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VTA unveils 2022 VTA Conference program

Anderson announces federal and state representation at the event in election year

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has revealed the program for its annual conference to be held from 20-22 March at Silverwater Resort, Phillip Island.

The event will feature a range of speakers from industry, regulators, government and other key stakeholders for timely and informative discussions on issues impacting the industry including infrastructure, industrial relations, taxation, training and education, safety and technology, and other matters.

This year’s attendees include assistant road safety and freight transport minister Scott Buchholz, Victorian roads and road safety minister Ben Carroll, and state shadow ports and freight minister Roma Britnell.

“The VTA – as an impartial and independent representative group – is pleased to provide a forum for governing and opposing political parties to articulate their policies and proposals that impact our industry, as well as meet with and engage with members about their issues and concerns,” VTA CEO Peter Anderson says.

“I’m pleased to confirm the Hon Scott Buchholz, Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport will represent the Commonwealth Government at the conference, with the opposition soon to confirm its delegate to our proceedings.

“At a state level, I am pleased to welcome the Hon Ben Carroll, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, representing the Victorian Government, with shadow ports and freight minister Roma Britnell attending to represent the Liberal-National coalition.”

Other dignitaries are likely to confirm their attendance in the remaining weeks leading up to the conference, and we look forward to sharing these details – along with the full program – as they are finalised.

Anderson says with Victorian and national elections occurring in the same year, the conference offers a unique opportunity for the VTA and its members to advocate on issues that are vital to the sustainability of our industry.

“Training, education and heavy vehicle licencing are chief among these issues, as is measures to support our efforts of Attaining Post Pandemic Supply Chain Certainty – the theme of our conference.

“These and other issues will be discussed at length over the two days of the Conference, with a distinct focus on the key changes and reforms required for confidence and certainty in our supply chains.”

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