24 October

09.00-10.00 PLENARY SESSION 2 - CONNECTED & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Chair: Sylvain HAON, Director Knowledge & Membership Services, UITP, Brussels, Belgium

  • Intelligent garage: Automation of bus parking procedures in a bus depot
    Clément LUCCHESI, Project Manager, RATP Group, Paris, France
  • Autonomous mobility: a feedback on autonomous shuttles service implementation
    Louise PIEDNOIR, Head of Group Innovation & Digital Projects, Keolis, Lyon, France
  • SRS: Alstom’s innovative ground-based static charging system for tramways and electric buses
    Philippe VEYRUNES, Market & Portfolio Director - Infrastructure, Alstom, Saint-Ouen, France
    LANGUAGES: EN FR DE ES CN

10.00 - 11.00 Bus manufacturer CEO Round Table Session: Digitalisation & connected bus

Chair: Leon DANIELS, Managing Director Surface Transport, Transport for London (TfL), London, United Kingdom

  • Henk COPPENS, Managing Director, VDL bus & coach BV, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
  • Ulf MAGNUSSON, Senior Vice President Business Region Europe, AB Volvo, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Serge AMABILE, Directeur Général Commerce, Blue Solutions, Vaucresson, France
  • Nikolay ODINTSOV, Corporate Sales Development Director, GAZ Group Russian Buses LLC, Moscow region, Russian Federation
  • Stéphane ESPINASSE, Iveco Bus Head of Sales & Marketing, IVECO S.P.A., Turin, Italy
    LANGUAGES: EN FR ES

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 MOVING CONFERENCE SESSIONS IN ZERO EMISSION BUSES

  • Presentations given on-board the bus whilst riding Alstom, Heuliez Bus, De Lijn/Van Hool, Sileo, VDL Bus & Coach and Ebusco
    Departures from President Kennedylaan outside Kinepolis

11.30-13.30 DIALOGUE SEMINAR: RETHINKING BUS PROCUREMENT MODELS TO ACHIEVE GREATER FLEET FLEXIBILITY, AND FASTER IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

Co-organised by Ruter, Public Transport Norway and UITP

Chair: Dr. Axel VOLKERY, Policy officer Clean Transport, European Commission, DG MOVE, Brussels, Belgium

  • Ruter’s plans for large scale implementation of zero emission and autonomous vehicles.
    Bernt REITAN JENSSEN, CEO of Ruter As, Oslo, Norway
  • How to achieve greater fleet flexibility and ensure faster implementation of new technology? Do we need to rethink existing bus procurement models?
    Kåre RISENG, Head of Development Procurement, Ruter As, Oslo, Norway
  • The advantages of French bus procurement models. 
    François VAUXION, Head of bus rolling stock procurement, RATP Group, Paris, France
  • Procuring Electric buses in the Netherlands
    Public Transport Authority Vervoerregio Amsterdam (tbc), The Netherlands
  • Panel discussion moderated by Dr Axel Volkery with participants from bus manufacturer associations ACEA and CLCCR, PTA’s and PTO’s.
  • LANGUAGES: EN

12.30-13.30 MOVING CONFERENCE SESSIONS IN ZERO EMISSION BUSES

  • Presentations given on-board the bus whilst riding Alstom, Heuliez Bus, De Lijn/Van Hool, Sileo, VDL Bus & Coach and Ebusco
    Departures from President Kennedylaan outside Kinepolis

12.30-14.00 Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14.00-15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 7 - OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR ELECTRIC BUSES

Chair: Robert MISSEN, Head of Unit – Innovation and Research, European Comission - DG MOVE, Brussels, Belgium

  • Introduction to the concept of Electric bus with In Motion Charging (IMC®)
    Erik LENZ, Head of Sales Buses & E-Mobility, Kiepe Electric GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Optimizing a trolleybus system with battery technologies
    ​Laurent MUDRY, Responsable Management Réseau Système Routier, Transports publics de la région lausannoise (TL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • E-bus operation and tram supply network synergies
    Jan BARCHÁNEK, Bus Operation Unit – Deputy Manager, Dopravní podnik hl.m. Prahy (DP Praha), Prague, Czech Republic
  • ZEB: OC or IMC, a feasibility study
    Maarten LOUWERSE, Program Manager, GVB Holding, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    LANGUAGES: EN FR DE ES CN

14.00-15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 8 - WHAT’S NEW WITH BRT?

