UITP International Conference on Public Transport Financing in Hong-Kong on 15-18 November 2010 (Conference on Public)

Venue: Hong-Kong

Location: Hong-Kong, China

Event Date/Time: Nov 15, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2010
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The consistent growth in demand for public transport, and rising expectations in terms of quality of supply, call for the mobilization of significant financial resources to increase capacity, train staff, develop innovations and provide full portfolios of services.

Strengthening public transport financing is crucial in responding to tomorrow’s mobility needs while keeping the development of cities on a sustainable course.
The period of uncertainty which started with the financial and economic crisis that hit the world in 2008-2009 has brought to the fore the need for diversified revenues, stable funding schemes, innovative approaches and partnerships.
Securing stable funding and investment schemes is one of the priority areas of the recently published UITP strategy for the public transport sector.

Against this background, the purpose of the conference is:
- to inform and inspire public transport professionals about innovative revenue strategies and funding sources for public transport;
- to help public transport professionals make their case for public transport schemes by demonstrating value for money, securing affordability and public acceptability; and
- to improve mutual knowledge and strengthen the relationships between public transport professionals and financing institutions, public and private investors, and urban developers.

Founded in 1885, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the international association of urban and regional public transport professionals, and represents all actors in that sector. The conference is organized in partnership with MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong.


Additional Information

A call for Papers is open until 15 January 2010. Contributions to the conference must illustrate one of the following topics: 1. Smart demand forecasting and forward planning of investments 2. Methods to demonstrate the full benefits of public transport 3. Funding of public transport by “beneficiary pays” and “polluter pays” principles 4. Increasing operation revenue through differentiated fare policies and services 5. Alternative and innovative sources of funding 6. Public Private Partnerships