Perth Truck Show 'takes a break' in 2017

By: Greg Bush, Photography by: Greg Bush


WA economic downturn forces the show to be pushed foward a year

Perth Truck Show 'takes a break' in 2017
WA's slow economy has taken its toll on the Perth Truck & Trailer Show for 2017.

 

The Perth Truck and Trailer Show will not go ahead in 2017, with regular promoters Premiere Events stating that the show is "taking a break" this year.

The event and marketing company says it is waiting on possible 2018 dates from the Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA).

The Perth Truck and Trailer Show, usually held around the last weekend in July every two years at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, has been recognised as Western Australia’s largest transport event since the show was first run in 2007.

However, despite this year’s cancellation, the event will return in 2018, according to MTA WA CEO Stephen Moir.

"The WA economy has suffered a major setback and is now effectively in recession," Moir says.

"The transport sector has been particularly impacted by the downturn.

"The Perth Truck and Trailer Show will be back in 2018 in a new format that promises more content and variety for the industry that will ensure that it maintains its position as one of the best industry events in Australia."

Previously, the Perth Truck and Trailer Show has been held a few months after the biennial Brisbane Truck Show, with many major truck manufacturers relocating their displays across the Nullarbor.

The show has also proved an opportunity for Western Australian trailer manufacturers to showcase their unique wares, especially those aimed at the mining and farming sectors.

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