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Mega-T, an exciting new outdoor expo, is the one-stop industry event that’s all about Trailers, Trucks and Transport – and everything related to it! Taking place for the first time from 6 to 7 October 2022 at the Diamantvallei Landgoed showgrounds, 20km east of Pretoria, the event is hosted by the organisers of KragDag and powered by the Road Freight Association (RFA).
Taking place during Transport Month, the Mega-T expo will serve as a platform for the local and national transport community to network, display new and innovative technologies, connect with suppliers and service providers, and exchange business ideas. Categories on show include trucks and trailers, tracking and security, parts and maintenance, financing and insurance, navigation and fleet management, components, branding and media, tyres, refuelling systems – and more!
Commenting on the creation of Mega-T, event organiser HP Steyn of KragDag, says: “This is a tremendous opportunity for businesses in the industry to showcase products and services and meet their niche markets – in an open, relaxed, outdoor setting. It is also the ideal platform to re-connect with existing clients – and meet potential new clients. After the restrictions Covid placed on us over the past two years, the industry is hungry for an event where they can interact face to face, do business and enjoy the outdoors. Mega-T does just that!”
Steyn adds that the response from the industry to the new show has been extremely positive. Stands are selling fast. A number of OEMs and leading suppliers in trailers, trucking and transport have already signed up.
The showgrounds are extensive – an impressive six hectares – with ample space for product demonstrations, presentations, competitions and events. Mega-T aims to create a memorable experience for visitors to explore and engage. The two-day outdoor event features exhibitors, education, entertainment and networking.
Fun for everyone
The Mega-T expo will be a fun-fueled trucking show for the whole family, with activities for both young and old. Some impressive and flashy American big rigs will be on display, courtesy of Impala Trucks. The South African Strongman Union’s top five junior and senior athletes will demonstrate their raw strength by pulling trucks and lifting heavy objects. There is also a tyre flipping competition scheduled.
For those wanting to learn more, there will be an opportunity to attend a short lesson on how to drive a truck.
RFA on board
“The RFA is proud to be a partner in the Mega-T expo,” adds Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the Road Freight Association. “We will be taking this opportunity to showcase some of the important work the Association has been doing over the past few years, as well as sharing information on some of the key projects we are working on. Mega-T is also a fantastic event for us to highlight the critical role that trucking plays in keeping the wheels of our economy turning. Many people don’t realise the important role that trucks play in bringing us all the things we need in our daily lives: ‘if you have it, a truck brought it!’”
Kelly continues that the team aims to grow the show substantially over the coming years, to become the premier event in the country for trailers, trucking and transport,
Sponsors of this year’s event include the RFA, PRBB (beer garden sponsor), Ever Star Industries (expo bag sponsor), Knorr Bremse (Strongman sponsor) and BBD Women in Steel.
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