Draft Conference Program

Version: 22 January 2015

Sunday 30 August 2015

12.00-16.00

Delegates arrive (check in and collection of delegate packs)

18.00-20.00

Conference opens with welcome cocktail reception

Monday 31 August 2015

08.00

Late delegate arrival (check in and collection of delegate packs)

09.00

Welcome

Professor David Hensher - International Conference Series Chair
Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz - Conference Chair
Director, Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence and Director, Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

09.15

Opening Address

Andrés Gómez-Lobo, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Chile

09.45

Plenary session

10.30

Morning tea

11.00

Operator round table

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Workshop rules - Professor David Hensher

14:00

Workshop session 1

16:00

Afternoon tea

16:30

Workshop session 2

18:00

Free evening

Tuesday 1 September 2015

08:00

Workshop session 3

10:00

Morning tea

10:30

Workshop session 4

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Workshop session 5

15:30

Afternoon tea

16:00

Workshop session 6

18:00

Close of workshop session

18:30

Cocktail reception hosted by Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence

20:00

International Steering Committee dinner (by invitation only)

Wednesday 2 September 2015

08:00

Workshop session 3

10:00

Morning tea

10:30

Workshop session 4

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Excursion to vineyard (walk, wine tasting and vineyard museum) / preparation of workshop reports

18:00

Michael Beesley Award meeting (by invitation only)

19:00

Conference dinner at vineyard

Thursday 3 September 2015

09:00

Roundtable on improving the appeal of the bus in developing countries (contributions from India, South Africa and Colombia)

10:30

Morning tea

11:00

Workshop 1 report: Innovations in service delivery and performance management

11:30

Workshop 2 report: Effective institutional relationships, regulatory frameworks and contract transition strategies

12:00

Workshop 3 report: Sustainable funding sources, and related cost/benefit measurements, for public transport

12:30

Workshop 4 report: Developing inter-modal transport systems

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Workshop 5 report: Harnessing big data

14:30

Workshop 6 report: Reassessing public operations

15:00

Workshop 7 report: Market initiative: regulatory design, implementation and performance

15:30

Workshop 8 report: The wider economic, social and environmental impacts of public transport investment

16:00

Afternoon tea

16:30

Presentation of top four workshop papers

18:00

Michael Beesley Award and conference closing ceremony

Friday 4 September 2015

Technical visits (to be confirmed) or Latin American Association of Integrated Transit Systems and BRT (SIBRT) meeting