The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – and Busworld - the most recognized international exhibition in the world exclusively for the bus and motorcoach industry – announced that the inaugural Busworld North America 2021 in Baltimore will move from January to June 19-21.
"We are excited that Busworld agreed with us to move the inaugural Busworld North America to June to be held in conjunction with ABA's Marketplace," said Peter Pantuso, ABA's president & CEO. "The industry has been decimated by COVID-19 but so many of our members and industry colleagues are focused on rebuilding and having the show move to June when our members are able to travel again signals that we will be here for them in recovery. We expect this to be the largest event for motorcoach operators in the North America in 2021."
Busworld is the largest international bus show in the world with events in six countries. It's biennial event in Belgium brings in 60,000 industry professionals from around the world.
Busworld North America will bring together manufacturers and suppliers from North American and around the world to display their products and serve as a reputed industry platform for industry leaders to reconnect, rebuild their business and navigate the ever-evolving market landscape, and learn during the Busworld Academy North America. The Busworld Academy is recognized for bringing together key industry influencers such as presidents of major bus and motorcoach operators and manufacturers from around the world, experts in bus and motorcoach technology, scientists and engineers working on the latest technologies, suppliers to the industry and others who shape the trends today and in the future. Past Busworld Academy topics led by international business leaders and journalists included transportation terrorism attacks, industry market forecasts, future products and innovations, safety and maintenance technologies, main trends and developments of the public transport sector, affecting bus and ebus production and operation and more. The Busworld Academy North America, which made its debut during ABA’s Marketplace in Omaha, Neb., brought together thought leaders from around the world to discuss the future of the industry.
"North American manufacturers and the industry have been asking for an every other year show like Busworld for years," said Pantuso. "We are pleased that we were able to partner with Busworld and make that happen with the next show being in held in Detroit in 2023."
The dates for ABA's Marketplace in Baltimore will be June 18-22.
Busworld began in 1971 and today is known around the world as the most recognized international exhibition and convention in the world exclusively for the bus and motorcoach industry. Busworld is active in seven different countries. Concurrent with the exhibitions, their knowledge platform Busworld Academy holds high-level seminars regarding hot topics of the industry in the region. For more information, visit www.busworld.org.
About Busworld Academy
Throughout their existence, Busworld and the Busworld Academy have been a focal point for people who want to find all kinds of information on the many aspects of the bus and coach industry. Using our worldwide network of exhibitors, operators, academics, journalists, engineers and other contacts, we have always been able to point people in the right direction. The Busworld Academy has three main objectives, mainly to acquire, bundle and share bus and coach related knowledge about all aspects of the industry, including technological developments to enhance sustainable mobility, legislation, markets and more specialised topics, such as coach tourism. These topics can be categorised in three main fields: Safety, Sustainability and Comfort. For more information, visit www.busworldacademy.org.