Regis­tra­tions are now open for the 63rd BusVic Main­te­nance Con­fer­ence and Trade Show, to be held over two days from July 3 in Mel­bourne

Reg­is­tra­tion is now open for the 63rd BusVic Main­te­nance Con­fer­ence and Trade Show, to be held over two days at the Pull­man Al­bert Park in Mel­bourne from Mon­day, July 3

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As the in­dus­try’s lead­ing ed­u­ca­tion and net­work­ing event, the BusVic con­fer­ence pro­gram reects the present and fu­ture pol­icy, man­age­ment, safety, op­er­a­tional and tech­ni­cal is­sues con­fronting bus op­er­a­tors, with au­thor­i­ta­tive speak­ers on each topic at each ses­sion.

BusVic ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Chris Lowe says del­e­gates will be treated to a pro­gram jam-packed with in­sight­ful speak­ers and prac­ti­cal prod­uct demon­stra­tions.

“I’m very pleased with the pro­gramme that our com­mit­tee has de­vel­oped this year,” he says. “De­mand Re­spon­sive Trans­port is a key is­sue for the in­dus­try right now and it’s great we’ve got au­thor­i­ta­tive speak­ers like Dr John Stone to share his per­spec­tives on it.”

Univer­sity of Mel­bourne School of De­sign se­nior lec­turer in trans­port plan­ning John Stone will dis­cuss the lat­est trends in de­mand re­spon­sive trans­port and where he thinks the bus in­dus­try is headed. BusVic has also once again man­aged to se­cure a  rst-class lineup of speak­ers.

Vic­to­ria’s Min­is­ter for Roads, Road Safety and Ports Luke Don­nel­lan will open the con­fer­ence and Steve Sam­martino, one of Aus­tralia’s most re­spected fu­tur­ists and busi­ness tech­nol­o­gists, will be the open­ing key­note speaker.

Anna Meares OAM will open the sec­ond day of the con­fer­ence. Meares is the only ath­lete in Aus­tralian Olympic his­tory from any sport to win in­di­vid­ual medals at four con­sec­u­tive Olympic Games.

The two con­fer­ence streams will be ac­com­pa­nied by a trade ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing prac­ti­cal demon­stra­tions from sup­pli­ers that add value to a bus op­er­a­tor’s busi­ness, in­clud­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers, seat­ing and up­hol­stery, sched­ul­ing, bus wash­ing, signs and tech­nol­ogy, en­ergy, spare parts, fu­els and oils, and more.

Net­work­ing events will be held within the ex­hibit, al­low­ing del­e­gates and sup­pli­ers plenty of op­por­tu­nity and time to con­nect. There is also an event app which en­ables ex­hibitors to pro­vide de­tailed in­for­ma­tion and en­gage with event del­e­gates.

The event will also host BusVic’s an­nual gala din­ner, held at 6.30pm on Mon­day, July 3.

Co­me­dian Lawrence Mooney will en­ter­tain del­e­gates, as he did some years ago when the event was held at Moonee Val­ley Race­course.

The gala din­ner will also see in­dus­try per­son­nel pre­sented with awards, in­clud­ing a very special in­ductee to BusVic’s hon­orary life mem­ber­ship for 2017.


The rst of the in­for­ma­tion ses­sions kicks off at 11am and del­e­gates have the choice to at­tend ei­ther the Main­te­nance & Tech­ni­cal Stream pre­sen­ta­tions or the Man­age­ment Stream ses­sions on the main stage.

The rst man­age­ment stream ses­sion will see Stone speak about de­mand re­spon­sive public trans­port.

The con­sumers’ grow­ing de­sire for de­mand-re­spon­sive trans­port op­tions is caus­ing the con­tract­ing and reg­u­la­tory en­vi­ron­ment to change. This ses­sion will present how the trans­port shar­ing econ­omy has emerged, where it is head­ing, and a view on the role of de­man­drespon­sive trans­port (DRT) in var­i­ous set­tings.

Op­er­a­tors will get in­sights into what the fu­ture of bus and other trans­port ser­vice pro­vi­sion and con­tract­ing might look like.

The rst Main­te­nance & Tech­ni­cal Stream pre­sen­ta­tion will cover work­shop de­sign, health and safety. It will also fo­cus on what needs to be con­sid­ered when de­sign­ing a work­shop and cover pol­icy, stan­dard prac­tice and train­ing to mit­i­gate the po­ten­tial risks in the work­shop and us­ing heavy equip­ment.

Most Main­te­nance & Tech­ni­cal Stream work­shops will be fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion or a panel dis­cus­sion.

The rst Man­age­ment Stream ses­sion on day two will see Vic­to­rian

Gov­ern­ment Emer­gency Man­age­ment Com­mis­sioner Craig Lap­s­ley dis­cuss the role of route and school buses op­er­a­tors in the event of an emer­gency.

Del­e­gates can par­tic­i­pate in two hy­po­thet­i­cal work­shops that aim to in­crease op­er­a­tors’ aware­ness of their obli­ga­tions in the event of an emer­gency. This dis­cus­sion will be led by executives from Emer­gency Man­age­ment Vic­to­ria (EMV), Vic­to­ria Po­lice and Public Trans­port Vic­to­ria (PTV).

The rst Main­te­nance & Tech­ni­cal Stream work­shop on day two will be on the topic of bus roll­away preven­tion.

Trans­port Safety Vic­to­ria (TSV) has un­der­taken a project to iden­tify ways to elim­i­nate or min­imise the risks of bus roll­aways.

TSV de­tails the doc­u­ment it has re­leased to as­sist in­dus­try to build its ca­pac­ity to man­age the safety risks aris­ing from bus roll­aways.

This year’s Main­te­nance Con­fer­ence and Trade Show has some­thing for ev­ery­one and a fo­cus on keep­ing del­e­gates up to speed on key ar­eas of the in­dus­try that are rapidly evolov­ing.

There are sev­eral pack­age and pric­ing op­tions for the 2017 Main­te­nance Con­fer­ence, all of which are now avail­able on or by con­tact­ing 03 9645 3300. Regis­tra­tions close on June 26, 2017.

Be­low: Olympian Anna Meares OAM will open the sec­ond day of the con­fer­ence

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