Exhibitor Eligibility Criteria

Throughout 2015/16 Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has consulted widely and taken into consideration feedback received from exhibitors, industry attendees and other key stakeholders. Following this we have carefully reviewed all elements of the Brisbane Truck Show to ensure that it continues to deliver value to exhibitors and show visitors into the future. HVIA is proud to announce a number of new and exciting initiatives and reforms which include an improved eligibility criteria and space allocation guideline which is detailed below.

1. 2017 Exhibitor eligibility criteria.

1.1. Exhibitors must be a manufacturer or distributor/supplier of NEW vehicles, components, equipment and technology (this includes workshop equipment)
1.2. Exhibitors must otherwise be companies that provide services and/or products directly relevant to the transport industry (e.g. superannuation, insurance, fuel, fleet telematics, training)

Companies exhibiting the following product and/or services are NOT eligible:
1.3. Accessory products that are deemed unnecessary or gimmicks.
1.4. Products or services which would facilitate or result in a vehicle being non-compliant with Australian Design Rules (ADR’s) or any other Australian standard or regulation that applies in Australia.
1.5. Services only available in a fixed location. NB: HVIA may accept a national network.
1.6. International companies that do not have a formal presence in Australia. (must have a minimum of a registered Australian Business Number (ABN) to be eligible to exhibit)

Other types of exhibitors/exhibits that are NOT eligible:
1.7. In-service vehicles, trailers and service bodies used specifically to display product.
1.8. Second-hand vehicles or product. Any exceptions i.e. testimonial purpose, must have the organiser’s prior approval.
1.9. Vehicles not greater than “3.5 tonne GVM or ATM”. Any exceptions must have the organiser’s prior approval.
1.10. Previous show exhibitors that were in breach of the show conditions set out in Contract Conditions, Rules & Regulations and Exhibitor Guide.

2. Floor plan allocation

HVIA has reviewed the floor plan on all three levels of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and in particular the ground floor in the main halls. This has been done to optimise the space available and to accommodate heavy vehicle and component manufacturers and supplier whose products require the floor loading and accessibility that the main halls offer. This may result in some exhibitors being relocated within the halls or to other levels of the show venue and/or having their previously allocated space reduced in size.

Space allocation guideline for Halls 1-4 and Great Hall
Priority will be given to:
2.1. Truck and trailer/body manufacturers and suppliers
2.2. Large and/or heavy component and equipment manufacturers and suppliers
2.3. OEM companies which supply to truck manufacturers

Space allocation guideline for all other locations:
Exhibitors that meet the criteria to enter the show may be allocated exhibit space based on the following criteria with priority given to HVIA members, long term Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors and significant industry companies in the following order:

2.4. Long term exhibitors (>4 shows) who are also long term HVIA members (>10 years).
2.5. Long term exhibitors (>4 shows) who are recent members or non-members who are significant industry companies. Recent exhibitors who are long term members
2.6. Recent exhibitors who are recent HVIA members
2.7. Recent exhibitors who are non-HVIA members and new inquiries who are HVIA members
2.8. New inquiries who are non-members

Notwithstanding the criteria above, HVIA, at its absolute discretion reserves the right to make any changes to the floor plan, site sizes, and their locations or accept or reject any application without providing further explanation.