UK Commercial Vehicle Show to return in summer 2021

  • 2021 CV Show rescheduled from April to June
  • Change is designed to increase certainty, time to prepare
  • Follows cancellation of 2020 event due to coronavirus

CV Show rescheduled for 2021

The UK Commercial Vehicle Show will be back in 2021 – and following the cancellation of the 2020 event, the organisers have taken the opportunity to shift the 2021 CV Show from the traditional April date to June.

The hope is that moving the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show to summer will represent the lowest possible risk of interruption, should the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic still be a cause for concern by that point, and therefore create the safest possible environment for the show.

When is the 2021 CV Show – and where will it take place?

The new dates for the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show are 8-10 June 2021.

As in previous years, the CV Show will take place at the NEC in Birmingham, a venue that has plenty of space as well as excellent transport links with the rest of the UK – and beyond.

What are the advantages to moving it to summer?

Pushing the event back from April to June is a sensible move for a number of reasons – all related to improving certainty that it will actually take place, following the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 show.

The summer schedule gives exhibitors and visitors more time to plan and prepare their safe attendance at the show, it extends the amount of time available to take advantage of any Covid-19 vaccine roll-out (currently predicted to begin very late 2020 or early 2021), and also makes the most of any seasonal variance in the disease.

Do events like the CV Show still matter when we’re all doing so much more online?

The CV Show has always been successful not only because of the vehicles on display – always featuring numerous public debuts of brand new vans and pickups – but also because of the opportunity it brings for customers and senior figures from manufacturers to speak to each other directly.

CV Show 2019 - Vauxhall Vivaro

As a networking event, its sheer scale simply cannot be matched by any online conference. And there’s really no substitute for being able to physically prod and poke the new van you’re thinking about buying, either.

Add to that the reality that vans and pickups are vital to industries that can’t work ‘from home’ or any other form remotely, and it makes sense for the Commercial Show to not only continue but return as a huge success in just the manner it was before the pandemic.

What are the organisers saying about the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show?

CV Show director Murray Ellis had this to say when announcing the new dates: ’The last year has shown the resilience and determination of everyone involved in the road transport sector. We are confident the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show will provide the ideal platform for companies to launch and promote their products and services alongside all of the networking opportunities that the Show is renowned for amongst exhibitors and visitors alike. 

‘We have taken the opportunity to reschedule the 2021 Show to the Summer, which will ensure we can deliver the best possible event for our industry.’

We’ll bring you more news of exhibitors and the products they’ll be bringing to the 2021 CV Show as info continues to be announced – and you can be sure that Parkers Vans and Pickups will be attending to cover all the new vehicles and announcements.

Also read:

>> 2020 CV Show cancelled

>> All the latest van and pickup news on Parkers

>> Van and pickup reviews on Parkers

>> CV Show official website