BTS 2021, News

Two shows for the price of one

A new partnership sees the launch of an accompanying heavy equipment and machinery show, which will take place alongside the Brisbane Truck Show next week.

The Civil Construction Field Days will run together with BTS during Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week thanks to a collaboration between Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) and the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Limited (CCFQ).

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said the deal includes reciprocal ticketing for the Brisbane Truck Show and Civil Construction Field Days, as well as regular bus transfers between the two venues.

“One ticket, two shows and free transport. That will make a lot of people happy,” Hacking said.

“HVIA has been on a journey of trying to deliver more value for our loyal attendees, who travel from all around Australia and the world to come to Queensland for the BTS.”

CCFQ CEO Damian Long added, “Aligning transport and heavy equipment is a show-stopper and will not only ensure the industry can attend and look at the new developments, innovation and technology, but it is also a great way for the family to come together on the weekend and learn more about our industries.

“Our industry builds the roads, tunnels, motorways, rail, pipelines, airports and community developments that supports the Queensland economy. We are connecting Queensland.”

The Civil Construction Field Days will run from Thursday May 13 to Saturday May 15 at Hamilton Northshore. The Heavy Equipment and Machinery Show will be held as part of the event.

This new partnership between BTS and CCFQ follows the success of the inaugural Civil Construction Field Days in 2019, which featured 40 exhibitors and attracted around 900 visitors.

However, it’s set to be much bigger this time around. The event goes from two days to three, will now include food vendors and a licensed bar at the Trimble Inn, and it will feature a bigger exhibition space. Exhibitions will include heavy equipment and trailers, as well as insurance, superannuation and asset valuation.

During the show, naming sponsor Pickles Industrial will host a charity auction, with a 2017 CAT 311FL RR Hydraulic Excavator going under the hammer online. Proceeds will go towards the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Free shuttles between the Civil Construction Field Days and the Brisbane Truck Show will run every 20 minutes.

 

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