Thredbo 14 Conference

Sunday 30 August to Thursday 3 September 2015

The 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 14) will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Santiago, Chile. To keep up-to-date with conference developments please subscribe to our mailing list.

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Message from Conference Chair, Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Juan Carlos Munoz

Juan Carlos Muñoz

It is our privilege and honor to host Thredbo 14, the 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, in Santiago, Chile from Sunday 30 August to Thursday 3 September 2015. The conference is jointly organized by the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence.

The Thredbo Series serves as a forum for the international community, integrating a mix of executives from public agencies, and operating and consulting companies with researchers and academics in a unique and lively discussion. The conference includes academic developments, case studies, and benchmark experiences, with participants from every continent. Unlike most scientific conferences, Thredbo is structured around workshops with delegates choosing a workshop which they stay with for the duration. In each workshop, there is a deep discussion around a relevant question that later forms the basis of a report which is shared in a plenary presentation and then published in special journal edition. This structure allows everyone attending Thredbo not only to hear interesting viewpoints but also to be actively involved in the discussion.

The conference attracts participants from all over the world. The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics is interested in maintaining the conference series' high standard, both in terms of the research and applied work presented and in the quality of its organisation. Thredbo is returning to South America after 14 years, and we are interested in increasing the number of attendees to the conference coming from our continent. We believe that this event will offer a unique opportunity to discuss our local problems within a global perspective at the highest level and with prestigious contributors. To stimulate the presence of Latin American attendees we will organize a meeting of the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT) following Thredbo. SIBRT gathers the leading and largest transit agencies in Latin America. We expect most participants of the SIBRT meeting to also attend Thredbo.

We are sure that the conference will capture the attention of researchers worldwide; we expect to receive over one hundred contributions that will be allocated across eight exciting workshops. It will be a very lively and exciting week that you should not miss.

Book this event and submit your work. We are making preparations now to host an unforgettable conference.

Juan Carlos Muñoz