Jul 19, 2017
BusVIC held its 63rd Maintenance Conference and Trade Show on 3 – 4 July 2017. Widely recognised as one of the bus industry’s biggest events, there was something for everyone. Here's the event recap, by Kelly Crookes.
The conference was an action-packed two days long. The number of subjects covered was incredible: workshop design, demand responsive transport, school transport, driver communications, Chain of Responsibility laws, emergency management, driver retention best practice and more. The
I particularly enjoyed listening to Anna Meares, an Olympic, World, Commonwealth and national track cycling champion and also the most successful female track sprint cyclist in history. It was inspiring listening to her story and understanding what makes an Olympic athlete. She stressed that being a true champion is not about staying undefeated, but about how you handle
Other sessions focussed on the new industry trends of demand responsive transport and
Last but not least, bus conferences are always great because we get the chance to catch up face-to-face with some Trapeze customers. It was great to see Campbell, Angus, Michael and Rebecca Christian from Christians Bus Lines; Joe Sita from Sita Coaches; and Mark Driver from Driver Group during the event.