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April 11, 2017

International Road Transport Union (IRU) underlines international dimension of BUS2BUS

• The official supporter IRU is organising workshops

• Input on establishing ’Vision 2030’

• Cosmopolitan marketplace featuring bdo Congress and Future Forum

Berlin, 11 April 2017 – Europe’s borders have long since ceased to be a hindrance to coach travel. That is why the Bundesverband Deutscher Omnibusunternehmer (bdo) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) are joining forces in order to address the industry’s key topics at international level at BUS2BUS.

Whereas the bdo closely collaborates with Messe Berlin in its role as the non-commercial sponsor of BUS2BUS, the IRU now officially supports Messe Berlin’s newly organised business platform. The IRU will not only be represented with a stand, but will also be organising two workshops at the Future Forum. These events will discuss the future of long-distance coach travel and bus tourism. It means that BUS2BUS, from which over 70 exhibitors from 13 countries have already registered, is also becoming an increasingly international event for congress and workshop topics. Thus, BUS2BUS, which will take place on 25 and 26 April, will be a cosmopolitan marketplace featuring a congress, exhibition and Future Forum.

Oleg Kamberski, head of Passenger Transport, IRU: ”The IRU is very pleased to be supporting BUS2BUS and to be playing an active part in the event's Future Forum. BUS2BUS will provide an excellent opportunity for the various players from the bus and coach industry to come together and debate the future of our business. The discussions will certainly provide valuable input into the IRU’s current work on a 2030 vision.”

Christiane Leonard, vice president of the Passenger Transport Council (CTP) of the IRU and managing director of the bdo: ”The IRU’s involvement underlines the significance of BUS2BUS as the new leading event for the bus industry. We look forward to this new and unique high-level event in Berlin, where together with industry representatives important political stakeholders will debate the latest challenges as well as visions for the future of bus transport.“

From 25 to 26 April 2017 visitors to BUS2BUS in Berlin can experience the future of the bus industry on several levels. Combining an exhibition, congress and Future Forum, it represents a globally unique meeting place for debating new business approaches and for building new, cross-sectoral partnerships. At BUS2BUS visitors can view buses on display as well as in action. As a marketplace BUS2BUS enables visitors to put solutions into practice and test drive vehicles on the outdoor display site. The bdo Congress will provide an opportunity for close networking and at the Future Forum the markets of the future will invite visitors to make new discoveries.

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

The logo, photos and a print-quality map of the grounds at BUS2BUS can be downloaded from the website.