What you need to know: 2015 Brisbane Truck Show

The Brisbane Truck Show is the biggest event to hit the transport calendar this year and if you are heading down you will want to continue reading.



When and where?

The Brisbane Truck Show in held every two years and transforms the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre into a transport industry hub.

With all the major vendors in attendance and the latest and greatest products on display, it has something for everyone in the industry, those looking for a career and all transport lovers.

The show kicks off on May 14 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and is located in Southbank, across the river from the CBD.

Opening hours are:

Thursday, May 14:  10am - 6pm         
Friday, May 15: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, May 16: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, May 17:    10am - 4pm





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How to get to the show?

Whether you choose to drive, hop in a taxi or catch the train from the airport, the show’s central location means there are a number of ways for you to get there.

By car

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is situated on the corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank. There are 1,500 undercover car spaces available in the centre, accessible 24 hours of the day, plus another 1,500 spaces at the South Bank Parklands, QPAC and Queensland Art Gallery and Museum.

From the airport

The Airtrain is a quick and efficient way to get to the Brisbane CBD. The 30-minute ride costs $25 return, and the train runs every half hour.

With no need to change trains, the Airtrain will drop you off at South Brisbane Station, just a two-minute walk from the station’s Grey Street entrance to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

By train

If you are heading from another part of Brisbane, riding the train to the South Brisbane Station may also be your desired route.

Trains run regularly and state-wide rail connections are only one stop away at Roma Street Station’s Transit Centre.

For specific arrival and departure times, have a look at the TransLink website.

By bus

A 200m walk will take you from the closest bus station, the Cultural Centre in Melbourne Street, to the Brisbane Truck Show.

The bus station is a major stop for most of the bus routes in Brisbane but there are a number of stops around South Bank that will provide an easy commute.

To travel on the bus, show goers will need to remember to purchase a Go Card. For adults it will be $10, plus a $5 activation fee, while for children and seniors it will cost $5, plus an additional $5 activation fee.

For specific arrival and departure times, have a look at the TransLink website.

By taxi

A sheltered taxi rank sits just outside the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre  and along the South Bank precinct. To call a cab for collection, show goers can try Yellow Cabs (13 19 24), Black & White Cabs (13 32 22), Silver Service (13 31 00) and Business Class (3860 9999) taxis.

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What is happening in Brisbane?

There will be three major industry-run attractions for show goers at the Brisbane Truck Show, focusing on health, education and entertainment.

Career opportunities

The Brisbane Truck Show in 2015 will again host the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) Industry Careers Centre to accommodate all workforce development stakeholders of the commercial vehicle industry in their own dedicated space.

A ‘one-stop shop’ for students and job seekers to talk to the experts about the apprentice system, government funding programs, training delivery and training content, the centre will include major industry training, apprentice and government bodies during the four-day show.

Apprentice challenge

The 11th Apprentice Challenge will take place, with six teams putting their knowledge and skills to the test over the four-day event.

Pitting teams against each other, the hands-on Apprentice Challenge tasks apprentices, nominated by their employers, to identify faults in identical trucks in limited time.

The competition will run from 1.00pm each show day with Thursday, Friday and Saturday heats and Sunday being the final where the two best-performing teams face off.

The challenge will be held on stand 87 in Hall 3 at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre from May 14.

Health Centre

For the first time, the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show will have a dedicated precinct, the Health Tune-up Centre, focused on promoting improvements in the health and wellbeing of the transport industry.

The new section will encompass more than 12 exhibitors, including Diabetes Australia, Trans-Help and Heart of Australia mobile specialist clinic, dedicated to delivering advice to visitors who fall within at-risk categories.

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News from the Brisbane Truck Show

A huge number of industry leaders will be showing off exciting products at the show, from new prime movers to third-party parts, there will be plenty for you to examine. Interactive stands and informative talks will also feature throughout the four days.

This page will be updated regularly, so keep checking for more.



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