Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne Showgrounds’

Vic Transport Assn. major stakeholder ITTE

Friday, September 4th, 2009
VTA CEO Phil Lovel

VTA CEO Phil Lovel

Transport Marketing Australia is delighted to announce that the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has signed an agreement to become a major stakeholder in the International Truck, Trailer and Equipment show. This is following on from the other recent news that the International Truck Trailer and Equipment Show has agreed to a new multi-year tenancy deal with the Melbourne Showgrounds, extending its current contract for another decade.

These latest developments reinforce the show’s position as the country’s premier truck and trailer show and ensures its long term future at the outstanding Melbourne Showgrounds facility. The VTA now also has a wonderful platform to promote key industry messages and to give some additional exposure to its valued supporters and partners. The announcement also has the support of the Victorian State Government who will have a presence at the upcoming event, along with key industry partners such as the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA), ARTSA,National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) and the Logistics Managers Group.

“The success of the inaugural 2008 show and the feedback that we received from our members and the industry’s people was overwhelmingly positive, hence why we have moved quickly to secure our future involvement,” said VTA Chief Executive Officer, Philip Lovel.

He added, “The International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show is without a doubt the premier truck show in Australia. It is world class and also makes commercial sense as the majority of truck and trailer manufacturers are located right here in Melbourne.”

“Melbourne is the freight capital of Australia
and the full weight and support of the VTA, its supporters and its members will be a driving force behind the success of ITTE Show 2010 and well into the future.”

“You only need to look at how the upcoming March event is shaping up to see that everyone within transport has their full support behind the show and is committed to making it an enormous success.”

The VTA will have a complete pavilion set up to cater to its members and partner organizations and is set to make the March 2010 show an important part of its annual program. The involvement from several government services and departments and the Victorian State Government will also be an important part of the planning process as the VTA will be hosting a series of VIP Industry Luncheons during the show.

Today’s announcement comes as no great surprise considering the VTA’s ongoing commitment to the transport industry, however today’s news coupled with the long term tenancy agreement that has been struck with the Melbourne Showgrounds, now has this event set in stone on the industry’s event calendar.
For more information on the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show, please contact the show organisers on +61 3 9690 7022 or

Hino and Mercedes-Benz join ITTE Show line up

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Mercedes Benz on display

Mercedes Benz on display

Organisers are proud to announce that Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific (MBAuP) has signed on to return to the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show in Melbourne in March 2010.

Once again Daimler Trucks, Fuso and the Commercial Vehicles aftersales team will be on display under one roof at the Melbourne Showgrounds in the RASV Pavilion.

The aftersales team will focus on service and parts programs and products that MBAuP has developed to help optimise customers’ business operations. Their stand will feature a new range of Alliance-branded products and parts and a full-size cut away of a working V8 Actros engine.

The MBAuP stand won the Best Industry Truck Display at the inaugural ITTE Show in 2008.

CV Sales and Marketing General Manager Vince King said the ITTE Show was an important event for the Australian transport industry and MBAuP was proud to support it.

“The ITTE Show is a professionally-run event and a wonderful showcase for our industry,” he said.

“Being based in Melbourne, the show is also a chance for us to provide extra opportunities and events for our customers, suppliers and partners.”

“Plus after our success in 2008, we’ll be back to defend our ‘Best Industry Truck Display’ title and aim to again leave a lasting impression on show visitors and the industry,” said Vince.
To secure your involvement in the ITTE Show, or for more information please contact Sarah Ellul on +61 (3) 9690 7022 or