Registrations closing

About 200 delegates have already registered for the upcoming BusNSW conference

BusNSW delegates will be able to explore ways to better their business at the 2014 Member Conference to be held next week.

BusNSW Executive Director Darryl Mellish says about 200 delegates have already registered for the full day of conference sessions which will include looking at the ongoing debate about contracts providing value for money and improving customer outcomes.

The conference theme ‘A new Horizon for Investment’ reflects the need for bus and coach operators to invest in efficiencies and performance to benefit the customer and government.

"For some rural and regional operators a combination of early bus replacements due to the NSW Government’s decision to roll out seat belts and the expiry of current contracts from mid-2015, has created considerable concern," says Mellish.

"The industry is looking to support the NSW Government by investing in new buses with seat belts but the lack of contract security has created uncertainty for many operators."

Mellish says there are a number of key accreditation, technical, IR and financial matters currently impacting on all operators which make the conference an important event for the industry.

"We are hoping NSW Director General for Transport David Stewart can provide the industry with details of new rural and regional contracts including an appropriate tenure and renewal rights," he says.

Other topics to be presented during the day include accreditation reforms and technical matters, IR changes impacting business and understanding your own financial situation to stay in business and prosper.

Delegates will also hear from Bruce Tyrrell, of Tyrrell’s wines, and the conference will conclude with an afternoon panel discussion on contract security and succession planning.

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley, on April 15 and 16 and registrations close on Tuesday April 8.

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