ARSTA announces plans for Global Truck & Trailer Leaders Summit in Melbourne

In the lead-up to the largest commercial vehicle show in the Southern Hemisphere, ITTES 2014, the Australian Road Transport Suppliers’ Association (ARSTA) will host Australia’s first-ever Global Truck Trailer Leadership Summit.

The two-day Summit will welcome the industry's most influential voices to discuss pressing issues facing the industry, with vivid presentations and panel discussions aimed to help grow and inform the commercial road transport community in Australia and abroad.

“We are excited to announce that Melbourne has been chosen to organise such a world-class event,” ARSTA Chairman Dr Peter Hart (pictured) told CRT News. “Australia’s commercial road transport industry has always been at the forefront of developing modern transport technology, so we are very proud to welcome the industry’s most influential people from around the globe to discuss the future of our industry.”

The Summit will be launched in Melbourne, Australia, in conjunction with the International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show (ITTES) in April. With nine months to go until the official opening, it is already confirmed that the 2014 edition of ITTES will be the largest commercial vehicle show ever staged in Australia.

“The timing is perfect,” Dr Peter Hart said. “The ITTES is undoubtedly the most impressive showcase of transport technology in the Southern Hemisphere, so our guests will have the opportunity to not only talk about industry, but also liaise with it and experience Australian-made technology first-hand.”

According to Hart, well-known vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and research partners from the US, Europe, Asia and Australia will present current scenarios and development trends at the Summit. “With Europe preparing for a sixth year of slow economic growth and the US only just starting to see the silver lining on the horizon, the industry is currently at a crossroads and has to come up with feasible solutions to ensure the transport industry is well prepared for a challenging future. This is the perfect opportunity to do so.”

With its strategic geographical location, Melbourne serves as the ideal venue for an event catering to the needs of the thriving Asia Pacific transport industry.

The Global Truck Trailer Leadership Summit will be held in beautiful Port Melbourne at Lifesaving Victoria, a premium corporate venue. It will take place on 1-2 April 2014, just before the ITTES opening – serving as the ideal professional development opportunity for international and Australian visitors.

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