2019 BIC National Conference November 17 to 20, 2019 Canberra, Australia

The BIC National Conference on Moving People – A National Priority, concluded on November 20 at the Iveco Big Arvo Out in Turner, with the auction
bus built by Iveco and Volgren driving out of Canberra on its way to a new home at Swan Hill Bus Lines. The funds raised from the auction proceedings
at the Big Arvo Out provides a significant monetary boost to the various projects and industry campaigns we undertake at the BIC. We sincerely
thank all the buyers and for industry as a whole for your continued support for the traditional end of conference auction.

As always, we cannot undertake the significant task of bringing a high quality plenary and social program to industry, without the generosity and commitment from our BIC members and sponsors. We had 41 organisations working with us this year to elevate the delegate experience at the national conference. A big pat on the back to all of our sponsors and partners.

A special nod to Transport Canberra and City Services, for providing free PT travel for our delegates and partners. Thank you to Judith Sturnam
Executive Group Manager, Ian McGlinn Executive Branch Manager Bus Operations and your team for your generous support for the BIC conference
and provision of bus transfers.

Thank you also to SURA Australian Bus and Coach and the NHVR for sponsoring the National Awards this year. Congratulations to Rob Wright of
Moreland Bus Lines for your Achiever of the Year Award and CDC NSW for the National Safety Award, presented to Mark Harbridge. 2022 will
see all 5 National Awards opened up for nominations.

The conference saw over 430 delegates and partners in attendance as representatives from 140 organisations. 45% of represented organisations
were comprised of private and government run bus operations, while supply/manufacture organisations made up 31% and government departments/heads
– 17%, with the remaining organisations being academia and advocacy groups.

Thank you to speakers, chairs and panellists – your eagerness to participate in the conference plenary and bring to Canberra some high protein
brain food and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated in a place that can often be noted for its dry political landscape.

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Technical Meeting | February 2024

Presented by: Dean Moule | National Technical Manager Learn about the latest on the technical front, along with issues affecting the industry this year. We’ll be running through some of the top technical supplier and operator items, and we’ll conclude with an opportunity for members to ask questions. The following webinar resources are now available for you to view and download…

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