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The 2nd edition of the International Coach & Bus Show BW Expo 2018 took place in Moscow in October 23 - 25. 
The organizer of the BW Expo is ITEMF Expo. The general partner – the organizer of exhibitions of the Busworld brand in the world - Busworld International

Exhibitors: 84 companies from 14 countries 
Total area: 9 000 м2 (90% increase compared to 2016) 
Number of visitors: 5 050 industry professionals (46% increase compared to 2016) 
More than 100 representatives of Russian and foreign mass media 
Eurasian Bus Seminar UITP / Busworld  
Conference Busworld Academy / TAMA  
The 18th ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest "The best commercial vehicle of the year in Russia  

The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place on October 23. 

At the opening ceremony of BW Expo the first persons of the companies took part and wished the participants and visitors successful and productive work: 
Pronin Dmitry Valentinovich – Deputy Head of the Department for Transport and Development of Road and Transport Infrastructure of Moscow 
Korovkin Igor Alekseevich – Executive Director of the Non-Profit Partnership Association of Russian Automakers (NP OAR) 
Bludyan Norayr Oganesovich – Director of Association for Assistance to the development of Transport Industry “Transport Association of Moscow Agglomeration” (TAMA Association) 
Oleg Starovoytov - Chairman of the Board, President of the Russian Automobile Transport Union 
Didier Ramoudt – President of Busworld International 
Michael Johannes – Vice President of «Mobility and Logistics» Messe Frankfurt GmbH 

During three days of the exhibition, visitors familiarized with the latest models of buses, coaches, electric buses and unmanned vehicles.
Leading Russian and foreign manufacturers of bus equipment presented a large number of new products at their stands:

«GAZ Group» presented a new generation of buses at the Busworld Russia exhibition. The company first demonstrated the bus Vector NEXT 8.8 with increased passenger capacity and updated CRUISE intercity bus, equipped with automatic driver assistance systems ADAS and off-board-system. Also for the first time at the exhibition, a GAZelle NEXT 4.6 minibus was shown to transport 22 passengers. The exposition included the newest development - an electric bus for 85 passengers with ultra-fast charging; this is an innovative model created for Moscow based on the most modern technologies of the world bus industry. The longest domestic low-floor bus designed to operate with intensive passenger traffic was also presented - LiAZ-6213 and framed minibus "GAZelle NEXT Citiline", equipped for the transport of passengers with limited mobility. Visitors of the exhibition got acquainted with the company's promising developments: the unmanned vehicle GAZelle NEXT, equipped with a modern navigation system. 

«KAMAZ» showed another new product - a large class urban low-floor trolleybus KAMAZ-62825 with an increased autonomous course of more than 20 km.
An electric bus KAMAZ-6282 was also shown, a modification of which is being delivered to Mosgortrans. It was demonstrated in conjunction with the ultrafast charging station UFC-240, designed to charge electric buses on lithium-ion batteries. Also at the stand of the company a joint project of KAMAZ and NAMI unmanned “Shuttle” KAMAZ was presented.

«Minsk automobile plant» (MAZ) presented at the stand a new development - the first bus of especially large capacity with a “pushing” drive MAZ 216066.  For the first time, Belarusian designers placed the drive not in the head, but in the tail part of the bus. The new model has 40 seats, and the entire cabin can accommodate up to 165 passengers. The bus is equipped with a 326-strong Mercedes engine (OM 926 LA) of Euro-5 class and an Allison automatic transmission.

PC Transport Systems at Busworld Russia 2018 introduced the innovative electric bus “Pioneer”. For the first time in Russia, a unique mobile battery system is used in the Pioneer electric bus, which makes it possible to increase the driving distance of the car, while maintaining the maximum passenger capacity. The main feature of the electric bus is that the main battery pack is located in the trailer and one extra on the roof, which, as the model's designers claim, is enough for 150 kilometers more.

«Volgabus» showed at the exhibition a unique electric bus "CityRythm-12E" with night charging and the ability to rideautonomously on the route all day. (autonomous mileage up to 300 km, charging time 5 hours). Due to the use of the latest high-density battery models, Volgabus designers managed to maintain a low-floor body layout and passenger capacity of a city car with traditional fuels.

