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June 23, 2017

Next BUS2BUS from 19 to 21 March 2019

Trade fair to take place a week earlier than previously scheduled

Berlin, 23 June 2017 – The first edition of BUS2BUS was an all-round success. To ensure the next event follows on from there an in-depth analysis was conducted of the exhibitor and visitor survey. One thing exhibitors said was important was to shift the dates away from the Easter period. This request was duly granted by Messe Berlin and Bundesverband Deutscher Omnibusunternehmer (bdo), which is why the next event will take place a week earlier than previously scheduled. Thus, the next BUS2BUS will be held from 19 to 21 March 2019. What is more, the dates of the parallel congress and exhibition have been extended. This event will run from Tuesday to Thursday, and on three days instead of two.

Kerstin Kube-Erkens, senior product manager of BUS2BUS: ”The new dates mean the trade fair can occupy the southern section of the exhibition grounds, providing an ideal setting and facilitating future expansion.”

Christiane Leonard, chief executive of the bdo, was also happy with the new schedule: ”The first edition of BUS2BUS provided us with an excellent format for our forward-looking industry – and following an in-depth analysis of the survey we now have the right dates for the second edition in 2019.“

Results of the exhibitor and visitor survey

Besides the request to reschedule the fair one of the results of the exhibitor and visitor survey was this: 95 per cent of company representatives rated the BUS2BUS concept with its combination of a marketplace, bdo congress and Future Forum as positive. The exhibitors mainly presented Components and Accessories, Digital Services and Buses. Close to 50 per cent of exhibitors showcased new products and innovations. 25 per cent of exhibitors came from abroad. 98 per cent of the companies exhibiting said that BUS2BUS was a “good“ to “very good“ innovation platform for the German market. Their main aims were to “establish new business ties“, “network with business partners“ and “cultivate existing relations“. 93 per cent of exhibitors said the quality of trade visitors at BUS2BUS was “good“ to “very good“.

93 per cent of exhibitors and 85 per cent of trade visitors said they had gained a positive overall impression of the fair. 20 per cent of trade visitors were from abroad. Trade visitors came to Berlin from 15 German states. The three main groups represented were bus companies, public transport and suppliers. 86 per cent of trade visitors were involved in purchasing and procurement decisions for their companies. 59 per cent of trade visitors were able to establish new business contacts at the fair. 83 per cent of trade visitors were very satisfied with BUS2BUS as a platform for innovations and new business.

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For more information on BUS2BUS 2017 please visit www.bus2bus.berlin.