CV Show returns for 2024, driving business in a Net Zero world


With the road transport sector undergoing a rapid and complex Net Zero transition, the CV Show is returning to NEC Birmingham in April 2024 in expanded form to help operators prepare their businesses for growth against a complex and ever-changing backdrop of new regulations and technology.

With the EU expected to implement new emissions standards for conventional truck and van engines from 2027, the UK ending the sale of new non-zero emission vans and trucks under 26 tonnes by 2035 – with heavier HGVs to follow in 2040 – and a national shortage of truck technicians, the commercial vehicle industry is undergoing the most radical changes in its history. For operators, manufacturers and technicians looking to futureproof their fleets and skills, the most essential fixture in the commercial vehicle calendar – now in its 23rdedition – will for the very first time include an essential conference covering decarbonisation, including electrification and hydrogen, skills and recruitment, and technical updates.

Last year’s edition of the show welcomed almost 12,000 C-suite executives, transport managers, engineers, procurement professionals and directors from across the public and private sector – all planning to renew their fleets, upgrade their operational management and find new ways to grow their business. With 98% of visitors holding purchasing authority for vehicles, the event is Britain’s business centre for truck, van, trailer and other commercial vehicle technologies that are set to shape the sector over the next decade.

With an audience that faces significant challenges and opportunities over the next few years, more than 300 manufacturers and suppliers are expected to showcase their tech and expertise to the entirety of the sector, from major public sector bodies looking to make long-term large investments in fleets, to owner-operators keen to learn how to adapt their operations against a backdrop of growing emissions legislation.

Developed by the industry for the industry, the CV Show drives business forward for vehicle manufacturers, operators and technicians, represented by the three stakeholders – the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE), the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Details in brief:

  • Britain’s biggest and best attended expo for commercial vehicles launches for 2024 with all-new conference focused on key business-critical themes – decarbonisation, technical expertise, and people and skills.
  • 23rd edition to run 23-25 April 2024 at NEC Birmingham with more than 300 exhibitors expected to present the latest vehicles and technology to thousands of operators with truck and van purchasing authority.
  • Event provides unmissable opportunity to gain critical knowledge and insight to help navigate the most complex change in industry’s history.