Modern tourist buses were presented at the MAN booth. MAN Lion's Coach, great importance in which given a clear separation of the functional areas of the driver workplace and the passenger compartment, luggage compartment and engine compartment.  Also attracted the attention of new headlights, which are completely made of LEDs. The second bus at the MAN stand is the NEOPLAN Tourliner L, 13 913 mm long, which can comfortably accommodate up to 59 passengers.The luggage compartment volume of this model is more than 12 m3. Thanks to the new body design, aerodynamic qualities have been improved by more than 20% compared with the previous model.

For the first time in Russia at the Busworld Russia exhibition, the Portuguese manufacturer of buses and coaches CaetanoBus presented their products. At its booth, the company showed a new CAETANO electric chassis for low-floor buses 10.7 and 12 meters long.

The Turkish company Anadolu Isuzu brought four models of buses: two city semi-low-floor models with rear powerplantlocation (8-meter AOS NOVOciti LiFe и 9,5-meter AOS Citibus), and also two touristic front-engine models (7,3-meterAOS NOVOultra and 7,7-meter AOS Turquoise). In the next year, the company plans not only to open a Russian representative office, but also to organize the assembly of urban vehicles in Russia. 

The exposition of Chinese automakers was widely represented by companies: King Long, Yutong, Higer, Ankai, Zhong Tong.

The business program of the exhibition was opened by the Conference Busworld Academy and TAMA Association.

During the first day of the Conference Busworld Academy / TAMA, speakers took part in discussions on topics: 
Regular and chartered bus service and Digitalization in the field of regulation and organization of inter-city bus service.

The subject of the second day of conference Busworld Academy/ТАМА was Bus passenger transportation safety. In the framework of the Round Table discussed the topic of unmanned passenger vehicles.

On the second day, the Deputy Mayor of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Transport and Development of Road and Transport Infrastructure of the Moscow M.S. Liksutov visited exhibition with a business visit. Greeting the guests and participants, he noted the importance of this events in the conditions of intensive development of the passenger transport industry in Russia.

On the third day of the exhibition at the Busworld Academyzone, was held the first international seminar "The world of unmanned buses".

October 24 at the exhibition BW Expo 2018 for the first time was held Eurasian Bus Seminar UITP/Busworld.

The event was organized with support by International Union of Public Transport (UITP). 
On the third day of the exhibition at the Busworld Academyzone, was held the first international seminar "The world of unmanned buses".

The seminar ended with a round table of company executives: Bus of the future. The event was attended by high-ranking representatives of the state structure and the heads of foreign and Russian companies, including Mohamed Mezgani - UITP Secretary General, Claire Depre - Head of DG MOVE subdivision , European Commission, Vusal Keremli - Director General of the Baku Transport Agency, Aset Asavbaev - Chairman of the Transport Committee of the Ministries and for investments and development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Sergei Ten - the head of the Transport Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, representatives of Eurasian bus and trolleybus operators and others.

Traditionally, within framework of the exhibition was held the 18th annual award ceremony of the competition. «The bestcommercial vehicle in Russia», the results of which revealed the winners in the following categories:

  «Truck of the Year»  
    Mercedes-Benz Actros new generation 

  «Van/light-duty of the Year»  
  GAZelle Next 4.6 all-metal 

  «Bus of the Year»
     Vector NEXT “Dostupnaya Sreda”

  «Tourist / intercity bus of the Year»  
  MAN Lion’s Coach

  «Electrobus of the Year»  

  «Pick-up of the year» 
  Mercedes-Benz Х-class    

  «Special Award» (for success in the development of theRussian market)
  GAZ Group

  «Prospect of the Year» 

  «Person of the Year»
  Vladimir Novik (IVECO-AMT, General Director)  

The general information partner of the BW Expo - ComTrans magazine.

International Coach & Bus Show BW Expo was supported by: Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of Moscow, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Transport Association of the Moscow Agglomeration, UITP, Association of Russian Automakers, Russian Motor Transport Union, ROSAVTOTRANS, Association of European Businesses.


ITEMF Expo – a joint venture company of international exhibition organizers ITE Group and Messe Frankfurt. The company's portfolio includes international trade shows: COMTRANS, MIMS Automechanika Moscow and Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans..

Busworld – is the world’s largest B2B exhibition of bus industry, demonstrating various types of buses (city, coaches, minibuses) as well as bus components and services. The first Busworld event took place in the city of Kortrijk in Belgium in 1971. Since 2001, Busworld has rolled out its international expansion, with shows now taking place in Turkey, India, Latin America, Indonesia and Russia. 

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