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HISTORY OF THE BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW

The 2021 Brisbane Truck Show will be the seventh held at the ‘world’s best’ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre*, located within the wonderful South Bank precinct.

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The show has a rich history since it was launched in 1968:

1968 – The first Queensland Truck Show, at Haulmark Trailers’ premises, Ipswich Road, Rocklea, featuring 21 transport industry exhibitors who went on to form the Commercial Vehicle Industry Associatio­n of Queensland

Moved to the Rocklea Wool Stores

Since 1979, the show has run every two years

Relocated to the Royal National Associatio­n Showground­s (RNA) where it remained for almost 30 years as the Queensland Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show

Moved to its current world-class home. Now known as the Brisbane Truck Show

CVIAQ became Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA)

The 50th Anniversar­y Brisbane Truck Show hosted almost 300 industry exhibitors, and attracted over 33,000 visitors over four days. The event generated the equivalent of 279 full-time jobs, and added additional expenditur­e of over $73 million in output into the economy

Introducti­on of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week including the Jobs Hub, Technology and Innovation Centre and new activation­s across the city. Winner of Australia’s Best Corporate Event and Best Exhibition, Trade or Consumer Show at the 2019 Australian Event Awards

The return of heavy equipment and machinery with the CCFD. Further growth of the South Bank Truck Festival including the truck and trailer display in the South Bank Parklands

*BCEC voted 2016-18 World’s Best Convention Centre at the 2016 Internatio­nal Associatio­n of Congress Centres (AIPC).

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