Over the space of five days (from 16 to 20 November 2021), the exhibition welcomed more than 1,000 exhibitors and brands and recorded nearly 50,000 visits. This attendance was stable compared with an already historic 2019 edition, and in fact exceptional given the circumstances. Indeed, nearly all the events currently held in Europe post declines of around 20% in their visitor numbers.
The only large-scale European event in 2021, the exhibition mobilised the stakeholders from the entire sector around an even more abundant offering and content tying in with the energy transition, responsible transport and the reduction of the carbon footprint. The French Minister Delegate for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, who came to visit the show on Friday 19 November, reiterated his support for the industry and announced the launch of two schemes to develop electric LCVs and HGVs.
Universally acclaimed by the exhibitors, the organisation by the FFC and its chairman, Patrick Cholton, enables each edition to propose a revisited exhibition attaining ever higher quality standards with even better qualified contacts. The two evening events functions featuring the I-nnovation AWARDS and the Gala dinner were the culmination that propelled the tradeshow to the status of must-attend events for innovation and conviviality for the industry. SOLUTRANS therefore once again asserts its status as the “Global Hub for Heavy Commercial Vehicles”.