Organised under the patronage of the Swedish Embassy, Business Sweden, Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and Bus Industry Confederation, the event sought to blend global experience with local insights to address Australian and New Zealand public transport challenges.
With the intention of helping a growing Australia and New Zealand evolve the public transport systems they deserve, the event aimed to address the following domains:
The agenda included keynotes addresses from -
Moderated by Yale Wong, Doctoral Candidate and Research Analyst, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, a panel discussion was conducted with the aim to share, discuss and debate views, experiences, ideas and possible solutions. Panellists included Leon Daniels together with
“The opportunity to put so many of Australia’s and New Zealand’s public transport professionals together in one place to discuss the issues of today and the future is sure to add clarity to the coach and bus industry going forward,” says Volvo Buses Australia General Manager, Lauren Downs.
“We hope that the knowledge and experience shared by the guest speakers brought global perspectives and different viewpoints to local industry.”
The amount of information provided was thought provoking and challenged many of the long established paradigms. The event was well appreciated by all attendees with a clear view that the journey to smart and sustainable cities is achievable, but requires stakeholders from across the transport industry to join hands to achieve long term solutions.