NSW summit approaching

The two–day 2017 BusNSW Member Conference kicks off on April 20 at the Crowne Plaza in Terrigal in regional New South Wales

NSW summit approaching
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance is set to address bus industry delegates at the 2017 BusNSW Member Conference

BusNSW executive director Darryl Mellish says he is expecting over 200 delegates to attend the conference which will focus on a theme of "Staying Ahead of the Game" and the need for the industry to achieve progress despite potential  disruption from emerging technology and the rise of the sharing economy.

"We are very pleased that Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance has agreed to attend and address delegates at a time when the NSW Government has a number of significant public transport projects in the pipeline," he says.

"Minister Constance has performed very well and has become a recognised leader of technology based transport solutions.

"The conference provides operators, government representatives and industry suppliers the opportunity to expand their knowledge on current issues and industry reforms."

The opening session will include Silver-Logie-winning actor, producer, writer and director Rob Carlton as a special guest speaker.

The program includes presentations from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) compliance & regulatory services executive director Melinda Bailey and inaugural NSW point-to-point commissioner Barbara Wise.

Other conference highlights for delegates will include hearing about the TfNSW delivery of contracted services and how operators are performing, as well as an industry report covering all issues impacting on BusNSW members.

The conference will conclude with a session titled 'vehicle & information technology - where are we heading?'

"This will be a partly interactive session and with an opportunity for delegates to better understand what technology will be available in the future," Mellish says.

More information on this event can be found on the BusNSW website.


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