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
Conference is nigh! This year our conference will be held from the 4 - 6 October at the Energy Events Centre. Click the below links for information.

A physical fold-out companion conference programme will be distributed to delegates at the event. You can also view this programme by clicking here

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. 

Late registration pricing applied from Tuesday 5 September, and the prices are now as below:

Registration Type              

Price (incl. late fee)      

Member and Associate FULL registration

$895 +GST

Member and Associate partners (accompanying full registrants)

$795 + GST

Life Member

$795 + GST


$1200 + GST

Day Registration

$475 + GST

Maintenance Registration

$345 +GST

Maintenance Day Registration (Thursday)$200 +GST

Extra Exhibitor

$200 + GST 

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

To register, click here.


Cancellation fees apply after 19 September. These will be charged at $100 + GST.

Due to the demand generated by this year's conference, Available accommodation in Rotorua is now extremely limited over the period 4th-6th October. Please ensure you secure your accommodation now to avoid disappointment. 

Please note the BCA's preferred hotel (the Millennium Rotorua) is now near full to capacity. To check if any rooms become available, click here.  You can call the Millennium direct on 07 347 1234 - please be sure to let them know you're booking for the BCA Conference.

To view a more extensive list of secondary accommodation options, you can click here.

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.

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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