Electric Bus Training & Study Tour in China



  
  
 
 
  • Training
20/02/2017
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24/02/2017
Shenzhen / Zhengzhou
  • China

About: 

The deployment of electric buses has risen noticeably over the past 5 to 10 years, influenced by national energy policies worldwide and driven by environmental requirements more than by commercial considerations. To address the urban air quality concerns, China has strong commitment in the adoption of fully-electric solution for urban bus network. Taking Shenzhen as an example, the city aims to have 100% of its buses powered by electricity by the end of 2017, which equates to more than 16,000 pure electric buses in operation.

UITP has initiated an Electric Bus Training and Study Tour in China, locally hosted by Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd and Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. We aim to provide a classroom training in Shenzhen, and offer a Study Tour covering Shenzhen and Zhengzhou to provide members and non-members a rewarding experience to visit the Chinese city with the largest electric bus usage, and the home for the top electric bus manufacturer in China. 

The training programme and study tour, including training documents, will be conducted in English. Both UITP members and non-members are all welcomed. 

Speakers: 

Trainers’ Profiles

Alok JAIN, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia Limited

Before starting his new career with Trans-Consult, Alok was the Deputy Operations Director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. (KMB). He was a director of MVA Asia Ltd. involved in the design and planning of various transport infrastructure projects in the Middle-east and Asian regions. Alok spent over half of 20 years in Hong Kong to work with MTR Corporation / KCR Corporation holding various positions in Engineering, Finance, Operations, and Marketing, and was also a nominated director of Octopus group of companies. He is also an Assistant Professor (part-time) in the Urban Planning Department at University of Hong Kong, and serves as a Member in Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

Paul BROMELY,  Chief Technical Officer, China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited

Paul has previously worked for Bedford Commercial Vehicles, Goodyear International Tire Technical Centre, Plaxton Bus & Coach and Leyland Trucks as well as Alexander Dennis and its predecessor companies. During his time in the vehicle industry he has fulfilled a variety of senior roles such as being responsible for all product Test and Development, New Product Development, Product Manager for Double Deck Bus and Head of Engineering In doing so has overseen the successful launch of such groundbreaking products as the Dennis Dart, Trident and Enviro500 buses. Having worked on diesel emissions reductions and CNG projects previously and having more recently led the introduction of hybrid buses into Hong Kong, Paul is now leading the wider introduction of e-buses across the Asia Pacific market.

Dr CHEN Dingzhong, Deputy General Manager, No. 5 Bus Division, Shenzhen Bus Group Co. Ltd.

Dr. Chen has led his team to participate in the launch of hybrid vehicles, pure electric buses and LNG buses, to put forward a number of rectification measures on the new energy vehicles and to lay a solid foundation for large-scale use of new energy vehicles in the group company and Shenzhen City.

Dr. HU Jianping, Executive Vice Chairman, Urban Passenger Transportation Division in China Road Transportation Association (CRTA)

Dr. Hu is a senior expert who has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He was General Manager and then Board Chairman from 2005 to 2011 in Shenzhen Bus Group Company Ltd, one of the biggest public transport companies in China that owns the largest bus network in Shenzhen City. Prior to this, he was Executive Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Metro Co., Ltd from 2001 to 2004. Dr Hu worked successively as Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Deputy Division Chief and Division Chief in Shenzhen Municipal Transportation Bureau from 1992 to 2001, and he did a research study in the Transportation Research Centre, University of Kansas, USA. 

 

Pauline BRUGE, Project Manager, UITP (International Association of Public Transport)

Graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lille and Kent University (UK) with a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and a Master of International Law and Political Science, she joined UITP in 2011 where she worked on various projects related to urban bus (EBSF, European Bus System of the Future; 3iBS, intelligent, innovative, integrated bus system) and more cross-cutting issues for public transport (information technology systems for public transport, CIVITAS initiative, international cooperation etc). She is now managing the ZeEUS project, Zero Emission Urban Bus System focusing on bus systems electrification and the ITxPT Association aiming to support IT standards’ deployment.

CHENG Xiang, Market Management Manager, New Energy Technology Department of Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. 

Cheng is also the Manager of New Energy Product Promotion Office of National Engineering Technology Research Center for Electric Bus Control and Safety, and is mainly in charge of the development and management of new energy buses. In 2013, he was involved in the national new energy vehicle innovation project, namely Yutong Full Electric Bus Series Product Development Project. In 2015, he took part in the national science and technology project- Dual-source Fast-charging Full Electric City Bus Product Development Project. Cheng is the project leader of A Hybrid Bus and Dual-compressor Air Conditioning System and Its Cooling Control Method. He was granted the prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Henan’s Machinery Industry, grand prize of Zhengzhou Science and Technology Progress Award, second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, etc. 

