By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Busworld

IT IS THE biggest bus event in the world and the original European version celebrates its 25th anniversary in its new Brussels, Belgium, location on 21-23 October, with more than 500 exhibitors 300 vehicles on display, organisers have announced.

Australasian Bus & Coach (ABC) magazine is an official media partner of Busworld Europe, 2019.

Showcasing the latest bus and coach-related innovations, products and services in action today – and with discerning insights and forecasted potential public transport trends via the simultaneously held International Bus Conference by both Busworld and UITP – Busworld 2019 Europe would be hard to miss for bus aficionados worldwide.

As organisers state, it's the ideal place to learn about the major trends and developments in the bus and trolleybus sector.


Visitors would be attending to: get the full picture of what's happening in the bus sector with its mix of theoretical and practical elements during the 15-plus conference sessions; be inspired by the expert knowledge from experiences, case-studies and best practices from some of the most prominent leaders in the sectors; hear more than 60 confirmed international speakers.

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Attendees will also get to meet bus operators, industry suppliers and authorities from across the world, say organisers. Just a few of the leading companies attending include: Beijing Public Transport Corporation; Busitalia; Go-Ahead; GVB Amsterdam; Ile-de-France Mobilités; Keolis; Land Transport Authority; Mosgortrans; Ruter AS; Shenzhen Bus Group; and Transport For London.

Entry into the Busworld Europe exhibition is included the pass price.



Registration is now open for the International Bus Conference part. Following the success of its sell-out edition in 2017, UITP and Busworld have joined forces once again to bring you an unmissable event, the organisations state.

At the International Bus Conference you’ll explore the major trends and developments in the bus sector from an international perspective, they say.

The Conference programme is designed to address both bus-related strategic and operational needs. It will combine the theory with practical and close-up demonstrations to see real-life applications of the topics discussed during the Conference, they explain.

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The programme will focus on both everyday operational aspects, as well as look at business opportunities beyond traditional bus operations. In terms of the breakdown of what’s what, the two major areas of discussion and their sub-branches will be as follows...

Everyday Operational Excellence: Comfort and Safety; Bus Electrification and New Energy; Advancing Bus Transport with Innovative Technologies; Service Contracting and Tendering; and Happy Customers and Staff.

Then there’s the Business Opportunities Beyond Traditional Operations: Entering the New Energy Market; Smart Bus Systems of the Future; Station Development; and Funding and Financing.

Australasian Bus & Coach (ABC) magazine is an official media partner of Busworld Europe, 2019.



Busworld Europe started in 1971 and was held every two years in the small city of Kortrijk, Belgium, until 2017.

From 2019 onwards Busworld Europe will take place in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, as organisers says they want to safeguard the event’s sustainable growth in terms of exhibitors and visitors.

With more than 48 years of experience, Busworld is the oldest and most famous bus and coach only exhibition in the world, it states.

In 2001, Busworld started to expand its activities worldwide; to date it has Busworld exhibitions and seminars being held in six other locations: Turkey, India, Latin America, Russia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia.

This year Busworld Europe will celebrate its 25th edition in its new venue.

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