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July 21, 2016

Messe Berlin and the German Bus and Coach Operators Association (bdo) launch future-focused business platform for the German bus and coach industry

Premiere on 25 & 26 April 2017 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds

The future of the modern bus industry now has an independent business platform in Germany: BUS2BUS. This new trade event will premiere on 25 and 26 April 2017 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Berlin – a hot spot for the bus and coach industry – is where BUS2BUS focuses on the key themes that will shape the future of this business sector. Jointly organized by Messe Berlin and the German Bus and Coach Operators Association (bdo), BUS2BUS will take place every two years. This exclusive industry event brings bus operators together with vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and visionaries.

Wolfgang Steinbrück, President, German Bus and Coach Operators Association: "More than any other mode of transport, bus travel has radically changed over the past few years. This makes it all the more important for us to create a platform that reflects the high level of innovative strength in the industry. Along with new business models, the BUS2BUS programme includes themes ranging from pioneering drive technologies, to storage capacity, modern design and connectivity."

Messe Berlin CEO Dr. Christian Göke is very much looking forward to hosting the new BUS2BUS trade event in cooperation with the industry association bdo: "Messe Berlin, one of the world's top ten exhibition companies, stands for innovative event concepts aimed at market success. InnoTrans is just one example of how we have transformed a small trade fair into a leading global exhibition. BUS2BUS is our way of expanding our expertise in the mobility field by adding one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing modes of transport. Berlin is the most important hub for German bus tours and a focal point for political decision-makers, trade associations and the media. This will significantly support the development of BUS2BUS."

BUS2BUS brings together three elements, including the Future Forum, the established bdo Congress industry event and the marketplace.

What will bus and coach travel be like in 2025? What are the issues driving the industry's development? The answers to these questions are addressed in the BUS2BUS Future Forum, which serves as a unifying element for the overall event. Bus industry innovations can be experienced first hand in a series of keynotes, workshops and forums, as well as through the bdo Congress and exhibitor presentations.

Further information about BUS2BUS 2017 is available on or on

The BUS2BUS logo (PNG, 6.0 kB) and a sitemap (PDF, 241.5 kB) are available in print-ready quality for download on our website.

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