Check out What’s On

There is so much to see and do, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time. Check out the What’s On page for a bit more detail but here are some of the highlights:

NHVR Kids Corner

Even the little truck show enthusiast will join in the celebrations at the 50-year anniversary Brisbane Truck Show. ‘The NHVR Kids Corner’ is located on the Plaza Level next to the Grey Street Entrance.

50th anniversary at the Official Opening Breakfast

Tickets sell out fast, to ensure you have a seat RSVP before the 17th May.

When: 25th May 2017
Time: 7.00am arrival for a 7.30am start; concluding 9am
Cost: $90pp

Brisbane Truck Show Awards Presentation Night

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.

The prestigious awards will be presented at a special cocktail event at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the first evening of the show.

When: 25th May 2017
Time: 6.00pm arrival for a 6.30pm start; (concluding at 9.00pm)
Cost: $50pp

Heavy Vehicle Industry Innovation Centre 

The Centre will feature dynamic and interactive displays and demonstrations and information. Displays will showcase industry design and manufacturing innovations, research and development success stories, and connect businesses with support programs and services. Go to the top of the escalators on the Plaza Level.

50th Anniversary Display

We’ll be recreating a scene from the very first show at the old Haulmark Yards in 1968. Check it out in the main foyer.

Industry Careers Hub

HVIA’s workforce development showcase, will be attended by over 700 students and 50 educational staff from 23 schools. The Careers Hub provides a one stop shop with a comprehensive range of industry careers stakeholders.

2017 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge

Where:  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 3 Loading Dock
When: 1.00pm on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May.
(The Fuso Challenge will be held at 1.00pm Saturday 27 May. )

Three teams have been selected to represent their regions at the 2017 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge, to be staged live at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show.

The three regional teams work simultaneously, on identical trucks, generously supplied by Fuso Australia, to identify and rectify a series of programmed faults as the clock ticks.

The winning team is the first successfully to identify and repair all the faults, or the team that rectifies the most faults within the allowed time frame.

For visitors to the show the competition is quite a dynamic spectacle, with commentary explaining the apprentices’ moves and strategy, as their approach to addressing the challenge unfolds. Things can get tense as the teams watch their available time evaporate.

Plaza Terrace BBQ Bar

This must be one of the best known meeting places in Australia for the transport industry, even though it’s only open every two years. If you can’t find your mate in the exhibition halls, that’s because they’ve found a cosy corner to have a yarn on the Plaza Terrace.

Piano Bar

It’s a chilled out spot on the Mezzanine Level to have  a drink, a bite to eat and listen to some laid-back tunes before tackling the next level. Alternatively if you’re looking for somewhere to discreetly negotiate a deal on your next piece of equipment – this might just be your spot.

Want more detail? Check out the What’s On page