ZHAI Xianzhong, Deputy General Manager, Zhengzhou Bus Communication Corporation

Mr. Zhai has been committed to the urban public transport construction work of Zhengzhou city and the management of Zhengzhou Bus Communication Corporation since 1982. He has in-depth research and rich experience in the planning, operation and management of public transport. 

Programme: 

Electric Bus Training in Shenzhen | 20-21 February, 2017

Key topics to be covered:

  • Introduction: An electric solution for urban bus networks
  • The impact on operations
  • Getting value out of electric buses
  • Batteries, Infrastructure & Auxiliaries
  • Getting the procurement and commissioning process right – perspectives of operator and supplier

Electric Bus Study Tour in Shenzhen & Zhengzhou | 22-24 February, 2017

22 February – Study Tour in Shenzhen

  • Visit Shenzhen electric bus operations, maintenance & auxiliary infrastructures
  • Visit Shenzhen bus depot and dispatching and monitoring systems
  • Visit Shenzhen Integrated Transport Operation & Management Center 

23 & 24 February – Study Tour & Cultural Visit in Zhengzhou

  • Visit Yutong's New Energy Bus Plant
  • Technical seminar from top management of Zhengzhou Public Transport Company and Yutong
  • Visit Zhengzhou Public Transport Company
  • Half-day cultural visit to China’s famous Shaolin Temple 

Registration: 

Electric Bus Training in Shenzhen | 20-21 February, 2017 (2-Day Programme) > Register HERE

UITP Member EUR 665
Non-member EUR 880

Group UITP member (4 or +) EUR 620
Group Non-UITP member (4 or +) EUR 800

*Fees includes training materials, coffee breaks, lunch during the programme and one Official Dinner. 

Electric Bus Study Tour in Shenzhen & Zhengzhou | 22-24 February, 2017 (3-Day Programme) > Register HERE!

UITP Member EUR 1050
Non-member EUR 1200

*Fees includes the following

  • 1 night accommodation in Shenzhen (Check-in: 22 Feb; Check-out: 23 Feb)
  • 1 night accommodation Zhengzhou (Check-in: 23 Feb; Check-out: 24 Feb)
  • 1 single-way travel from Shenzhen to Zhengzhou via inland flight on 23 Feb
  • Ground transportation in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou during the Study Tour programme
  • 1 welcome dinner, 1 lunch on 24 Feb in Zhengzhou including a Chinese vegetarian cuisine and entrance at Shaolin Temple (2.5 days)

Electric Bus Training Programme AND Study tour in (a total of 5 days) > Register HERE!

UITP Member EUR 1360
Non-member EUR 1660

Group UITP member (4 or +) EUR 1300
Group Non-UITP member (4 or +) EUR 1600

Please note, fees do not include visa application or arrangement. Please contact your local travel agent or local China embassy for travel visa to China.

**Registration fees are transferable to another employee of the same organization but it is non-refundable.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis as there is limited capacity for each Training and Study Tour. Registration will close on 23 January 2017. All payment must be paid on or before 2 February 2017 to confirm a placement in the programme.

Contacts:
Sanxi DONG (Visa enquiry, Registration & Logistics)
Manager, UITP China Liaison Office
Tel: +86 755 8895 9188
Email: Sanxi.dong@uitp.org

Loris CHAN (Payment transaction)
Membership Services Officer
Tel: +852 2993 8721
Email: loris.chan@uitp.org

 

Practical information: 

Training in Shenzhen (20-21 February)

Recommended hotel in Shenzhen:

Please mention UITP in order to enjoy the special rate when you request for booking, contact the hotel directly for any enquiries, confirmation, cancellation or amendment

Contact person: Mr. Kenny NG (kenny.ng@gshmhotels.com)

  • All rates are quoted in RMB and are excluded 10% service charge and 6% VAT.
  • All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All rates are applicable for reservations subject to room availability and final confirmation by the hotel.
  • All payments are to be made directly to the hotel of your choice.
  • Cancellation of rooms are subjected to the hotels’ cancellation policy

Study Tour in Shenzhen (Day 1, 22 February) and Zhengzhou (Day 2, 23 February)

All booking for registered participants will be handled by UITP and Local Host, including:  

  • 1 night accommodation in Grand Skylight Hotel Shenzhen (Check-in: 22 Feb; Check-out: 23 Feb)
  • 1 night accommodation in Sheraton Grand Zhengzhou Hotel (Check-in: 23 Feb; Check-out: 24 Feb)

Speakers: 

Trainers’ Profiles

Alok JAIN, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia Limited

Before starting his new career with Trans-Consult, Alok was the Deputy Operations Director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. (KMB). He was a director of MVA Asia Ltd. involved in the design and planning of various transport infrastructure projects in the Middle-east and Asian regions. Alok spent over half of 20 years in Hong Kong to work with MTR Corporation / KCR Corporation holding various positions in Engineering, Finance, Operations, and Marketing, and was also a nominated director of Octopus group of companies. He is also an Assistant Professor (part-time) in the Urban Planning Department at University of Hong Kong, and serves as a Member in Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

