23 Oct 2019

Excellent performance of Kortrijk's team at Brussels Expo

The Kortrijk Xpo team, which had been managing Busworld Kortrijk in the right direction for many years, also moved to Brussels Expo. Together with the permanent and freelance employees of Busworld and the Brussels Expo team, they were responsible for a flawless organisation of the silver Busworld Europe.

After the first computers had already been transferred on 8 October, five employees of Kortrijk Xpo, led by Nadine Coudyser, were ready the next day for the construction of the first edition of Busworld Europe in Brussels. On peak days, they were joined by two additional employees.

"As an exhibition organiser, Kortrijk Xpo is also responsible for the organisation of various trade fairs at other locations. Because this is our daily task and we are familiar with the organisation of trade fairs, it was not the first time that we were active outside Kortrijk. The biggest challenge, however, is the international character, the multilingualism and the large number of exhibitors on a large area.

"At the desk of the trade fair secretariat, our employees are waiting to welcome and support exhibitors and their teams. The construction was quite a challenge and took about eight days. Now remains the dismantling stage, which should be completed on Friday 25 October. The halls have to be empty in just two days. This also implies that in that period of time some 2,000 cubic metres of material stored elsewhere will have to be transported to the exhibitors. Many vehicles without a license plate must also be safely escorted to car park C, in single file. In Kortrijk, vehicles could easily drive to the car park because it was located on the same site as the halls. Now buses and coaches have to travel a short distance on public roads, which has its implications".

The trusted Busworld team with four permanent employees and twenty freelance employees, including the hall managers, also signed for a smooth start of the first edition of Busworld Europe at Brussels Expo.

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