THE TOP­ICS

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Speak­ers and top­ics dis­cussed at the event were in­sight­ful and thought-pro­vok­ing, as re­gards the fu­ture of the bus in­dus­try in NSW and pub­lic trans­port glob­ally in gen­eral. Fol­low­ing a wel­com­ing ad­dress from ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of BusNSW Matt Threlkeld, BusNSW pres­i­dent John King, and Volvo Buses, Volvo Group Aus­tralia, gen­eral man­ager Lau­ren Downs the fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions en­sured:

1. Mo­bil­ity as a Ser­vice (MaaS) - What does it mean for the NSW bus and coach in­dus­try? (Yale Wong - In­sti­tute of Trans­port and Lo­gis­tics Stud­ies, Univer­sity of Syd­ney Busi­ness School)

2. Elec­tric, Autonomous and Con­nected - Build­ing your Fu­ture Fleet (David Mead - Vice Pres­i­dent, Asia Pa­cific, Volvo Bus)

3. Fu­ture Trans­port in NSW – A Gov­ern­ment Per­spec­tive (Matthew McKib­bin - deputy ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, In­te­grated Net­work Plan­ning, Trans­port for NSW)

4. Im­prov­ing Work Pro­duc­tiv­ity, Team­work and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion us­ing DiSC (Ross Judd – man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Team Fo­cus)

5. The Im­por­tance of Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment for Young Lead­ers (Dar­ryl Swindells – part­ner, HLB Mann Judd and James Friend - man­ager As­sur­ance and Cor­po­rate Ad­vi­sory, HLB Mann Judd)

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