TOUTED AS “…the world’s leading innovation lab for sustainable mobility”, Busworld China is to open one year from now, 18 – 20 March, 2020, in Shanghai, organisers confirmed recently.

China was one of the first countries in the world that saw the potential and massively subsidised the R&D and employment of electric buses.

As announced in August, 2018, - though then postponed - Busworld International and VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. are partnering up to relaunch a Busworld China event. This will be held in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEEC).

Sustainable mobility is one of the growing trends of the past decade and Busworld visitors noticed an increasing number of electric vehicles appear as exhibits at the show, organisers say. Also a larger part of the seminars and discussions at such events are dealing more with the electrification of public transport buses, it adds.

Zero emission is the future for bus and coach; in the past couple of years we have seen a fast progression in the quality and autonomy of battery electric buses, Busworld says.


China was one of the first countries in the world that saw the potential and massively subsidised the R&D and employment of electric buses. Today, China is not only the biggest bus market in the world, but also the biggest electric bus market in the world, it adds.

Whole cities are being serviced with electric buses, the ideal place to visit when interested in the employment of electric fleets, according to Busworld.



Didier Ramoudt, president of Busworld International confirms his belief in this technology-focused event.

"This will be the right moment and the right place to tackle the big zero emission questions. We believe in an international event connecting people and companies with knowledge, products, ideas… In short: creating the right environment for a worldwide lab! The time is now."

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David Zhong, president of VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. shares the same vision of the exhibition: "In terms of market size, product quality and export growth in China’s bus and coach market, China undoubtedly has a strong footprint in the global scale. A new Busworld China concept proportional to China’s market status in early 2020 will give the exhibition marginal time to conduct a full-scale upgrade in resources benefiting exhibitors and visitors both domestic and abroad."



As one of the earliest exhibition companies in the country, VNU Exhibitions Asia has been a leader in China's exhibition industry for more than two decades, it states.

Through the joint efforts of more than 200 outstanding employees, the company hosts over 20 top exhibitions and conferences in China each year, with a total exhibition area of over 600,000 square meters. The company is headquartered in Shanghai.

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