Euro Bus Expo has been postponed to 1-3 November 2022, event organiser Diversified Communications UK has announced. The decision has been made after consultation with show exhibitors, partners and visitors and it will see the coach and bus trade show return to its usual two-yearly date cycle at the NEC Birmingham.
Diversified says that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’s far-reaching impact on the industry has led to the move and that extensive stakeholder feedback was central to its decision. That engagement suggested that Euro Bus Expo should be postponed by a further year.
The organiser adds that the new dates will allow the industry to focus on recovery while delivering planning security and maintaining trend-based buying cycles.
Event Director Helen Conway says that the decision to postpone the event was difficult given the show of support from stakeholders. “Over 90% of exhibitors and visitors rated Euro Bus Expo as being important to their business in a survey completed over the past two weeks. The confidence in our events and their standing within the industry places emphasis on the importance of meeting our stakeholders’ expectations.”
In addition to the postponement of Euro Bus Expo, the routeone Awards have also been rescheduled. They will next be held on Wednesday 2 November 2022.
CEO Graham Vidler says: “Euro Bus Expo is the industry’s premier trade event that offers a great opportunity to bring the industry together. However, with the pandemic continuing to affect the coach and bus sector, we fully support our partners at Diversified Communications in having to make this difficult but most sensible decision to postpone the event until November 2022.”
Helen Conway adds that Euro Bus Expo and the routeone Awards will return next year “with a new energy and the confidence that they will be safe, economically feasible, well-attended and live up to their enviable reputation.
“Expect an impressive Euro Bus Expo 2022, rich in innovation and on a size and scale that represents the industry, and a prestigious routeone Awards that recognise the commendable work happening across the sector.
“We thank all of our exhibitors and partners for their patience, continued support and commitment.”