Tennessee Tow Show 2018









Tennessee Tow Show FAQs

Event Overview

Tennessee Tow Show logoThe Tennessee Tow Show, in its seventh year, is a three-day event being held September 13 -15, 2018, at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Exhibits, equipment, demonstrations, training, first annual safety symposium, on-floor theaters and social events highlight this industry event. Held in conjunction with the International Towing Museum’s Weekend of Events which include a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recognizing industry leaders, Wall of the Fallen Name Unveiling Ceremony honoring tow operators who have lost their lives in the course of towing and recovery, a Hall of Fame Reunion, annual fundraising auction and the industry’s first 5K Run for the Fund benefiting the Survivor Fund.

How large is the event?

The Tennessee Tow Show fills the entire Chattanooga Convention Center space of 100,800 sq ft.

How many vendors?

About 100 vendors selling equipment, products and services are expected.

What is the anticipated attendance?

Show planners anticipate 1,200 to 1,500 attendees from throughout the U.S. with heavy attendance from the southeast U.S.

Does it cost to attend the trade show?

The tradeshow is FREE to attend; however, a badge is required for every attendee. Attendees can pre-register by selecting the registration button on tennesseetowshow.com.

How much does it cost to attend seminars?

Seminar passes cost $50 per person if pre-purchased on tennesseetowshow.com or $75 per person if purchased at the door. The Safety Symposium is part of the seminar program and requires a seminar pass to attend.

What is the Safety Symposium?

The industry’s first Safety Symposium will bring together industry and non-industry safety experts and those interested in improving the industry’s safety to address injuries and deaths that occur all-too-frequently in the towing and recovery industry. The symposium will be held Thursday afternoon at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Topics to be addressed include:

A roadside safety panel and sessions such as Losing A Driver, How to Host Driver Safety Meetings, The Courage to Run a Safe Company and more.

Does it cost to attend the Friday evening demonstration?

The Friday evening towing equipment demonstration is FREE to registered show attendees. Jerr-Dan Corporation is hosting the demonstration, which will be held at the First Tennessee Pavilion a few blocks from the Chattanooga Convention Center. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

What is the Beauty Contest?

Show attendees can enter their trucks into a beauty contest. Entries compete in one of five categories: Light-duty, Medium-duty, Heavy-duty, Working Class and Antique. Entry fee of $60 per truck. Grand Champion, the truck from any category with the highest rating, will take home $1,000 cash. Each first-place winner will take home $250 while second-place winners will each take home $150. All cash prizes courtesy of Ford Trucks.

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