Thredbo 16 Conference Program

Sunday 25 to Thursday 29 August 2019

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


Sunday 25 August

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Delegate registration

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome reception
Education Wing Atrium


Monday 26 August

All plenary sessions will be held in The Auditorium.

8:00am

Delegate registration
Education Wing Atrium

9:00am

Opening of conference
Opening Remarks by NTU

9:10am

Welcome
Professor David Hensher International Conference Chair

9:20am

Keynote address
by Guest of Honour Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore

10:00am

Morning tea break

10:30am

Operator and Regulator Roundtable
Didier van de Velde (Chair)
Ian Wallis, Neil Smith and Jeremy Yap

11:45am

Public transport fare affordability benchmarking
Professor Michael Li

12:15pm

Workshop rules
Professor David Hensher International Conference Chair

12:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Workshop sessions

Workshop sessions run concurrently and delegates remain with their workshop throughout the conference.

Workshop 1. Models of mainstream public transport provision
Large Lecture Room 1

Workshop 2. Practical considerations in implementing different institutional regimes
Large Lecture Room 2

Workshop 3. Emerging business models and implications for the transport ecosystem
Small Lecture Room 1

Workshop 4. Realising the potential benefits of demand-responsive travel
Small Lecture Room 2

Workshop 5. How much regulation should disruptive transportation technologies be subject to?
Small Lecture Room 3

Workshop 6. Better service delivery through modal integration
Small Lecture Room 4

Workshop 7. Assessing the wider benefits of public transport projects
Seminar Room

Workshop 8. Beyond the farebox: sustainable funding of public transport by better understanding service values
Seminar Room

3:45pm

Afternoon tea

4:15pm

Workshop sessions

6:00pm

Close

Tuesday 27 August

9:00am

Workshop sessions

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Workshop sessions

12:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Workshop sessions

3:45pm

Afternoon tea

4:15pm

Workshops sessions

5:30pm

Close

6:45pm

Dinner Under the Stars
Land Transport Authority’s Hampshire Office


Wednesday 28 August

9:00am

Workshop sessions

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Workshop sessions

12:30pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Social tour (optional)

6:00pm

Conference banquet dinner
Singapore Recreation Club

  • Recognition of Tower Transit Award winners
  • Announcement of Thredbo 17 hosts

Thursday 29 August

9:00am

Presentation
Professor Kara Kockelman University of Texas

9:30am

Presentation
Professor Julian Wright National University of Singapore

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Reports from Workshops 1-4
Auditorium

12:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Reports from Workshops 5-8
Auditorium

3:45pm

Afternoon tea

4:15pm

Michael Beesley Award

Presentation of shortlisted papers
Early career transport professionals

Presentation of award
Associate Professor Wijnand Veeneman (Michael Beesley Award Chair)

5:50pm

Conference close
Dr Leong Wai Yan (Conference Chair) and Professor David Hensher (International Conference Series Chair)

6:00pm

End

Friday 30 August

9:00am - 4:00pm

Technical tour of Singapore Bus Academy’s Bus Technical Specialist Certification Centre (BTSCC), Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (optional)

The BTSCC supports the training needs of technicians by providing a conducive environment for technical training and certification, with specialised training facilities that use innovative technologies such as augmented reality and tablet devices to provide an interactive learning experience.

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