As and from 26 to 28 May 2022, the ninth edition of Busworld Turkey, organised by Busworld and its Turkish partner, HKF Trade Fairs, will be held for three days, at the Istanbul Expo Center. A symbolic show in that Busworld Turkey was the last trade event hosted before the world’s borders closed due to the pandemic, back in March 2020. And now it turns out to be the very first Busworld trade exhibition post-pandemic. Busworld 2022 is back! And how!
During the last edition in 2020, the fair hosted 129 exhibitors. The show was visited by 7,935 professional visitors, which was surprisingly good considering the covid pandemic was starting to spread at that moment.
Today, the exhibition already counts 130 exhibitors and this number keeps growing steadily. Vehicle manufacturers, bus and coach builders and body builders will showcase their latest vehicles on a surface of 12,500 sq.m, such as: Anadolu Isuzu, Karsan, Otokar, BMC, Güleryüz, Mapar MAN, Bur-Can, Buskar, Erener, Erduman, Eşref Karoser, Gürsözler and Harputlu. They bring a mix of vehicles of different dimensions (from double decker to minibus), drive lines and types (public transport, tourism, long distance travel, VIP transportation, etc.). Being able to experience all these vehicles in one place is what will draw once again bus and coach buyers -and enthusiasts – to Istanbul in May.
Of course the show will also give the floor space to Turkish and international suppliers of all types. Brands like Allison Transmission, ZF, Voith, Webasto, Aselsan, Fogmaker and many more will be represented again.
The exhibitor list is too long for being published here, but it is available on the website www.busworldturkey.org and is updated on a daily basis.
Busworld Turkey webinars
In 2022 Busworld Turkey started a Turkish spoken webinar series with a first webinar on 9 February titled ‘The Impact of the pandemic on public transport in Turkey’, moderated by Mr. Kemal Karayormuk, Executive Board Member of IPRU and Academic Advisor of TOBB. The panel consisted of high level representatives of several Turkish sector associations: Ercan Soydaş, head of TÖHOB, Mustafa Yıldırım, head of TOF and Turgay Gül, head of İSTAB. It proved to be a very interactive discussion with the online audience. Two more webinars will be organized at the beginning of April and the beginning of May. This time, the manufacturing industry will be talking, giving its point of view on the zero emission evolution and post-pandemic changes in buses and coaches.
Busworld Speakers’ Corner
Busworld Turkey will have its own Speakers’ Corner located at the Busworld booth in hall 2. Exhibitors are invited to bring short keynotes about specific projects and best business cases. The floor will also be open for start-ups that want to share their ideas with the bus and coach community. Visitors will be able to integrate this in their visit. The open booth will provide an ideal environment to create interaction between the speaker(s) and the audience. Visiting a trade show is not only about getting product information, but also about being getting an idea of what is going on in the passenger transport industry.
More news will follow in the coming months on www.fleetbusandcoach.ie.