NACV Show Will Expand Its Footprint and Offerings in 2019
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), a biennial B2B trucking industry trade show designed for commercial vehicle fleet owners, managers and decision-makers, is getting ready to grow its expo space and expand its offerings when it returns to Atlanta for its second edition next fall.
Set for Oct. 28-31 at the Georgia World Congress Center, the NACV Show will cover 530,000 square feet of net exhibition space in 2019, a 43 percent spike from 370,000 sq. ft. when the event made its debut there in 2017.
According to show officials, the 2019 show will not only span the GWCC’s entire Building B but also expand into Building A.
“Since its 2017 launch in Atlanta, the NACV Show continues to impress the industry with its cutting-edge demonstrations of commercial vehicle innovations and technologies,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the NACV Show’s co-organizer with partner Newcom Media.
He continued, “We are excited to expand the event’s footprint and offerings next year, and to continue to focus on the needs of a larger audience of fleet owners, fleet managers, fleet maintenance managers and other key decision makers from across North America.”
Upwards of 15,000 attendees are expected to converge at the show next year, more than double the number at the inaugural event, while more than 500 leading truck and trailer manufacturers, and commercial vehicle parts and components suppliers, will demonstrate their latest product offerings at the show’s expo – up from 439 exhibitors at NACV Show 2017.
On the showfloor, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will offer exclusive looks at their latest model power units and trailers, advanced driver assistance systems, fuel efficiency equipment, safety technologies and electronic logging devices, while new show features will include a broader array of maintenance services, high-quality truck accessories, driver retention and recruiting services, according to show officials.
All of the major Class 8 truck manufacturers will return to the NACV Show, including Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner & Western Star brands; Volvo Trucks; Mack Trucks; Navistar’s International Trucks brand and Hino Trucks, and leading trailer manufacturers and top-tier suppliers including Bendix; BorgWarner; Bosch; ConMet; Continental; Cooper Tire; Cummins Inc.; Dana; Dorsey Trailer; Great Dane; Hendrickson; Holland; Hyundai Translead; Meritor; SAF Holland; Tenneco; Thermo King; Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; Wabash and WABCO have also signed on to exhibit at the 2019 event.
“Again in 2019, we look forward to showcasing the industry’s top OEMs and solutions providers, and to featuring new product categories plus a variety of educational and tutorial sessions both on the floor and immediately before the show floor opens every day during the event,” said Joe Glionna, president of Newcom Media.