16th UITP Asia-Pacific Assembly, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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17/05/2016
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18/05/2016
Kuala Lumpur
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About: 

The Assembly is a signature UITP event in the Asia-Pacific region, exclusively for UITP members and required to register online. The 16th edition will be organized in Kuala Lumpur on 17 & 18 May 2016, locally hosted by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad. It will take place in Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With the theme, On an Upwards Trajectory:  The Journey & Growth of Public Transport in Asia-Pacific, the 16th Asia-Pacific Assembly enriched programme consists of one day scientific forum, half day of Technical Visit, and dynamic networking social functions.

Local host: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad

 

 

Speakers: 

COME AND MEET OUR SPEAKERS!

 

With the theme ‘On an Upwards Trajectory: The Journey & Growth of Public Transport in Asia-Pacific’, this 16th UITP Asia-Pacific Assembly features high profile speakers. Here are some of our speakers:

 

Session 1: Malaysia’s Public Transport System: On Track & Accelerating into the Future

There is now more focused attention than ever, at last, in the Malaysian public transport space. In the last 6 years, the rate of expansionary growth has been phenomenal. Why and where did it all begin? In which direction is the Malaysian journey heading? How are challenges being mitigated in facing financial, economic and technological challenges and is it even possible to provide a public transport system that will meet the demands of the Malaysian public?

 

Session 2: Accessibility and Integration of Public Transport for Our Customer of Tomorrow

The urban mobility landscape is changing fast with growing demands for better accessibility and the emerging of new mobility solutions. For citizens to commute freely and easily within the cities of tomorrow, cities need to develop a well-integrated transport offering which includes   first-mile-last-mile connectivity complementing public transport with services like car-sharing, bike-sharing, bicycle parking, shared taxi services, etc. The speakers in this session will share their strategies on how they plan to make public transport the backbone for mobility in the city of tomorrow.

 

Session 3: Mind the Gap’ - The Financial Conundrum

Public transport infrastructure remains a critical but heavy burden on the public purse, leaving operators with no choice but to be creative in meeting their funding requirements. Are there non-traditional funding sources which can offer alternative financing schemes? How much does auxiliary revenue prop up the bottom line and will this be the necessary business model for the future?

 

And do not miss our Asia-Pacific Executive Panel Discussion gathers top executives of the region to discuss: Transport in Asia-Pacific: What will change and what has to change?

Mobility has evolved so rapidly in Asia-Pacific over the last 30 years, but with car and motorbike sales growth, is this development in the right direction? Is it possible for Asia, and particularly ASEAN, to achieve PTx2 in the next 10 years? What will need to be done in order to ensure these targets are met and how do we chart the course towards liveable cities with sustainable transport systems?

 

Our reputable speakers will discuss on the key issues impacting public transport industry, including customers’ expectations, financing and funding, and new trends in sustainable public transport development.

This is an event not to be missed! 

Programme: 

Tue 17 May

Morning

  • Opening Ceremony and Keynote Session
  • Session 1: Malaysia’s Public Transport System: On Track & Accelerating into the Future

There is now more focused attention than ever, at last, in the Malaysian public transport space. In the last 6 years, the rate of expansionary growth has been phenomenal. Why and where did it all begin? In which direction is the Malaysian journey heading? How are challenges being mitigated in facing financial, economic and technological challenges and is it even possible to provide a public transport system that will meet the demands of the Malaysian public?

  • Session 2: Accessibility and Integration of Public Transport for our Customer of Tomorrow

The urban mobility landscape is changing fast with growing demands for better accessibility and the emerging of new mobility solutions. For citizens to commute freely and easily within the cities of tomorrow, cities need to develop a well-integrated transport offering which includes   first-mile-last-mile connectivity complementing public transport with services like car-sharing, bike-sharing, bicycle parking, shared taxi services, etc. The speakers in this session will share their strategies on how they plan to make public transport the backbone for mobility in the city of tomorrow.

Afternoon

  • Session 3: ‘Mind The Gap’ - The Financial Conundrum

Public transport infrastructure remains a critical but heavy burden on the public purse, leaving operators with no choice but to be creative in meeting their funding requirements. Are there non-traditional funding sources which can offer alternative financing schemes? How much does auxiliary revenue prop up the bottom line and will this be the necessary business model for the future?

  • Session 4: Executive Panel Debate:

Transport in Asia-Pacific: What will change and what has to change?

Mobility has evolved so rapidly in Asia-Pacific over the last 30 years, but with the growth of private vehicles, is this development in the right direction? Is it possible for Asia to achieve PTx2 in the next 10 years? What will need to be done in order to ensure these targets are met and how do we chart the course towards livable cities with sustainable transport systems?

