Media calendar

Dozens of companies launch new trucks, components and equipment at The Work Truck Show. 

Many of these companies choose to introduce their products to the industry with a press conference at the Show. The Work Truck Show® 2020 media calendar will provide a complete schedule of press conferences and other media activities at the show. Note that most press conferences are open to media only. 

If you need further assistance, please contact: 
Kristen Simpson, President
Simpson Communications
216-991-4297

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Tuesday, March 3

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

Green Truck Summit general sessions
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Reception follows from 5–6 p.m. Advance registration required.

Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference general sessions
8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

Special session: Spec’ing for Success
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

Press conference
5:30–6:15 p.m. 

Opening reception
6:30–9 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Registration required. 

Wednesday, March 4

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 10 a.m. 

Press conferences
8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Special session: Fleet Management 101
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Advance registration required.

New Exhibitor Pavilion
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rooms 137–139 

The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Outside
Open to all attendees. 

Special session: Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: Tap into Your Inner Rhythm
3–5 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

NTEA Media Appreciation Reception
4:30–6 p.m.
Room 243
Join NTEA representatives for casual drinks and appetizers. Media badge required.

Thursday, March 5

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only. 

NTEA Annual Meeting (Keynote Speaker Nikki Haley)
7:30–9:15 a.m.
Sagamore Ballroom
Advance registration required. No photography or filming. NTEA will provide photos Thursday afternoon.

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 10 a.m. 

New Exhibitor Pavilion
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rooms 137–139 

Special session: LTAP Fleet Educational Program: Winter Operations from Sidewalks to Statewide
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Advance registration required. 

Special session: Purdue Road School – Indiana Statutes & Ethics
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Advance registration required. 

Press conferences
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. 

The Work Truck Show Truck Ride-and-Drive
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Outside
Open to all attendees. 

Special session: Indiana LTAP Road Scholar Core Course #11 – Road and Bridge Plan Reading
12:30–4 p.m.
Advance registration required.

Friday, March 6

Pressroom (and media registration) open
8 a.m.–noon
Room 243
Breakfast served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only. 

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8 a.m.–noon
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 9 a.m.