ExpoCam lineup out of this world

MONTREAL — The first Canadian to venture into outer space will lead off the opening celebrations at ExpoCam 2007, Canada’s national truck show.

Canada’s first astronaut, Marc Garneau, will kick-off the opening VIP Breakfast at the show, which takes place at Place Bonaventure in Montreal from April 12th to 14th.

Trucking into the Future is the theme for ExpoCam 2007, placing a heavy emphasis on the impact of new technology on Canada’s trucking industry.

In a thought-provoking presentation, Garneau will talk about the environment and how the trucking industry will be affected in coming years. Furthermore, world-famous cosmologist, Hubert Reeves, will address a session on Friday, April 13th that is expected to draw a standing-room-only crowd. Keeping with the theme, Reeves will offer a fascinating insight into the future of life on earth.

On all three show days, there will be an extensive series of seminars in French on subjects with a more direct impact on the Quebec trucking industry. Topics include: Wide-Based Single Tires; Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Update: Biodiesel, a Solution?; The Right Wheel for the Right Job; Cost Per Mile: How Much Does it Really Cost You to Operate?; New EPA Rules for Truck Engines: Changing Your Business and Comparing Pay Packages.

ExpoCam, owned and operated by Today’s Trucking magazine’s parent company, Newcom Business Media, is the forum where decision makers in the Canadian trucking industry come to see and buy.

An expected 15,000 industry professionals, predominantly from Quebec, will see the latest developments and new products on the market as they meet more than 275 exhibitors featuring the latest in trucks, trailers, heavy-duty parts and accessories, engines and power train components, service shop equipment and supplies, and many other products and services for the trucking industry.

“We already have more than 8,000 visitors registered and coming in by the busload from as far away as Val D’Or and Riviere du Loup,” said Elizabeth McCullough, show manager. Exhibitors at ExpoCam will.

Trucking is vital to Quebec’s economy. More than 200,000 people work directly and indirectly in trucking in Quebec. Close to 38,000 truck drivers operate in the province and more than 50,000 companies are registered with the Quebec Transportation Commission.

ExpoCam is the only Quebec truck show officially endorsed by the Quebec Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Admittance is open to industry members for an advance online registration fee of $10.00 or for $20.00 payable at the show. Beginning in mid-February, thousands of free registration forms will be available from exhibitors, truck dealers and truck stops throughout Quebec. Advance registrants will have the added benefit of receiving an extra ballot for the grand prize draw, seminar program details and their badge prior to the event.

Up-to-the-minute information on ExpoCam 2007, including full speaker and conference details, and online registration is at www.expocam.ca (link below).

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