Attendance up 10% at Work Truck Show 2003

Fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, leasing company representatives and other professionals involved in buying, selling or using commercial vehicles and equipment crowded the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for The Work Truck Show 2003. The show, produced by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), was held March 3-5 in conjunction with the 39th annual NTEA Convention. More than 5,600 representatives from industries that use work trucks - including delivery, government, utility, construction and landscaping - attended the show. This is an increase of 10% over attendance at the 2002 show held in Orlando, FL. (The 5,600 figure is based on results of the initial verification process conducted by the NTEA.) "There was a positive atmosphere at the show this year. It was obvious that business was getting done," says Jim Carney, NTEA executive director. "We see that reflected in our booth sales to-date for the 2004 show. Because of the success they had in Atlanta, exhibitors are increasing the size of their booths for the Baltimore show next March. We've already sold almost 90% of the available exhibit space at the Baltimore Convention Center. "This year's event was a success on all fronts. The expanded Conference provided industry professionals with even more valuable educational resources. Exhibitors were also happy with the number and quality of leads they collected during the show, indicating a win-win scenario for industry suppliers and attendees alike."The Work Truck Show 2004 is scheduled for March 3-5 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. The show will be held in conjunction with the 40th annual NTEA Convention (March 2-5). Registration for The Work Truck Show 2004 opens in September 2003.

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