Award Winning Truck Show

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In the middle of this pandemic, people from all over Australia got the chance to enjoy this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, and now the event is an award winning truck show. BTS21 has been announced as Best Live or Hybrid Congress, Conference or Exhibition at the Australian Event Awards.

The fact that the Brisbane Truck Show went ahead at all this year gave an opportunity for us to see the trucking people of Australia gather together.

award winning truck show

The last 22 months with the uncertainty created by the pandemic has meant that a trucking industry which regularly enjoys getting together had been deprived of the opportunity. However, there was a window of opportunity, when most of the states were open and not in lockdown, coinciding with BTS21 in May.

award winning truck show

In the weeks leading up to the show, a number of Covid outbreak scares threatened the ability of people from states outside of Queensland to attend. At the end of the day, during the week on which the Brisbane truck show was scheduled, there were no restrictions on travel from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Over 30,000 attendees came to the show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, over the four days of the event. Many of them may have noticed one particular coincidence, all of the North American conventional truck brands on show had decided, independently, to display all of their trucks in blue. 

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said it had never been more important than it was this year for the industry to come together, to pause and take stock, and to support each other.

“We hope every exhibitor and attendee will all share and enjoy this acknowledgment of your participation,” said Todd. “This year’s event was also an amazing opportunity to connect with the broader community through the expanded South Bank Truck Festival.

“We are grateful to the Queensland Government, Brisbane Economic Development Agency and the South Bank Parklands for putting their faith in our aspirations.”

award winning truck show

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