The industry’s newest trade show is now underway, so here are some tips to make the most of the event.
Waste Management In Action is taking place 5 to 7 May at Melbourne Showgrounds, as part of the well-established International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show – the largest such trade exhibition in the southern hemisphere – and alongside the new Roads & Civil Works Expo.
More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this unique event, so Show Director Simon Coburn recommends that attendees plan ahead to make the most of the experience.
“As this is such a large-scale exhibition, if you’re intending on coming along we’d suggest a little forward planning to get into and around the show quickly and stress-free,” said Mr Coburn.
Admission and Test Track timings
The schedule allows those working in the industries to have exclusive access to the event before it is opened to the general public on the last day.
The shows are open to “trade” only on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 May between 10.00am and 5.30pm. Trade admission is applicable to anyone (including families) that works within the waste, commercial road transport, roads, civil works and associated sectors.
The general public will have access to the show on Saturday 7 May from 10.00am and 4.00pm.
In addition, don’t miss the exclusive demos and displays on the Test Track.
To mark its launch in Australia, Volvo Trucks will be demonstrating the new FE Euro 6 Dual Control model on the Test Track at 11.30am and 2.30pm on Friday 6 May.
Meanwhile, Iveco is also set to run its recently-revamped ACCO 6×4 featuring Bucher Municipal’s latest side loader unit and a Daily 20m3 van in the arena. Its Test Track times are 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Friday and 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm on Saturday.
In an exclusive spectacle for show visitors, the Australian qualifying round of the Hiab World Crane Championships will run between 11am and 12 noon on the Saturday.
The advice for having a first rate experience of the show is to get your tickets in advance. All visitors over the age of 18 must pre-register online or at the show before entering the venue.
Tickets are just $15 for a one-day pass, $25 for two days and $35 for full three-day admission, which includes the Saturday public access day featuring the Hiab World Crane Championships Australian qualifier.
For those driving to the venue, the organisers have pre-reserved a limited number of car parking spaces for expo attendees at a cost of just $10 a day. This is a charge by the venue management and not the show organisers. Parking must be pre-registered online at the same time as purchasing tickets, as the venue management will not allow any money to be collected on site.
“We would encourage those travelling by car to pre-book their parking space, even more so on Saturday, because there will also be a horseracing meeting at Flemington next weekend,” added Mr Coburn.
Tickets and car park bookings can be made through the EventBrite website.
The event is being held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on Epsom Road, Ascot Vale. Road access is just 15 minutes from the CBD via Flemington and Racecourse Roads, or off CityLink at Racecourse Road. It is also only 15 minutes’ drive from Melbourne International Airport.
The venue is also easy to get to on public transport. Take trams on Route 57 from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets to the Showgrounds.
You can plan your journey by train, bus or tram through the PTV website.
For full visitor and expo information, visit the Waste Management In Action website. See you there!