Brisbane Truck Show tickets on sale now

HVIA chief says this year’s show is a ‘landmark’ for many reasons

Brisbane Truck Show tickets on sale now
The show is expected to draw up to 35,000 attendees over the four-day period.


Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 25-28.

Show manager Noelene Bradley says this year’s event will feature new trucks, trailers and transport equipment.

"There have been some high-profile releases recently and they’ll all be on display, offering visitors a chance to get into the cabs and compare features and build quality," Bradley says.

"There are also more trailers and equipment than ever before, with loads of exciting innovation on display.

"Everything from PBS tippers and tankers to livestock crates.

"Add to that three levels of engines, components, equipment, technology, and support services. There is a lot to see, so most people will come for a couple of days."

The Brisbane Truck Show is presented by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) every two years.

HVIA chief executive Brett Wright says this year’s show is a "landmark" for a number of reasons.          

"The 2017 event celebrates fifty years of the Brisbane Truck Show and that in itself is significant," Wright says.

"It has always been an industry owned and run show, however for the first time the ownership is now national.

"Since the last show CVIAQ has evolved to become Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia, prosecuting a national agenda on behalf of our industry, and with offices set up around the country.

"In advancing the interests of our members, HVIA’s priorities include delivering world-class events that foster innovation, and showcase and promote the latest heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

"The Brisbane Truck Show has a long and proud history, and we continue to build and evolve the event to deliver value to our members and the broader industry."

The show will host over 300 industry exhibitors and up to 35,000 attendees from around the world, over the four-day period.

"Whilst we will take this opportunity to pay tribute to show’s history and especially the world-class innovation that has led us to this point," Wright says.

"This year’s event will primarily look forward, featuring the heavy vehicle industry innovation centre, showcasing technology, engineering, manufacturing and innovation."

The innovation centre will feature interactive displays, demonstrations and information sessions.

The displays will showcase industry design and manufacturing innovations, and research and development success stories, and help connect businesses with support programs and services.

"In addition, we are about to launch the new Brisbane Truck Show Awards, to showcase the best of the last two year’s design, engineering and manufacturing innovation and achievements," Wright says.

"The awards will be presented at a cocktail event on the opening evening of the show."

The event will also feature the inaugural HVIA National Apprentice Challenge, which involves three regional teams work simultaneously, on identical trucks supplied by Fuso Australia, to identify and rectify a series of programmed faults.

Visitors are advised to take advantage of the online ticketing options through the Truck Show website.

"As always, we’ve kept prices down, including concessions and free entry for under 18’s." Bradley says.

"That makes it a very affordable visit for the whole family, especially given the venue’s location in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank precinct."

Click here to find out more about the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show.


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