Success for Sydney show

The Australian Bus + Coach Show 2013 has been called a success by organisers who say they will keep improving

Success for Sydney show
Success for Sydney show

October 2, 2013

The Australian Bus + Coach Show 2013 held in Sydney last month has been hailed a world class exhibition by organisers.

More than 3000 people went to The Dome and halls at Sydney Showground to partake in the largest bus industry event ever seen in Australia.

The event hosted a wide range of national and international displays covering 15,600 square metres all under the one roof.

BusNSW Executive Director Darryl Mellish says the show was a great success with the venue and organisation facilitating a comprehensive display of the latest products and services in the industry.

"Interactive displays and product launches provided high interest and enjoyment for operators, suppliers, government representatives, and bus enthusiasts," he says.

"The two day event allowed bus and coach operators to see what new and existing products and services are in the market."

Industry representatives acknowledged the benefit of having all booths and bus displays integrated in one large indoor arena which contributed to a positive vibe.

"These exhibitions are about stimulating growth and providing business confidence and many suppliers noted an uplift in interest," says Mellish.

"Many suppliers are confirming a number of sales throughout the show and strong leads generated."

Transport for NSW had an interactive display which included a number of staff demonstrating the Opal Card on a double decker bus.

"It was pleasing that Transport for NSW supported the event, providing their assistance and capitalising on this opportunity to interact with operators and suppliers to improve partnership with industry," says Mellish.

BusNSW will be surveying exhibitors and visitors to obtain feedback on the organisation of the event and thoughts on how they may make improvements for future exhibitions.

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