we received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. The higher attendance clearly shows that the CV Show remains the essential event for those involved in the road transport industry.”

More than 450 exhibitors showed their products and services, providing UK operators with greater choice than at any other UK exhibition serving the commercial vehicle industry. In addition, several new light commercial vehicles made their public debuts at the Show, including the Citroën Berlingo, Dacia Commercial, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Corsavan, backed up by the Show being accredited with international status from the automotive industry’s global body, OICA, the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles. CV Show 2015 also saw the biggest ever display of vehicles on the outside display areas, and hosted the finals of the World Crane Championships, sponsored by Hiab. The tyre business was well represented too, as Tyrepress reported in April.

Analysis of the Show’s registration data revealed that visitors came to the event from all over the UK and beyond, with a number of highly influential and authoritative figures from within the haulage and logistics sectors among the attendees.

The organisers have confirmed the dates for next year’s CV Show, which will again take place at the NEC from 26-28 April 2016. Full details for prospective exhibitors will be available after 1 July 2015.

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