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.
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 record 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%) on Thursday and 8,977 (9%) attendees on Friday equates to a 15% per cent overall rise 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.
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.
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).
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.
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Friday, 22 February 2013
This year is special for the Australian Trucking industry, as well as the roll out of the first National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, two of Australia’s premier truck brands are celebrating significant milestones.
This year iconic brands Mack Trucks and Western Star are preparing to give fans memorable displays at the Brisbane Truck Show held on May 16-19 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
Friday, 15 February 2013
The CVIAQ is pleased to announce that The Hon. Campbell Newman MP, Premier of Queensland will officially open the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show.
The Premier will join function host and show ambassador - Shane Webcke, the Brisbane Truck Shows platinum show partner BP Australia and up to 290 exhibitors and invited guests at the breakfast function. The official opening will be held on the first morning of the show, Thursday 16th May at the new Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre's, Grey Street Precinct overlooking the Brisbane City.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) has appointed media consultant Chris Smith as the Media Officer for the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show.
Monday, 03 September 2012
Australasia’s leading transport and logistics industry publisher – Trader Business Media, is pleased to announce its appointment as the Official Media Partner for the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
It was with great pleasure that the CVIAQ recently presented Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) General Manager Bob O’Keeffe with a full size print on canvas of a Donna Gibb commission of the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show.