The 2009 Queensland Truck and Machinery Show recorded an impressive attendance of 36,161 visitors over the four days of the show and featured a record number of 340 registered companies (up 11 per cent) occupying over 70,000 square metres of display space at the RNA Showgrounds.
Adult paying visitors increased by 5.2 per cent however pre-sold tickets purchased by exhibitors were down, which reflects the current economic conditions and reduced marketing budgets most companies are faced with presently. Although attendance figures were slightly lower than the previous show, the overwhelming feedback from exhibitors was their praise for an even higher quality of show visitor citing record sales results off the stand and a high number of quotes and leads for future negotiations.
Exhibitors and visitors applauded the closure of Gregory Tce for the full duration of the show, providing easy access to all areas, increasing traffic flow throughout the grounds and allowing more specialised vehicles and trailers on display than ever before. With exhibitors commenting on and welcoming the high number of business decision makers visiting their displays, the show once again achieved its goal of putting the manufacturers and distributors of commercial vehicles and equipment in direct contact with the maximum number of potential buyers from throughout Australia and reinforcing its position as the Premier Transport Industry Event of any type in the Southern Hemisphere.