Perth Truck Show back in 2018

Owner Driver - - Owner/Driver - – Greg Bush

IT’S OF­FI­CIAL. The Perth Truck and Trailer Show will not go ahead in 2017, with reg­u­lar pro­mot­ers Pre­miere Events stat­ing that the show is “tak­ing a break” this year. The event and mar­ket­ing com­pany says it is wait­ing on pos­si­ble 2018 dates from the Mo­tor Trade As­so­ci­a­tion of WA (MTA WA).

The Perth Truck and Trailer Show, usu­ally held around the last week­end in July ev­ery two years at the Perth Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, has been recog­nised as Western Aus­tralia’s largest trans­port event since the show was first run in 2007.

How­ever, de­spite this year’s can­cel­la­tion, the event will re­turn in 2018, ac­cord­ing to MTA WA CEO Stephen Moir.

“The WA econ­omy has suf­fered a ma­jor set­back and is now ef­fec­tively in re­ces­sion,” Moir tells Owner//Driver. “The trans­port sec­tor has been par­tic­u­larly im­pacted by the down­turn.

“The Perth Truck and Trailer Show will be back in 2018 in a new for­mat that prom­ises more con­tent and va­ri­ety for the in­dus­try which will en­sure that it main­tains its po­si­tion as one of the best in­dus­try events in Aus­tralia.”

Pre­vi­ously, the Perth Truck and Trailer Show has been held a few months af­ter the bi­en­nial Bris­bane Truck Show, with many ma­jor truck man­u­fac­tur­ers re­lo­cat­ing their dis­plays across the Nullar­bor.

The show has also proved an op­por­tu­nity for Western Australian trailer man­u­fac­tur­ers to show­case their unique wares, es­pe­cially those aimed at the min­ing and farm­ing sec­tors.

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