Redefining what a truck show should be

With every show, ITTES has moved from strength to strength, due in large part to the support of the industry. Since its inception, ITTES has grown to attract in excess of 35,000 attendees and has previously featured more than 400 exhibitors. With the inclusion of Roads and Civil Works Expo and Waste Management in Action, 2016 has organisers focused on attracting in excess of 500 + exhibitors and attracting more than 40,000 visitors – no other truck industry show comes close in size or scope.
ITTES now takes the next step in the evolution of the show to introduce two new shows, one for the waste industry and one for the roads and civil works industry.
The inclusion of a Careers Pavilion demonstrates the importance the industry places on the future succession planning required to ensure the vitality and growth of the industry.
The show will also feature a range of new ‘live action’ marketing and showcase opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors, including a test track and safety demonstration arenas.

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  • > The RASV and Victorian Government spent $108 million on the Melbourne Showgrounds redevelopment transforming, the 19-hectare venue into a truly inspiring world-class venue, perfect for the inaugural ITTES.
  • > Largest dedicated road transport show in the southern hemisphere ‘Where business is done’.
  • > Over 35,000 quality trade visitors.
  • > Over half a billion dollars of new age equipment technology on display.
  • > Launch of ITTES Expo Awards - Truck of the Show; Ancillary Equipment Display; Trailer/Body Manufacturer Display; Truck Manufacturer Display; Outstanding Customer Service; Most Unique Show Attraction.
  • > 40+ trailer builders in one space.

  • > Even bigger and more dynamic – additional exhibition space, moving equipment display on town square lawn and a dedicated IT pavilion.
  • > The world’s premier conference on heavy vehicle transport technology, HVTT11 International Heavy Vehicle Symposium, was held in Melbourne on the three days leading up to the 2010 ITTES.
  • > All major truck brands took part in exhibition.
  • > The first truck curtain campaign was executed with the support of key industry fleets including GTS Freight Management, Toll and WA Freight Group and Bunkers Freightlines.
  • > Gala Expo Awards Ball hosted over 700 guests at Flemington racecourse and featured Boom Crash Opera, the Chantoozies and Glen Shorrock.

  • > Over 400 exhibitors, including over 50 trailer manufacturers and all major truck manufacturers.
  • > Record attendance - local and overseas visitors from 45 countries visiting the event.
  • > Unprecedented marketing program including TV campaign on Network Ten and WIN Network, as well as Radio campaign on Triple M and SEN1116 promoting to the wider general public.
  • > First ever open air concert featuring Shannon Noll and Jon Stevens.
  • > First iPhone app launched.
  • > Global media support from media partners - Prime Mover Magazine, Big Rigs, Truckin’ Life, Trailer Magazine, ATN, Deals On Wheels, Owner/Driver, Marketplace, Diesel Magazine, Global Trailer, Motorindia (India), Trailer Journal (Germany), Truck & Driver (NZ) and KFZ Anzeiger (Europe).
  • > International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Conference was held in the two days leading up to ITTES and covered themes such as market demand, meeting demand, regulations and standards, as well as 10 year predictions and forecasts.
  • > Heritage truck collection - A special collection of trucks from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

  • > Carrying on the ITTES tradition but always raising the bar.
  • > Date changes – March to April and an additional show day to avoid clashing with major Melbourne events and cater for more visitors.
  • > Numerous building upgrades at the Showgrounds, including climate controlled buildings.
  • > Reconfigured layout and a brand new exhibition structure to house over 250 exhibitors, condensing our footprint to make the show easier to navigate and enhance the atmosphere.

  • > Continuing to grow and expand by including two new shows, Roads and Civil Works Expo and Waste Management in Action.
  • > Date changes - April to May to avoid major events in Melbourne and cater for more attendees.
  • > Creation of ‘Moving Displays’ and ‘Test Track’ to showcase equipment working in simulated conditions
  • > Creation of a new Careers Pavilion to focus on and develop succession planning and attract more graduates to the industry.
  • > Reduction in days from four to three to minimise impacts on business productivity yet strengthen the opportunities for trade attendance.