Brisbane Truck Show celebrates golden jubilee

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The event is expected to host up to 300 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors over the four-day period


Announcing a series of new features and improvements for the 50th anniversary of the iconic Brisbane Truck Show, the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) says the iconic event is a great reflection on the innovation and resilience of the Australian heavy vehicle industry.

The event will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) from May 25-28 next year.

"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," HVIA chief executive Brett Wright says.

"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.

"As part of the celebration HVIA will be featuring an innovation, manufacturing and workforce development display on the Plaza level.
"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."

Originally known as the Queensland Truck Show, the event was first organised in 1968 by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland, the predecessor of HVIA.

The 2017 show is expected to host up to 300 exhibitors and more than 35,000 visitors over the four-day period.

For more details about the event, visit the Owner/Driver Brisbane Truck Show hub.

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