No IAA Commercial Vehicles this year: for the German bus industry the next meeting occasion will occur in spring 2021. At least, this is the intention of BUS2BUS‘ organizers, that today have announced that next year’s BUS2BUS will take place from 14 to 15 April in Halls 18, 19, 20 and the Palais am Funkturm at Messe Berlin.

Different halls, a shorter duration (two days) and an event featuring virtual elements: that is the response of BUS2BUS to the coronavirus crisis, which impacts the bus industry and trade fairs in equal measure. The setting will feature halls bathed in natural light as well as outside displays.

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BUS2BUS 2021, third edition of the exhibition

Launched in 2017, BUS2BUS is a biennial event held in Berlin. More than 1,700 trade visitors from 34 countries and 103 exhibitors from 13 countries took part in BUS2BUS 2019. Combining a trade fair, bdo Congress and the Future Forum as well as BUS2Specials, it covers a wide range of forward-looking technologies and presents the bus industry’s latest trends and innovations.

BUS2BUS 2021, contribution to restarting bus industry

“This restart brings many opportunities with it for a creative response. The next BUS2BUS will be more compact, topical and more innovative than ever“, says Kerstin Kube-Erkens, senior product manager for Messe Berlin. “The current situation has led to innovations and digital solutions finally making their mark in many sectors and new partnerships coming to fruition. Since our 2017 debut under the slogan ’Next Stop the Future‘ we have been focusing on combining experience with fresh ideas. We are optimistic that as a one-stop business platform we can make a strong contribution to restarting the bus and supply industry in April 2021.