TORONTO, Ont. — Truck World jointly produced by Newcom Media and Hannover Fairs, division of DeutscheMesse, took place at the International Centre, April 19-21. The leading tradeshow for Canada’s trucking industry welcomed 19,595 industry professionals over three days.
“With our goal of creating a business environment, not just a walk-around, I couldn’t be happier with this year’s attendance,” says Joe Glionna, president of Newcom Media. “Starting Thursday with 450 industry professionals at the opening breakfast, having the Ontario Trucking Association’s board meeting on-site, and announcements of truck deals right on the show floor, I’m hearing a tremendous amount of positive comments from the exhibitors. I think the excitement on the show floor is indicative of the general mood across the industry right now.”
There were 14,807 visitors who walked through the halls of the International Centre (Toronto) from April 19 to 21, interacting with 4,788 exhibitor representatives in more than 525 exhibit spaces.
An additional hall was utilized for this year’s sold out show totaling 5 halls, making this show the largest Truck World in its history, with over 179,000 square feet of booth spaces and nearly 400,000 total show square footage.
“On Friday and Saturday, the recruitment pavilion was a true success.” said Thierry Quagliata Truck World show manager. “Over 100 recruiting companies were spread out between hall 4 and the general show floor, attracting more than 5,000 drivers looking for new career opportunities.”
Truck World is endorsed by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). Navistar was the event’s prominent sponsor and provided free Wi-Fi for the show, while Cummins sponsored the well-used show mobile app.
Highlights of the show included:
VIP kickoff breakfast with guest speaker David Carroll, Author of United Breaks Guitars.
Knowledge Stops – New this year, where industry experts shared their expertise, including the very popular session where representatives from the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee reviewed trip inspections
Fleet Forum where industry leaders discussed the state of platooning
Awarding of Newcom Media award 2018 Highway Star of the Year honors to Westcan Bulk Transport’s Doug McGowan, an award sponsored by Freightliner, Eberspaecher, and the Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada.