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Exhibitor space at Commercial Vehicle Show 2001 almost fully booked

The Commercial Vehicle Show 2001, incorporating IRTE and Tipcon, opens to visitors from Tuesday 20 March to Thursday 22 March at the NEC, Birmingham. Stand space at the show is almost fully booked and some 400 companies have already reserved their space for next year's show.

"It looks as though we'll have another success on our hands," said Nikki King, managing director of Isuzu Trucks (UK) Limited and chairman of the show organising committee.

"Obviously it is a little early to be certain, but the signs are very good," she continued.

The show is run jointly by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the Road Haulage Association and the Society of Operating Engineers (formerly the IRTE) and replaces separate shows run by each organisation.

The first joint show, in March 2000, took two silver awards at the recent Marketing Event awards in the Best Business Show and Best New Show categories.

Several exhibitors will be at the show for the first time, including Turkish vehicle builder, Tirsan Trailers with a 600 m2 stand to mark its entry to the UK market.

Two specialist exhibitor areas are retained for next year's show - Cool 2001 for refrigerated road transport equipment and Recovery 2001 the section devoted to vehicle recovery equipment.

In Cool 2001, Chereau/Sinclair Refrigerated Vehicles will take its largest-ever stand – a total of 560 square metres.

Recovery 2001 has leading recovery equipment manufacturers Dyson and Boniface Engineering amongst the first to take space.

"We will build on the positive points and produce an even better show for exhibitors and visitors alike,' said Nikki King. "We expect some significant new products from truck, van and bodybuilder exhibitors to help establish the show as one of Western Europe's premier commercial vehicle shows."

The show website – – gives information about the show and will have an on-line registration facility.

This facility means visitors can spend less time queuing and more time in the show when they visit next March.

  • The Commercial Vehicle Show 2001, incorporating IRTE and Tipcon, runs at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 20-22 March 2001.
  • Opening hours for the show are:
    Tuesday 20 March 2001 09:00-18:00
    Wednesday 21 March 2001 09:00-18:00
    Thursday 22 March 2001 09:00-16:30
  • Visitors will enjoy free entry to the Show plus a free Show guide and they will be able to pre-register entry on the official Show website,
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