Thredbo 16 Conference

Sunday 25th to Friday 30th August, 2019

Conference venue: Nanyang Executive Centre at 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673 (located in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


The Thredbo Conference Series is, first and foremost, about our delegates and their scholarly contributions. Through their thoughtful insights and the papers they prepare and present, informed discussions transpire which lead to the final Conference report.

The 16th Conference of the International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (The Thredbo Series) will be held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, from Sunday 25 to Thursday 29 August 2019 with a technical visit scheduled for 30th August. The conference is jointly hosted by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore under the auspices of the NTU-LTA Transport Research Centre. This is the first time that the conference is being hosted in an Asian location and Singapore is particularly pleased to have been chosen for this milestone event in the history of the Thredbo Series.

The Thredbo Conference Series has garnered a formidable reputation for being the premier international forum dedicated to the analysis and debate of competition and ownership issues in land passenger transport. This influential forum attracts high quality participation and delivers a large portfolio of impressive material synthesising developments not only from developed economies but increasingly from developing economies.

The Conference Series is aimed at a broad audience of policy makers, planners, decision makers on infrastructure and service operators, consultants, researchers, academics and students. As with past conferences, Thredbo 16 will feature plenary sessions and a series of intensive workshops based around keynote papers and a series of resource papers providing a range of international perspectives on each issue.

Some of you may also want to consider adding some time for vacation in Singapore in conjunction with the conference. Being close to the Equator, there is little temperature variation from month-to-month, so August, or anytime for that matter, is a good time to visit the tropics. If you are planning to extend your stay in Singapore, the Visit Singapore website is a good place to start to help you decide what to see and do.

Thanks to excellent air connectivity, other parts of Southeast Asia are also very accessible from Singapore. You might also wish to think about visiting regional destinations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam that are rich in natural, cultural and historical attractions. Many of these places are no more than a two-hour flight away from Singapore.


Local Organising Committee (Thredbo 16)

  • Dr Leong Wai Yan, Singapore Land Transport Authority
  • Dr Tan Kang Hai, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Evan Gwee, Singapore Land Transport Authority
  • Dr Wong Yiik Diew, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Walter Theseira, Singapore Institute of Management
  • Dr Timothy Wong, National University of Singapore
  • Dr Michael Li, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr David Wang, Nanyang Technological University

Jointly Organised by

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