23 October

Programa en español: 23 DE OCTUBRE - 24 DE OCTUBRE - 25 DE OCTUBRE

10.00-12.30 OPENING - PLENARY SESSION 1: JOURNEY TOWARDS INTEGRATED ELECTRIC BUS SYSTEMS

  • UITP Busworld Video Presentation
  • UITP Welcome speech
    Pere CALVET TORDERA, UITP President, General Manager, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), Barcelona,Spain
  • Host's welcome speech
    Redgy DESCHACHT, President, BAAV (Busworld), Roeselare, Belgium
  • Opening remarks
    Vincent VAN QUICKENBORNE, Mayor, City of Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium (invited)
  • Opening remarks
    François BELLOT, Federal Minister of Transport, Belgian Government, Belgium
  • Opening remarks
    Nikolaus VON PETER, Member of Commissioner Bulc Cabinet, European Comission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Keynote speech
    Alok JAIN, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia Ltd, Hong Kong SAR, China

Chair: Thomas FONTAINE, Deputy General Manager - Chief Technical Officer, Keolis, Lyon, France

  • Asset management a key success factor for the development of E-bus
    ​Thierry WAGENKNECHT, Vice-President UITP Bus, Technical Director, Transports publics genevois (TPG), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Insights in Europe’s largest electric bus operation – how understanding your data will improve reliability and reduce costs
    Aleta VERRIPS, PR & Marketing Manager, ViriCity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Steve CORNE, Electric Bus Project Manager, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Experience in the construction for an electric bus line
    Josep ARIÑO, Responsable de mantenimiento de Instalaciones y Nuevos Proyectos, TMB, Barcelona, Spain
  • Optimised charging in fully electric bus depots
    Natalia KOZDRA, Marketing and Communication Director, Ekoenergetyka-Polska Sp. z o.o., Zielona Góra, Poland
    LANGUAGES: EN FR DE ES CN

12.30-14.00 Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14.00-15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 1 - ROLLOUT OF LARGE FLEET E-BUS OPERATIONS

Chair: Marc VANHOUTTE, Corporate Bus Fleet Director, Transdev Group, Paris, France

  • Rollout of large fleet E-Bus operations 
    Marc VANHOUTTE, Corporate Bus Fleet Director, Transdev Group, Paris, France
  • Towards hybrid electric operations 
    Vincent Peremans, CEO, S.R.W.T, Namur, Belgium
  • RATP’s bus2025 programme — the road to green buses
    Felix VON PECHMANN, Head of the Electric Bus Programme, RATP Group, Paris, France
  • Trolleybus and beyond: the electric bus strategy of Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich 
    David SORG, Project Manager, Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Electric – Don’t forget hydrogen!
    David YORKE, New Technology, Training and Projects Manager, Tower Transit Group, London, United Kingdom
    LANGUAGES: EN FR DE ES CN

14.00-15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 2 - IMPROVING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOR BUS PASSENGERS

Chair: David FAVEST, Marketing Director, STIB, Brussels, Belgium

  • Remaking the public transportation rider experience for the digital age
    Alejandro PINATE, Marketing Director, Vectalia, Alicante, Spain
  • Measuring service quality in urban public transportation using smart card boarding data
    Ümit KUVVETLI, Statistician, ESHOT General Directorate, Izmir, Turkey
  • Customer experience in open & regulated markets: The intercity experience in Mexico & Spain
    Luis Fernando LOZANO BONFIL, Head of International Development of Grupo ADO and President of Avanza, Grupo ADO/Avanza, Mexico City, Mexico 
  • Improving punctuality by mining bus location data
    Roger WILSON, Public Transport Consultant, Sydney, Australia
    LANGUAGES: EN ES

14.00-15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 3 - CONTRACTING FOR EFFICIENT BUS NETWORKS

Chair: Michael RENSHAW, Executive Director, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Budapest: Experience from BKK, a contracting transport authorities
     László Sándor KERÉNYI, Head of Mobility Strategy, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport, Budapest, Hungary
  • Contracting for efficient bus networks - Case study of Delhi, capital city of India
    Chandra Kant GOYAL, Associate Vice President (Road Transport), Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS), New Delhi, India
  • Institutionalization of the individual public transportation service
    Erdal UYGUN, Director of Transportation Services, Edirne Municipality, Edirne, Turkey
    LANGUAGES: EN ES

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 PARALLEL SESSION 4 - GROWTH OF ELECTRIC BUSES IN CHINA

Chair: Alok JAIN, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia Ltd, Hong Kong SAR, China

  • Introduction to the deployment & technology of E-Bus in China 
    ​Gaopeng LI, Chief Engineer, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co. Ltd., Zhengzhou, China
  • Performance evaluation of hybrid electric buses in Changzhou 
    James WANG, Editor-in-Chief representing Changzhou Transit Group, Changzhou, China
  • Electrification of the urban transport system - Pervasive application in China and major trend
    Dr. Jianping HU, Executive Deputy Chairman, China Public Transportation Association (CPTA), Beijing, China
  • The experience and inspiration of the whole urban bus electrification in Shenzhen
    Ching Yuen MA, Deputy General Manager, Shenzen Bus Group, Shenzen, China
    LANGUAGES: EN FR DE ES CN

16.00-17.30 PARALLEL SESSION 5 - RETHINKING SERVICE DEFINITION AND BUS NETWORK DESIGN

Chair: Roger KESTELOOT, CEO, De Lijn, Flanders, Belgium

  • Bus Network Planning for a growing City
    John BARRY, Head of Network Development - Buses, Transport for London (TfL), London, United Kingdom
  • Shaping a new bus network : Grand Paris des bus
    Patricia BASTARD, Yellow Window mandated by Île-de-France Mobilités - Direction Générale, Paris, France
  • Mode-blind transit networks are high-capacity transit networks
    Tiffany CHU, Co-founder, Remix, San Francisco, United States of America
  • Electric-bus fleets – Meeting their special planning, scheduling and operations challenges  
    Simon FORTIER, Account Manager, GIRO Inc., Montreal, Canada
    LANGUAGES: EN ES

16.00-17.30 PARALLEL SESSION 6 - WHEN IS BUS THE RIGHT MODE?

Chair: Guido BRUGGEMAN, Independent International Public Transport Expert, Public transport consultancy services, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Mode-shift: from bus operation based and planned to be rail based in future
    Abdulmuttalip DEMIREL, Advisor to Secretary General (Transportation), Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Decision support tool for strategic choice between tramways and bus rapid transit (BRT)
    Mathias CUREAU, Consultant, Trans-missions, Tours, France
  • Mexico City - Implementing flexible and multi modal transport services with BRT levels Mode Hierarchy
    Luis RUIZ, Projects & Corporate Development Director, Corredor Insurgentes S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico
    LANGUAGES: EN ES

18.00 Welcome Reception

EXHIBITION OPEN UNTIL 19.00

 

 

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