2016 Conference Programme - Day Two

Day Two. 

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Day One - Tuesday 18 October 2016 Day Two - Wednesday 19 October 2016



Registration open - coffee available in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition


Welcome back from the Chair

Gordon Shaw - Chief Executive, VINZ


Minimising fuel use one tanker at a time:  Fonterra's journey

Saving time, money and the environment.  Since 2010 Fonterra has reduced the diesel it consumes by 10 per cent for every 100 kilometres travelled. A number of initiatives have been rolled out to make this happen, including the implementation of telematics into vehicles, supply chain integration, concentration processes utilised, driver training and so on. This session looks at the range of Fonterra initiatives that make a difference.

Phil Bixley – Fleet Manager Heavy Vehicles, Fonterra


Keynote:  A US$30 million investment in electric buses, a step towards the future

NZ Bus has become the world’s first public transport provider to deploy Wrightspeed electric powertrains.  The firm has announced a US$30 million deal to start installing the technology across its 1,200 Auckland and Wellington buses.  Zane will take us through the journey to signing this ground-breaking deal with Wrightspeed and reveal some of the details of this fascinating investment in the future of urban bus transport. 

Zane Fulljames – Chief Executive, NZ Bus


Stories from the front line

Five sector updates from Summit exhibitors.

10:30 Morning break and refreshments in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition

International Insight: Mitigating road risks through driver training

Educating drivers to share the road safely is paramount, but what do you need to know to get the best from your drivers? Chris is a solutions man with a keen understanding and appreciation for road safety. For the last 10 years, Chris has trained Advanced Defensive Driving in many countries throughout the world, and consulted on land transport safety issues. Chris has some very interesting stories and will share some of his secrets with you for the benefit of your drivers.

Christopher L’Ecluse – Solutions Specialist, Teletrac Navman


PRESENTATION:  Health and Safety – the law, must dos and consequences

This session will uncover the legal requirements of the Health and Safety legislation, specifically tailored to the transport industry, to assist you to understand what you need to be doing, and the consequences if you don't. 

Amanda Douglas – Partner, Wynn Williams


PRESENTATION:  Transport-related air emissions in NZ: The elephant in the room?

Quantification of the emissions and air quality impacts of different mobility solutions including public and private transport is an increasingly important issue for the transport sector on a national and local basis.  This session covers:  What's the big deal about transport emissions? Where do we want (or have!) to be?  Do fuel quality specifications, alternative fuels, fleet trends and engine technologies mean there's light at the end of the tunnel?

Dr Gerda Kuschel - Director and Senior Technical Specialist, Emission Impossible


Lunch break in the Fuels and Fleet exhibition

  1:30 All delegates return to the main plenary for the afternoon sessions - New Zealand Rooms


NZX-listed Tourism Holdings’ current growth focus has included launching telematics across their fleet in Australia, with a full rollout to be completed in 2016. A telematics pilot showed that, when fully functional, the company could achieve positive cost reductions in accident damage, repairs and maintenance and general productivity. Some of the features of the telematics system include driver alerts for excessive speed, harsh braking and cornering, as well as notifications of low bridges or awnings at petrol stations.

Matt Harvey – General Manager, Australian Operations, Tourism Holdings


PRESENTATION:  BEC2050 Energy Scenarios - New Zealand’s transport future

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) in conjunction with a wide variety of New Zealand organisations has recently published two scenarios for New Zealand’s transport future. The ‘Kayak’ scenario sees petrol and diesel vehicles accounting for more than half of New Zealand's transport future under a market-based approach to energy efficiency and climate change.  The ‘Waka’ approach would see all-electric and plug-in hybrids account for about half of all travel in 2050. This presentation explores these two paths for New Zealand’s transport future, and its implications for transport operators, investors and policy makers in achieving resilient energy outcomes.

John Carnegie – Manager - Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, Business NZ


UPDATE:  Regulation 2025 – feedback and findings so far

The Ministry of Transport is investigating how transport should be regulated in 2025.  Following a report on initial findings, this presentation will provide a summary of key trends and interestingly some of the feedback received so far.

  • Key trends driving the strategic project
  • Regulating ‘machines’ versus human behaviour
  • Key project conclusions affecting local government and the transport industry
  • Reactions and feedback from stakeholders

Andrew Jackson - Deputy Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport

3:00 Afternoon break & refreshments

PRESENTATION:  Creating driver related savings and efficiencies in a logistics business

Icon logistics implemented a successful fuel efficiency programme that achieved 11% fuel savings by the third month, and reduced poor driving performance by 98%.  Hear from Tony about their effective fuel efficient driver training, and the ongoing work keeping the Icon Logistics drivers as some of the safest and most fuel efficient.

Tony Gare - General Manager, Icon Logistics


PRESENTATION:  Business collaboration on freight efficiency

Members of the Sustainable Business Council have been undertaking their own initiatives to reduce emissions; but wanted to collaborate to unlock further efficiencies. This presentation shares some of their work, including the development of sustainable procurement guidelines for freight services, and considerations for a more sustainable freight sector.

Kate Alcock - Manager, Climate, Sustainable Business Council

  4:30 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference