Busworld Turkey Opens 7th Edition In Izmir

The 7th edition of BUSWORLD TURKEY 2018 is a co-operation of BUSWORLD KORTRIJK and HKF Trade Fairs is being held in Hall A-B of FUAR IZMIR from 19th to 21st of April, 2018

BUSWORLD TURKEY 2018 is bringing the international bus and coach industry and sub-industry sectors together in the 7th edition from 19th to 21st April in Turkey. The first Turkish edition of the Busworld exhibitions took place in 2004. For the 7th edition in 2018, the decision was made to move the exhibition from Istanbul to Izmir.

During the last edition in 2016 in Istanbul, the exhibition featured 145 companies of which 122 were Turkish and 23 were from abroad, coming from 12 different countries. These exhibitors welcomed 11.078 professional visitors of whom 1.519 came from overseas, along with 51 members of foreign press and media.


Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey. Not only a very beautiful city to visit in the aspect of tourism, throughout the city’s history, Izmir has also been a port city where business and commercial relations have been flourishing. It is not a coincidence that the first fairs in Turkey were hosted in the city.

The Fuar Izmir exhibitions hall opened just a few years ago in 2015. Fuar Izmir is the largest, most modern and newest exhibition center of Turkey and its vision to assist participants to grow their business by providing the right environment and conditions fits very well with the Busworld DNA. So in short, Busworld, the city of Izmir and Fuar Izmir are a perfect match and well worth a visit.

Product launches

BMC, who booked the biggest booth in the exhibition, already confirmed to launch no less than ten new models of their city buses. Also Anadolu Isuzu and Otokar will be bringing premières to the show.

Next to buses, coaches and mini buses, the suppliers will present their newest products and services. Big international names like Allison Transmission, Cummins, Webasto and ZF are completing the product offer in the show.

Busworld Academy congress

For the third time, Busworld Academy organises a congress during Busworld Turkey. On the 20th of April a full day programme is scheduled around ‘The Future of Bus Mobility’. Presentations about digitalization, passenger comfort and bus design, infotainment systems, Mobility-as-a-Service, the evolution towards zero-emission buses, passenger safety, business models, market analysis, etc. are organised in three blocks: Market Trends, E-buses and Safety & Technology in city buses.

Several important international and Turkish organisations are delegating high level speakers like the World Research Institute (WRI), the public transport company of Izmir (ESHOT), Frost & Sullivan, UITP, POLIS, the Turkey Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Association (TEHAD), General Passenger Network etc.

Holding the internationally accepted benchmark for quality in trade fairs and exhibitions UFI Approved Event Certificate, BUSWORLD TURKEY was held for the 6th time in 2016, featuring 145 companies of which 122 were local and 23 were from abroad that came from 12 different countries.
BUSWORLD TURKEY 2018 will bring the international bus and coach industry and sub-industry sectors together for the 7th time in Turkey. This will be a great opportunity to generate new businesses and build up existing relationships particularly for Turkey and its neighboring countries.

BUSWORLD fairs are organized worldwide, such as BUSWORLD EUROPE KORTRIJK (Kortrijk, Belgium), BUSWORLD TURKEY (Izmır, Turkey), BUSWORLD LATIN AMERICA (Medellin, Colombia), BUSWORLD INDIA (Bengaluru, India) and BUSWORLD RUSSIA (Moscow, Russia)
BUSWORLD was first organized in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1971 and it has achieved an international recognition by the European bus industry as being the oldest and most respected trade show for the bus industry.

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