HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking has put a call out to the heavy vehicle and transport industries to join him in Melbourne for ComVec 2018.
ComVec is the HVIA’s biennial national conference covering future technology, innovation, government policy, vehicle standards and regulations.
“This year we are addressing many topics that are affecting your business right now, such as standards, design rules and the implications and opportunities from the new chain of responsibility legislation,” Mr Hacking said.
“We are also making sure you are prepared for what is ahead. I will be interviewing the heads of the NHVR, NTC and technical policy at DIRDC so we can find out exactly what their priorities are in both the short and long term.
“We have a number of new trucks on display with the engineers who have designed them to suit Australian conditions. They will talk through all the details about their chassis design and how body builders, engineers and trailer manufacturers can get the best results from their products.
“Our very special guest is Ian Wright, co-founder of Tesla, and now at Wrightspeed producing turbine electric drive trains for waste trucks and buses. Ian will share his insights into where future energy sources are heading and make some bets on who the likely winners are in the heavy vehicle industry.
“It is also a great opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with your industry peers.”
The two-day event will bring together all sectors of the industry including: truck and trailer manufacturers, body builders, specialised vehicle manufacturers, vehicle modifiers, designers, engineers and operators involved in specifying or purchasing heavy vehicles.
All members of industry associations are eligible for Early Bird registration special discounts. To access the specials follow the link by Friday 9th March: Comvec.com.au/register
“It is going to be a value packed two days. I would really love for you to be a part of it,” Mr Hacking said.