SOLUTRANS: on the road to 2017!

Published on by Jennifer ABIJABER - updated on

Over its 5-day duration, the 2015 edition of SOLUTRANS recorded 36,000 visits (up 3% on 2013) and brought together 900 exhibitors and brands (+13% vs. 2013). The dates of the 2017 edition have now been determined; the 14th edition of SOLUTRANS, the International Exhibition of Road and Urban Transport Solutions, will be held from 21 to 25 November 2017 at Lyon Eurexpo, France. 

A new event within the event is already scheduled, with the award “Industrial and Urban Vehicles, 2017 Industry Man of the Year.” 


On a constantly-changing and highly-promising market, SOLUTRANS is more than ever the imperative event for the sector, at the service of road and urban transport.

The 900 exhibitors and brands welcomed to their stands a professional visiting audience with decision-making authority and purchasing plans: 61% of these were haulage contractors and transport users, 22% were body builders, OEMs, IV and LCV manufacturers, whilst 17% were dealers and repairers.

Visitors and exhibitors, the assets behind the success of the 2015 show, rated their satisfaction with the event; the survey findings confirm the exhibition’s best-in-class status:

  • 88% of exhibitors were satisfied with their participation and 93% were satisfied with visitor quality;
  • 92% of visitors were satisfied with their visit and 85% will visit again in 2017. 

Watch the review video


Under the patronage of the French Bodywork Federation FFC and on the occasion of the SOLUTRANS 2017 gala dinner, the award "Industrial and Urban Vehicles, 2017 Industry Man of the Year” will be made to a personality (male or female) or an organisation (company, city or region) from France or abroad, deemed to uphold the values and commitments of the FFC.

This award will pay tribute to the ability to innovate to respond to economic and social challenges, and to train competent and responsible individuals so as to preserve a comprehensive, locally-based industry from product design through to services.

The judging panel for this award will comprise journalists and experts from the industry specialising in economic, social, technical and environmental issues. 

Make a date for 21 - 25 November 2017 for the next edition of SOLUTRANS

Read the full show review for SOLUTRANS 2015

Download the press release