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The 2024 edition of ELMIA LASTBIL - THE TRUCK EXHIBITION will be hosted as a live trade fair at the Elmia Exhibition Centre in Sweden. It will take place between 21.08.2024 and 24.08.2024. Due to the improving pandemic situation, the venue will not implement Covid-19 safety measures. At present, Sweden does not feature travel or domestic restrictions related to the pandemic.

A Brief Overview of Elmia Lastbil 

Elmia Lastbil is widely celebrated as a top tier international trade fair for the transport, distribution and logistics industry. You can expect to see the newest technologies and solutions that service the industry as well as a fleet of the latest models of commercial vehicles. It’s the definitive meeting point for professionals and the general audience to discover the next chapter in transportation. The international trade fair is considered as one of the most respected events in Europe, which enjoys the attention of major international buyers. 

Why compete with thousands looking for hotel accommodation in Jönköping on your own, when you can have your entire business trip planned by GETA ltd. We have worked in the business travel sector for over a decade and know our way around Jönköping, Sweden. Whether you want the very best regardless of price or have a specific travel budget, we book the right hotel that puts you close to the Elmia Congress & Concert Hall. It takes us a single business day to complete your reservation for Elmia Lastbil. In addition to your hotel room, GETA ltd provides a lot of additional services such as airport transfers and reservations for meeting rooms! 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

You’re in the right place to establish valuable professional contacts and generate sales leads. The biggest reason trade visitors attend is in order to research what’s on offer and research their next purchase. It’s common to have exhibitors time vehicle debuts to coincide with Elmia Lastbil to get an extra boost in first sales. Here are the most relevant numbers from last edition: 

  • 35,000 international trade and private visitors
  • 400 international exhibitors
  • 100 accredited journalists from Sweden and the entire world
  • 75,000 square metres of exhibition space
  • 4,1/5 is the visitor's rating of the fair 

Industry Relevance 

Elmia Lastbil, the biennial trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry, is a must-attend event for anyone involved in building, buying, selling or driving commercial vehicles. Founded in 1983, the fair takes place at the Elmia Congress & Concert Hall in Jönköping, Sweden, and has become a prominent gathering for the haulage industry. 

The four-day event brings together the entire haulage industry, offering a platform for discussions on relevant topics and facilitating business meetings. Elmia Lastbil focuses on addressing present and future issues related to transport, distribution and logistics, placing visitors at the centrе of attention. With a wide variety of commercial vehicles on display, the fair caters to diverse interests and needs. 

Prominent industry members and professionals from the commercial vehicle sector make it a point to attend Elmia Lastbil. The fair provides valuable opportunities for in-person reunions and business interactions, making it a significant occasion in the industry calendar. With top leading vehicle and body manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers participating, Elmia Lastbil showcases an extensive range of products, including trucks, chassis, engines, safety equipment and haulage services that cover the entire value chain, turning the event into the go-to destination for buyers. Exhibitors present their innovative and high-quality offerings, giving visitors a comprehensive overview of the market's latest advancements. Elmia Lastbil pioneers new trends in intelligent design and automotive technologies. 

In addition to the exhibition, Elmia Lastbil 2024 offers a rich social program that includes lectures, debates, and seminars on current industry topics. Attendees can also witness competitions between schools and witness the renowned Swedish Driving and Car Management Championship, an event that adds excitement and showcases the skills of participants. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Over the course of four days, the fair attracts a diverse audience that includes transport company managers, commercial vehicle drivers, chief executive officers, and operators with specific needs and purchase intentions. Elmia Lastbil has established itself a strong identity in the Nordic area, but has since expanded to the rest of Europe. When it comes to the types of industries that are best represented at the trade fair, you’ll encounter representatives from general mixed goods, wholesale goods, construction and infrastructure, the engineering & manufacturing industry, forest transport, and warehouse, terminal & cargo management. 

One important aspect of the fair is its focus on the future generation of colleagues in the haulage and transport industry. Elmia Lastbil actively creates a meeting place between the industry and students from transport and engineering schools across the country. These students are invited to participate in various events, providing them with valuable insights, networking opportunities and exposure to the possibilities and career prospects within the haulage contractor industry. 

The fair also attracts a significant number of young people who are interested in pursuing a future in the industry. To engage this demographic, Elmia Lastbil organises events and program items specifically tailored to their interests, encouraging them to explore the various opportunities available in the haulage contractor industry. 

As an exhibitor, you’ll be happy to hear that roughly 54% of the visitors possess partial or complete purchasing power. This highlights the importance of the fair as a procurement and networking platform. 

Additional Value of Attending 

The Nordic Trophy is a highlight for many visitors at Elmia Lastbil due to the creativity of all its contestants. The competition brims with stunning paint jobs, intricate motifs, polished chrome and dream-worthy interiors. In short, the Nordic Trophy is a paradise for truck enthusiasts. The special area is filled with trucks from the Nordic countries and beyond. Visitors can expect to encounter trucks adorned with eye-catching interiors, and impressive horn and lantern designs. 

For those interested in delving into the history of the industry, a visit to Veteranhallen is highly recommended. In this cherished area, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of the industry's past and its significant role in shaping the country's infrastructure and supply chain. Veteranhallen proudly displays a collection of trucks that represent the evolution of the industry's technology and serve as the foundation for today's high-tech vehicles. This showcase allows visitors to witness firsthand the technical advancements that have shaped the modern trucking landscape.

That’s just scraping the iceberg that is the support programme at Elmia Lastbil. To learn more, you have to make the trip!

Past editions


24.08.2022 - 27.08.2022







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Cancelled because of COVID-19.

Cancelled because of COVID-19.


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On Foot

On Foot

from Jönköping Resecentrum (central station) = 56 min walk (4.5km)


By Car

from Jönköping Resecentrum (central station) = 9 min drive (4.5km)

from Jönköping Airport = 14 min drive (14.7km)


By Public Transport

from Jönköping Resecentrum (central station) take either bus nr 1 or 18 for 10 stops to Rosenlundsbadet. From there you have additional 2 min walk to the entrance (total = 23 min)

from Jönköping Airport: go to bus stop Jönköping flygplats and take nr 27 to Jönköping Östra centrum (20 stations) from there switch to bus nr 1 fro another 8 stops. In 2 min walk you will be infront of the fair. (total = 53 min)