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Day 1: Wednesday 13 May 2020

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


Registration Opens

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Plenary

Welcome – Preview of Day 1

Welcome address by HVIA Vice President Mario Colosimo  

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…

Presented by:

Todd Hacking
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia

David Jackson
National Transport Insurance

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakout 1

Listen to your Customer

The session illustrates the importance and value of communication across the entire vehicle supply chain between the designer, manufacturer, and end user. Sometimes, customers may perform post-delivery work to get a trailer on the road or…

Presented by:

Bob Woodward
Chief Engineer, Australian Trucking Association

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.

Presented by:

Mark Hands
CEO / Executive Principal Australian Industry Trade College Ltd.

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 medium duty…

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ComVec Exhibition Hub


1:30 pm - 3:00 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…

Presented by:

Glen Walker
Regional Director - Oceania. SEA Electric

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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…

Presented by:

Peter Austin
Senior Manager – Safety and Productivity Performance Specialist. National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Breakout 3

Designing your fleet for the new decade

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. Part 1. Truck OEM’s talk about their…

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


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Top Golf and Transfers

Top Golf – Start the conference out with a game at the infamous Top Golf. At Top golf, you’ll hit micro-chipped golf balls into giant targets on the outfield from your very own bay, scoring points when…

ComVec 2020 Postponed

In response to the latest advice from State and Federal Governments, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has postponed ComVec 2020.