Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne Truck Show’

ITTE Awards Night

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

itte picThe International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show – EXPO AWARDS evening is a night that the entire transport industry is already eagerly anticipating. The Expo Awards night is regarded by many as the perfect way to cap off a massive event like the ITTE Show. The night will be an evening where excellence and hard work is rewarded, a time for everyone to relax and let their hair down after a massive three days and will also presents exhibitors with a perfect opportunity to reward hard working staff or key clients that contribute so much to an event as big as the ITTE Show.

If the line up is anything to go by, you can rest assured that everyone who attends will be in for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and rock ‘n roll.

The Expo Awards will be hosted by one of Australia’s best known and leading comic entertainers, VINCE SORRENTI. Vince is very well known amongst the transport industry and will ensure that everyone has a very memorable and enjoyable evening.

Once the Expo Awards have been presented, get ready to put on your dancing shoes and rock the night away with a lineup of some of this country’s iconic 80’s entertainers.

First up will be BOOM CRASH OPERA front man DALE RYDER who will knock your socks off with and endless stream of hits including “Great Wall”, “Hands Up In The Air” “City Flat”, “Her Charity”, “Onion Skin”, “Get Out Of The House”, “Best Thing”, “Dancing In The Storm” and “Talk About It”.

Next up in the show line up will be CHANTOOZIES legends EVA VON BIBRA and TOTTIE GOLDSMITH who will again wow their audience with their 80’s chart toppers “Witch Queen of New Orleans”, “He’s Gonna Step On You Again”, “Wanna Be Up” and “Kiss ‘n’ Tell” plus you may even get to hear them perform their cover versions of “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Love The One You’re With” and “I’ll Be There”.

They will be followed by PAUL NORTON who made his mark as front man for THE RUNNERS before breaking out as a highly successful solo artist in the late 80’s. Performing his monster hits like “Stuck On You” and “Southern Sky” Paul will have you singing along and bopping till you drop.

Last, but certainly by no means least, will be rock legend GLENN SHORROCK. Glen is much more than an 80’s star, he is truly an Australian Rock Legend. Long before he became the front man for LITTLE RIVER BAND, Glenn had a string of hits with the TWILIGHTS such as “Needle In A Haystack” and with AXIOM such as “Little Ray Of Sunshine”. With dozens and dozens of worldwide hits to choose from, it will be a case of what songs he leaves out.

The 2010 Expo Awards promises to be a memorable evening for both the Award winners and audience alike. Tickets for the awards night are $250 each or tables of ten can be purchased for $2500. Seating for the Expo Awards is strictly limited to 70 tables and with many enquires already taken from previous attendees, these seats won’t last long. If you want to be a part of this fantastic occasion you are encouraged to contact Sarah as soon as possible on +61 3 9690 7022 or at to reserve your tickets.

Radio 1116 SEN teams up with ITTE SHOW

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

mlb-truck-banner59The upcoming ITTE show will have yet another new and exciting attraction for visitors with organisers agreeing to a live broadcast deal with leading sports radio station 1116 SEN. The agreement also sees 1116 SEN become a Platinum show partner, signaling its intent to be a major player in not only 2010 but at future ITTE Shows.

1116 SEN is Melbourne’s only 24/7 sports radio station, something that has seen them move into the No. 2 position on the ratings charts for the category of males aged 25-54. SEN’s affinity with its male listeners should be a perfect fit when considering the male dominated demographic that will be in attendance throughout the duration of the ITTE Show.

“All of the team here at SEN are really looking forward to getting involved in the ITTE Show. We have seen significant growth over the past 3 years and a lot of our success comes on the back of the strong support that we have received from manufacturers and suppliers to the transport industry,” said David Hung, Group Sales Manager for 1116 SEN.
“Many of our strongest and most valued customers will be exhibiting at the ITTE Show. This opportunity presented us with a fantastic platform to show them and the wider transport industry how committed we are to doing whatever we can to spread the word and drive show attendances, making sure that the event is as big and as successful as possible for all involved,” he said.

With Melbourne also being the unofficial ‘sporting capital of the world’ and certainly the home of AFL football, show goers are sure to know and recognise some of the key 1116 SEN personalities that will be on hand at the show throughout the live broadcast. David ‘The Ox’ Schwarz is just one of the personalities that will be keen to get amongst the show’s exhibitors and visitors, ensuring that people heading down to the show know exactly what to expect when they arrive.

1116 SEN will broadcast live from inside of the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) Pavilion for the duration of the show and will also be running a host of activities and competitions for show visitors. Stay tuned for potential opportunities where your company or brand can get involved and receive some on air acknowledgement.

With 1116 SEN now on board and committed to giving the ITTE Show as much airtime as possible, exposure and media coverage will now be at levels never before seen for a show of this kind. Keep your ears tuned into 1116 SEN over the coming months as we build up to the March event and keep your eye out for the tailored and highly competitive advertising packages that will be released exclusively to show exhibitors closer to the event.

For more information on 1116 SEN’s involvement or if you want to exhibit at the show, please contact Sarah on +61 3 9690 7022 or at

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

Hino trucks support Melbourne truck show

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Hino at Melbourne Truck Show

Hino at Melbourne Truck Show

Show organisers are delighted to announce that Hino Australia has again thrown their full support behind the ITTE Show by confirming their attendance at the upcoming event being held in Melbourne next March 2010.