Chair: to be announced

  • What’s new with BRT? 
    Zulkifli MOHD YUSOFF, CEO, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Double deck buses – the passenger-friendly high capacity solution
    Gustavo MARQUETA-SIIBERT, Business Development Director, Alexander Dennis Limited, London, United Kingdom
    Luis RUIZ, Projects & Corporate Development Director, Corredor Insurgentes S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico
  • Support for modular and high capacity buses – Modular system for multi-unit vehicles
    Stefanie BÖGE, Strategic Manager, Hübner GmbH & Co. KG, Kassel, Germany
  • Lagos BRT
    To be confirmed
    LANGUAGES: EN ES

14.00-15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 9 - DIGITALISATION AND BUS MAINTENANCE

Chair: Anders SELLING, Secretary General, Information Technology for Public Transport (ITXPT), Brussels, Belgium

  • Digitalization and electrification, new (?) challenge for PTO
    Andrea BOTAZZI, Fleet Manager, TPER S.P.A., Bologna, Italy
  • Implementation of ITS @ Bangalore city of transport innovation
    Jaspal Singh, Head of UITP India Regional Office, UITP, New Delhi, India
  • Key challenges to the adoption and benefit of predictive maintenance in transport sector 
    Stefania DI SERIO, Channel partner Manager, AlmavivA SpA, Rome, Italy
  • Enterprise Asset Management as a change management opportunity for eBus operators
    Emmanuel CUVILLIER, EMEA Product Executive - Ellipse Enterprise Asset Management, ABB, Paris, France
    LANGUAGES: EN ES
15.30 -16.00 Coffee Break
 

16.00 -17.30 PARALLEL SESSION 10 - CONTRACTING AND FRANCHISING MODELS IN THE BUS SECTOR

Chair: Bassel Ibrahim SAAD, Director Buses Department and Chair UITP MENA Bus group, RTA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Life Cycle Contract – Moscow Experience
    Eugene MIKHAILOV, CEO, Mosgortrans, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Contracting & franchising models in the Sweden bus sector 
    Anna GRÖNLUND, Deputy Managing Director, SThe Swedish Bus & Coach Federation (Sveriges Bussföretag), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Super Incentive Contracts in the Amsterdam Region
    David AULMAN, Project Manager Public Transport Contracting, Vervoerregio Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • It is all about risk: rates of return in the bus industry
    Matthew SHEPHERD, Senior Consultant, Oxera Consulting, Oxford, United Kingdom
    LANGUAGES: EN FR DE ES CN
16.00 -17.30 PARALLEL SESSION 11 - Workshop: Designing buses for the future
 

Chair: David VITÉZY, General Director, Hungarian Museum Of Science, Technology And Transport, Budapest, Hungary

  • Electric bus design Charter
    Yo KAMINAGAI, Head of Design, Projects Management Department, RATP Group, Paris, France and Patricia BASTARD, Director of Development - Partner, Yellow Window, Paris, France
    Round table with:
    Gothenburg ElectriCity Project (Invited)
    Jeffrey LIM, Deputy Director, Bus Information Systems, Public Transport Group, LTA, Singapore
    Benjamin BAILLY, E-BUS Product Director, Alstom, Saint-Ouen, France
    David BARNETT, Product Director, Wrightbus Ltd, Ballymena, United Kingdom
  • LANGUAGES: EN ES
16.00 -17.30 PARALLEL SESSION 12 - FLEXIBLE BUS TRANSPORT AND NEW SERVICE CONCEPTS
 

Chair: Natalie RODRIGUEZ FARIA, Project Manager Geschäftsfeldentwicklung und Unternehmensstrategie, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Hamburg, Germany

  • Building the operating system for the future of transportation
    Jan LÜDTKE, Director of Business Development Europe, Via Transportation, Inc., New York City, United States of America
  • Challenges for a Mega City
    Leon DANIELS, Managing Director Surface Transport, Transport for London (TfL), London, United Kingdom
  • Slide, a new on demand service in Bristol
    Coralie TRIADOU, Business Development Director Great Britain & Ireland, RATP Dev UK, London, United Kingdom
  • Electric Minibus concept as public transportation mode
    Batuhan AKCA,Business Development Coordinator, Karsan Otomotiv, Bursa, Turkey
    LANGUAGES: EN ES

EXHIBITION OPEN UNTIL 19.00

Evening - Networking dinner

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