2021 Commercial Vehicle Show opens at the NEC, Birmingham

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The 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show opened yesterday with exhibitors and visitors getting straight down to business as soon as doors opened at 8.30am.

The vast halls of the NEC had clients and suppliers being able to meet face-to-face for the first time in more than two years.

Visitors passed through the doors to see the very latest products and services on offer from more than 200 exhibitors. Coffee machines have been working overtime to keep up with demand, lubricating the many discussions taking place across all the stands, from the largest to the smallest.

Live theatre programme were running throughout the show on two separate stages. Covering a wide range of topics, the two live theatres have seen industry experts discussing everything from tyres to telematics and logistics to legislation.

The Commercial Vehicle Show has long been the UK’s premier event for the road transport industry, in terms of attendance and media coverage. With two full days still to run and demand for tickets remaining strong, it has been a welcome return to business for everyone present.

Commenting on the event, Murray Ellis, Show Director, said: “The road transport sector has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to face-to-face networking again, and we’ve been thrilled to see enthusiastic visitors already on the first day of the Show.

“Our exhibitors are reporting that it’s great to be back at a live business event, and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more people up until Thursday.”