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Day 1: Wednesday 13 May 2020

8:00 am - 10:00 am
ComVec Exhibition Hub


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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Plenary

Welcome – Preview of Day 1

Welcome address by HVIA President John Drake Conference opened by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Who Should Attend: Everyone
10:15 am - 11:25 am
Main Plenary

The 7 crucial considerations to configure your new combination for success

Truck operators may have a well-earned sense of brand loyalty for truck and trailer manufacturers, usually determined by years of strong product performance, reliability and back-up service and support. However, these same heavy vehicle users are…

Who Should Attend: Everyone

Presented by:

Todd Hacking
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Engineers & Body Builders – breakout 1

Engineering and Technical Forum

A unique forum connecting truck OEM’s and trailer/body builders, talking through the changes in design that will win over customers – Common design mistakes and how to fix them – Driver’s observations – practical solvable issues…

Who Should Attend: Everyone
Policy/Regulatory – breakout 2

Our next workforce

There’s a dearth of talent entering the industry both in manufacturing, service and drivers. Initiatives that work and changes we need to make to prosper through the next decade.

Who Should Attend: Everyone
Consumer – breakout 3

Leave the ute in the garage – calling all tradies!

The rise and rise of the luxury dual cab has come at the expense of the traditional Aussie ute. The upside however is big. Australia’s is blessed leading with an abundance of light and mediumduty trucks…

Who Should Attend: Everyone
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ComVec Exhibition Hub


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Engineers & Body Builders – breakout 1

PBS Mark 2 – next generation PBS Vehicles

The NHVR’s Vehicle Safety and Performance Manager – Peter Austin says that industry has begun to exhaust the possibilities for innovation under current PBS guidelines. The current Heavy Vehicle National Law review presents a pathway to…

Who Should Attend: A must attend for all PBS scheme stakeholders.
Consumer – breakout 3

5+ technologies that you should put in your fleet now

The Brisbane Truck Show was a showcase from top to bottom of great new technologies that are set to become a standard part of doing business in coming years. Some of them have been around for…

Who Should Attend: Fleet owners, fleet managers and workshop managers
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Plenary

Electric Avenue – Powertrain Technology for the decade ahead

Planning for a clean, green fleet – how to make it an economic reality sooner. Exploring new technologies and looking at the opportunity costs and benefits for fleets looking to transition to alternative energy solutions. Talk…

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ComVec Exhibition Hub


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm