The Brisbane Truck Show, established by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ), is undeniably Australia’s Premier Event for the road transport industry. On display from May 16 to 19 was the most comprehensive commercial vehicle showcase staged in Australia, catering for every operator’s requirement from trucks, vans and all types of trailers through to material handling equipment, tyre, telemetry and training providers, fuels and lubricant suppliers – and a whole lot more. Housed at the world class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in the heart of Brisbane’s Southbank Precinct and supported by platinum partner BP Australia, and official media partner Bauer Trader Media, the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show was a huge collaboration of the best the industry has to offer.
Visitor support came in droves with the official attendance figure of 37,774 up 8% on the 2011 show. As a major boost to the Queensland economy, international visitors made up 7.6% of the attendance, interstate 29.8% and Queensland regional 22.2% of travellers.
After four days the Brisbane Truck Show has now come to an end with the event boasting an unprecedented growth eclipsing the successful 2011 Show.
Brisbane Truck Show Manager Ms Noelene Bradley said the feedback from exhibitors this year had been very positive with the two main industry business days Thursday and Friday recording strong attendance levels which actually translated to product sales and positive sales lead generation.
As the first year as the Show Manager Ms Bradley said she was very happy with the way the Show went.
“The feedback from attendees and exhibitors reflects and overwhelming support for the Show this year,” she said.
The attendance figures of 6,878 (16%) up on Thursday and 8,977 (9%) up on Friday equates to a 15% per cent overall rise from 2011 for the two core industry days of the show.
Saturday was on par with recent years while Sunday eclipsed 2011 figures meaning an overall rise in attendance to 37,774 or just under an 8 per cent growth for the Show.
“Saturday was once again a massive day while Sunday was a whopping 18 per cent bigger than usual with just over 7,473,”Ms Bradley said.
It was billed as the tournament of brains and brawn where teams were pitted against each other for the honour of being Australia’s best apprentices.
The stage was set at the Brisbane Truck Show Apprentice Challenge. Victors Sam Savva and Daniel Johnston from Volvo Commercial Vehicles Brisbane achieved the seemingly impossible beating fellow Swedish manufacturer Scania Australia’s Luke Riseley and Aaron Wemyss in the first heat of the Apprentice Challenge on the opening Thursday of the Brisbane Truck Show.
The 2015 Brisbane Truck Show Exhibitor List will be available in late 2014.
Images from the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show.
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Monday, 20 May 2013
Five companies were recognised with Show Awards at the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show Cocktail Party hosted by Show Ambassador and Rugby League Legend Shane Webcke last night.
The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Q'ld (CVIAQ) President Bob Martin presented the awards together with Official Show Partners BP and TradeTrucks.com.au.
Mr Martin acknowledged the Official Show Partners for their fabulous support and praised the exhibitors for their world-class displays.
"It is a truly world class event and looks absolutely stunning. It is a credit to the industry which has come of age in a home worthy of hosting Australia’s Premier Event - the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre," said Mr Martin.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Three days of the Brisbane Truck Show have now passed and the event is boasting an unprecedented growth eclipsing the 2011 Show.
The numbers are pointing to a ripper year with gate figure of 30,301 equating to a 7.8 per cent overall rise in attendance so far for the Show.
However, its not only shear numbers coming through the door that is impressing exhibitors it is the number of sales and positive business leads.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Day two of the biggest Show to hit the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has seen a significant increases in attendance according to official records.
Official numbers suggest Brisbane Truck Show is set to be a record-breaking event this year.
With more floor space the Brisbane Truck Show has even more to offer visitors.
“This has definitely been an exciting start to the Brisbane Truck Show,” said Event Manager Noelene Bradley.
“It’s great for the visitors and for the people visiting the Show.
“The attendance figures show major growth in visitor numbers for the Show,” she said.
Ms Bradley said the figures showed a massive 16 per cent growth on the opening day (6,878 attendees) and an impressive 9% for the second day (8,977 attendees).