Work Truck Show 2016 Attendee FAQs

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  1. What is The Work Truck Show®?
  2. Why should I attend?
  3. When and where is the event?
  4. Where is the Indiana Convention Center located?
  5. What are the hours of The Work Truck Show?
  6. How do I register for the Show?
  7. How much does it cost to attend this event?
  8. I just registered. How do I know if it went through?
  9. I registered for the Badge Only Package. Can I upgrade to a Complete Event Package or Conference & Trade Show Package?
  10. Can I register on-site? When is on-site registration open?
  11. Can you recommend a place to stay?
  12. Do I need a car? Is convenient parking available?
  13. Will there be shuttles to/from my hotel and the Indiana Convention Center?
  14. What will I find in the exhibit hall?
  15. What kind of educational opportunities exist at the Convention?
  16. How do I find an exhibitor?
  17. Can I preview the floor plan?
  18. Any tips on what I should wear?
  19. Should I bring anything special?
  20. How do I find out more about exhibiting at or becoming a sponsor of The Work Truck Show?
  21. I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Can you help?

1. What is The Work Truck Show®?
The Work Truck Show 2016 is the ultimate resource for work truck industry professionals. Interact with thousands of industry peers, meet with current suppliers, get answers to critical technical questions, visit with hundreds of exhibiting companies and learn the latest industry information in a variety of educational sessions.
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This trade show is North America’s largest gathering of vocational trucks and equipment from Classes 1–8, including chassis, bodies, components and accessories. With suppliers introducing new products and revealing innovations in the exhibit hall, and thousands of decision-makers and industry professionals in attendance, this is the “must-attend” event for the work truck industry. View the interactive floor plan to see participating exhibitors and search products.
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2. Why should I attend?
The Work Truck Show draws thousands of industry professionals, including work truck equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, fleet managers, leasing companies, government buyers, and more. There are opportunities for enhancing professional development, finding ways to maximize productivity and profitability, seeing the newest products and learning about the latest industry changes.
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3. When and where is the event?
The Work Truck Show 2016 takes place March 2–4, 2016, with educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit running March 1–3. All events take place at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
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4. Where is the Indiana Convention Center located?
The Indiana Convention Center is located at 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46225, in the heart of downtown. Visit the Convention Center website for maps and interactive driving directions. The Convention Center is approximately 15 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport (IND), and is connected by skywalk to many hotels. For more information, visit the Convention Center website or call 317-262-3400.
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5. What are the hours of The Work Truck Show?

Exhibit hours:
Wednesday, March 2       10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, March 3           10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, March 4                9 a.m.–noon

View the complete educational schedule and list of special events.
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6. How do I register for the Show?
 Register online, download a registration form and fax to 248-489-8590, or call 800-441-6832 for personal assistance. Members of the media can visit the Media section for more information.
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7. How much does it cost to attend this event?
There are different registration options to fit your needs, including trade show-only access and event packages. Special sessions and events are also available separately for purchase. View registration prices or call 800-441-6832 to learn more.
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8. I just registered. How do I know if it went through?
Whether you register through fax, mail, phone or web, you will receive a confirmation notice via email within one week. Your badge will be waiting for you on-site at the Registration Area. If you have any questions concerning your registration, please call 800-441-6832.
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9. I registered for the Badge Only Package. Can I upgrade to a Complete Event Package or Conference & Trade Show Package?
Yes, you may upgrade your registration package or add tickets for special events. All changes or cancellations must be submitted in writing to registrar@ntea.com or faxed to 248-489-8590. You will receive confirmation of these changes within one week.
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10. Can I register on-site? When is on-site registration open?
Yes, you may register at the Indiana Convention Center at either of the two conveniently located Registration Areas.

On-site registration hours are:
Monday, Feb. 29           noon–5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1         7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2    7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, March 3        7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, March 4             8 a.m.–noon
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11. Can you recommend a place to stay?
NTEA has arranged for discounted room blocks at several nearby Indianapolis hotels. Make reservations online  or call 317-262-8191, Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EST. Hotel confirmations are sent via email or fax within 24 hours.
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12. Do I need a car? Is convenient parking available?
If you are flying into Indianapolis, a rental car is not necessary. The event and featured accommodations are conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Therefore, you will only require transportation to and from the airport.

If you are driving to Indianapolis, abundant downtown parking options are available.

If you are staying at a hotel in downtown Indianapolis during the Show, you may make arrangements to use the hotel’s parking lots for your vehicles. Parking rates and availability vary based on vehicle size and lot location.

Parking is also available at the Indianapolis Zoo, located near the Convention Center, at 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Shuttle buses will loop between the Convention Center and Zoo parking lot.

Zoo parking and shuttle bus schedule:
Sunday, Feb. 28           8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 29          6 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1        7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2   7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 3       6 a.m.–6:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 4            8 a.m.–5 p.m.

For your convenience, NTEA is offering this parking and shuttle service free-of-charge.
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13. Will there be shuttles to/from my hotel and the Indiana Convention Center?
All NTEA-designated hotels are within walking distance of the Convention Center, and many are connected to the Convention Center via skywalk. Shuttle buses and cars are not necessary to take you from these hotels to the Convention Center. View a hotel map.
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14. What will I find in the exhibit hall?
Products from all aspects of the industry — including chassis, bodies, aerial devices, snow and ice control equipment, accessories and components — are featured at the Show, with many exhibitors revealing or launching new products. Interested in a specific product? The interactive floor plan offers details from exhibitors.
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15. What kind of educational opportunities exist at the Convention?
New this year: Educational package registrants will have the opportunity to choose from Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit concurrent sessions. Courses, led by industry and technical experts, cover:

  • Truck chassis specification and design
  • Phase 2 greenhouse gas updates
  • Lean thinking and shop problem-solving
  • Sustainable technologies and alternative fuels
  • Industry and economic outlooks
  • Drive and duty cycle analysis
  • Leadership development and transition
  • Optimizing vehicle performance
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Chassis manufacturer updates

View the complete educational schedule.
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16. How do I find an exhibitor?
A current list of exhibitors is available. You can also search new exhibitors and see products being introduced at the Show.
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17. Can I preview the floor plan?
Absolutely. The interactive floor plan offers helpful details about exhibitors and their products. Also, My Show Planner allows you to build an online agenda to maximize time at the Show.
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18. Any tips on what I should wear?
Business casual is recommended, but it never hurts to pack something appropriate for a night out on the town. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes.
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19. Should I bring anything special?
Bring lots of business cards as there are unlimited networking opportunities with thousands of industry peers. While most exhibitors equip their booths with technology to scan badge data, some booths host drawings requiring business cards.
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20. How do I find out more about exhibiting at or becoming a sponsor of The Work Truck Show?
Becoming an exhibitor or sponsor is an effective way to bring attention to your company or product. For more information, contact NTEA Director of Event Sales Kathy Swartzentrover at 248-479-8908 or kathy@ntea.com.
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21. I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Can you help?
Absolutely. Contact NTEA at info@ntea.com or 800-441-6832 for personalized assistance. We’ll be glad to help.
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