The Brisbane Truck Show was a resounding success
THE 2019 Brisbane Truck Show wound up on Sunday afternoon with an almost 10 percent increase in patronage through the doors of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
HVIA chief executive Todd Hacking was full of praise for the support of the show from the heavy vehicle industry and its customers.
"It's been an amazing experience to join the organisation in the lead-up to this event and it's so gratifying to see the way it is supported by our members and the broader heavy vehicle industry," he said.
"Attendance was well up on the last show with 36,921 recorded coming through the doors across the four days.
"The halls were busy and most importantly the exhibitors were meeting with the people they needed to.
"I have had so many of our exhibitors telling me the level of business that was done on the stands.
"There's no doubt they deserve every bit of that success with the fabulous effort that each and every exhibitor goes to, working with us to create and deliver a world-class event."
The 2019 truck show featured a number of new initiatives, none more prominent than the addition of the new umbrella event - Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week.
"So many of our exhibitors are already holding dinners, drive days, factory tours and other activations around the city, we saw this as a great opportunity to help them leverage those investments," he said.
He said the displays in Queen Street Mall by the Daimler group and in Redacliff Place by the Volvo Group were two great examples.
Others included the NatRoad conference and the South Bank Roadhouse.
"The atmosphere along Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza has been like a festival with that display, the entertainment and our visitors' patronage of all the supporting South Bank precinct traders," Mr Hacking said.
"I am so proud of the team that pulls this event together and how well they work with our stakeholders to help each and every one of them achieve their goals.
"More than anything we thank the industry across Australia who have supported this event for over 50 years, and they are telling us in an overwhelming fashion, that they want to see the Brisbane Truck Show prosper for 50 more."
The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th May 2021.