OTTAWA, Ont. — A new trucking trade show is coming to the nation’s capital, developed by the founder of the original Convoy for a Cure.
Rachele Champagne says she has secured space at the soon-to-open CE Centre in Ottawa for the dates of Sept. 20-22, 2012 and will host a trucking trade show that will also serve as the end point for next year’s Convoy for a Cure event.
She says preliminary discussions with exhibitors have been encouraging. The show will be called the Capital Truck Show and now has a Web site.
“Hopefully we’ll fill that place right up,” she said of the new facility, which offers 150,000 sq.-ft. of exhibit space. “This event is the first of its kind, there are no truck shows in Ottawa.”
Champagne says her experience in running the Convoy for a Cure will be beneficial when organizing her first truck show. She plans to step back and allow her partners to run next year’s Convoy, while she focuses her attention on the truck show.
“Right now, my whole world is this truck show,” she said. “I’m putting all my energy into this, it’s going to be unbelievable.”
Champagne told Trucknews.com a contract has been signed with the venue and now she’ll turn her attention towards finding exhibitors. For more information, including exhibit space pricing, visit www.CapitalTruckShow.ca.
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