Busworld International said it will organize its first Busworld Latin America from December 5-7, 2016.
Busworld Latin America will be held at Plaza Mayor venue in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city.
The international bus expo is likely to cover 8.000 square meters and expects to attract over 80 exhibitors from more than 12 countries. The show is expected to receive more than 7,500 business visitors.
Busworld is the world’s largest B2B trade fair of the bus and coach industry, showcasing public transport buses, tourism and long distance coaches and mini buses in addition to parts, components and services related to the global Bus industry.
Busworld’s first exhibition was held in Belgium in 1971 and now it has became the international reference for the bus and coach industry.
It may be noted that 411 exhibitors from 36 countries participated in Busworld Europe, Kortrijk, in 2015 and the Kortrijk show witnessed 34.932 visitors from 118 countries.
Since 2001, Busworld started expanding its global presence. In the current year, Busworld trade fairs are lined up with Turkey (April 2016), China (May 2016), Russia (October 2016), India (November 2016) and now also Latin America (December 2016).
Busworld Latin America is the sixth Busworld exhibition in the world.
Didier Ramoudt, President of Busworld International, said, “The relevance of an international specialized B2B event for bus and coach professionals in Latin America and especially in Colombia is clear, when taking a look at the recent market factors. There is a growing market for passenger transport as traffic route networks are constantly being extended. Secondly, there is an active development of domestic tourism because of the growing demand in this sector.”
In addition, there is a growing need of qualitative public transport within the larger cities and the intercity services. That is also why the state is developing new regulations in connection with advanced passenger transport fleet renewal.
“I am sure Colombia is the ideal location for a successful Busworld exhibition,” Ramoudt said.
The Latin American market is said to be the second largest bus region in the world and is likely to touch 40,000 units in the long run, he added.
The city of Medellin, which is the second largest city of Colombia, was once dubbed ‘the most dangerous city on earth but is now Colombia’s liveliest and most creative city.