Expo marks WWI centenary
Euro Bus Expo is to commemorate the role played by buses and their drivers during the First World War, marking 100 years since the start of the conflict. To launch this year’s visitor campaign, Show Director, Mark Griffin, along with CPT’s CEO, Simon Posner and Chairman, Ian Morgan, travelled to Nottingham to see the type of vehicle used extensively throughout the war. They were used as transportation for troops to the front line, ambulances and sometimes even mobile pigeon lofts. Demand for stands at this year’s Expo has been strong, with over 90% of space taken and over 200 exhibitors already confirmed to take part.
Chief Executive of CPT, Simon Posner, said, ‘There will be numerous events this year commemorating the start of WW1. It is absolutely right that the industry recognises the vital role played by the bus and those staff a century ago. We shall be including a commemorative display within the show this year which coincides with the run up to Remembrance Day. It will give an opportunity to see how technology and innovation has progressed in all those years and pay tribute to those who supported the war effort.’
Euro Bus Expo takes place on 4 to 6 November at the NEC, Birmingham.