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The must-see events for motorhome enthusiasts

The most important motorhome trade fairs in Europe

The trade fair is the perfect opportunity to present the season’s novelties to enthusiasts and the onlookers.

Several trade fairs dedicated to the open-air holiday sector are held annually around Europe: below a selection of the most important ones.

Laika confirms its presence at all of the following trade fairs, where you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the vehicles and the latest novelties of the season:

Salone del Camper – Parma

 

The Salone del Camper in Parma is a major event among motorhome enthusiasts, but not only.

Now in its thirteenth edition, the motorhome show is held every year in September. It’s, the perfect moment to visit and see up close motorhomes from Europe’s leading manufacturers.

The event lasts over several days and it’s open to public, allowing you to purchase tickets online or on site. During the event, visitors can admire a wide range of motorhomes and recreational vehicles, from budget to luxury models, and discover the latest trends in the industry.

The Salone del Camper in Parma is one of the largest and most important events in Europe in the field of motorhomes, with a long tradition behind it: organised for the first time in 1964, it takes place in a large and modern exhibition area offering outdoor and indoor spaces and a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. In addition to visiting the various motorhome and accessories stands, there are also shows and practical demonstrations on the programme, such as test drives of motorhomes and recreational vehicles, lectures by experts, and activities for children. For those arriving with their own motorhomes, there are dedicated parking areas with all the necessary services.

Finally, the Salone del Camper in Parma also offers the opportunity to participate in organised trips and tourist itineraries to discover the beauties of the Emilia-Romagna region and neighbouring areas.

Every day, a rich calendar of recreational and educational activities and events renders the trade fair a unique experience.

The next fair will take place from 9 to 17 September 2023.

Caravan Salon – Düsseldorf

 

The Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf is the highlight of the trade fair season for recreational vehicles.

During the fair, motorhomes, caravans, and camper vans from all over the world are presented. In addition to vehicles, the Caravan Salon offers a wide range of accessories, such as tents, camping furniture, camping equipment, and leisure products. Numerous activities and workshops are also organised for visitors, such as outdoor cooking lessons, driving courses, useful seminars on vehicle maintenance, and much more.

The Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf is held annually in 16 halls and enclosed outdoor spaces at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre, located about 6 km north of the city centre.

The annual trade fair celebrated its 61st edition in 2022, opening its doors to motorhome enthusiasts from all over the world.

In Düsseldorf, enthusiasts can get up close to the vehicles of their dreams, where renowned international manufacturers launch the latest generation of motorhomes and caravans.

The next fair will take place from 26 August to 3 September 2023.

Logo Caravan Salon - Dusseldorf

CMT Messe – Stuttgart

 

The CMT Messe in Stuttgart, held every year in January, equals the starting signal for the motorhome season.

It is one of the world’s largest travel and tourism fairs, held annually at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre in Germany. This trade fair is divided into several thematic sections, including ‘Camping & Outdoor’, ‘Caravanning’, ‘Bike & Adventure’, and ‘Wellness & Health’, each of which offers a wide range of products and activities for visitors.

Its purely touristy character makes it a wide-ranging festival where you can see the vehicles up close, but at the same time get involved in the fair’s entertainment programmes.

Here you will find inspiration, ideas, and important information for planning your dream holiday.

The next fair will take place from 13 January to 21 January 2024.

Logo CMT Messe Stuttgart

NEC Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show – Birmingham

 

The UK’s premier motorhome show takes place at the National Exhibition Centre twice a year: in February and October.

The NEC is located about 10 miles east of Birmingham city centre and can be easily reached by car or public transport. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at the official exhibition website or the on-site ticket counters.

The more than 100,000 visitors to the last two editions of the show demonstrate the positive response that this exhibition has among camping and outdoor enthusiasts, who have come in droves not to miss out on anything new.

The NEC Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show offers an all-round experience for camping and caravanning fans, who will be able to find plenty of ideas for their next trips here.

The next fair will take place from 17 to 22 October 2023.

Logo NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show

Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs – Paris

 

Every year at the end of September, Paris hosts the Salon des Véhicules des Loisirs, an unmissable event for motorhome and caravan enthusiasts.

The Salon takes place at the Parc des Expositions Paris-Le Bourget and is a valuable opportunity to admire and compare hundreds of vehicles exhibited by leading manufacturers and dealers.

Tickets for the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs can be purchased either online or at the event’s ticket office. However, it is always advisable to get your tickets in advance via the event’s official website to benefit from discounts and avoid any queues at the entrance.

At the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs one can discover the latest accessories, equipment, and services for camping and outdoor tourism. The Salon also offers a wide range of conferences, seminars, and workshops.

The fair, now in its 56th edition, brings the motorhome community together for nine days at Le Bourget to discover the latest trends.

The next fair will take place from 7 to 15 October 2023.

Logo Salon Vehicules de Losirs - Parigi

Caravaning Salon – Barcelona

 

In 2023 returns the biennial Caravaning Salon in Barcelona, the most important trade fair in the sector in Spain.

In the more than 30,000 square metres of exhibition space, renovated with the addition of two new halls (3 and 4), will be showcased the latest innovations in the world of outdoor tourism.

The Barcelona Caravaning Salon is held at the Gran Via exhibition centre in Barcelona. Visitors can find all the latest news and gadgets, from new technologies to the latest designs of recreational vehicles.

This is a major event for the travelling and camping industry and is an excellent opportunity for manufacturers of vehicles, equipment, and accessories to showcase their products to the general public. Here, camping lovers can meet experts, participate in conferences and workshops, and exchange ideas and advice with other enthusiasts.

The fair is divided into different sections, each dedicated to a particular type of recreational vehicle or equipment. Among the most important exhibits are areas dedicated to motorhomes and caravans, camping tents, camping accessories, manufacturers of recreational vehicle furniture and accessories, and the latest technologies for driving and road safety.

The next fair will take place from 7 to 15 October 2023.

Logo Carvaning Salon - Barcelona
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