On the eve of the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show there is set to be a major trucking technology event for Brisbane. The International Forum for Heavy Vehicle Transport and Technology will hold its HVTT-17 conference event in the city in May 2023.
The purpose of International Forum for HVTT is to promote and support the development of road freight transport technology, safety and policy. The event is a chance for experts in the field to exchange information with researchers, policy makers, regulators, road agencies and the transport industry.
This series of events was started in 1992 in Cambridge, UK, as the International Forum for Road Transport Technology and it has been held in Australia twice before, at Maroochydore in 1998 and in Melbourne in 2010.
Australia has always been a major participant in these events as a result of our development of cutting edge truck combinations, like the B-double and other productivity innovations.
Brisbane has been announced as the venue for HVTT-17 at the closing ceremony of this year’s event held in Qingdao, China with delegates tuning in from around the world.
“We are excited to be announced as hosts of HVTT-17 in May of 2023,” said Todd Hacking, HVIA Chief Executive. “The symposium brings together the very best in knowledge and education. It is about sharing insights and ideas from world leading research and development, looking at best practice policy and connecting directly with industry at one of the world’s great road transport events.
“The conference will be held on the eve of the Brisbane Truck Show, creating a great opportunity for delegates to enjoy everything both events have to offer. For HVTT-17 we have selected the theme of Ecosystem Evolution.
“We believe it harnesses the challenges and opportunities that we all face as the industry progresses the transformation to zero emissions vehicles. That takes in vehicles, systems, energy and infrastructure.”
HVTT-17 will take place from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th of May 2023 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Then the Brisbane Truck Show will open on Thursday 18th May and runs through the weekend.