Hino, who were extremely strong supporters at the inaugural 2008 event, has again underlined their ongoing commitment to the transport industry by securing their space on the coveted Town Square Lawn area. This represents a key change for Hino when comparing it to the Show Pavilion, which they exhibited from at the last ITTE Show.
The decision to move was made by Hino management after giving strong consideration to a number of different options and evaluating how they could make the show work best for them and their customers. “We want to be in a central location to guarantee that all visitors attending the show have the opportunity of seeing the quality of our trucks and the impressive product range available from Hino,” said Hino Marketing Manager, Paul Tuffy.

The Town Square Lawn will certainly be one of the main gathering points at the show due to its central location and Hino’s presence is sure to enhance its popularity. It is also adjacent to the new moving equipment display area that has been hugely popular with exhibitors and is certain to be an additional draw card for visitors.
Hino sees the ITTE Show as the premier event on next year’s transport industry events calendar. They also see the event as a means of reinforcing their support to both their Melbourne based dealers and to their valued client base.
“We know how important the show is to our dealer network but it also provides us with the opportunity to communicate one to one with our clients, ensuring that we are constantly in tune with their ongoing needs in the ever changing market place that is transport,” said Paul.

International Truck Trailer Equipment Show

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Melbourne March 18/19/20….2010 supports the show supports the show

Melbourne Truck Show on the GO

Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Pat Cook

Pat Cook

Western Star Trucks and MAN Automotive Imports will take an entire hall at the International Truck Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne next year, something that will be an important milestone in the company’s history.

When you look at the current truck and trailer market some pundits are convinced that there is nothing but doom to come. However, while commercial sales in many areas have slowed, those at the Western Star Trucks and MAN Automotive Imports headquarters in Brisbane are actively engaged in keeping the two brand names up in lights.

So much so that at the International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne from 18–20 March next year, the two truck ranges will occupy an entire exhibition hall, to give visitors an up close and personal view of what is on offer for Australian road transport.

The inaugural Melbourne show, held in 2008 at the Melbourne Showgrounds, was an exciting and highly successful event staged on a large scale and attracting a high number of visitors from all facets of the Trucking Industry. According to Western Star Trucks and MAN Automotive Imports Marketing Manager Pat Cook (pictured), the 2010 show will be another important milestone in the company’s history.

“Never before have we had a hall of our own at any truck show,” he says. “In recent times, Western Star has really come of age with a continually growing market share and we now have an entirely new MAN truck range that will certainly expand sales, too.

“There are some people in the industry who keep referring to a recession, but the ‘R’ word is not in our vocabulary, as both Western Star and MAN have exciting times ahead. We really believe in our product ranges, which are supported by one of the best dealer networks in the business, manned by the best sales people, as well as the best in back-up service.

“The Melbourne show worked well for us last time and we see no reason why 2010 will not be as good, if not better. We are extremely pro-active in the market and can clearly see where our truck ranges fit. The show is an opportunity to inform customers, both existing and potential, how we can help their businesses.”

The full range of Western Star and MAN models will be displayed in Melbourne along with some innovative new products, including latest developments for the refrigerated B-Double market.

“2010 is very important and it is expected Melbourne will showcase products to people taking advantage of the pre-buy before the next round of emissions regulations.

“People need to see what is new. Those in road transport are working smarter and appreciate advantages offered by new technology. At the end of the day they all have to buy trucks, pay drivers and buy fuel, and the show allows them to take a close look at what we can offer, enabling them to make smarter purchase decisions,” Pat points out.

Western Star will utilise its Melbourne show pavilion to host customer functions, which Pat says offers another facet to the big exhibition.

“It gives us the opportunity to have guests in-house amongst the trucks where they can see first-hand vehicle features and presentations, providing them with vital information to meet their truck requirements. With the entire product ranges available for inspection and experts on hand to discuss specific transport needs we can deliver a high quality show experience,” Pat says.

“Because the 2008 show was so successful for us we feel 2010 will build on our success. With both products in the one pavilion we can offer road transport operators complete transport solutions – and that is paramount in times when they need to build their unique businesses.

Melbourne truck show ramps up

Friday, July 10th, 2009

SCANIA on show

SCANIA on show

Scania Australia is set to double the size of its display area at the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show in March 2010.

Scania will also build its own customer entertainment and dining area to host key clients and will have prime movers on display directly outside its stand area located in the Boulevard Hoecker pavilion.
“The success of our participation at the inaugural event and our desire to have a meaningful dialogue with customers and future customers means that we will put more effort into the 2010 ITTE Show,” said Emma Cooper, Marketing Coordinator at Scania Australia.
“We will have the flexibility to show off our entire product range, while the customer entertainment area allows us to catch up with our customers in a relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle of the show,” she said.
Scania Australia’s ongoing support of the transport industry is further reinforced by its role as one of the major sponsors of the Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT) symposia, to be held in Melbourne in the days leading up to the ITTE Show. The symposia will draw delegates from all around the globe to discuss key industry issues and will further cement the international status of the ITTE Show.