QBIC conference hailed a success

By: Chris Smith


The 2008 Queensland Bus Industry Council’s annual conference was hailed as a success with a 15 percent increase in delegate

The 2008 Queensland Bus Industry Council’s annual conference was hailed as a success with a 15 percent increase in delegate numbers and supplier turnout not seen before at the event with 16 buses on display and many more suppliers on display at stands at the Rydges Capricorn Resort in Yepoon last week.

"We’re absolutely rapt with the event this year, we’ve had an increase of our delegate numbers by around about 50 people, we’ve increased our trade stands from five to 20 and we’ve increased our bus displays from five to 16, so overall great response from industry and a great response and support from our members," QBIC Executive Director David Tape tells Bus+Coach.

"I’m hopeful we’ve raised the bar this year so it’s now up to me and my secretary Sandy to raise it even higher next year."

Tape admitted there were a few minor hiccups in the background, which is only natural for these sorts of events.

"It was nothing we didn’t work through on the day, but overall I think the event ran smoothly," he told Bus+Coach on the final day.

"The feedback we’ve had so far, both from industry suppliers and the membership base, has been positive."

The QBIC conference was a great chance for members to get together and discuss initiatives they have been implementing throughout the year.

Yepoon was also the scene for the annual AGM where Jason Ward was elected QBIC President unopposed.

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