17th UITP Asia-Pacific Assembly, Tokyo, Japan



  
  
 
 
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About: 

This year's 17th UITP Asia-Pacific Assembly will be jointly hosted by East Japan Railway and Tokyo Metro in Tokyo from 8 to 10 November, with the theme 'Quest for Quality and Quantity'.

With exponential rise of megacities in this region and a growing demand on service quality, public transport planning and operations must strive for an equilibrium that maximises quality and quantity.  Tokyo is a perfect case study to examine the critical success factors to this conquest. 

The enriched programme consists of a Welcome Reception (8th November), one day scientific forum (9th November), and half day of Technical Visit (10th November). Please join us at the Assembly to find out Asia Pacific's journey to openly innovate and cultivate people-centric public transport systems for the Quest for Quality and Quantity.
 

Local hosts: Tokyo Metro and East Japan Railway Company

Speakers: 

Welcome Remarks-Mr. Akiyoshi YAMAMURA, President of Tokyo Metro on behalf of Local Host

Opening Remarks-Mr. Masaki OGATA, President of UITP AP Division; Vice Chairman of East Japan Railway Company (JR East)

Assembly Address-Mr. Alain FLAUSCH, Secretary General of UITP

Assembly Address-Mr. Pere CALVET, President of UITP 

The keynote speaker, Prof. Katsuhiro NISHINARI from University to Tokyo will be presenting his renowned interdisciplinary research, Jamology, explaining traffic congestions and solutions in overcoming this pressing issue in many Asian cities. 

Session 1: More reliable transport network and better quality of service: Lessons from Tokyo experience for Asia-Pacific cities

Speakers: 

Representative of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,Tokyo (Invited)     

Mr. Toshihide FURUYA, Senior Managing Director, Tokyo Metro,Tokyo

Mr. Takao NISHIYAMA, Executive Director, Deputy Director General, International Affairs Headquarters, JR East

Session 2: The Balancing Act: Innovative Solutions in Increasing Capacity and Preserving the Quality of Service in Public Transport System

Asia Pacific has more than half of world’s mega-cities and an estimation of 64% of the population in Asia will be living in cities by 2050. This region faces a pressing need to resolve congestion issues, especially solutions to efficiently increase capacity of public transport systems without compromising the quality of service. This session will showcase examples of unconventional strategies in urban mobility planning at macro and micro levels, and new technologies and techniques in deploying effective public transport demand management system.

Speakers:

Mr. Katsuyoshi SUZUKI, Chief Specialist, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo

Shenzhen Metro Group,Shenzhen

Mr. Alan FEDDA, Executive Director, Franchise Operator Management, Public Transport Victoria, Melbourne

Session 3: People at heart of the system: Public Transport to Lead Mobility as a Service

Public Transport industry is disrupted with emergent of new players, growing need for on-demand services and increasing reliance on real-time information. Traditional public transport players need to excel in customer service to remain competitive and relevant. How are public transport authorities and operators striving to stay ahead of the competition in designing and implementing superior customer experience? How should public transport industry move toward a more user-centered mobility paradigm?

Speakers:

Mr. Masahiro SOGA, President and CEO, Felica Networks,Tokyo

Mr. Morris CHEUNG, President, MTR Academy, MTR Corporation Ltd.; UITP Special Adviser Asia, Hong Kong

Mr. Azmi Abdul Aziz, President and Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia, Kuala Lumpor

Mr. Paul GWYNN, Managing Director of INIT, Singopore

Mr. Tsair-Ming KUO, Vice President, Taipei Rapi Transit Corporation, Taipei

Session 4: Working together – connecting with new and smart mobility solutions

The growth of new mobility solutions is phenomenal from on-demand hailing services, shared mobility providers to the possibility of autonomous shared vehicles. These innovations have placed pressures on the public transport industry to innovate and reinvent the ecosystem. This session invites speakers to share their vision and strategies on how they work with new and smart mobility solutions to ensure public transport systems meet the needs in connecting communities. 

Speakers: 

Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government, Taipei

Swedish Public Transport Association, Stockholm

Mr ZHOU Zhi Cheng, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group, Shenzhen

 Mr. CHIA Choon Poh, Director, Rolling Stock & Depot Engineering, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Programme: 

Programme

Nov 8 

08:30 – 15:30  11th UITP Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform Meeting(By invitation only)                    

16:00 – 18:00  38th UITP Asia-Pacific Executive Committee Meeting(By invitation only)

