THE Expo returns in 2013

Shows and Expos
THE Expo returns in 2013

The Transport and Heavy Equipment Expo (THE Expo) will return to Mystery Creek Events Centre on 7, 8 and 9 March 2013.
This popular trade exhibition is the industry’s platform for promoting advances in technology and new product releases. The event showcases the diverse nature of the industry and includes a raining and Recruitment Village, numerous machinery demonstrations, Seminars series and the Show n Shine competition.  
Feedback received by the organisers from both exhibitors and visitors to the 2009 Transport and Heavy Equipment Expo was extremely positive.
In March 2009 the weather cooperated with only a few patches of early rain during the event and with gate numbers for the final show day at 5,957 the event organisers said the total attendance numbered 13,222 people.
The 2009 visitors enjoyed additional 100 trucks participating in the spectacular Show ‘n’ Shine competition. 
Alan Lacey with his Lumley Insurance sponsored truck won the Flat Deck and Tractor units category while the Curtain Sider category winner was James Dahm from Rob Dahm Ltd. The Tankers category was won by Dave Johns of the Tatua Dairy Company.
The Tippers category winner was Garry Fisher from Graeme Wright Transport Ltd. The Livestock and Logger category winner was Wal Jackson from Rotorua Forest Haulage. The Classic Trucks Winner was Justin Mills from Allen Mills & Son. 
The overall Supreme Award went to Allen Mills & Son for their immaculate yellow Kenworth.  The public also had their chance to vote in the People’s Choice Award with the recipient being Wal Jackson from Rotorua Forest Haulage.
Southpac Trucks executive Richard Smart said, “We received a lot of unexpected business and have made a number of sales off our site of both new and used trucks.”
After the 2009 show CablePrice National Marketing and Brand Manager Glenn Croasdale says it was well worth the investment. “We made tangible sales on a number of different fronts and felt bringing Sven-Erik 'Svempa' Bergendahl and his red hot rod Scania T 500 Red Pearl was well worthwhile.”

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