CHICAGO, IL — It’s still about 10 months away, but the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta, Georgia has already booked 70% of the space available on the show floor.
Produced jointly by Hannover Fairs USA and Newcom Media USA, the new biennial event opens its doors on September 25 to guests who are specifically invited by exhibitors, while the exhibits are open to everyone from September 26 to 28.
“Listening to our show committee, we backed everything up a day for a more fluid schedule, giving exhibitors a full day with their invited guests,” explained Joe Glionna, president of Newcom, which also publishes Today’s Trucking. “The event will still run over four action-packed days. We are excited about offering our exhibitors the chance to conduct intensive one-on-one meetings with some of their key customers on Monday before the show opens to all attendees.”
Manufacturers including Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar, Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks, trailer manufacturers Great Dane, Utility, Hyundai and Manac have all booked exhibition space. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Continental, Meritor, Eaton, Tenneco, Hendrickson, SAF Holland and DANA are among the component suppliers to have a presence.
“The inaugural show is off to a very promising start,” Larry Turner, president and Chief Executive Officer of Hannover Fairs USA. “We expect to fully book all of the exhibition space by early 2017 as the North American commercial vehicle industry has responded favorably to this dynamic new event and how we have positioned it to meet the industry’s evolving needs.”