Junee will soon host one of the rail industry's biggest calendar events, when the Bulk Freight Futures symposium travels to town on July 11.
Meeting at the Ex-Services Memorial Club from 9am, it will include the attendance of Michael McCormack, deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure, transport and regional development. The event will be the culmination of effort from Junee Shire Council.
"Junee continues its rich and rewarding association with rail and freight-related activities," said council general manager James Davis.
"[It will] inform both regional and national stakeholders who rely on robust and efficient logistics supply chains to domestic and international markets."
It follows federal announcements that $8 billion will be spent in constructing the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Railway Project.
As well as state government investments of $60 million to improve the Junee to Griffith branch line.
"However, new infrastructure is only part of the story," Mr Davis said.
"The investment by governments gives the private sector confidence to invest.
"Within the Riverina, we are blessed with new downstream high value-adding agricultural industries and manufacturers are on the rise. All of this helps our primary producers."
Wayne Murphy, senior export advisor and compare for the event, noted the town's unique position in connecting freight co-ordinations.
"The event will provide an excellent opportunity for stakeholders involved in the transport of bulk freight across the agricultural, food & beverage, bulk liquids and commodities industries," Mr Murphy said.
"[It will provide discussion] what infrastructure and technological changes are required to drive efficiencies, reduce costs and meet customer expectations."
Additional speakers will include CEO of Grain Trade Australia Pat O'Shannassy, Braid Logistics Australia operations manager Fiona Burns, Qube Strategic Assets general manager of supply solutions Sean Hovey, Port of Melbourne head of planning Andrew Varga, Australian Trucking Association advisor in transport and infrastructure Samuel Marks and chief engineer Bob Woodward.