The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has released the provisional program for its forthcoming State Conference 2020, to be held 1-3 March at Silverwater Resort, Phillip Island.
The packed program brings together a diverse group of around 35 speakers and panellists to address delegates across a wide range of issues impacting the Victorian and national freight and logistics industry.
“Presentations and panels structured over seven focussed sessions will be geared around our conference theme of Managing Increased Demand – something many operators are experiencing from customers responding to pressures brought about by population growth, low inflation for consumer goods, and an infrastructure boom that has seen transport is seeing new roads, railways, bridges and tunnels built though out Australia,” said VTA CEO, Peter Anderson.
Among the many program highlights are keynote presentations from Lee Steel, General Manager Land Transport Policy Branch from the Federal Department of Infrastructure; Guy Donald, Director, Regulated Access & Pricing, ACCC; Phil Naulls, General Manager Operations – Victoria, Transurban; Paul Northey, CEO, Regional Roads Victoria; and Sal Petroccitto, CEO, NHVR.
In a break with tradition, Shadow Assistant Road Safety Minister Senator Glenn Sterle will address delegates on the Sunday night before heading to Canberra where Parliament will be sitting. Shadow Victorian Ports & Freight Minister Roma Britnell will address her first VTA State Conference, as will the new Executive Director of Freight Victoria, Praveen Reddy, just one month into his new role.
The provisional program can be viewed here.
“Attendance at State Government 2020 gives you access to the people from government, regulators and industry that set legislation and policy that governs our industry,” said Anderson. “And with over 150 stakeholders from operators, product and service suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders in attendance, State Conference 2020 is a unique opportunity to influence the influencers.”
VTA members receive $200 in savings for every full registration at State Conference 2020 with a range of packages available to suit every budget and schedule. For pricing and other information please visit the VTA website, where online registration is available.
(Image: Shadow Assistant Road Safety Minister Senator Glenn Sterle.)