Thredbo 18 Conference Cape Town, South Africa

Sunday 29 September – Thursday 3 October 2024



The 18th conference of the International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (The Thredbo Series) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 29 September to 3 October 2024.

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 directed towards a broad audience of industry players (government and public transport operators), policy makers, planners, decision makers on infrastructure and service operators, consultants, researchers, academics and students. The mix at Thredbo 17 was: Industry (17%), government (14%), consultants (5%), and academics (64%).

As with past conferences, Thredbo 18 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.

 


Sunday 29 September 2024
4.00pm Delegate Registration Ground Floor, UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
6.00pm Welcome Reception Ground Floor, UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
8.00pm End

 

Monday 30 September 2024
8.00am Delegate Registration Ground Floor, UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
9.00am Opening of Conference UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
9.15am Keynote Address (TBC) UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
10.00am Morning Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
10.30am Roundtable #1: Contract Design
Title: TBC
Chair: Professor David Hensher
Panel Members: Neil Smith + 2
UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
12.40pm Workshop Rules
Professor David Hensher (Co-Founder and Chair, International Steering Committee)
UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
1pm Lunch UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
2pm Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
3.30pm Afternoon Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
4.00pm Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
6.00pm End Free evening

 

Tuesday 1 October 2024
9.00am Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
10.30am Morning Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
11.00am Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
12.30pm Lunch UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
1.30pm Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
3.00pm Afternoon Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
3.30pm Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
6.00pm End Free evening

 

Wednesday 2 October 2024
9.00am Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
10.30am Morning Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
11.00am Workshop Sessions Refer to location guide
12.30pm Lunch UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
1.30pm Site Visit - District 6
Delegates will visit this historic redevelopment site 4km from the CTICC where communities who were evicted under apartheid are brought back into the city. This affordable housing project brings interesting and innovative infrastructure and transport challenges. The tour will conclude with a visit to the District 6 Museum.
Offsite
5:00pm Return to Protea Hotel
6.30pm Conference Dinner GOLD Restaurant

 

Thursday 3 October 2024
9.00am Roundtable #2:
Decarbonisation through supply chains
Chair: Professor Marianne Vanderschuren
Panel Members: TBC
UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
10.00am Morning Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
10.30am Workshop Reports 1-4 UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
12.00pm Lunch UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
1.00pm Workshop Reports 5 -7 UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
2.30pm Afternoon Break UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
3.00pm Michael Beesley Award and Presentation UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
4.00pm Talk by Christo Brandt, author and former prison guard for Nelson Mandela UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre
5.00pm Conference close
Friday 4 October 2024
For delegates planning to extend their stay in Cape Town, the Local Organising Committee are organising some day trips to famous local sites such as Robben Island and Table Mountain. Booking information will be made available closer to the conference date.

Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you, you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa. It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses. It has the top five national attractions in South Africa, including Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, one of the city's main tourist attractions, offers the visitor a unique shopping and holiday experience on a scenic working harbour. Looking further offshore, visitors can take a boat ride to Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela and several other political prisoners who fought against the apartheid government. The city has also recently developed tourism routes such as the Cape care route, which showcases sustainable development by taking tourists to destinations including a community-based bicycle workshop and a community weaving centre, and the Southern Line tourist train route between Cape Town and Simon's Town.

Sources: City of Cape TownSouth African TourismTourism Cape Town 

The conference will be held at the Breakwater Campus situated in the heart of Cape Town at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The campus incorporates an UCT GSB Academic Conference Centre with accommodation at the Protea Breakwater Lodge, a historic 19th century building.

The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Transport Studies at Cape Town University in conjunction with the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School.



Local Organising Committee (Thredbo 18)

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