Coach and Bus Show 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

                                                               

 

                                                                 10th CTTC Coach & Bus Show 2018

The tenth biennial Coach and Bus Show, sponsored by Campion Insurance, took place in the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion on the 17th and 18th of November.  The show was officially opened by Minister Brendan Griffin. The event was a complete sell out with in excess of eighty Exhibitors featuring large and small industry suppliers showcasing their unique range of products and services.

The list of Exhibitors read like the “Who’s Who” of the Road Passenger Transport Sector and included large manufacturers such as Van Hool, Mercedes/Daimler, Scania, DAF, UNVI, Harris Higer and Yutong. This year’s Show was very well attended and was, once again, generously sponsored by Campion Insurance and the Coach Tourism and Transport Council is very grateful for their continued support.  

The CTTC’s National Director, Kevin Traynor, stated “This year’s Show was a huge success with Exhibitors reporting significant sales; particularly in the large and midi coach sector. There was a terrific atmosphere and positivity during the show where visitors were there not only to view the latest products on the market, but to purchase vehicles for next season, which was evidenced by the large volume of sales at the show.

Kevin further stated “The purpose of the show is to fund the work of the CTTC as the voice of Ireland’s private bus and coach operators.  With significant challenges ahead in the areas of Brexit, future PSO Tendering, unfavourable conditions for School Transport providers, increased regulation and increased insurance costs, the CTTC’s work is more important than ever.” 

One of the highlights of the show was the Driver of the Year Competition, which provides drivers with opportunity to demonstrate their unique driving skills and knowledge of the industry.  This year’s competition was won by:- Niall Cronin Jnr of Cronin’s of Cork, 2nd place went to Liam Doherty of Barrett Coaches and 3rd place was awarded to Ronan Kearney of Cronin’s of Cork.

The Gala Dinner was the social highlight of the show weekend and took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel on the evening of Saturday 17th of November.  The event was sponsored by Mercedes Coach and Bus and entertainment was provided by the popular show band “Lightning Strikes” for the 280 guests who had a most enjoyable evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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