Busworld Turkey 2016 gears to attract global bus and coach industry stakeholders in Istanbul
Busworld International along with its partner HKF Trade Fairs is gearing up to hold the sixth edition of Busworld Turkey in Istanbul from April 14-17, 2016.
The 4-day expo – Busworld Turkey 2016 – will be held in halls 9, 10 and 11 of the Istanbul Expo Center near Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.
The internationally recognized Busworld team began organizing Busworld Turkey since 2004 in association with the Turkish trade fair organiser HKF Trade Fairs.
As many as 248 companies participated in the 2014 edition of Busworld Turkey including 170 Turkish firms while 78 companies represented from 26 other countries. The previous edition witnessed a whopping 12.425 professional visitors including 1.714 overseas visitors along with 47 members of foreign press and media.
The potential exhibitors of Busworld Turkey 2016 are from the bus and coach industry covering coach – bus – minibus manufacturers, bodybuilders, spare parts, accessories, fuel, equipment, insurance coverage, information technologies, tourism, banks and all other services and products designed for the coach and bus industries.
Turkey, the country that mostly depends on bus and coach for public transport, is making progress in renewing city bus fleets while the intercity express coach market remains strong.
Turkey is also a major exporter of buses and coaches. In 2015, the country exported a record 44,440 buses and coaches of all sizes, valued at 1.15 billion
Currently Turkey follows Euro VI emission norms for all new vehicles registered from January 1, 2016. Many manufacturers are able to meet Euro VI models as already they have customers in the European Union.
supplies many other markets in the Middle East, Russia, North Africa and Central Asia. Many of them are working to earlier emission limits, in some cases because they do not have the necessary quality of fuel. Generally this is because refineries are unable or unwilling to produce the ultra low sulphur diesel that required by the latest generation of engines.
The Turkish manufacturing industry is flexible enough to provide vehicles with power units from Euro 2 onwards.
On the political front, now Turkey has a majority government, providing positive outlook for the economy and it would lead to further investment in new vehicles.
During the trade fair, Busworld Academy, Busworld’s worldwide knowledge platform of the bus and coach industry, together with its partner International Road Transport Union (IRU) will hold the ‘Busworld Academy & IRU Congress’, a series of seminars and debates. Althouth the entry is free, registration is obligated and seats are limited, so it is good to reserve a seat as soon as the programme will be online. The programme is available on the Busworld Academy website under seminars: www.busworldacademy.org