Draft Conference Program

Version: 2 December 2014

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

Presentation from local dignitary

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