Tickets are still on sale for operators wanting to fast-track their knowledge of how alternative fuels are likely to impact the industry in the near future.
Now in its second year, the Victorian Transport Association’s Alternative Fuel Summit 2023 in Melbourne on October 19 focuses on the theme, ‘Decarbonisation for the road freight industry – next steps’.
The event will feature a broad array of experts and policymakers to explore how the transport, freight and logistics industry can embrace alternative fuels while also meeting the growing freight needs of the nation.
Organisers say the program has been designed to take operators through the many facets of this important issue, with four sessions focussed on the key components of ensuring a successful transition to low and zero emitting forms of fuel.
The Targets and Regulation segment will feature experts in their field explaining the challenge we are facing and how the government plans on working with the industry to reach our nation’s emissions targets.
The Alternative Fuel Sources session will explore the innovative forms of energy that will be powering our industry in the near future.
Attendees will then hear from equipment manufacturers on how they are leading the way and embracing new technology to deliver more sustainable and fit-for-purpose vehicles.
The final session, Commercial Realities of Alternative Fuels, will examine the practicalities of the transition from those at the coalface.
“After the success of last year’s summit, we are excited to present the progress that has been made and to provide a comprehensive update on the current – and future – state of the transition,” said VTA CEO Peter Anderson.
“The transport industry must start to prepare and now is the time for freight and logistics operators to get ahead of the curve.
“Our panel of experts from the energy and equipment sector, government regulators, academics, climate economists and others will ensure all attendees walk away with a deep understanding of the realities we’re facing and the opportunities that our out there.”
Sponsored by Viva Energy Australia and CMV Truck and Bus, the event presenters will include Professor Russell Thomson, from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Infrastructure Engineering, NewVolt, Viva Energy Australia, Volvo Group Australia, Hyzon Motors, Team Global Express and more.
Sessions start at 8am and the day concludes at 5pm. For more information on pricing and to secure your seat, click here.