UITP International Conference on Public Transport Financing in Hong-Kong on 15-18 November 2010 (Conference on Public)
|Event Date/Time: Nov 15, 2010||End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2010|
|Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2010|
Strengthening public transport financing is crucial in responding to tomorrowâ€™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.