Automotive Trade Show@CV Show set to grow in 2005

09 September 2004 #SMMT News

Organisers of the Automotive Trade Show@CV Show, at the NEC in Birmingham have confirmed that exhibitor space sales for the 2005 event are already well ahead of the 2004 figures at this time last year.


The SOE, RHA and SMMT*, which comprise the CV Show Partnership, say that the combination is attracting a lot of interest following the success of this year’s event. Over 30% of ATS exhibitors have already re-booked for 2005 and discussions are well under way with many new exhibitors with confirmed agreements due to be announced in the coming weeks.


One of the first to re-book space was Walt Koloska, Group Sales and Marketing Director of the Crypton Technology Group, who has also increased the size of his company’s stand by 25 per cent.

‘After so many years of asking for a combination of ATS and the CV Show, this year’s event proved the value of listening to the market. The Crypton Group stand is a healthy 25 per cent larger than this year and will feature technology leading kit for all vehicle types,’ said Mr Koloska.


The Show, effectively two major trade exhibitions in one, had its most successful year in 2004, with a combined total of almost 29,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors. The aim is to ensure that the show continues to be the leading event in the UK.


Other confirmed exhibitors at the AT Show range from Advanced Diagnostics Ltd to ZF Great Britain Ltd, and include Serenco (UK) Ltd, which markets a range of specialist tools and workshop equipment.


Tony Dearden, Managing Director of Serenco, comments: ‘The dualling of the AT and CV Shows proved a great success this year and our stand was kept busy by a constant flow of visitors. It’s rare to experience such an intense atmosphere at an exhibition, but we had a very successful time and it proved to be the ideal market for our range of products.’


Robin Dickeson, spokesman for the event, added: ‘The event has grown in recent years, which is testimony to the fact that it is delivering real value to exhibitors and their customers. Visitors can meet and do business with a huge variety of existing and potential suppliers under one roof, in a very short space of time, something that is of enormous value in these busy times.’


*SOE: The Society of Operations Engineers, of which the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) is a professional sector

RHA: The Road Haulage Association

SMMT: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders


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