Industry unites to deliver Brisbane Truck Show success

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 21, 2019

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show wound up last Sunday afternoon with an almost 10 percent increase in patronage through the doors of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HVIA chief executive Todd Hacking was full of praise for the support of the show from the heavy vehicle industry and its customers.

“It‘s been an amazing experience to join the organisation in the lead-up to this event and it’s so gratifying to see the way it is supported by our members and the broader heavy vehicle industry,” he said.

“Attendance was well up on the last show, with 36,921 recorded coming through the doors across the four days.

Hacking praised the support of key partners in enabling the continued growth of the show.

“We are surrounded by partners who have great vision,” he said. “Organisations that have a great respect for the past, coupled with strong strategic outlook that helps us to continue to grow and improve the event.”

The 2019 truck show featured a number of new initiatives, none more prominent than the addition of the new umbrella event – Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week.

Hacking said they were looking to grow relationships with key partners further again, with a number of other new features on the horizon.

“We thank the industry across Australia who have supported this event for over 50 years, and they are telling us in an overwhelming fashion, that they want to see the Brisbane Truck Show prosper for 50 more.”

The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 May 2021.