Busworld Europe 2017 is ready for its final edition in Kortrijk

The 24th edition of the biannual professional bus and coach exhibition Busworld Europe, still in Kortrijk, will welcome 376 exhibitors coming from 36 countries.

Busworld Europe even had to disappoint more than 70 companies, that wanted to exhibit, due to a lack of space. The companies that completed their registration did receive an online profile on the Busworld website in the ‘waiting list’ section as a compensation.
The 376 exhibitors build their booths on 51,230 m² in Kortrijk Xpo. The temporary pavilions (halls 8, 9 and Entrance North) are now even covering the pond that used to be right outside the pavilions. Visitors will now literally walk on water when entering Busworld via Entrance North.
A lot of world premieres will be presented during the show. Vehicle manufacturers and body builders are launching their newest coaches and buses in all sizes. Also the suppliers are bringing their innovations.
Altogether, 311 vehicles will be presented, 231 inside the exhibition halls and 80 outside.
The side events programme will be busier than ever, with the ‘IRU & Busworld Academy International Coach Conference’, the ‘India Day’, the ‘Hungarian VIP event about the Hungarian automotive sector’ and the ‘UITP – Busworld International Bus Conference’.
This edition’s keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony on 19 October is Peter Hinssen. He will touch the subject of the Day After Tomorrow regarding the influence of technology on the bus and coach industry. He is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He lectures at various business schools such as London Business School (UK) and MIT in Boston. His grandfather was a coach operator in Belgium and today this business is still run very successfully by Peter’s uncle and niece. The combination of Peter’s technological expertise and the direct link with the bus and coach industry will result, without any doubt, in a not to be missed keynote presentation.