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Work Truck Show 2015 Attendee FAQs

1. What is The Work Truck Show® and NTEA Annual Convention?

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 Convention Package or Complete Event 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 at the show?

15. What kind of educational opportunities exist at the Convention?

16. Can I search for an exhibitor? Is there an exhibitor list?

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® and NTEA Annual Convention?
The Work Truck Show 2015 and 51st Annual NTEA Convention is the one-stop-shop for all 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.

This trade show is North America’s largest gathering of vocational trucks and transportation equipment from Classes 1–8, including chassis, bodies, components and accessories. With dozens of industry suppliers introducing new products and revealing product innovations at the show, and several thousand decision-makers and industry professionals in attendance, this has become the “must-attend” event for the work truck industry. The educational component, the NTEA Convention, features more than 60 intensive programs on upfitting, regulatory compliance and business management.
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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 developments.
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3. When and where is the event?
The Work Truck Show 2015 takes place March 4 – 6, 2015, with the Convention and educational sessions running March 3 - 5, and the Green Truck Summit running March 3 - 4. All events take place at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
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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?

Trade show hours are:
Wednesday, March 4       10:00AM–5:00PM
Thursday, March 5           10:00AM–5:00PM
Friday, March 6                9:00AM–12:00PM

Convention Special Sessions begin Tuesday, March 3. Wednesday’s educational sessions begin at 8:00AM. View the complete educational schedule or the list of special events.
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6. How do I register for the show?
Register online; download a registration form and fax it to (248) 489-8590; or call (800) 441-6832 for personal assistance. Members of the media can visit the online 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 for purchase as one-off items. Check out the 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, fax or mail within one week, depending on the contact information you provided on the registration form. 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 Convention Package or Complete Event Package?
Yes, you may upgrade your registration package or add tickets for special events. Email the NTEA registrar at registrar@ntea.com or simply fax (248) 489-8590. All changes or cancellations must be received in writing. You will receive confirmation for these changes within one week.
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10. Can I register on-site? When is on-site registration open?
Yes, you may also register at the Indiana Convention Center at either of the two conveniently located Registration Areas.

On-site Registration hours are:
Monday, March 2         12:00PM–5:00PM
Tuesday, March 3         7:00AM–5:30PM
Wednesday, March 4    7:00AM–5:00PM
Thursday, March 5        7:00AM–5:00PM
Friday, March 6            8:00AM–12:00PM
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11. Can you recommend a place to stay?
The NTEA has arranged for discounted room blocks at several nearby Indianapolis hotels. Make reservations online or call (317) 262-8191, Monday–Friday from 8:30AM–5:00PM (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, March 1          8:00AM–4:45PM
Monday, March 2         6:00AM–4:45PM
Tuesday, March 3        7:00AM–6:15PM
Wednesday, March 4   7:00AM–6:15PM
Thursday, March 5       6:30AM–6:15PM
Friday, March 6            8:00AM–4:45PM

For your convenience, the 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 therefore 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 at the show?
There is an enormous amount of products and events at The Work Truck Show! 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 dozens of exhibitors revealing or launching new products. Interested in a specific product? Our interactive floor plan offers details from exhibitors. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow Work Truck Show attendees and guests at Tuesday’s Opening Reception.
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15. What kind of educational opportunities exist at the Convention?
The Convention is well-known for its educational sessions led by industry and technical experts. Sessions on developing a proper truck chassis spec'; calculating your burdened labor cost; the importance of understanding your fleet customer; and many more timely topics are offered. Detailed product updates from 15 leading chassis manufacturers are also part of the curriculum. Interested in finding out the latest in green initiatives for the work truck industry? The Green Truck Summit provides in-depth education on the future of clean commercial vehicles.
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16. Can I search for an exhibitor? Is there an exhibitor list?
A current list of exhibitors is available. Dozens of exhibitors launch their newest products at The Work Truck Show, and their product information is also available online. Remember to use the free personalized online agenda, My Show Planner, which can be a valuable resource in helping you maximize your time 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. The NTEA also offers a free online tool, My Show Planner, which allows you to build your own online agenda, so you may maximize your time at the show.
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18. Any tips on what I should wear?
Business casual is recommended for all trade show and Convention-related activities, 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! These three days offer unlimited networking opportunities with thousands of industry peers. While most exhibitors do equip their booths with technology to scan your badge data, occasionally 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 a very effective way to bring attention to your company or product. Contact NTEA Sales Coordinator Sarah Kindinger at (800) 441-6832, ext. 119, or (248) 479-8919, or email sarah@ntea.com for details.
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21. I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Can you help?
Absolutely! Send the NTEA an email at info@ntea.com, or call the NTEA offices at (800) 441-6832 or (248) 489-7090 for personalized assistance. We’ll be glad to help!
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