Another year for the Brisbane Truck Show has come to a close. The four action packed days have given the industry a positive boost heading into the next 12 months.
Brisbane Truck Show Manager Ms Noelene Bradley said: “The feedback from exhibitors this year had been very positive, in particular the two main industry business days Thursday and Friday. All four days featured strong vehicle and product sales and sales lead generation. Reinforcing this, feedback from attendees and exhibitors reflects an overwhelming support for the Brisbane Truck Show once again!” said Bradley. “Overall attendance for the four days was 33,707 which was very pleasing in these tough economic times;” Bradley added.
Mr Bob Martin President of the CVIAQ announced at the Official opening breakfast that the Brisbane Truck Show had signed a new three (3) show contract with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) to host the show from 2017 to 2021, this announcement provides certainty to the industry and cements the shows position within a world class venue.
Three Show Contract Signing: Deputy Premier, Hon. Jackie Trad MP with Bob Martin, CVIAQ President (left) and Brett Wright, CVIAQ CEO (right) and Mr Robert O'Keeffe, BCEC General Manager (far right)
Brisbane Truck Show numbers held strong on Saturday with just under 12 thousand visitors turning out to support the industry run event, only marginally down on its record 2013 numbers. Exhibitors on show reported that the busy crowds generated quality leads and sales taken throughout the day.
Day two of the biggest event to ever fill the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has seen a strong performance retention in attendance numbers according to official records.
This follows the phenomenal growth in visitor numbers since the show moved to the BCEC, for example the 2013 show produced a record-breaking attendance over the previous show, recording a massive 16% growth on the opening day and an impressive 9% for the second day. So for 2015 the show organisers are stoked to have pretty much held that growth figure through into the 2015 show.
Seven companies were recognised with Show Awards at the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show Cocktail Party hosted by Show Ambassador and Rugby League Legend Shane Webcke last night.
The Brisbane Truck Show team were ready and waiting to open the doors first thing Thursday morning with all exhibitors in place, carpets cleaned, chrome polished and brochures at the ready, so here are the key points for the show opening day.
Thursday 14 May
While preparing for the public to arrive, the show executive team hosted the official VIP opening breakfast, with the guest list including Hon Jackie Trad, Hon Tim Nicholls, Hon Scott Emerson, Councilor Peter Matic, Hon.Bruce Baird AM along with key executives from all industry bodies and associations along with representatives of the CVIAQ.
Breaking news at the breakfast, Mr Bob Martin President of the CVIAQ announced that The Brisbane Truck Show had signed a new three show contract with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to hold the show from 2017 through to 2021.
See the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show Exhibitor List.
Images from the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show.
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Wednesday, 27 May 2015