THE Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has announced that the Treasurer of Victoria, Tim Pallas, will attend its annual awards night in September.
The Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) will mark their 28th year at an event on 2 September, taking place at Southbank in Melbourne.
“The Victorian Government have been great supporters of the AFIAs as the sponsor of the Personality of the Year award, and by sending numerous representatives on the night itself,” said VTA CEO Peter Anderson.
“We are thrilled that the Treasurer will join us to recognise and acknowledge award winners and finalists for their outstanding achievements and contributions over the past year.”
Mr Anderson said that it is a testament to the high standing with which the VTA is held, that such a senior representative of the Andrews Government would be attending.
“We have worked closely with the Treasurer and numerous other senior ministers on wide-ranging policy and legislative matters, and continue to appreciate the Victorian Government’s support of the freight and logistics industry, and its vital role in keeping our state’s economy moving,” he said.
The event, which has already sold 700 tickets, is billed to be entertaining as well as an opportunity for the industry to get together, with performances from showman Matt Hetherington; Hunters & Collectors front man Mark Seymour and his band The Undertow; and VTA signature performer Sarah Valentine.