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VTA State Conference 2020 registrations now open

  • Posted on Wednesday 15th, January 2020.

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is now accepting registrations for its annual State Conference, being held once again at Silverwater Resort, Phillip Island, from 1-3 March.

The State Conference typically unites up to 200 VTA members, supporters, sponsors and other stakeholders from the Victorian and national freight and logistics industry for important discussions on issues impacting freight operators.

VTA CEO, Peter Anderson, said that small, medium and large freight and logistics operators are under more pressure than ever due to unprecedented demand for transport, which prompted the VTA to select 'Managing Increased Demand' as the theme for this year’s conference.

“Transport operators are rightly welcoming an economic climate that has seen demand for transport increase significantly over the past 12 months but it’s important that they ensure their operations are structured to accommodate higher workloads,” said Anderson.

“We want to ensure our members are charging appropriately for the additional work that traditionally accompanies demand spikes, and that they have the capacity to handle the additional compliance, systems, safety and human resources necessary to service their customers.

“By attending State Conference 2020, members and other transport operators will have the opportunity to hear from, and network with, the key industry stakeholders that set and deliver transport legislation, policy and regulation that impacts operators of all shapes and sizes, so it really is a must-attend event for operators intent on maintaining and growing their business," he said.

The Conference will feature keynote presentations and panels from a range of industry experts from organisations as diverse as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), National Transport Commission (NTC), Infrastructure Victoria, Transurban, Regional Roads Victoria, Transport Certification Australia (TCA) and Australian Rail Track Corporation among others.

Anderson said demand for goods, building materials and the transport and removal of resources are at record highs, thanks to population growth, massive infrastructure projects and growing access to consumer goods from new foreign and domestic markets.

“Such demand spikes create opportunities and threats for operators and it is vital they are equipped to handle the associated business challenges," said Anderson. "VTA State Conference 2020 provides a forum for delegates to hear from industry experts about how to manage the challenges associated with increased demand.”

Visit the VTA website for Conference pricing and information. Register here.

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