18-21 May 2023 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

It is time to come together as an industry

Published: April 10, 2021

The 2021 Brisbane Truck Show is such an important occasion for the industry to get together.

There is nowhere like it to make informed truck, trailer and transport equipment purchasing decisions .

The show this year is a reward for the incredible job that has been done keeping Australia moving over the last eighteen months through drought, bushfires and the pandemic.

When the doors open and visitors start streaming through – there really is no better sight.

It is an occasion for old mates to catch up; to share knowledge, fellowship and banter and, it is probably fair to say that this year we all need that more than ever before.

The Brisbane Truck Show is hosted by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), the national association representing manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

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

These days it is by far and away the biggest business event our industry holds in the southern hemisphere. The last event went on to be honoured at the 2019 Australian Event Awards as Australia’s Best Corporate Event and Best Exhibtion, Trade or Consumer Show.

Those accolades have only served to inspire more energy to further improve the show for both exhibitors and visitors.

Our exhibitors do an extraordinary job raising the bar every show, and this year is no different. On display is a fantastic array of product, from the very latest trucks and innovative trailer designs, to components, equipment, accessories and ground-breaking technology solutions.

The show attracts visitors from the length and breadth of the country representing the pillars of Australian industry – agriculture, construction, mining, retail and of course, freight and logistics.

It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm with which visitors approach the innovative products and solutions that are showcased at the event.

The countless deals sealed with a handshake during the show are testament of the mutual respect that the heavy vehicle industry and its clients have for each other.

The December quarter saw the Australian economy experience its single largest increase in capital expenditure in a quarter since March 2012.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that businesses have upgraded their investment intentions off the back of the instant asset write-off, the Better Business Investment and now the Temporary Full Expensing scheme.

As the show doors open it is still clear that there has never been a better time to upgrade your fleet.

The Brisbane Truck Show is described as the place where the industry gathers. That side of it is hugely important too.

In fact, the 2021 show is part of a full week of celebrations showcasing Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.

Following its hugely successful launch in 2019, Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week once again serves as the umbrella capturing all of the events and activities going on across Brisbane alongside the Brisbane Truck Show.

The activations are all underpinned by the six themes of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week: innovation, safety, sustainability, careers, knowledge and community.

Partnerships with the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and South Bank Parklands have enabled the show to expand beyond the walls of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, to engage the broader community and share some of our industry’s inspiring stories of innovation, collaboration and resilience.

Those partnerships have come about because they recognise the value of every attendee to the show, and indeed the enormous contribution our industry makes to the economy.

It has enabled the industry Jobs Hub and National Apprentice Challenge to take up a new home at South Bank Piazza, where the community will be able to see for themselves the diverse range of rewarding career paths on offer.

It has enabled the development of a Technology and Innovation Centre and a Future Fuels Hub.

Following the success of our first foray into the adjacent South Bank Parklands, streets in the dining and entertainment precinct of Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza will again be closed to traffic to create a hub called the South Bank Truck Festival.

We hope you will all enjoy congregating there with your mates and peers – both old and new – and share in the spirit of this fabulous week of events.

Brisbane is really opening its doors for us this year and laying out the red carpet.

We take this opportunity to pay tribute to the Brisbane Truck Show’s key partners, particularly NTI and Truck Assist, BP Australia and our many other supporting partners.

Thanks also go to Brisbane Truck Show media partner ARE Media, publishers of market-leading titles Australasian Transport News (ATN), Deals on Wheels, Earthmovers & Excavators, Farms & Farm Machinery, and Owner Driver. This program is also the result of their great ongoing support of the Australian transport industry.

We are privileged to be joined by organisation’s like these to continue to build and grow a world-class event for our visitors.

Don’t forget that your fully registered and activated Brisbane Truck Show ticket will put you into the running for the Ultimate VIP Experience Package thanks to the Morris Finance. One lucky attendee set to enjoy corporate treatment at Bathurst and the AFL, hot laps and numerous other prizes valued at over $45,000.

All tickets purchased for the Brisbane Truck Show will also give you access to the Civil Construction Field Days heavy equipment and machinery show. A free shuttle service will also be available, running between the two events. (Details are in the back of this program.)

We hope you enjoy your experience attending this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, and all of the other events and activities within it and across Brisbane.

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