Record Crowds At 2017 Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo
Three big days of business action and huge crowds underscored the success of this national earthmoving equipment expo.
2017 Expo highlights:
- Big increase in exhibitors – 200 companies showing their products and services
- Visitor attendance: 43,750 adults
- National and international visitors
- Exhibitors closed major sales throughout the Expo’s three days
- Second consecutive successful Expo
- Top operators took out major cash prizes and trophies
If anyone thought the success of last year’s inaugural Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo was a one- off, this year’s event convincingly proved the show has a winning formula that attracts industry buyers and sellers.
In opening the Expo, Tanya Davies MP, member for Mulgoa said, “The Penrith and Nepean area is a booming region. Billions of dollars are being poured into the area by federal and the State Government. Investment activity in the region is at a level that’s never been seen before in the history of Australia, with Badgery’s Creek airport, roads, rail, hospitals and school upgrades.”
Diesel Dirt & Turf CEO Steve Zivkovich said, “Feedback and experience gained from our first expo last year has helped us improve the flow, layout and functionality of the site. Despite the huge increase in the number of exhibitors from last year, we were able to configure the site to ensure all exhibitors received value for money and maximum exposure.
“We recognise the need for ongoing improvement and refinement of many aspects of running a major expo and have taken on board the constructive comments from this year’s exhibitors and visitors.
“Panthers Penrith has been extremely supportive. We now have a long-term agreement in place that will ensure this fantastic industry expo site is equipped with the facilities needed to run the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo for many years to come.
“While business was being done, families enjoyed the spectacular motocross stunt bike entertainment from the ‘Freestyle Kings’, the vintage truck display, rides, music and the expansive and appealing food court and meeting areas”, Steve said.
Some of the country’s top machine operators also battled it out in the “Operator’s Challenge” to take away trophies and $21,000 in cash prizes.