Brisbane Truck Show set to draw crowds of more than 40,000 to BCEC

The Brisbane Truck Show is back at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), with first day attendances smashing records by 37% on opening day.

Brisbane Truck Show 2023 runs until 21 May.

As the biggest automotive exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere and occupying more than 35,000sqm of exhibition space, The Truck Show has made BCEC its home since 2011. The event is expected to generate AUD$40m (US$26.6m) in economic benefit for Brisbane, delivering 70,000 room nights to city hotels, attracting an anticipated crowd of 40,000 industry heavyweights, truckies and enthusiasts from Australia wide and further afield.

The show is organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), and is now a week-long Brisbane festival of all things trucking, extending into the South Bank Parklands and other locations. 

The show features the biggest showcase of zero-emissions vehicles ever assembled under the one roof in Australia, from battery and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to conventional trucks powered by hydrated vegetable oils, as well as hybrid diesel-electric vehicles.

The show is the largest exhibition held at BCEC, occupying the venue’s three levels.

Kym Guesdon, general manager of the ASM Global managed BCEC, said: “The sheer size and scale and the calibre of the event demonstrate the diversity and capability of the Centre and has enormous benefit for Brisbane in attracting large numbers of interstate and overseas visitors to the city.”


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