The Work Truck Show Set in Indy through 2013

The National Truck Equipment Association announced today that it will hold The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event, in Indianapolis, IN, March 6-8, 2013, at the Indiana Convention Center. The NTEA previously had announced that the Show would be held in Indianapolis in 2012 after going there in 2011.

“The Work Truck Show 2011 was our largest and most well-attended event to date,” says Frank Livas, NTEA 2012 convention chairman and senior vice president of Brake & Clutch, Inc. (Salem, MA). “We’re looking forward to building on that success in Indianapolis in 2012 and beyond.” The Work Truck Show has rotated among cities since its debut in 2000. The 2012 event will mark the first time the show is held in the same city back to back. The Show previously took place in Indianapolis in 2005 and 2007.

It broke earlier attendance records both of those years, as well. The NTEA also is accepting registrations for the Business and Market Planning Summit, scheduled Sept. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn (Dearborn, MI). The Summit brings together top economic and industry experts from some of the world’s most respected companies to present industry projections, sales trend insights and economic forecasts on national and regional growth. Attendees will also find answers to issues affecting the industry and their firm. Business and Market Planning Summit speakers and topics include:

  • North American Macroeconomic Forecast: James Meil, Chief Economist, Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH) — Review the current condition of the U.S. economy and the factors that will likely drive growth in 2012.
  • Commercial Truck Industry Market Forecast: Kenneth Kremar, Principal, Industry Forecast Practices Group, Global Insight (Eddystone, PA) — Learn the factors that are driving commercial truck sales activity in North America, and hear forecasts through 2016 for commercial truck sales by country and gross vehicle weight rating.
  • Commercial Truck Application Market Review: Eli Lustgarten, Senior Research Analyst, Longbow Securities (Cleveland, OH), and President, ESL Consultants (St. Louis, MO) — Hear the 2012 forecast for construction, farming, mining, utility and other large truck application markets.
  • Commercial Truck and Equipment Outlook, Foreign and Domestic:
Steve Latin-Kasper, Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA (Farmington Hills, MI) — Learn how macroeconomic events relate to work truck industry activity, including factors such as commodities prices, leading indicators and foreign trade. Register for the Business and Market Planning Summit by Sept. 2 to take advantage of early bird conference discounts of $249 members and $299 nonmembers. After Sept. 2, registration costs increase to $299 members and $349 nonmembers. For more information or to register for the Summit, visit or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).
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