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  • International Transport Forum - October Newsletter
    too low for dealing with the contamination of a very large area of densely trafficked airspace with dispersed ash Regulators and aero engine manufacturers worked fast to define a more precise level of tolerance to low level ash exposure raising the limit tenfold A week into the crisis this enabled the designated no fly zones to be reduced greatly and services to resume Agreement on rules for flying around no fly zones in areas where ash is detectable appears close with primary responsibility likely to reside with pilots and airlines The world s regulators are cooperating in defining procedures that avoid excessive disruption to transport activity with no compromise on safety and universal applicability A collection of presentations on the volcanic ash crisis are available on the conference website Walk21 Conference Getting Communities Back on their Feet 17 19 November 2010 The Hague The International Transport Forum is co organiser of the upcoming 11th edition of the WALK21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities the world s leading discussion platform for pedestrian issues The conference will be hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management and the City of The Hague Netherlands on 17 19 November WALK21 will showcase research projects and initiatives to promote walking in cities as an important element of a sustainable transport system Focal themes of the conference include Creating safe accessible and sustainable conditions for pedestrian activity Defining success benchmarking and measuring the value of money spent on walking projects The relationship between economic vitality and where people choose to walk Managing a harmonious coexistence between cyclists and walkers For the International Transport Forum Secretary General Jack Short will deliver a keynote presentation at the opening session WALK21 will also highlight the preliminary conclusions of the International Transport Forum s research project on Pedestrian Safety Urban Space and Health Learn more Call for Applications Young Researcher of the Year 2011 Every year the International Transport Forum s Young Researcher of the Year Award recognises the work of a young researcher or researchers submitting the best research paper on the theme of the annual International Transport Forum summit The 2011 theme is Transport and Society and once more the International Transport Forum invites young researchers from around the world to submit original work on this theme for this prestigious award The submitted paper may analyse any aspect of the role of transport in our societies The award is open to researchers under 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution university or consultancy firm located in a member country of the International Transport Forum Candidate dossiers will be examined by a jury consisting of international experts from transport as well as economic research under the aegis of the International Transport Forum s Joint Transport Research Centre A prize of 5 000 euros will be awarded to the best study It will be presented at an official award ceremony during the 2011 International Transport Forum attended by many Transport

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter
    supplement to the Key Messages contains additional thoughts and analysis on an innovation agenda for transport Available in French and Russian Output Forum Papers Panel Summaries and Conclusions The summaries of the panel discussions and debates at the International Transport Forum 2010 allow you to revisit the arguments exchanged and conclusions drawn Also included are the analytical papers from leading thinkers commissioned for the Forum to stimulate substantive and focused debate More ATTENDEES SURVEY WHAT TRANSPORT S LEADERS THINK If you were at the Forum this year you may have encountered a hosting staff wielding a handheld computer and asking questions about transport and innovation This was the Forum survey team taking the pulse of the transport community assembled in Leipzig Not a full blown scientific field study to be sure but the figures gathered from 169 respondents provide an interesting glimpse at how transport leaders think about their sector The greatest global challenge in transport is Which transport mode most needs innovation 43 per cent of respondents feel that transport is more innovative than other industries although one in four is more sceptical and sees transport lagging Road is seen as the least innovative mode 53 think that way about half as many 27 place rail at the bottom of the list The greatest challenge to transport is seen in reducing emissions and increasing efficiency 65 taken together But reducing congestion and road fatalities are also seen as major challenges Technology is seen as the main driver of innovation 44 while service 28 and regulation 27 are seen as somewhat less important Asked to estimate the market share for electric vehicles in 2020 one in four 25 respondent believes the share wil not reach 5 Yet only slightly fewer respondents 20 see it above 20 by 2020 The relative majority 34 foresees a market share for electric vehicles between 5 and 10 informed guesses to be debated at the 2020 International Transport Forum 2010 AWARDS How to Evacuate a Big City The winner of the International Transport Forum s 2010 Young Researcher of the Year Award is Hossam Abdelgawad of the University of Toronto Canada for his paper on Managing Large Scale Multimodal Emergency Evacuations More Outstanding Innovation in Public Transport Cities from Britain Germany India Spain and Sweden were honoured for innovative ideas in improving public transport The overall winner of this prize awarded by the International Transport Forum and the International Association of Public Transport UITP and was the Consorcio Régional de Transportes de Madrid Spain More PUBLICATIONS Transport Outlook 2010 The Future of Global Transport Growing population increasing urbanisation and higher incomes will boost demand for transport and put great pressure on transport systems around the globe Transport Outlook 2010 the International Transport Forum s annual flagship report launched in Leipzig takes a look at scenarios for the future of global transport Click here to download Reducing Transport Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trends and Data 2010 This International Transport Forum report provides an update of greenhouse gas

