CV Show and ATS ”another tremendous success”

04 May 2006 #SMMT News

Provisional data from the recent Commercial Vehicle and Automotive Trade Show, from 25-27 April at the National Exhibition Centre, suggest the event attracted around 10 per cent more visitors than the 27,031 ABC-audited total for last year’s show.

‘Exhibitors have been queuing to tell us about their successes,’ said Tony Young, show manager. ‘We’re quietly confident that the final, audited figures will confirm a healthy increase over last year. But in practice, the number of people is nothing like as important as their calibre and the quality of business they generate. On that all-important yardstick, we’ve had another tremendous success.’

The CV Show and ATS is the biggest and most successful event of its type in Europe. 668 exhibitors, up from 604 last year, showed a huge variety of vehicles, goods and supporting automotive services, with numerous World, European and UK launches. ‘The number of exhibitors grows steadily each year and we’re already taking very strong enquiries for stands at next year’s event, running over three days from 24 to 26 April at the NEC,’ said Young.

The Audit Bureau of Circulation will audit the provisional attendance data and the CV Show and ATS management team hopes to have the figures to publish in June.

The event is owned by the CV Show Partnership, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE), a professional sector of the Society of Operations Engineers. Crystal Communications handles stand space sales and marketing for the Partnership.


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