Could the Melbourne Truck Show, planned for March next year be in danger of being cancelled?
That is the word coming from inside the Truck Industry Council following the Council’s most recent meeting earlier this week where the planned Melbourne Show was not on the agenda and apparently was not even discussed.
Truck and Bus News understands that interest in the proposed Melbourne Truck Expo has waned in recent months, with major groups including Daimler and Volvo, which control six truck brands between them, both declaring that they would be doing. The traditonal Brisbane Truck Show in May and not displaying in Melbourne. Japanese brand Hino also declared it would not be doing the Melbourne Show next year.
The Covid Crisis and the recent outbreaks in Melbourne, which have seen the state borders close and stage 4 restrictions imposed, has thrown further doubt on the Melbourne Show in March, particularly given it is now just over seven months away.
Several TIC members who spoke with T&B News on the condition of anonymity said that the Truck Show was not discussed at this week’s TIC meeting and that the next meeting was now not until November which would be just over 16 weeks before the planned Show dates.
T&B News sought comment from TIC CEO Tony McMullen but he did not return our contact before this eNews went live.