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Star-studded transport industry line-up for RFNSW Annual Conference 2024

Peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) 2 mins read

Peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) is excited to announce an influential list of guest speakers from Government and industry for its gala RFNSW 2024 Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony being held at Dockside Group, Cockle Bay Wharf, on Thursday 25 July.

Guests include: Federal Senator Glenn Searle; NSW Roads Minister John Graham; NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison MP; Sal Petroccitto OAM CEO of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), and Commissioner Scott Connelly from the Fair Work Commission. RFNSW Board Member Ann Lopez will chair a panel called ‘Voice of the operator’ with industry experts Mike Williams, Mary-Ann Eather, Jon Luff, Leonie Carter, and bp’s Chris Leat. TfNSW’s Bianca Slack-Smith, Shannon Kyle from Teletrac Navman, auctioneer and trucking personality, Scott Hannah, and Aaron Smith from the energy company h2ec, will lead discussions around this year’s theme: ‘Trucking at the crossroads of change’. RFNSW Chairman Austin Vella will also join Sal on stage for an insight conversation on the current state of the road freight industry in NSW.

The Annual Conference and Awards have grown into road freight’s major information and networking event, giving RFNSW members and their guests the opportunity to listen and learn from industry decision-makers and stakeholders and recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions to the transport industry over the past year.

“We’re proud to say that our RFNSW Annual Conference and Awards event just keep getting bigger and better every year,” RFNSW Chief Executive, Simon O’Hara said.

“It’s another jam-packed event this year, and with a theme of ‘Trucking at the crossroads of change’, we’re excited that guests will get the opportunity to engage with Government stakeholders, bureaucrats, regulatory experts and their fellow freight operators and gain invaluable insights and perspectives into the transformations already re-shaping road freight in NSW.

“We’ll be focusing on our industry’s currents challenges and promising innovations and discussing important issues such as PBLIS amendments, new compliance measures, renewable diesel transitional fuels advancements in automation, cybersecurity and advice on how existing heavy vehicles can run ‘dual fuel’ to help achieve emission reductions targets.

“And after a day of discussions, we’ll hold our auction with some great donations like Michelin tyres, Alcoa rims, bp and Freestyle Kings motor sport event invitations and much more. At the Awards afternoon, we’ll recognise and celebrate our NSW trucking industry who’ve made significant contributions to our industry. This year the Awards are open to the NSW industry and sponsored by the Australian Trucking Association and we thank them for their continued support,” Mr O’Hara added.

For award nominations, go to

For tickets, go to

Conference attendees can also access discounted rates at the Adina Hotel Darling Harbour. Click the link here and use the code ROADFREIGHT2024.

About us:


Originating in 1893, Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) is the peak industry organisation for the road and freight industry in NSW and engages in advocacy, government and media relations on behalf of members.

Contact details:

RFNSW media contact: 0411 254 390

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