The 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham


If you are part of the road transport and commercial van and vehicle sector, then you are definitely aware of the Commercial Vehicles Show in Birmingham, Britain’s largest, most attended and inclusive industry show. Held every year at the NEC Birmingham, UK’s number one venue for exhibitions and shows, it hosts approximately 21,000 visitors on a national scale. Truck and van operators get a chance to meet and interchange ideas while browsing through the greatest and biggest selection of products and services. For suppliers, the show constitutes an opportunity to showcase their products and services and attract potential customers. The CV show is known as a springboard for launching new products.

This year’s commercial vehicle show in Birmingham took place from the 28th up until the 30th of April whilst applications for exhibitors and companies wishing to showcase their products for the 2020 CV show will open early July. Make sure you apply early if you are wishing to acquire a stand space.

Media days, a chance to meet up and interact with the press

Every year, an annual pre-show takes place gathering sector exhibitors. During this media day, they interact with the trade press and are asked multiple questions. Questions range from new technologies and products available for showcasing to thoughts and insight about the future. Questions are filmed and uploaded on YouTube for those that wish to keep in touch with new developments.

Innovation, a way forward

With companies like Ford, MAN and Volkswagen, you wouldn’t expect less of such a big show. Journalists and visitors experience new technological solutions that pave the way and address the ever-changing needs and requirements of the people that operate, use and trade commercial vehicles, vans and trailers. The show halls and stands are filled with new, innovative products and techniques on display highlighting the importance of the show for the vitality of the industry. Only the very best are showcased and the show, for almost two decades now, acts as a medium to launch new products, unveil new models and vehicles and debut them globally.

Workshop and Cool, two zones not to miss

Besides its primary purpose of showcasing new products, one additional purpose of the show is to educate people on how to use their commercial vehicles as part of their marketing assets and educating people on sustainability and on how new technologies affect the environment.

Besides those purposes, within the Birmingham CV show two purposely designed zones exist dedicated in facilitating the contact between visitors and suppliers. WORKSHOP is one of them, a comprehensive shop window where exhibitors from all areas of the automotive aftermarket and the maintenance sector display their products. Lastly, COOL provides visitors with all the special requirements for those interested in refrigerated transport and cold chain equipment.

Overall, the CV show being always sold out and attracting many visitors is a great opportunity for the city of Birmingham to showcase its long tradition in the commercial vehicle and van industry. The show is held in a very central location of Birmingham providing to exhibitors an opportunity to present their new assets of the transportation and logistics industry.

Glenda Willis