19:00 – 21:00   Welcome Reception 

Cocktails & canapes for registered delegates only

Dress code: Business attire

Venue: Tokyo Station Hotel

Nov 9

9:00 Opening ceremony

  • Welcome Remarks-Mr. Akiyoshi YAMAMURA, President of Tokyo Metro on behalf of Local Host
  • Opening Remarks-Mr. Masaki OGATA, President of UITP AP Division; Vice Chairman of East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
  • Assembly Address-Mr. Alain FLAUSCH, Secretary General of UITP
  • Assembly Address-Mr. Pere CALVET, President of UITP 

9:30  Keynote speech

         Prof. Katsuhiro NISHINARI, University of Tokyo "Jamology-interdisciplinary research on transportation and traffic jams"

10:20 Session 1- More reliable transport network and better quality of service: Lessons from Tokyo experience for Asia-Pacific cities

          Moderator:

          Mr. Masaki Ogata, President of UITP AP Division; Vice Chairman of JR East 

          Speakers: 

  •  Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,Tokyo  (Invited)     
  •  Mr. Toshihide FURUYA, Senior Managing Director, Tokyo Metro, Tokyo 
  •  Mr. Takao NISHIYAMA, Executive Director, Deputy Director General, International Affairs Headquarters, JR East,  Tokyo 

11:20  Coffee Break

11:45 Session 2: The Balancing Act: Innovative Solutions in Increasing Capacity and Preserving the Quality of Service in Public Transport System

Asia Pacific has more than half of world’s mega-cities and an estimation of 64% of the population in Asia will be living in cities by 2050. This region faces a pressing need to resolve congestion issues, especially solutions to efficiently increase capacity of public transport systems without compromising the quality of service. This session will showcase examples of unconventional strategies in urban mobility planning at macro and micro levels, and new technologies and techniques in deploying effective public transport demand management system.

         Speakers:

  • Mr. Katsuyoshi SUZUKI, Chief Specialist, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo
  • Shenzhen Metro Group,Shenzhen
  • Mr. Alan FEDDA, Executive Director, Franchise Operator Management, Public Transport Victoria, Melbourne

13:15  Lunch

14:45 Session 3: People at heart of the system: Public Transport to Lead Mobility as a Service

Public Transport industry is disrupted with emergent of new players, growing need for on-demand services and increasing reliance on real-time information. Traditional public transport players need to excel in customer service to remain competitive and relevant. How are public transport authorities and operators striving to stay ahead of the competition in designing and implementing superior customer experience? How should public transport industry move toward a more user-centered mobility paradigm?

         Moderator:

         Mr. Ian DOBBS, UITP Australia New Zealand Chairman, Melbourne

         Speakers:

  • Mr. Masahiro SOGA, President and CEO, Felica Networks, Tokyo
  • Mr. Morris CHEUNG, President, MTR Academy, MTR Corporation Ltd.; UITP Special Adviser Asia, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Azmi Abdul Aziz, President and Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia, Kuala Lumpor
  • Mr. Paul GWYNN, Managing Director of INIT, Singopore
  • Mr. Tsair-Ming KUO, Vice President, Taipei Rapi Transit Corporation, Taipei

16:15 Coffee Break

16:45 Session 4: Working together – connecting with new and smart mobility solutions

The growth of new mobility solutions is phenomenal from on-demand hailing services, shared mobility providers to the possibility of autonomous shared vehicles. These innovations have placed pressures on the public transport industry to innovate and reinvent the ecosystem. This session invites speakers to share their vision and strategies on how they work with new and smart mobility solutions to ensure public transport systems meet the needs in connecting communities. 

          Moderator:

          Mr. MOHD AZHARUDDIN Bin Mat Sah, CEO of Land Public Transport Commission(SPAD), Kuala Lumpur

          Speakers: 

  • Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government,Taipei
  • Swedish Public Transport Association, Stockholm
  • Mr ZHOU Zhi Cheng, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group, Shenzhen
  • Mr. CHIA Choon Poh, Director, Rolling Stock & Depot Engineering, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

18:00 Closing Ceremony

  • Closing Remarks - Mr. Tetsuro TOMITA, President and Chief Executive Officer of JR East 
  • Host of 18th Asia-Pacific Assembly, Department of Transport, Taipei City
  • SITCE 2018 Presentation- Mr. LOOI Teik Soon, Dean, LTA Academy, Singapore
  • UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm

19:00 Welcome Drinks 

19:30 Official Dinner

Nov 10 (½ Day ProgrammeAttending delegates must to register for ONE of the three options)

Technical Visits

There will be 3 Technical Visits, each at maximium capacity of 30 delegates.  Registration of Technical Visit is on first-come-first serve basis, each person can choose one visit only. All Technical Visit arrangement will be confirmed before 08 NOV 2017.  There will be no onsite registration for Technical Visit.

 

Registration: 

Registration

Online registration link HERE.