Paul BROMELY,  Chief Technical Officer, China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited

Paul has previously worked for Bedford Commercial Vehicles, Goodyear International Tire Technical Centre, Plaxton Bus & Coach and Leyland Trucks as well as Alexander Dennis and its predecessor companies. During his time in the vehicle industry he has fulfilled a variety of senior roles such as being responsible for all product Test and Development, New Product Development, Product Manager for Double Deck Bus and Head of Engineering In doing so has overseen the successful launch of such groundbreaking products as the Dennis Dart, Trident and Enviro500 buses. Having worked on diesel emissions reductions and CNG projects previously and having more recently led the introduction of hybrid buses into Hong Kong, Paul is now leading the wider introduction of e-buses across the Asia Pacific market.

Dr CHEN Dingzhong, Deputy General Manager, No. 5 Bus Division, Shenzhen Bus Group Co. Ltd.

Dr. Chen has led his team to participate in the launch of hybrid vehicles, pure electric buses and LNG buses, to put forward a number of rectification measures on the new energy vehicles and to lay a solid foundation for large-scale use of new energy vehicles in the group company and Shenzhen City.

Dr. HU Jianping, Executive Vice Chairman, Urban Passenger Transportation Division in China Road Transportation Association (CRTA)

Dr. Hu is a senior expert who has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He was General Manager and then Board Chairman from 2005 to 2011 in Shenzhen Bus Group Company Ltd, one of the biggest public transport companies in China that owns the largest bus network in Shenzhen City. Prior to this, he was Executive Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Metro Co., Ltd from 2001 to 2004. Dr Hu worked successively as Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Deputy Division Chief and Division Chief in Shenzhen Municipal Transportation Bureau from 1992 to 2001, and he did a research study in the Transportation Research Centre, University of Kansas, USA. 

 

Pauline BRUGE, Project Manager, UITP (International Association of Public Transport)

Graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lille and Kent University (UK) with a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and a Master of International Law and Political Science, she joined UITP in 2011 where she worked on various projects related to urban bus (EBSF, European Bus System of the Future; 3iBS, intelligent, innovative, integrated bus system) and more cross-cutting issues for public transport (information technology systems for public transport, CIVITAS initiative, international cooperation etc). She is now managing the ZeEUS project, Zero Emission Urban Bus System focusing on bus systems electrification and the ITxPT Association aiming to support IT standards’ deployment.

CHENG Xiang, Market Management Manager, New Energy Technology Department of Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. 

Cheng is also the Manager of New Energy Product Promotion Office of National Engineering Technology Research Center for Electric Bus Control and Safety, and is mainly in charge of the development and management of new energy buses. In 2013, he was involved in the national new energy vehicle innovation project, namely Yutong Full Electric Bus Series Product Development Project. In 2015, he took part in the national science and technology project- Dual-source Fast-charging Full Electric City Bus Product Development Project. Cheng is the project leader of A Hybrid Bus and Dual-compressor Air Conditioning System and Its Cooling Control Method. He was granted the prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Henan’s Machinery Industry, grand prize of Zhengzhou Science and Technology Progress Award, second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, etc. 

ZHAI Xianzhong, Deputy General Manager, Zhengzhou Bus Communication Corporation

Mr. Zhai has been committed to the urban public transport construction work of Zhengzhou city and the management of Zhengzhou Bus Communication Corporation since 1982. He has in-depth research and rich experience in the planning, operation and management of public transport. 

Partners: 

Local Host for Study Tour: 

Yutong was founded in 1993 and has become the world largest bus maker* in the last 5 years, with annual and sales production over 60,000 units. In 2014, the National Research Center on Electronic Control & Safety Engineering Technology of Electric Buses was designated to be located in Yutong, marking Yutong's powerful strength in the development of new energy vehicles. At Yutong Head Office, located in Zhengzhou, there are 4 manufacturing bases (conventional buses, new energy buses, special vehicles and parts & component) and daily production capacity of 340 units. 

*Information obtained from Yutong's corporate introduction

 

Local Host for Training & Study Tour: 

Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd. (SBG), established in 1975, is the largest joint venture bus enterprise in China with a long standing history and a profound brand in Shenzhen. As one of the three major bus operators, SBG has more than 20,000 employees, operates 333 bus routes, and owns 3,820 fully electric vehicles (2,101 battery-powered electric buses, 26 battery-powered electric minibuses and 1,693 battery-powered electric taxis). After the electrification of all vehicles, the Group will have a fleet of over 10,000 fully electric vehicles in the near future.