CV Show attracts 18,000 visitors; up 12% on 2012 show

16 April 2013 #SMMT News

Organisers of the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show are delighted that, once again, the flag has been flown for the UK road transport industry. With more than 18,000 people visiting over 430 exhibitors during the three days, this year’s Show confirmed its standing as the UK’s premier road transport and logistics event.

The unaudited figures show that the number of visitors through the door demonstrates an attendance increase of 11.6% compared with 2012. This is sound proof that the CV Show really is going from strength to strength and now attracts visitors, customers and exhibitors from all over Europe.

For DAF’s Marketing Director, Tony Pain, the CV Show 2013 was a tremendous success. “We believe it was possibly our most successful CV Show ever. We were inundated with visitors and enquiries, particularly on the Tuesday and Wednesday. It also gave us a great opportunity to showcase the worldwide launch of two thirds of our product range.”

Scott Michael, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles and Business Centre Programme, was equally enthusiastic. “The 2013 CV Show was another great success for Citroën with a good mix of visitors representing both large fleets and SME companies. As ever, Citroën found the Show to be an excellent way of reaching its customer base.”

This year has demonstrated beyond doubt that the key factor in the success of the CV Show lies with the diversity of its exhibitors; there really is something for everyone and a vehicle to suit every application. The final word goes to James Morrison, Corporate Marketing Manager for MINI UK. “We were delighted to showcase the new MINI Clubvan at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show. As our first time at the Show, we were delighted by the volume and seniority of attendees and, of course, to the fantastic response to the MINI Clubvan.”

The UK road transport sector has long been a strong indicator as to the health of the rest of UK plc. On that basis, the indications for the future of the industry in general and the Commercial Vehicle Show in particular are very good indeed.

The 2014 CV Show will be held at the NEC, Birmingham, from 29 April-1 May.

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).

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