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® 2019 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. 

Preliminary media calendar (PDF format)

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

Tuesday, March 5

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 and Fleet Technical Congress general sessions
8:30 a.m.–6:30 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.–5 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

Special session: Lean 101: Straightforward Approach to Lean Implementation for Truck Equipment Upfitters
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

Press conference
5:30–6:15 p.m. 

Opening reception
6:30–9 p.m.
Lucas Oil Stadium
Registration required. 

Wednesday, March 6

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:30 a.m.-6:00 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: How to Become a League of Your Own
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 7

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

President's Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting (Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Gitomer)
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: The Blizzard of 2039
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Advance registration required.

Press conferences
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Special session: The Toyota Kata Journey - Daily Practice for Scientific Thinking, Mindset and Culture
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

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

Friday, March 8

Pressroom (and media registration) open
8:00 a.m.-noon
Room 243
Breakfast served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only. 

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8:00 a.m.-noon
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 9 a.m.