It’s back! It’s bigger and it’s even better! Mega-T, the new outdoor trucking, trailer and transport expo, will be hosted for the second time on 5, 6 and 7 October 2023 at the Diamantvallei Landgoed showgrounds, 20km east of Pretoria. After a successful first edition in 2022, this event, powered by The Road Freight Association (RFA), is firmly positioned as a powerful Business to Business Expo.
“Mega-T Expo is the perfect combination of business and pleasure,” explains HP Steyn, the event organiser.
“It serves as a hub for the trucking industry to network, showcase cutting-edge technology, connect with suppliers, and exchange business ideas. Established businesses can exhibit their products and services, reaching their target market. The show covers a wide range of categories including trucks and trailers, tracking and security, parts and maintenance, financing and insurance, navigation and fleet management, and refueling systems.”
Gavin Kelly, CEO of The Road Freight Association (RFA), adds that the feedback received from participants in the 2022 show was overwhelmingly positive. “Some exhibitors signed deals during the two-day event, whilst others networked tirelessly and started building/growing relationships with potential customers and learning about the latest innovations in trailers, trucking and transport,” he says. “We had quality visitors and quality time for many businesses seeking new contacts or reviving old ones.” As a result of feedback received, the show has been extended by one day to include a Saturday, enabling families to come and experience the thrills and spills of Mega-T!
“All in all, most people I personally interacted with said that they had benefitted from being at Mega-T. There were a number of exhibitors who wish to increase the size and style of their stands for the Expo this year, or move into the upper sections of the Expo closer to the entertainment area and market the Expo amongst their circle of businesses and friends”.
Several prominent brands in the industry have already secured their space for the 2023 event. This includes petroleum wholesaler Mammut Petroleum, Indian multinational tyre company Apollo Tyres and German braking systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse AG.
Career planning: an exciting addition to the show line-up
Building upon the achievements of the previous edition, Mega-T 2023 will introduce an exciting new focus on career planning. Recognising the importance of nurturing future talent and promoting the transport industry as a viable career path, the expo will incorporate educational elements to enlighten students about the vast career opportunities available in this dynamic field. By inspiring and educating young minds, Mega-T aims to contribute to the growth and development of the industry while fostering a pipeline of skilled professionals.
Benefits of B-2-B Expos
The lengthy hiatus of expos due to the Covid-19 lockdown has served to emphasise the importance of trade exhibitions. The Mega-T Expo provides a targeted platform for industry-related companies to increase brand success through engagement and meaningful interactions. Face-to-face interactions with prospects and professional are far more successful that other methods such as phone calls or emails.
What makes Mega-T different is its combination of business and pleasure: It is a fun-filled experience for the whole family – with activities for both kids and adults, a beer garden, tyre-flipping, and the Big Rig. Combined with great food and fantastic music, this makes Mega-T a “must attend”!
Win with Mega-T
A set of passenger vehicle tyres is up for grabs, courtesy of Apollo Tyres. To stand a chance of winning thse, participants will be required to share a link that promotes the event. The winner which will be announced on the Saturday of Mega-T.
With a strong track record, notable sponsors, and a fresh focus on career planning, Mega-T 2023 is shaping up to be an extraordinary event that combines networking, innovation, business opportunities, and educational initiatives.
For more information on the show, visit www.mega-t.co.za
About The Mega-T Expo organisers
The Mega-T expo is the new kid on the block for the Transport Industry. It is organized by KragDag.
KragDag was born in 2007 when the energy crisis in South Africa started to become clear and this gave rise to the first KragDag expo in 2008. It initially mainly focused on alternative energy solutions to empower people with the opportunity to become more energy independent. The expo has since broadened its scope to include self-reliance solutions in various other areas of life. The expo celebrates technology and people’s creativity and initiative, and at the same time, with the motto Do your own thing!, inspires people to innovatively build a sustainable liberty filled life.
Since its very humble beginning, the expo has continually grown to where the thirteenth annual expo, that took place on 11-13 August 2022, attracted 580 exhibitors, and had 30 900 expo attendees.
Triggered by roll players in the transport industry, indicating a need for an expo that has a broader vision than a traditional trade show, KragDag took up the challenge by establishing the Mega-T outdoor show with the expectation that this new baby, as was the case with the KragDag expo, with time will grow into an industry giant serving the needs of various role players and participants.
About The Road Freight Association
The Road Freight Association (RFA) was established in 1975 to support its members who are, in the main, road freight operators. It is a lobbying and negotiating body which influences the state of the industry, rates, upkeep of the road infrastructure, road safety, freight security, driver interests, cross-border transport, education, health, the fuel price, law enforcement, labour relations and many other issues related to road freight transport.
Member companies include small and medium-sized trucking companies, including many family-owned businesses, owner operators, as well as most of the largest trucking companies in South Africa. Members come from all sectors of the trucking industry.
Private and public operators are Members of the RFA. Membership also includes a significant number of affiliates and associates – those companies providing goods and services to the trucking industry.
Team RFA (made up of support staff and experts) is committed to serving you. The team brings with it a high degree of professional experience, knowledge and dedication – which greatly contributes to the effectiveness, relevance and standing of the RFA.
As the voice of the trucking industry in South Africa, the RFA is your voice. It is important that you avail yourself of that opportunity to be heard.