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QBIC hosted its annual conference, “Transition – Are We Ready”, at the Pullman Cairns International, over the 14th and 15th of April 2023. The theme of Conference 2023 highlighted a transitioning phase of our Industry, Diesel to Battery Electric and Hydrogen Electric Vehicles and paper-based systems to Ticketing and Tracking solutions.
The event began with the Irizar Golf Day on Friday the 14th of April at Cairns Golf Club followed by the Volvo Bus Australia Welcome Reception evening held at Hemingways Brewery. Saturday featured a full day of Conference plenary sessions with Industry Experts speaking on the future of the Bus Industry in Queensland, followed by an evening celebrating excellence in our industry at the Scania Pre-Gala Dinner Event and then the Bus Stop Sales Gala Dinner & Awards Evening.
The Annual QBIC Conference - Driving a Cleaner Future was held at the Sofitel Brisbane. The Irizar/Volvo Bus Australia Golf Day was held at the Virginia Golf Club. Friday Evenings Volvo Welcome Reception was held at the Sofitel Brisbane. Saturday Conference showcased 100 years of Industry representation in Queensland, including Industry’s 100 year journey transitioning from fossil fuel to electric and hydrogen electric technologies. QBIC’s evolution has taken 100 years, from humble beginnings as the Motor Bus Proprietors Association Queensland (MBPAQ) in 1922, name change to Bus Proprietors Association Queensland (BPAQ) 1923, name change to Bus and Coach Association Queensland (BCAQ) 1980, formation of the Bus Operators Association Queensland (BOAQ) in 1994, the coming together of the BCAQ and BOAQ in 1998 to form the Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) as the single unified voice of industry, and the official amalgamation of the BCAQ and BOAQ and incorporation of QBIC in 2000.Followed by an evening full of surprises at the Scania Pre-Gala Dinner Event and then the Bus Stop Sales Gala Dinner & Awards Evening.
The Annual QBIC Conference - Moving Forward Together was held at the SeaWorld Resort, Gold Coast. The Irizar/Volvo Bus Australia Golf Day was held at the RACQ Royal Pines. Friday Evenings very entertaining Volvo Welcome Reception was held at Sea World. Saturday saw an engaging and informative full day of Conference sessions with an opening address by the Minister for Transport the Hon. Mark Bailey followed by an evening full of surprises at the Custom Bus Group Gala Dinner & Awards Night.
The Annual QBIC Conference - A Changing Landscape was held at the Ville Casino Resort,Townsville. Rose Bay went above and beyond on Friday for our Corporate Golf Day sponsored by Custom Bus and was quite challenging with all the water. Friday evening bought perfect weather Poolside with the Volvo Welcome Reception. Saturday saw an engaging and informative full day of Conference sessions and wonderful guest speakers. Followed by Saturday evening's Pre Gala Dinner Event sponsored by Scania and Gala Dinner & Awards Night sponsored by Impact Wrap.
The Annual QBIC Conference - Digitalisation The New Era was held at the Pelican Waters Resort, Caloundra. Starting off the event on Saturday evening with the Volvo Welcome Reception. Sunday saw an engaging and informative full day of Conference sessions with an opening address by the Minister for Transport the Hon. Mark Bailey followed by an evening full of surprises at the QBIC / TasBus sponsored Gala Dinner & Awards Night.
MAN & GEMILANG Golf Day 2018 - Pelican Waters
Pelican Waters Golf Club is home to the Sunshine Coast’s first ever Greg Norman designed Golf Course, so of course the Annual 2018 MAN & Gemilang sponsored Golf Day would be held at the No. #1 Golf course on the Sunshine Coast.
QBIC Australasia Bus & Coach EXPO 2017 - Gold Coast
This year’s Expo on the Gold Coast was a significant event, in that it was the first Australasia Bus & Coach Expo of the biannual rotation as agreed and supported by State Associations and our National Supplier Group. The Expo kicked off in fine style with the Volvo welcome reception on Sunday 24th of September. Followed by two full days of exhibition with Industry presentations throughout both days. Monday evening provided a great opportunity to mix with Industry colleagues and catch up with old friends, commencing with the Firestorm pre-dinner event followed by the Optare dinner.
QBIC Event 2017 - Transformation - A Journey Ahead - Toowoomba
The Annual QBIC Event - Transformation a Journey Ahead
Networking Event . Saturday QBIC hosted an informative
and engaging School Summit with the Translink STAS
The Annual QBIC Conference - Partnerships Build Public Transport was held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast. The event started with the MAN & Irizar Golf Day, Custom Bus Australia Happy Hour followed by the VOLVO Welcome Reception. Saturday QBIC hosted a full day of informative sessions opened by The Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP (Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games). Saturday evenings social event started with the Strategix Training Group pre-dinner event followed by Scania, McConnell Seats, Hanover and Parts Supply Solutions Gala Dinner.
The Annual QBIC Conference - Public Transport 2015 and Beyond was held at the Shangri-La, Cairns. Starting off the event on Friday evening with the IVECO Welcome Reception. Saturday saw an engaging and informative full day of Conference sessions with an opening address by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport the Hon. Jackie Trad followed by an evening of tropical fun poolside at the QBIC Gala Dinner & Awards Night.
The Annual MAN Golf Day was held at the picturesque Paradise Palms Country Club in Cairns as part of the 2015 QBIC Conference Event.