Busworld Kortrijk bigger than ever before
Busworld Kortrijk is in full preparation for its opening day on 16 October 2015. Since the demand for space was even more intense than for the 2013 edition, Mieke Glorieux, Director of Busworld Kortrijk, added 3.000m² to the temporary Pavilions, hall 8 and 9. These Pavilions are constructed especially for Busworld Kortrijk every 2 years and are situated at the second main entrance ‘North’. They are constructed on permanent hard standing, fully serviced and connected to Halls 1, 2 and now also 3. They are at least as qualitative as the permanent halls and they have daylight. You can watch their construction in the YouTube video, it is quite impressive. The European Coach & Bus Week (or short ECW) will take place from Saturday 10 October and ends with the announcement of the winners on Wednesday 14 October during the Busworld press conference. All manufacturers are invited to participate with their most innovative vehicles in the two categories: bus or coach. In each category, they can win a Grand Award and best of category labels in ‘Safety’, ‘Comfort & Ergonomy’, ‘Styling & Design’, ‘Ecology’ and last but not least ‘Innovation’. The rules and regulations can be downloaded on the new Busworld Kortrijk website. An entry form can be requested per e-mail. Busworld Academy will also be highly active during Busworld Kortrijk 2015. How will our mobility be organized in 2025 and what will the role of buses be? What does the bus of the future look like? Learn about the vision of the manufacturers, the operators and the authorities on the future of bus and coach technology and services. Busworld Academy organizes several High level Debates, Roundtables and Seminars about safety, sustainability and comfort of buses and coaches. All the above information is available on the new Busworld Kortrijk website.