The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has announced it will host the Alternative Fuels Summit (AFS) for the second time after the enormous success and interest in the inaugural 2022 event.
It notes it will provide another informative summit to advance the important discussions around decarbonisation of the freight and logistics industry.
Registration is now open for AFS 2023, which will be held on Thursday October 19 at Hyatt Place, Essendon Field. CMV Truck & Bus and Viva Energy Australia will sponsor the event.
“Under the theme of Decarbonisation for the Road Freight Industry – Next Steps, the Summit will bring together a range of experts from the energy and equipment sector, government regulators, academics, climate economists and others for an update on efforts to pivot the transport industry away from carbon-based energy sources, and towards low- and zero-emitting forms of fuel that are more sustainable and, over time, less expensive,” explains VTA CEO Peter Anderson.
“While we know the compete decarbonisation of our industry is still years away, it’s clear that Australian and international economies are transitioning towards a world where more sustainable forms of energy are the norm.”
The VTA says it is assembling an exciting line-up of speakers to address guests on a range of issues including alternative fuel sources, commercial realities of transition, equipment, and targets and regulations.
“The transport industry must start to prepare for this transition and now is the time for freight and logistics operators to get ahead of the curve,” adds Peter.
“With decarbonisation being such a prominent issue, we expect significant interest in this year’s Summit, and we encourage those interested to register soon to secure their place.”
Registration includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch. In addition to a compelling program of presenters, the Summit will also showcase some of the low- and zero-emissions equipment available today.
For more information on the Victorian Transport Association and to register for the Alternative Fuels Summit 2023, click here.