Thredbo 15 Conference Program

Preliminary version: 26 June 2017

Sunday 13 to Thursday 17 August 2017

Stockholm School of Economics (main building), Sveavägen 65

Conference sessions, morning tea, lunches and afternoon tea are open to registered delegates only. Guests of delegates may attend the social program events (on payment of a guest registration fee), highlighted in blue below.


Sunday 13 August

Time Details
12:00-16:00

General Assembly of Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (including sandwich lunch and coffee break)

This event is by RSVP only, please confirm attendance to: iqtorres@ing.puc.cl

Venue: Room Ragnar, 3rd floor

15:00-17:00

Delegate registration

18:00-20.00

Welcome reception (includes light meal)

Venue: Atrium, 1st floor


Monday 14 August

Venue: Aula, 1st floor (all meals served in the Atrium, 1st floor)

Time Details

08:00

Delegation registration (for late arrivals)

09:00

Welcome

Dr Gunnar Alexandersson, Thredbo 15 Conference Director, Stockholm School of Economics

Lars Ågren, Senior Executive Vice President, Stockholm School of Economics

Tomas Svensson, Acting General Director, VTI

Professor David Hensher, International Chair and co-founder of the Thredbo Conference Series, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School

09:20

30 years of Thredbo conferences: themes, achievements and impact

Professor David Hensher and Yale Wong, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School, and Dr David Bray, University of Queensland

10.05

Keynote opening speech

Mattias Landgren, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden

10.30

Morning tea

11:00

Panel discussion: Competition, cooperation and trust between actors in a deregulated transportation market

Participants from the Swedish transportation sector, including representatives of SJ, Keolis/Swedish Bus and Coach Federation, MTR, The Swedish Public Transport Association, Swedish Traffic Administration, Swedish Transportation Agency, Svenska Taxiförbundet and Stockholm County Council.

Moderator: Didier van de Velde, TU Delft, The Netherlands

12:15

Introduction to workshop sessions

Professor David Hensher, International Chair, Thredbo Conference Series

12:30

Lunch

Venue: Workshop rooms tbc

13:30

Workshop sessions I

15:00

Afternoon tea

15.30

Workshop sessions II

16:50

Short break

17:00

Workshop sessions III

Evening

Free time for delegates


Tuesday 15 August

Venue: Workshop rooms tbc (all meals served in the Atrium, 1st floor)

Time Details

09:00

Workshop sessions IV

10:30

Morning tea

11:00

Workshop sessions V

12:00

Lunch

13:30

Workshop sessions VI

15:00

Afternoon tea

15:30

Workshop sessions VII

16:50

Short break

17:00

Workshop sessions VIII

19:00-21:00

Reception (includes light meal), Stockholm City Hall


Wednesday 16 August

Venue: Workshop rooms tbc (all meals served in the Atrium, 1st floor)

Time Details

09:00

Workshop sessions IX

10:30

Morning tea

11:00

Workshop sessions X

12:30

Lunch

Meeting of the Michael Beesley Award Committee (by invitation only)

13:30

Free time for delegates / preparation of workshop reports

15:30-17:30

Boat excursion with Strömma Kanalbolaget

19:00-22:00

Guided tour at the Vasa Museum, followed by conference dinner and presentation of the Michael Beesley Award


Thursday 17 August

Venue: Aula, 1st floor (all meals served in the Atrium, 1st floor)

Time Details

09:00

The Mobility as a Service Concept and Londoners' preferences for MaaS products

Maria Kamargianni, Urban Transport and Energy Lab, UCL Energy Institute, London

Mobility as a service – perspectives from Finland

Iida Huhtanen, Finnish Ministry of Transport

Concluding discussion and Q&A with both speakers

10:30

Morning tea

11:00

Presentation of workshop reports (1-4)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Presentation of workshop reports (5-8)

15:00

Afternoon tea

15:30

Presentation of top three workshop papers, including paper of Michael Beesley Award recipient

Introduced by: Wijnand Veeneman, Chair, Michael Beesley Award Committee.

16:45-17:00

Closing speeches

19:00-21:00

Meeting and dinner for the International Steering Committee (by invitation only)

Restaurant Gondolen


Friday 18 August

Optional technical tour (details to be confirmed)

The post-conference technical tour will (preliminary) include a visit to the reconstruction site of the Slussen traffic junction, presentations on recent negotiations aiming at an expansion of the Stockholm metro network and on public-private cooperation for city and station development, and a visit to Keolis bus depot in Fredriksdal, including presentation of new line network.