Venue secured for first three NACV Shows

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CHICAGO, IL – The Georgia World Congress Center will host the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show to be held from September 27-29, 2017 – and at least two of the shows to follow.

The show is organized by Hannover Fairs USA and Newcom Media USA. The NACV Show Partnership will hold its first exhibitor advisory meeting next month in Chicago.

Larry Turner, president and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, said the venue received “high marks” during a June site visit that included Class 8 truck manufacturers and other exhibitors. “We plan on holding the NACV Show here for at least its first three shows,” he added.

The Georgia World Congress Center is located on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus in Atlanta, offering world-renowned event space and easy access to nearby lodging, transportation, and attractions for event attendees and exhibitors. 

The debut of the NACV Show in Atlanta represents a coordinated effort between the GWCCA and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

“We are excited to work with the NACV Show Partnership to host its inaugural commercial vehicle event in the heart of Atlanta on the GWCCA campus,” said Mark Zimmerman, Georgia World Congress Center’s general manager.

Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA) develops and manages marketing programs at Deutsche Messe events in Hannover, Germany and the United States, as well as in such key emerging markets as China, India and Turkey.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Newcom Business Media in Toronto, Newcom produces magazines, directories and trade shows. Their trucking portfolio includes Today’s Trucking, Truck andTrailer, Transport Routier, Truck News, and Truck West magazines, as well as the Truck World and ExpoCam trade shows.

Deutsche Messe AG, based in Hannover, Germany, plans and stages leading capital goods trade fairs around the globe. The company ranks among the five biggest tradeshow organizers in Germany. Its event portfolio includes CeBIT (digital business), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), LABVOLUTION with BIOTECHNICA (lab technology and biotechnology), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and floor coverings), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry).

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) now includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the 3.9-million-square-foot convention center, the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome, and 21- acre Centennial Olympic Park. Additionally, GWCCA manages operations of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. These public facilities represent the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world. This past year, the GWCCA hosted 555 events and welcomed more than 2.4 million visitors.

To register to exhibit or attend the 2017 NACV Show, visit or contact HFUSA Sales Director Ethan Carter at or 773-796-4250.

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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