The newest and most advanced rigs were on display across Brisbane's outdoor venues ahead of the huge Brisbane Truck Show. PHOTO: Kieran Salsone
The newest and most advanced rigs were on display across Brisbane's outdoor venues ahead of the huge Brisbane Truck Show. PHOTO: Kieran Salsone

Brisbane Truck Show: A celebration of a thriving industry

AUSTRALIAN Heavy Vehicle Industry (AHVI) Week is the new umbrella event encompassing the Brisbane Truck Show, and the many significant complementary events, activities and activations, both within the show venue, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and right across the city.  

It focuses on promoting the heavy vehicle industry's values around a set of key themes: safety, innovation, sustainability, careers, knowledge and community.  

One of its goals is to foster broader awareness about the heavy vehicle industry's vital role and positive impact within the community.  

Through a series of external activations by Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors and an exciting new activation at South Bank Parklands, that aspiration has now come to life.  

AHVI Week encompasses a full schedule of events including the NatRoad Conference in the lead-up to the show on May 15, the new Jobs Hub and Technology and Innovation Centre, the HVIA National Apprentice Challenge, numerous industry group meetings and study tours, and the KPMG Insights Centre "better business" seminar series.  

It's a celebration of Australia's thriving and robust local industry - which directly employs more than 36,000 people and manufactures, services and repairs some of the world's most efficient, safe, innovative and technologically advanced vehicles.  

"The Brisbane Truck Show is by far and away the biggest business event our industry holds in the southern hemisphere. It is run by industry for industry," said Todd Hacking, chief executive of the BTS organising body, the Heavy Vehicle Industry Association. (HVIA).  

"The show has come a long way from its humble beginnings when 21 truck, trailer and component manufacturers and suppliers came together at Haulmark Trailers' premises in Rocklea in 1968.  

"This year we have been delighted to announce new partnerships with the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council.   

"They have come on board because they recognise the value of every attendee to the show, and indeed the enormous contribution our industry makes to the economy.  

"Through those partnerships we have created a new umbrella event - Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week - to capture all of the events and activities going on across Brisbane alongside the Brisbane Truck Show."  

For more information, and ticket details, visit the website brisbanetruck show.com.au.        

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