Bus and Coach Association Notifications

2017 Annual Conference

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017
4-6 October Photo: Rotorua's Energy Events Centre
2017 we will be heading to Rotorua!

This year our conference will be held from the 4 - 6 October at the Energy Events Centre. Information will start to slowly become available. Click the below links for information.

Booking forms are attached at the end of the document, or you can find it here.

Booking forms are attached at the end of the document, or you can find it here.


Please see below for details of registration this year. All attendees (delegates, exhibitors and everyone in between) will need to register to receive a lanyard. 

Registration Type              


Full Price


Member and Associate FULL registration

$595 + gst

$695 + gst

$895 +gst

Member and Associate partners (accompanying full registrants)

$495 + gst

$595 + gst

$795 + gst

Life Member

$495 + gst

$595 + gst

$795 + gst


$900 +gst

$1000 + gst

$1200 + gst

Day Registration

$325 + gst

$425 + gst

$475 + gst

Maintenance Registration


$295 + gst

$345 +gst

Maintenance Day Registration (Thursday) $150 + gst

Extra Exhibitor


$200 + gst


Please note: prices on the registration system will already have GST included to the price.

Please click here to register now!

Earlybird registration closes: Sunday 23 July


Full Price registration opens: Monday 24 July

Full price registration closes: Monday 4 September


Late registrations begin from Tuesday 5 September onward.


Cancellation fee applies after 19 September - $100 + GST

The BCA's 2017 preferred Hotel is the Millennium Hotel Rotorua

The hotel sits next to Lake Rotorua and is situated a short 5 minute walk away from this year's venue - the Energy Events Centre. To book or check room options click here.


To receive the special BCA Conference rate click the link above. You then need to put in your check in and out dates and push CHECK AVAILABILITY. 

From this next screen on the right hand side you will see CODES AND OPTIONS. Click the drop down arrow. Type in the GROUP CODE (Second box down): BAC17 and push UPDATE RESULTS. 

Note: This code will not work in 'promo code' or 'discount code' box. It needs to be in the Group Code box.

This will show you your groups special rates.

Alternatively, you can call the Millennium direct on 07 347 1234 - please be sure to let them know you're booking for the BCA Conference.

The Millennium has off street parking, a heated pool and spa facilities. It will also be the host of the BCA BUS STOP and is a short distance to the city centre.

Rotorua also hosts Novotel and Ibis Hotels which are a short 15 minute walk from the Energy Events Centre.  To consider your options, you can click here.

Please click this map to view the wider Rotorua area which includes the Novotel and Ibis Hotels.

The draft conference programme is available here.

Back by popular demand, the 2017 BCA Conference will again include a stand-alone one-day Maintenance Workshop Stream targeted at workshop managers, leading hands, and key workshop staff.

The workshops will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn from technical gurus at leading bus manufacturers and suppliers. This year we are running workshop sessions on topics such as:

  • General bus maintenance and certificates of fitness
  • Transmission technology and maintenance
  • Emissions technology, with a particular focus on SCR and ad-blue systems
  • Tyre technology and improving tyre life
  • Telematics for improved fleet management and operating efficiency

The full Maintenance Workshop Package includes:
  • the Lowe Schollum and Jones Welcome Function on Wednesday 4 October
  • the Maintenance Workshop Stream on Thursday 5 October
  • hearing about electric bus trials in London from a vehicle supplier perspective
  • access to the BCA Conference Exhibition area with 40 of the latest buses on display and trade stands for the industry's key suppliers and manufacturers.
Registration for the full Maintenance Workshop Package is only $295 + GST. For the remainder of August we are also offering a one day maintenance stream registration, which excludes the Welcome Function on Wednesday 4 October, for just $150 + GST.

We hear you! How will we top last year? Details are starting to come together and it's looking very exciting.

Wednesday 4 October
Lowe Schollum and Jones NZI Welcome function 
Skyline Gondola and Luge - Informal drinks and dinner
Additional Tickets: $172.50 per person

Thursday 5 October
ADL Conference Dinner
Blue Baths - The Great Gatsby - Three course dinner and entertainment
Additional Tickets: $230.00 per person

Friday 6 October
BCI Conference Finale
Energy Events Centre - Banquet family style three coursed dinner with an entertainment program so exciting we're keeping it a secret for now.
Additional Tickets: $230.00 per person

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