Organisers of the UK’s annual Commercial Vehicle Show — cancelled this year due to the collapse of the economy — have announced that the NEC, Birmingham, will play host to a new event next year; the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show.
Aimed at transport operators, with particular emphasis on environmental impact, improved efficiency and profitability the show will take place between 13 and 15 April. In essence it will be the CV Show without the presence of vehicle manufacturers.
“This new show will be an ideal platform, particularly for those specialising in vehicle maintenance equipment, replacement parts, logistics and fleet management systems,” said Nick Jones, chief executive at the Society of Operations Engineers. “This industry needs a business-to-business show to cater for professional transport operators’ wide-ranging needs and the CVO Show will do exactly that.”
“There have been strong calls from companies within the sector for the CV Show Partnership to run a new style event in 2010,” said Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders boss Paul Everitt. “The CVO Show will meet this demand while setting the scene for the return of the Commercial Vehicle Show in 2011.”