The ALL NEW Brisbane Truck Show Awards
The all new Brisbane Truck Show Awards celebrate our dynamic heavy vehicle industry by showcasing the last two year’s best design, engineering and manufacturing achievements, influenced by a culture of innovation and safety.
Judged by a cohort of the country’s leading transport and equipment journalists, the new Brisbane Truck Show Awards will highlight the industry’s latest product and service innovations.
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What’s on display?
The 2017 Brisbane Truck Show creeps ever-closer, there tends to be a lot of conversation around the fuel pump, (or the water-cooler, depending on your particular office), about what new gear you can expect to see.
Naturally there’s an expectation that any new trucks you’ve read about will be there. Kenworth, for instance, dominated headlines pre-Christmas with the launch of the new T610. You’ll want to sit in the cab of course. So yep, tick that box.
National Apprentice Challenge entries open for Brisbane Truck Show
The 2017 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge is a “hands-on” competition staged live at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show.
Teams of two heavy vehicle mechanical apprentices will represent each of HVIA’s three national regions, working simultaneously on identical trucks, generously supplied by Fuso Australia, to identify and rectify a series of programmed faults as the clock ticks.
Industry Careers Hub
Adjacent to the Innovation Centre sits HVIA’s workforce development showcase, the Industry Careers Hub. At the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show, HVIA sponsored and coordinated over 700 students and 50 educational staff from 23 schools to visit the show.
Over 300 exhibitors and always something new
The 2017 Brisbane Truck Show will feature more trailers than ever before with expanded displays and new exhibitors from all over Australia confirmed.
Brisbane Truck Show Manager, Noelene Bradley said visitors will not be disappointed with the displays.
“The show is set to exceed expectations with bigger, better displays by leading truck and trailer manufacturers and more big announcements in the pipeline,” Ms Bradley said.
Bauer back to support 2017 Brisbane Truck Show
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), the owners and organisers of the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show are proud to announce the return of Bauer Trader Media as the exclusive event Media Partner. Bauer are publishers of many of Australia’s favourite automotive, transport and industry magazines, websites and digital newsletters including Australasian Transport News and its website fullyloaded.com.au, and Australia’s favourite truck-stop conversation starter, Owner Driver magazine.
Settled at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The 2017 Brisbane Truck Show will the fourth to be held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Last year Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), owner and manager of the event, locked in the venue until at least 2021.
The show has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings when twenty-one truck, trailer and component manufacturers and suppliers came together at Haulmark Trailers’ premises in Rocklea in 1968.
It has been another big year for the convention centre. BCEC was named ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’ at the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) APEX Awards in Nantes, France in October 2016.
The Brisbane Truck Show celebrates its 50 year anniversary
The Brisbane Truck Show will celebrate its 50 year anniversary this year. The major milestone is a great reflection on the innovation and resilience of the Australian heavy vehicle industry.
The show has come a long way from its humble beginnings when twenty-one truck, trailer and component manufacturers and suppliers came together at Haulmark Trailers’ premises in Rocklea in 1968.
“The 2017 Brisbane Truck Show is the fourth that will be held at BCEC, and will feature up to 300 exhibitors displaying the latest trucks, trailers, components, equipment, accessories and technology.”
Mr Wright announced a series of new features and improvements for the 50 year anniversary show.
“As part of the celebration HVIA will be featuring an innovation, manufacturing and workforce development display on the Plaza level,” Brett said.
“Our focus is always on making the event a great experience for visitors and exhibitors. The improvements we’ve made for the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show range from online ticketing to the exhibition layout.”
“As previously, visitors can enter BCEC from any of three points however the main foyer entry will no longer interfere with visitors moving between the main halls and the upper floors.”
Australia’s Premier Event Delivers For Industry
Another year for the Brisbane Truck Show has come to a close. The four action packed days have given the industry a positive boost heading into the next 12 months.
Brisbane Truck Show Manager Ms Noelene Bradley said: “The feedback from exhibitors this year had been very positive, in particular the two main industry business days Thursday and Friday. All four days featured strong vehicle and product sales and sales lead generation. Reinforcing this, feedback from attendees and exhibitors reflects an overwhelming support for the Brisbane Truck Show once again!” said Bradley. “Overall attendance for the four days was 33,707 which was very pleasing in these tough economic times;” Bradley added.
Mr Bob Martin President of the CVIAQ announced at the Official opening breakfast that the Brisbane Truck Show had signed a new three (3) show contract with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) to host the show from 2017 to 2021, this announcement provides certainty to the industry and cements the shows position within a world class venue.