  • Closing Ceremony
  • Network Cocktails followed by Official Dinner

 

Technical Visit: (*Technical visits are parallel, you may only join one visit)

Wed 18 May

Morning

  • 1. Visit Prasrana’s Bus Rapid Transit Line (Max 50 delegates) FULL!!!

Visit South East Asia’s first elevated BRT system and take a ride on Malaysia’s first electric BRT bus. This technical visit to Prasarana’s BRT Sunway line will show you the BRT depot and its Operations & Control Centre. Witness first-hand how this BRT line integrates with Kuala Lumpur’s LRT and commuter rail line.

  • 2. Visit Prasarana’s Ampang Line depot (Max 40 delegates) FULL!!!

Experience traveling on Kuala Lumpur’s public transport when visiting Prasarana's Ampang Line Operations Control Centre. Take the Monorail Line from the Bukit Nenas station and at the Hang Tuah station, transfer to the Ampang Line all the way to the Ampang Control Centre.

  • 3. Visit the MRT Line 1 depot at Sungai Buloh (Max 25 delegates) FULL!!!

Visit the Sungai Buloh depot of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 1 and witness the process of testing and commissioning of the rolling stock, as well as the Operations and Control Centre which is under construction.

            *Lunch voucher will be provided at end of Technical visits*

         

Registration: 

REGISTRATION  CLOSED

 

Kindly note:

Registration can only be made online via the link stated above. It will automatically inform you if the registration is successful or not. Seats are limited and would be offered on a first-come-first-basis.

There is no registration fee required for this event, thanking to the Local host’s support. It is the responsibility of the delegates to arrange air or local transport to the meeting venue, and to arrange accommodation if required.

Visa application letter

For those who require a visa into Malaysia, the Local Host would arrange the provision of Invitation Letter for delegates visa application. Please download Invitation Letter Request Form here, and send it to Loris Chan, our Membership Services Officer, (Tel: +852 2993 8721; Email: loris.chan@uitp.org) before 15 April, 2016*.

  • *Delegates are responsible for processing their own visa application through their local Malaysia Embassy or travel agent.
  • *An Administration Fee of 100EUR will apply for Invitation Letter requists after 15 April.

 

Practical information: 

 

Venue & Accommodation

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

ONLINE RESERVATION HERE WITH DELEGATE SPECIAL RATE

Address:  11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur‎

Map & Directions: http://www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/shangrila/about/map-directions/#

  • Car ride: 45 minutes from Airport, 20 minutes from KL Sentral
  • On foot: 5 minute to Twin Tower

Book your room before 12th April at Shangri-La Hotel Luala Lumpur to enjoy special rate!

Delegates who cancel their guest rooms after the reservation will be charged for one night of reserved stay.  Delegates who cancel their guest rooms 72 hours prior to the arrival day will result in late cancellation charges equivalent to full duration of reserved stay.

Room Categories

Daily Room Rate

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Executive Room

RM480++

RM520++

Horizon Executive Room

RM680++

RM720++

Executive Suite

RM900++

RM900++

 

  1. ++ Room Rate in Ringgit Malaysia and are subject to a 10% service charge plus 6% GST(Goods and Services Tax)
  2. Inclusive of daily breakfast and Hotel Wi-Fi internet access.
  3. Applicable for stays 3 days prior to event and 3 days after the event dates

Note:

The above mentioned terms and conditions are set by Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Delegates should contact the hotel directly for booking and inquiries.  Please accept our apologies in advance that UITP will not be responsible for accommodation bookings nor cancellations. We kindly advise delegates to review the terms and conditions carefully before booking.

Speakers: 

COME AND MEET OUR SPEAKERS!

 

With the theme ‘On an Upwards Trajectory: The Journey & Growth of Public Transport in Asia-Pacific’, this 16th UITP Asia-Pacific Assembly features high profile speakers. Here are some of our speakers:

 

Session 1: Malaysia’s Public Transport System: On Track & Accelerating into the Future

There is now more focused attention than ever, at last, in the Malaysian public transport space. In the last 6 years, the rate of expansionary growth has been phenomenal. Why and where did it all begin? In which direction is the Malaysian journey heading? How are challenges being mitigated in facing financial, economic and technological challenges and is it even possible to provide a public transport system that will meet the demands of the Malaysian public?

 

Session 2: Accessibility and Integration of Public Transport for Our Customer of Tomorrow

The urban mobility landscape is changing fast with growing demands for better accessibility and the emerging of new mobility solutions. For citizens to commute freely and easily within the cities of tomorrow, cities need to develop a well-integrated transport offering which includes   first-mile-last-mile connectivity complementing public transport with services like car-sharing, bike-sharing, bicycle parking, shared taxi services, etc. The speakers in this session will share their strategies on how they plan to make public transport the backbone for mobility in the city of tomorrow.