Press-release of the International coach & bus show BUSWORLD Russia 2016
25 October 2016

powered by autotrans

Moscow, October 26, 2015

Contact Information for Press:
Valeria Krupina
Phone: +7 495 935 73 50

October 25-27, 2016
Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilion 2

October 17, 2015, Kortrijk (Belgium), ITEMF Expo and Busworld International signed a partnership agreement to cooperate for the organization of Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans trade show in Moscow. The first edition of Busworld Russia will take place on October 25-27, 2016 at the Crocus Expo venue.

The exhibition will be held every two years, alternating with the International Commercial Vehicle Auto Show COMTRANS. The show will be organized by ITEMF Expo, a member of Messe Frankfurt and ITE Group.

Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans shall enjoy official support of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, Moscow State Duma, Transport Committee of State Duma, the RAU (Russian Automobile Transport Union), OAR (Association of Russian Automakers), AEB (Association of European Businesses in Russia), IRU (International Road Transport Union), and RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs).

Facts & Figures:

  • planned exhibition space: 10,000 sq m
  • number of forecasted exhibitors: over 85 companies from more than 15 countries
  • expected number of visitors: 12,000 professionals

International Coach and Bus show in Moscow will present the following product groups:

  • Coach
  • Citybus
  • Minibus
  • Special passenger vehicles
  • Bodybuilders
  • Components and spare parts
  • Service and maintenance systems
  • Tools and maintenance equipment
  • Accessories
  • Lubricants
  • Tires
  • Leasing and insurance services

The relevance of an international specialized B2B event for the professionals of the market for commercial vehicles, coaches & buses, equipment and services is being proved by significant market development factors, such as:

  • growing market for passenger transportation and the extension of traffic route networks
  • active development and growing demand on domestic tourism
  • forthcoming prominent cultural and sports events, including 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
  • recent state regulations developments targeted at advanced passenger transport fleet renewal

Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans trade show will offer manufacturers and distributors of coaches, buses, components and spare parts an opportunity to present their latest products and developments to professional audience, learn first-hand about the market trends and engage in negotiations with the market participants. The trade fair will provide for an effective business and networking platform of the international quality.   

Busworld Russia will offer an extensive business program highlighted by Busworld Academy, organized in partnership with the International Road Transport Union (IRU). Busworld Academy is Busworlds knowledge platform for the worldwide bus and coach sector. Throughout its existence, Busworld has 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 Busworlds worldwide network of exhibitors, operators, academics, journalists, engineers and other contacts, Busworld has always been able to point people in the right direction. All provided information and knowledge is categorised within one of the following themes: Safety, Sustainability and Comfort. Busworld Academy shares this information via seminars, networking events and an online experts platform.

The 16th annual award Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia will become another significant add-on to the show. Through the years, the contest has gained the reputation of a scheduled event for the industry and will once again announce the nominees and the winners in such categories as Bus of the year, Truck of the year, Box truck of the year, Prospect of the year as well as the traditional  Special prize award.

The general media partner of the exhibition international specialized commercial transport magazine ComTrans will support the show with a series of in-depth coverages in its coming editions.

The partnership with Busworld opens unique perspectives for the development of the specialized passenger transport exhibition in Russia in line with high international standards. The organizer of the exhibition ITEMF Expo is confident in the successful launch and further prospects of Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans on the market.


Busworld is the worlds largest B2B exhibition of the bus and coach industry, exhibiting buses, coaches and mini buses, as well as parts, components and services. The first Busworld exhibition took place in the city of Kortrijk in Belgium in 1971. Meanwhile it became the international reference of the bus and coach industry. In 2015, Busworld Kortrijk welcomed 411 exhibitors from 36 countries and 34.932 visitors from 118 countries. Since 2001, Busworld has rolled out its international expansion with shows taking place in Turkey (April 2016), China (May 2016), India (Nov. 2016) and now also Russia (Oct. 2016).

ITEMF Expo is the Russian joint venture company of the leading exhibition organizers Messe Frankfurt and ITE.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the worlds leading trade show organizers generating around 554 million euros in sales and employing 2,130 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and around 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organized a total of 121 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurts exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicy owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit

ITE Group is one of the worlds leading exhibition organizers, it is ranked 5th in the world and 1st in Russia. Russias market leader, ITE, with a share of more than 20% operates through its offices in 5 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. The company has been developing dynamically, and over 20 years of its history opened 31 offices in 17 countries. Since 1998 the shares of the ITE Group of Companies are being quoted at London Stock Exchange. Today the ITE portfolio includes more than 240 events, which annually take up more than 730,000 square meters of exhibition space. More than 1000 professionals of the exhibition market are working in ITE offices worldwide. In Russia ITE offices work in five cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk), and more than 100 events are held annually. For more detailed information see

Exhibition:  BUSWORLD RUSSIA powered by AUTOTRANS 2016