REGISTRATION CLOSE: 16 OCT 2017

Note:

  • Online registration is required (please use the link above). For UITP members, an automated confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address upon successful registration.
  • Due to limited seats, each member company can register up to maximum 3 delegates. UITP reserve rights to consider special requests on a case-by-base basis. 
  • All registrations will be confirmed prior to event. Onsite registration will NOT be avaliable for the Assembly and its associated activities.
  • No registration fee is required. Delegates shall be responsible for arranging air or local transportation to the meeting venue and accommodation.

 

Visa application letter:

For those who require a visa to enter Japan, the local host would arrange the provision of Invitation Letter for delegate's visa application.  Please download Invitation Letter Request From here, and send to Loris Chan, our Membership Services Officer, (Tel: +852 53722633 / +852 29938721; email: loris.chan@uitp.org) on or before 06 OCT 2017.

  • Delegates are responsible for processing their own visa application through their local Japanese Embassy or travel agent.
  • An administration fee of 100 EUR will apply for Invitation requests after 06 OCT.

 

 

 

 

Practical information: 

Venue & Accommodation

Hotel Metropolitan Edmont Tokyo

Address: 3-10-8 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8130, Japan

Special rate for Single Room

Please make your reservation here:

https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=26153&Chain=10197&arrive=11/7/2017&depart=11/10/2017&adult=1&child=0&group=UITP2017

For other selection of room type, please visit http://www.edmont.jp/ and contact front@edmont.co.jp

 

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Speakers: 

Welcome Remarks-Mr. Akiyoshi YAMAMURA, President of Tokyo Metro on behalf of Local Host

Opening Remarks-Mr. Masaki OGATA, President of UITP AP Division; Vice Chairman of East Japan Railway Company (JR East)

Assembly Address-Mr. Alain FLAUSCH, Secretary General of UITP

Assembly Address-Mr. Pere CALVET, President of UITP 

The keynote speaker, Prof. Katsuhiro NISHINARI from University to Tokyo will be presenting his renowned interdisciplinary research, Jamology, explaining traffic congestions and solutions in overcoming this pressing issue in many Asian cities. 

Session 1: More reliable transport network and better quality of service: Lessons from Tokyo experience for Asia-Pacific cities

Speakers: 

Representative of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,Tokyo (Invited)     

Mr. Toshihide FURUYA, Senior Managing Director, Tokyo Metro,Tokyo

Mr. Takao NISHIYAMA, Executive Director, Deputy Director General, International Affairs Headquarters, JR East

Session 2: The Balancing Act: Innovative Solutions in Increasing Capacity and Preserving the Quality of Service in Public Transport System

Asia Pacific has more than half of world’s mega-cities and an estimation of 64% of the population in Asia will be living in cities by 2050. This region faces a pressing need to resolve congestion issues, especially solutions to efficiently increase capacity of public transport systems without compromising the quality of service. This session will showcase examples of unconventional strategies in urban mobility planning at macro and micro levels, and new technologies and techniques in deploying effective public transport demand management system.

Speakers:

Mr. Katsuyoshi SUZUKI, Chief Specialist, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo

Shenzhen Metro Group,Shenzhen

Mr. Alan FEDDA, Executive Director, Franchise Operator Management, Public Transport Victoria, Melbourne

Session 3: People at heart of the system: Public Transport to Lead Mobility as a Service

Public Transport industry is disrupted with emergent of new players, growing need for on-demand services and increasing reliance on real-time information. Traditional public transport players need to excel in customer service to remain competitive and relevant. How are public transport authorities and operators striving to stay ahead of the competition in designing and implementing superior customer experience? How should public transport industry move toward a more user-centered mobility paradigm?

Speakers:

Mr. Masahiro SOGA, President and CEO, Felica Networks,Tokyo

Mr. Morris CHEUNG, President, MTR Academy, MTR Corporation Ltd.; UITP Special Adviser Asia, Hong Kong

Mr. Azmi Abdul Aziz, President and Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia, Kuala Lumpor

Mr. Paul GWYNN, Managing Director of INIT, Singopore

Mr. Tsair-Ming KUO, Vice President, Taipei Rapi Transit Corporation, Taipei

Session 4: Working together – connecting with new and smart mobility solutions

The growth of new mobility solutions is phenomenal from on-demand hailing services, shared mobility providers to the possibility of autonomous shared vehicles. These innovations have placed pressures on the public transport industry to innovate and reinvent the ecosystem. This session invites speakers to share their vision and strategies on how they work with new and smart mobility solutions to ensure public transport systems meet the needs in connecting communities. 

Speakers: 

Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government, Taipei

Swedish Public Transport Association, Stockholm

Mr ZHOU Zhi Cheng, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group, Shenzhen

 Mr. CHIA Choon Poh, Director, Rolling Stock & Depot Engineering, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

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