The latest edition of Solutrans, which took place from 21 to 25 November in Lyon, was a record-breaking one. According to the figures spread by the organizators, this year’s exhibition welcomed 64,300 visitors (+28% over 2021) and 1,100 exhibitors overall (+10%). Solutrans 2023 had been sold out since last June, as Managing Director Giullaume Schaeffer told us in this interview.

Solutrans hosted over 15,500 visitors from outside France

Perhaps the most impressive figure is that over 15,500 professionals from outside France gathered in Lyon, accounting for one out of every four visitors, compared with one in ten in 2021. “Here we are seeing a huge amount of investment, innovation and solutions from major manufacturers: solutions that are fundamental for decarbonisation. I strongly believe that the low carbon challenge will be met thanks to the transport sector”, commented French Transport Minister Clément Beaune, inaugurating the show on Tuesday 21 November.

More into details, with 28% of its visitors from abroad, hailing from 20 countries, and 24% of its visitors also from outside France from 128 countries, which is three times more international visitors than in 2021, SOLUTRANS confirmed its international reach, with the star countries at this show being Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Türkiye, Switzerland and the Netherlands. It should also be noted that among the exhibitors, all the HGV manufacturers and bodybuilders in Europe made the trip to Lyon.

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Moreover, a programme of 46 talks and panel discussions, mainly dealing with the topic of energy transition in transportation, was welcomed by the visitors, with all the talks will soon be available in catch-up mode on the SOLUTRANS YouTube channel.

The next edition from 18 to 22 November 2025

According to the organizers, many exhibitors have already secured their pitch at SOLUTRANS 2025. A high “rebooking” rate, for an even bigger exhibition, since it is planned to expand into an extra hall. The next edition of Solutrans will be held in Lyon from 18 to 22 November, 2025. Sustainable Truck&Van we media partner at this year’s event.

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