NSW REVISITS BUS-INDUSTRY YOUNG LEADERS INITIATIVE
They are the up and coming crop of the NSW bus scene and so the Volvosponsored BusNSW Young Leaders gathering gave them all a chance to meet, bond and start to shape the industry’s future. Fabian Cotter reports.
AN INNOVATIVE networking ‘think-tank’ initiative brought some of the leading young bus industry talent together – to meet and share ideas – thanks to the joint efforts of BusNSW and Volvo Bus Australia, recently.
The 2018 Young Leaders Seminar, held at Sydney’s Park Royal Darling Harbour Hotel, saw BusNSW invited 25 up-and-coming industry professionals to attend a one-day event in a move that responsibly encouraged the next generation of future bus leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners to get more involved in the direction that the bus industry is headed in the state.
BusNSW executive director Matt Threlkeld says BusNSW was very pleased to host the 2018 Young Leaders Seminar in conjunction with Volvo Bus Australia.
“To make this event happen we needed a partner and Volvo Bus Australia has been a long-time advocate for the development of young people in the industry”, he said.
“The aim of the event was to inspire, encourage, develop and promote the next generation of leadership in the industry via a seminar programme designed to assist with the professional development of the participants.
“Participants were from the contracted and non-contracted sectors, metropolitan
“The aim of the event was to inspire, encourage, develop and promote the next generation of leadership.”
and regional areas, family businesses and multi-nationals, and are involved in functions including operations, administration, planning, HR and maintenance.”
BusNSW president John King officially welcomed the attendees. As King explained: “We live in a rapidly changing world and the way we plan and deliver bus and coach services is being transformed as never before.
“We need young people to take up the challenge and get involved, both within organisations and at an industry level.”