24 Jul 2019


Busworld International granted the license to organise Busworld India to Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the Group Messe Frankfurt. The agreement will strengthen Busworld’s position in India by lifting the steadily growing exhibition to a higher level. Busworld India 2020, the 9th edition in the series, will be organised in Bengaluru from the 27–29 August 2020.

Messe Frankfurt is according to Busworld the ideal partner to uplift its Indian exhibition even further. With more exhibitors and visitors than ever before the edition of Busworld India 2018 was the most successful. In the three day bus exhibition August last year over 115 exhibitors participated and where visited by over 8,000 business people. The show was held in the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

For Messe Frankfurt it is a portfolio development and expansion of their expertise in defined industry sectors. With 50 trade fairs, conferences and other events worldwide, Messe Frankfurt showcases the current state of the art in the automotive aftermarket, transport and logistics sectors – and where the future of mobility is headed. Busworld India made its debut in 2005 and with its consistent growth pace, has carved a niche as the most recognized international exhibition exclusively for the bus and coach industry.

A clear new trend at Busworld India 2018 could not be ignored: the public transport system in India is getting more and more ready to electrify its bus fleet. India with its booming economy with a growth rate of 7% and a budget deficit of 3% is preparing a major step in energy transition. India is on an ambitious journey to electrify 30% of its vehicle fleets by 2030 as proposed by government think tank NITI Aayog. The Indian government is exploring new ways to switch to electric vehicles with a number of initiatives being implemented. Buses are one of the leading segments driving this change, with the most aggressive efforts from stakeholders seen in terms of successful electrification, since the first electric bus trial started in Bangalore in 2014. The central government in India is working with state transport departments for the deployment of 5,000 electric buses.

Starting its journey in 1971 in Kortrijk – moving to Brussels in 2019 –, Busworld has gone worldwide with several exhibitions covering all continents in Turkey, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Indonesia and Colombia. With almost 50 years of experience, it is today the oldest, biggest and most famous bus and coach exhibition.

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