Commercial Vehicle Show on track to break records

18 February 2008 #SMMT News

With just a few weeks to go until the Commercial Vehicle Show 2008 opens its doors, organisers say the event is well on target to become the largest dedicated road transport and logistics show in Europe.


Held this year from 15-17 April, it relocates within the NEC to fill Halls 6 to 12 and 17 to 20, covering a total of more than 90,000m².


When the doors open on 15 April, visitors will experience a number of shows merged into one.


TipCon and TankCon will each benefit from their own visitors lounge and show the continued evolution of the CV Show to help visitors make the most of their time there.


Other specialist sectors within the CV Show include Cool 2008, Municipal 2008 and Workshop 2008, designed to bring all the products and services relevant for refrigerated transport operators, waste management fleets, local authorities and garage owners under one roof.


But the Show is not just limited to the space inside the halls. Many of the leading truck, trailer and body manufacturers have also taken exhibition space outside, where they will exhibit line-ups of customer-liveried vehicles and products that need additional space.


This year, more than 26,000 operators and drivers are expected to make their way to Birmingham. The NEC’s central location makes it an easy place to get to, with Birmingham airport and Birmingham International railway station minutes away, and six major motorways within easy reach.


As the Show has continued to expand, many visitors have taken the option of spreading their visit over two days, although it is still possible to complete your visit in one day with a little planning. If you pre-register for your free ticket in advance, you’ll be sent a show guide with your ticket just before the show, so you can walk straight in. Visit for more information.


The CV Show has become one of the most important events in the industry calendar. Manufacturers and suppliers spend months preparing for these three days, with impressive stands and exhibits which celebrate the best that our industry has to offer.


This year is expected to be no different, with a whole line-up of manufacturers and importers using the event as their primary platform to launch new products.

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