MOT Workshop 21 – Workshop 08


Workshop 2008

“Not since 1999 has the automotive aftermarket seen such enthusiasm for a national trade Show”

So says Tony Young, organiser of the Commercial Vehicle Show and initiator of a brand new approach to showcasing suppliers to the vehicle service and repair business.

“Workshop 2008” is born out of face to face research amongst visitors to the 2007 Automotive Trade Show and the Commercial Vehicle Show. This confirmed that over 27,000 visitors (yes, that should include you, oh reader) wanted a single shop window for service parts, workshop and bodyshop equipment, regardless of the type and weight of vehicle under repair. As more companies operate mixed fleets, so operators prefer to keep their maintenance under one umbrella, whether motorcycles, cars, vans or heavy trucks.

Workshop 2008 enables suppliers to present their entire range capability to you, in one national, business to business environment. No tyre kickers to get in the way as you try to speak to an expert, no public to push in front to see the ‘noo mota’. Despite including almost every vehicle manufacturer in the UK market, the CV Show is not just about vans and trucks. In one day, you can meet and speak to more automotive industry experts than in a month at your workplace.

So, what are you waiting for? To order your free entry ticket and qualify for a free 220 page Show Guide (delivered to your office three weeks before the Show) just go to or

Situated beside the M42 motorway and with mainline station and international airport on site, getting to the NEC could not be easier. Come along and meet the industry, Tuesday April 15 to Thursday April 17, from 08.30 to 17.30 daily.

You’ll be glad you did!


CV Show 2008, with Workshop 2008, set to break ALL records for ALL transport sectors

One hundred and twenty-eight first time exhibitors have already signed up for this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop 2008 at the NEC with many regular exhibitors taking bigger stands. The Show, which runs from 15 to 17 April at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is now the biggest and most successful annual business-to-business transport and logistics show in Europe.

Last year’s show attracted over 600 exhibitors and 27,000 visitors. ‘This is due to the enormous range of products and services covered by van, truck, trailer and support service businesses’, said Show Chairman, David Sedgley. ‘For three days the NEC really does become the hub of the UK transport industry, with firms using the CV Show as the main platform to launch new products, while supporting sectors use the event as the basis of their marketing activities.

‘It is a proven success, delivering millions of pounds worth of business to an already wide and growing range of companies. The three days will be packed with a vast range of activities ranging from world launches by global firms to smaller scale but equally important debuts for individual entrepreneurs.’

A new feature this year will be Workshop 2008. Covering the vital maintenance workshop and service garage sector, it will be of particular interest to technicians across the whole workshop spectrum, including franchised retail or independent garages, bodyshops, motor factors, fast fit and parts and accessory retailers.

In simple terms, those that keep the UK’s vehicle fleet running see the CV Show and Workshop 2008 as a must-see event. The unique nature of the combined event gives visitors the opportunity to see ALL the vehicle manufacturers, including commercial, municipal, AND the vital support services under one roof.

Whatever sector of the trade you operate in, you simply cannot afford not to be there.

This year’s CV Show at the National Exhibition Centre will be open from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 April inclusive. It is a business-to-business event with a proven track record as the biggest and most successful annual event in Europe.

The CV Show is the fastest growing and most successful business to business event of its type in Europe, with free entry available across the three day exhibition. The event is owned by the CV Show Partnership, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), a professional sector of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers).

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