Busworld Kortrijk and Coach & Bus Live see visitor boost

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Industry trade shows have enjoyed a boost in visitors this year.

Coach & Bus Live reported a 6% increase in attendees for 2015.

Over two days, it welcomed 6,081 industry professionals – including senior executives from the major bus groups, coach operators, drivers, suppliers, local authorities and community transport providers from across the UK.

“Based on the reaction from our industry, Coach & Bus Live 2015 was one of our best editions to date,” said Event Director Helen Conway.

“There was such a great range of new vehicles and products on display, which provided a real buzz.  We’re delighted with the feedback we’ve received from our visitors and exhibitors.  Hearing news of significant business deals and orders being done over the two days, illustrates, once again, just how important this autumn event is in the industry’s calendar.

Meanwhile, Busworld Kortrijk reported a 9% growth in visitors, with the 23rd occurrence of the biennial show attracting 34.932 coach and bus professionals from 118 countries – the biggest Busworld Kortrijk event ever.

The event also attracted more exhibitors than any previous event, with 411 companies coming from 36 countries to exhibit.