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BIC National Conference - Hobart

November 12 to 15, 2017

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Mobility as a Service (Maas) will be the theme for this year’s National Conference being held in Hobart November 12 to 15. MaaS is a whole new way to look at individual mobility and provide travellers with access to a mobility ecosystem that can meet their needs whether it is an autonomous car, ride share, bike, Uber, bus or train. The options will be at your fingertips as technology and communication transform public transport and mobility as we know it today.

New technology-enabled transport services that enable different trip-choices and provide for mobility on demand are already here. MaaS has the real potential to contribute to solving our mobility, congestion, urban density population growth and city problems. However MaaS will only happen through a change to the ways in which we operate our current transport system and a well thought out transition to New Transport becomes a reality. Mass and Social transit will have their part to play in the Mobility as a Service market.

This year’s conference will take a look at what our transport eco-system should be for the future.

The conference is being convened at the Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart. Delegates will have access to some great accommodation options at the Grand, the Old Woolstore and Zero Davey.

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Industry Partners and Conference Sponsors

Conference Partners

National Government Partners
Industry Partner Manufacturing Partner Media Partner

Major Conference Sponsors


Wednesday Big Arvo Out 

Monday Progressive Dinner Tuesday Dinner Party

Conference Sponsors

Sunday Welcome Cocktail Party Lunch Monday

Lunch Tuesday

BIC Chairman Welcome | Conference Opening | Keynote Speaker Partners Program Sponsorship Available

Wednesday Guest Speaker and Bus Seats

Stage and National Achiever Award BIC National Golf Open

Conference Coffee Bar

Conference Name Tags and Flash Your Badge Monday Morning Tea and Bus Front

Registration Desk and Tote Bag

Tuesday Morning Tea | Pocket Program & Plenary Session Wednesday Morning Tea
Monday Happy Hour
Tuesday Happy Hour
MAN Conference Delegate Gift
Location Guide and Conference Pads &  Pens                      
Bussies Bar Sunday, Monday and Tuesday  Conference Lectern | Bus Auction Tyres                

Conference Water Bottles

Conference Lanyard Destination Sign and Conference Plenary Session   Inspiring Future Workplaces

Conference Caps Sunday BIC Council Meetings and AGM

 Conference Plenary Session

Conference Plenary Session
Conference Plenary Session
Conference Plenary Session
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Conference Accommodation



The 2017 National Conference is being held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart situated on the harbour waterfront overlooking the River Derwent and Constitution Dock. The Grand is just a few minutes walk to some of the great city destinations like Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Alternative hotel and apartment style accommodation is also available at nearby The Old Woolstore (3 min walk) and Zero Davey (1 min walk).Other accommodation venues that may be of interest (no special conference rates):

  • The Henry Jones Art Hotel (1 min walk to the Grand) - Australia's first art dedicated hotel.
  • RACV Hotel (10 min walk) provides 25% discount on accommodation to all auto club members - RACV | NRMA | RACT | RACQ | RAA | RAC | AAA

Official Conference Accommodation Rates

Grand Chancellor Hobart (venue for Conference Plenary)

Fast Facts

Location: 1 Davey Street Hobart
Hotel Rating: 4.5 Stars (accredited)
Main Phone:+61 3 6235 4535
Reservations: +61 3 6235 4526 (quote "Bus Industry Confederation" or group code 334303)
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 11:00
Parking: Valet parking available $18 per day. Self parking at $9 per day.
Shuttle Services: Not provided. Please contact Redline 1300 385 511
Internet: Wifi included free up to 400mb of data per day at a speed of 1MB. Additional charges apply if more usage is required. 4GB of data at a speed of 4MB at $23 per day.
Breakfast: $30.00 per person full buffet available.

Rates: available from 9th November 2017 to 19th November 2017. Rates are available via the online booking facility or by calling Reservations.
Mountain/City view: $200 per night
Harbour View: $235 per night

Online Booking - use Promo Code 334303: Go to Online Booking

Other Conference Accommodation (Hotel and Apartment Style)

The Old Woolstore

Fast Facts

Location: 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart (3 mins walk to the Grand)
Hotel Rating: 4.5 Stars (accredited)
Main Phone: +61 3 6235 5355
Reservations: 1800 814 676
Reservations Email:
**  all reservation bookings and enquiries should quote:"291316 Bus Industry Confederation National Conference"  **
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00 (late check-outs by request and are charged at $20 per hour)
Parking: $10.00 per space. Please reserve your space at time of booking accommodation to guarantee availability.
Shuttle Services: Not provided. Woolstore recommends Hobart Airporter Shuttle on 1300 385511
Internet: Free high-speed internet port access
Breakfast: $16.00 per person continental and $22.50 per person full buffet breakfast available

Rates are available for stays from 9th November to 18th November by calling or emailing Reservations and quoting "291316 Bus Industry Confederation National Conference"

Hotel Room: $200 per night
Studio Apartment: $220 per night
One Bedroom Apartment: $240 per night

Zero Davey (Boutique Apartments)

Fast Facts

Location: 15 Hunter Street, Hobart (1 min walk to the Grand)
Hotel Rating: 4.5 Stars (self-rated)
Main Phone: +61 3 6270 1444
Reservations: Call the main phone line, ask for Reservations and quote "Bus Industry Confederation" to get the great deals.
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Parking: $10.00 per space and must be pre-booked
Internet: Free WiFi
Breakfast: A la carte available at the Zero Davey Cafe

Rates are available for stays from 9th November to 18th November by calling +61 3 6270 1444 and quoting "Bus Industry Confederation"

Deluxe Davey Studio$199.00 per night
Luxury Water View Studio $249.00 per night
Two Bedroom Apartment $450.00 per night
Three Bedroom Apartment $520.00 per night

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