22nd Russia’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from Russia and the CIS 27 - 30 August 2018 Russia • Moscow • Expocentre

BUSWORLD RUSSIA Press-release

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BUSWORLD RUSSIA powered by AUTOTRANS
International Coach & Bus Show
October 25-27, 2016
IEC Crocus Expo, Pavilion 2

October 17, 2015, Kortrijk (Belgium), ITEMF Expo and Busworld International signed a partnership agreement to cooperate for the organization of BUSWORLD RUSSIA powered by AUTOTRANS trade show in Moscow. The first edition of BUSWORLD RUSSIA powered by AUTOTRANS will take place in October 25-27, 2016 at the Crocus Expo venue.

The exhibition will be held every two years, alternating with the International Commercial Vehicle Auto Show COMTRANS. The show will be organized by ITEMF Expo, a member of Messe Frankfurt and ITE Group.

BUSWORLD RUSSIA powered by AUTOTRANS shall enjoy official support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, IRU (International Road Transport Union), RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs), RAS (Russian Motor Transport Union), ROSAVTOTRANS, Association of Russian Automakers (OAR), the Moscow City Department of Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism of Moscow, Association of European Businesses (AEB).

Facts & Figures:

  • planned exhibition space: 5,000 m2
  • number of forecasted exhibitors: over 60 companies from more than 15 countries
  • expected number of visitors: more than 7,000 professionals

The event will provide an opportunity to see the latest instances of buses and components of the largest domestic and foreign manufacturers: KAMAZ, NEFAZ, SCANIA, «GAZ Group», MAZ, Volgabus, KING LONG, Yutong,
Webasto, Continental Automotive Rus, VOITH, Continental Tyres Rus, Camozzi Pnevmatika, RABA AXLE and others.

Among its exhibit items «GAZ group» will present the medium-sized low floor bus for urban transportation LiAZ – 429260 as well as the new make of the bus Vector Next designed for school busing.
KAMAZ is to demonstrate at once several specialties: the passenger coach NEFAZ 5299-30-42, the 100% low floor passenger citybus NEFAZ 5299-40-51 (gas-powered), the large-sized electric omnibus KAMAZ-6282 (with a new interior and exterior) and the passenger suburban coach Bravis with the WEICHAI engine.
SCANIA will present the following items on its display cases: the tourist coach Scania Touring and the intercity bus LiAZ-5251 «Voyage» (with the chassis by Scania).
Volgabus will show the latest models of pilotless buses to the audience.
Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) is to demonstrate the buses MAZ-203 with the top-class engines by YMZ and MAZ-231 to the visitors of the trade show.
KING LONG will present its most popular tourist coach and the gas-powered variant of the bus XMQ6900 with the engine operating on the nonpolluting fuel – black damp.
Another Chinese manufacturer -  Yutong – is to demonstrate intercity buses Yutong ZK6122H9 and Yutong ZK6938HB9 among its items.
International Coach and Bus show in Moscow will present the following product groups:

  • Coach
  • Citybus
  • Minibus
  • Special passenger vehicles
  • Bodybuilders
  • Components and spare parts
  • Service and maintenance systems
  • Tools and maintenance equipment
  • Accessories
  • Lubricants
  • Tires
  • Leasing and insurance services

Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans will be completed with the wide business program “Busworld Academy and IRU congress”.
 Busworld Academy is the professional platform for international bus&coach segment where experts share their knowledge with seminars and conferences. This event is oriented on searching and establishment of contacts.
Co-organizers of the congress – The International Road Transport Union (IRU).
The main topic of Busworld Academy and IRU Congress in 2016 – Towards the Sustainable Bus & Coach Future.
Every day (25-27 of October) will be devoted to the specific topic:
25, Oct – Bus and tourism
26, Oct – Bus and the city
27, Oct – Bus and financing
The representatives of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism of Moscow, the Transport Union of Moscow, the Motor Transport Unity of Russia (MTUR), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moscow, the State Unitary Enterprise «Passengermotortrans» (St. Petersburg), Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization «Unified Directorate of Transport», as well as the domestic and foreign manufacturers of buses and bus haulers will be the speakers at the «Busworld Academy and the congress of IRU» platform.
The core audience for the business program amounts to the representatives of municipal corporations, tour operators, insurance and leasing companies, passenger transportation companies, bus manufacturers, financial bodies and the media.
As most of the speakers represent foreign companies from the 8 countries, the participants of the business program will be afforded a simultaneous interpreting from English.

The 16th annual award “Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia” will become another significant add-on to the show. Through the years, the contest has gained the reputation of a scheduled event for the industry and will once again announce the nominees and the winners in such categories as “Truck of the year”, “Van of the year”,  «Citybus of the year”, “Coach of the year” as well as the «Rout bus/Rout taxi of the year”.

The general media partner of the exhibition – international specialized commercial transport magazine ComTrans will support the show with a series of in-depth coverages in its coming editions.

The partnership with Busworld opens unique perspectives for the development of the specialized passenger transport exhibition in Russia in line with high international standards. The organizer of the exhibition - ITEMF Expo - is confident in the successful launch and further prospects of Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans on the market.

Reference:
Busworld is the world’s largest B2B exhibition of the bus and coach industry, exhibiting buses, coaches and mini buses, as well as parts, components and services. The first Busworld exhibition took place in the city of Kortrijk in Belgium in 1971. Meanwhile it became the international reference of the bus and coach industry. In 2015, Busworld Kortrijk welcomed 411 exhibitors from 36 countries and 34.932 visitors from 118 countries. Since 2001, Busworld has rolled out its international expansion with shows taking place in Turkey (April 2016), China (May 2016), India (Nov. 2016) and now also Russia (Oct. 2016).

ITEMF Expo is the Russian joint venture company of the leading exhibition organizers Messe Frankfurt and ITE. www.itemfexpo.ru
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organizers generating around 554 million euros in sales and employing 2,130 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and around 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organized a total of 121 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicy owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit www.messefrankfurt.com

ITE Group is one of the world’s leading exhibition organizers, it is ranked 5th in the world and 1st in Russia. Russia`s market leader, ITE, with a share of more than 20% operates through its offices in 5 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. The company has been developing dynamically, and over 20 years of its history opened 31 offices in 17 countries. Since 1998 the shares of the ITE Group of Companies are being quoted at London Stock Exchange. Today the ITE portfolio includes more than 240 events, which annually take up more than 730,000 square meters of exhibition space. More than 1000 professionals of the exhibition market are working in ITE offices worldwide. In Russia ITE offices work in five cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk), and more than 100 events are held annually. For more detailed information see www.ite-russia.ru.

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