It’s back! It’s bigger and it’s even better! Mega-T, the new outdoor trucking, trailer and transport expo, will be hosted for the second time on 5, 6 and 7 October 2023 at the Diamantvallei Landgoed showgrounds, 20km east of Pretoria. After a successful first edition in 2022, this event, powered by The Road Freight Association (RFA), is firmly positioned as a powerful Business to Business Expo.
“Mega-T Expo is the perfect combination of business and pleasure,” explains HP Steyn, the event organiser.
“It serves as a hub for the trucking industry to network, showcase cutting-edge technology, connect with suppliers, and exchange business ideas. Established businesses can exhibit their products and services, reaching their target market. The show covers a wide range of categories including trucks and trailers, tracking and security, parts and maintenance, financing and insurance, navigation and fleet management, and refueling systems.”
Gavin Kelly, CEO of The Road Freight Association (RFA), adds that the feedback received from participants in the 2022 show was overwhelmingly positive. “Some exhibitors signed deals during the two-day event, whilst others networked tirelessly and started building/growing relationships with potential customers and learning about the latest innovations in trailers, trucking and transport,” he says. “We had quality visitors and quality time for many businesses seeking new contacts or reviving old ones.” As a result of feedback received, the show has been extended by one day to include a Saturday, enabling families to come and experience the thrills and spills of Mega-T!
“All in all, most people I personally interacted with said that they had benefitted from being at Mega-T. There were a number of exhibitors who wish to increase the size and style of their stands for the Expo this year, or move into the upper sections of the Expo closer to the entertainment area and market the Expo amongst their circle of businesses and friends”.
Several prominent brands in the industry have already secured their space for the 2023 event. This includes petroleum wholesaler Mammut Petroleum, Indian multinational tyre company Apollo Tyres and German braking systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse AG.
Career planning: an exciting addition to the show line-up
Building upon the achievements of the previous edition, Mega-T 2023 will introduce an exciting new focus on career planning. Recognising the importance of nurturing future talent and promoting the transport industry as a viable career path, the expo will incorporate educational elements to enlighten students about the vast career opportunities available in this dynamic field. By inspiring and educating young minds, Mega-T aims to contribute to the growth and development of the industry while fostering a pipeline of skilled professionals.
Benefits of B-2-B Expos
The lengthy hiatus of expos due to the Covid-19 lockdown has served to emphasise the importance of trade exhibitions. The Mega-T Expo provides a targeted platform for industry-related companies to increase brand success through engagement and meaningful interactions. Face-to-face interactions with prospects and professional are far more successful that other methods such as phone calls or emails.
What makes Mega-T different is its combination of business and pleasure: It is a fun-filled experience for the whole family – with activities for both kids and adults, a beer garden, tyre-flipping, and the Big Rig. Combined with great food and fantastic music, this makes Mega-T a “must attend”!
Win with Mega-T
A set of passenger vehicle tyres is up for grabs, courtesy of Apollo Tyres. To stand a chance of winning thse, participants will be required to share a link that promotes the event. The winner which will be announced on the Saturday of Mega-T.
With a strong track record, notable sponsors, and a fresh focus on career planning, Mega-T 2023 is shaping up to be an extraordinary event that combines networking, innovation, business opportunities, and educational initiatives.
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