2014 Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo


2014 Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo
2014 Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo 2014

The 2014 Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo is a collaboration between the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) and the Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC). The event is the first ever combined national and state conference and expo, of which the theme will be "Moving people - Driving Excellence"

Read on for all the details on the conference/expo, including where it is, when it is, and what there is to see.

Where:

The 2014 Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo is being held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Exhibition Centre is located at 2684-2690, Gold Cost Highway Broadbeach in Queensland.

Date/Time & Schedule:

The 2014 Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo runs from September 28 to October 1.

Sunday, September 28:

Welcome Day

12:00 - 17:00 Registration desk is open
13:00 BIC Group Meetings
14:00 BIC and APTIA Annual General Meeting
18:00 - 20:00 Volvo Welcome Cocktail Party
20:00 - onwards Bussies Bar at Jupiters Hotel

Monday, September 29:

Day One

08:00 Registration Desk Opens
          BCI Cafe Opens
08:30 Conference Introduction
08:35 Keynote Address
09:00 Special Guest Speaker: Glenn Cooper
10:00 BIC Chairman's Welcome
10:10 Conference and Official Expo Opening
10:30 Morning Tea
11:15 Partners Program
          Driving Excellence Plenary Sessions
          BIC Arena 2
          QBIC Meeting Rooms 5,6, 7
11:45 The State of Play
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Driving Excellence Plenary Sessions
          BIC Arena 2
          QBIC Meeting Rooms 5,6, 7
14:30 Driving Excellence Plenary Sessions
          BIC Arena 2
          QBIC Meeting Rooms 5,6, 7
15:15 Morning Tea
15:45 Driving Excellence Plenary Sessions
          BIC Arena 2
          QBIC Meeting Rooms 5,6, 7
16:30 QBIC Meeting Rooms 5,6, 7
17:00 Happy Hour
19:00 Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner
22:30 Bussies Bar at Jupiters Hotel

Tuesday, September 30:

Day Two

08:00 Expo Opens
          Registration Desk Opens
          BCI Cafe Opens
08:30 Special Guest Speaker: Anders Sorman-Nilsson
09:30 Driving the Performance of Your Business - Measuring Performance
10:45 Morning Tea
11:15 Partners Program
          Driving Excellence Plenary
          Driving the performance of your business
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Expo Free Time
          National Bus Driver of the year competition
          Driving Excellence Plenary
          Buses of the Future, The Driverless Bus
14:30 Mitigating crime, protecting passengers, drivers and fleet
15:00 Telematics - More than just GPS
15:30 Future Traffic Forecasting
16:00 Expo Closes
16:00 Happy Hour
19:00 Scania "Retro Beach" Dinner Party
22:30 Bussies Bar

Wednesday, October 1:

Day Three

08:00 Registration Desk Opens
          BCI Cafe Opens
08:30 Social Media, mobile devices and web apps
09:15 Contracts Procurement and Partnerships
09:45 An overview of the Australian economy and global challenges
10:15 Special Guest Speake: Michael Groom
11:15 Morning Tea
11:40 Iveco Big Arvo Out
14:00 National Awards
16:00 Big Arvo Out and Conference Concludes

For more detailed information on individual events, see the official conference brochure.


Tickets:

There are two registration options for the event - a QBIC only Delegate for the State Program, or as a combined BIC & QBIC delegate for the National Program. Some affiliates of the BIC, QBIC or Transport associations may be eligible for a 50% discount on ticket prices, see the conference brochure for full details.

QBIC Registration:

Member Price: $495
Non-Member Price: $990

  • Volvo Cocktail party
  • Monday access to the expo
  • Monday conference plenary sessions for Delegates
  • Gold Coast Tastes and Sights for partners
  • Monday Happy Hour and Mercedes-Benz Las Vegas "Extravaganza" Gala Dinner

BIC & QBIC Registration:

Members Price: $880
Non-Member Price: $1,760

  • Volvo Welcome Cocktail party Sunday night
  • Monday and Tuesday access to Expo
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Conference plenary sessions for Delegates
  • Monday and Truesday Gold Coast Tastes and Sights for Partners
  • Monday and Truesday Happy hour for Delegates and Partners
  • Mercedes-Benz Las Vegas "Extravaganza" Gala Dinner Monday Night
  • Scania "Retro Beach" Dinner Party Tuesday Night
  • Iveco Big Arvo Out "Island Experience" Wednesday afternoon

Parking:

Parking is available at the north end of the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is accesible via the main driveway off TE Peters Drive. Parking is charged at a flat rate of $10. 

Public Transport:

Bus:
There is a bus stop directly outside the convention centre, which has regular services.

From the airport:
The nearest train station to get to and from the airport is via Nerang station.

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