SA conference nears

By: Amie Hickland

Delegates are being encouraged to register for the upcoming South Australia conference this month

Two new events have been included as part of the Bus SA 2016 State Conference this year, which delegates are being encouraged to attend.

The conference will be held on Saturday, May 28 at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with a theme of "Moving people: unlocking SA’s mobility potential".

Delegates are also being encouraged to attend two new events associated with the conference:  the Land Tourism Forum and the Gold Partners Wine Tour.

The forum is a free event which aims to highlight the challenges and opportunities for tour and charter operators within the tourism sector.  It will take the form of short presentations followed by panel questions.

The wine tour is members only, in recognition of the support of Gold Partners, and will include a tour of the wine tunnels of Magill Estate.

BusSA executive director Lauran Huefner says the conference would not be able to go ahead without ongoing support from partners and stakeholders.

Huefner says this year there will be a strong focus on regional opportunity, tying in with the conference theme.

Speakers of note will include Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan, Melbourne University’s Associate Professor Janet Stanley and University of South Australia’s Professor Joffre Swait.

Swait will speak about his research around households and how they chose modes of transport.

"It’s an area that I think is really important. We need to understand why people do what they do," says Huefner.

"We’re really pleased that the minister is attending as well.

"I’m hoping people will find at least one item of value to what they’re coming to visit."

Any other delegates interested in attending the event are encouraged to register immediately.

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