HVIA Appoints Kay Marco National Events Manager

HVIA has announced the appointment of Kay Marco as National Events Manager with responsibility for its flagship event, the Brisbane Truck Show.

Kay (pictured above) takes over from long-time manager Noelene Bradley, who delivered the inaugural show held at its then new home of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in 2011.

Noelene has since managed all HVIA events, including seven Brisbane Truck Shows, and was also the driving force behind development of the South Bank Truck Festival in 2019 and the biggest and best BTS staged in 2023.

Looking to the future, Noelene moves into the new role of National Events – Production Manager where she will continue to work on BTS and help Kay settle into the new responsibilities.

Initially contracted to run the first South Bank Truck Festival in 2019, Kay joined HVIA as National Events Coordinator in 2021 after working closely with Noelene for more than 10 years at Moreton Hire and running her own personal concierge business for 15 years.

HVIA CEO Todd Hacking says the appointment is aimed at “future proofing” the Australian trucking industry’s marque event.

“We have had advanced warning of this change in personnel and have been planning for it for a couple of years.”

L-R: HVIA’s Steve Power, Noelene Bradley, Kay Marco, Vanessa Finnerty and Todd Hacking

“The Brisbane Truck Show is a massive event for the industry and it’s HVIA’s responsibility to ensure we are always striving to improve from show to show.

“We have some super exciting announcements for 2025 and I am delighted that Kay has agreed to take the reins and build on the successes of 2023,” he says.

Todd paid testament to Noelene’s stewardship of HVIA’s burgeoning events business over the past 13 years.

“Noelene is an icon. She has lived and breathed the Brisbane Truck Show her entire professional career.

“There has been no greater servant to the show and I’m constantly in awe of her commitment, dedication, and service to the industry. She leaves a legacy and big shoes to fill.

“But we wish her all the very best for her semi-retirement,” he says.

As the main point of contact for the 2025 Brisbane Truck Show, Kay can be reached at k.marco@hvia.asn.au.

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