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    path for future work All Forum participants are invited to attend To register see www 50by50campaign org updates Roundtable Pages Roundtable aspx The International Union of Railways and Deutsche Bahn will host a side event for Forum 2010 delegates entitled Initiative for Green Logistics EcoTransIT World An innovative approach for global carbon foot printing The EcoTransIT web application will be demonstrated showing how it provides carbon foot prints of logistical chains including all transport modes on global level The side event takes place on 26th of May from 13 20 to 13 50 at the exhibition stands of UIC and DB Statistics New Website In time for the 2010 Forum the International Transport Forum has created a completely new page on its website dedicated to transport statistics It provides free and easy access to all latest ITF statistics on transport The data include Historical time series on inland transport provided by member countries since 1970 Global transport trends for all modes drawn together from international sources Road safety indicators Detailed data on emissions from the transport sector and Unique data on transport infrastructure investments and maintenance The ITF statistics page also presents seasonally adjusted quarterly transport statistics for the latest analysis of transport trends Statistics New Transport Facts Quarterly data show that rail freight decline ended the third quarter of 2009 However the volumes in the EU for example are still over 20 below the pre crisis levels see latest Quarterly Briefing 2008 data on transport infrastructure investment show declining GDP share trends to continue in Western European countries 0 8 of GDP while growth in Central and Eastern European countries continues reaching 1 9 of GDP the highest ever reported by these countries see latest data on Infrastructure Investment available from 12 May In 2008 for the first time ever the number of people killed in road accidents fell below 150 000 in the ITF member countries not including India First indications concerning road fatality figures for 2009 reveal a continuing significant reduction in the number of road deaths in most countries see latest data on Transport Trends Research Innovative Truck Technology Innovative technologies for trucking can increase safety improve more effective compliance of regulation and enhance truck productivity They are a key element of a future sustainable freight transport system A number of such measures are now presented in the new JTRC Discussion Paper Innovation in Truck Technologies which has just been published Many of the measures evaluated in this paper are already available or will be in the very near future among them measures to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions of CO2 to increase payload capacity or improve driver support and communication systems Forum 2010 Background and Analysis A summary of the ITF experts workshop on transport and innovation on 26 January 2010 along with presentations and papers is now available on the ITF website A survey of member countries policies initiatives and views regarding transport and innovation coproduced by ITF is now available It contains

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  • Speakers at the Forum 2010
    a variety of positions within economic and monetary affairs at European Commission and at the Office of the Prime Minister From 2000 to 2006 Mr De Silguy held a variety of posts at the Suez Group including Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee March 2003 June 2006 and Vice Chairman of International Development at Suez Environnement 2004 2006 He also chaired Suez s Sino French holdings in Hong Kong and Aguas Argentinas in Buenos Aires as well as MEDEF An author of various publications related to economics and European defence Mr De Silguy holds a Laureate in public law and economics from the Rennes Faculty of Law and Economics and a Laureate in civil law from the French law faculties general competition He also attended the Ecole Nationale d Administration 1972 1976 and obtained a Diploma the Institut d Etudes Politiques de Paris 1972 He holds a Bachelor s degree in law 1971 from the University of Rennes and a Master s degree in public law 1972 from Paris I University Florence DISS Google France Florence DISS is Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google She takes care of Google s Geo partnerships Google Maps and Google Earth and more specifically Google s Transit partnerships across EMEA She joined Google over two years ago and has spent most of her professional life establishing partnerships in the Internet business Her career started at the Boston Consulting Group after finishing her Economics degree in the UK Sean DOHERTY World Economic Forum Sean Doherty is Head of Logistics Supply Chain Industry at the World Economic Forum He was previously Manager of Chemicals and Mining Metals Industry Communities He formerly worked with energy practice Booz Co and IBM Business Dynamics Mr Doherty holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs a Master in Structural Molecular Biology from the University of London and a Master in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College George DRAGNICH International Labour Organisation George Dragnich is responsible for Social Dialogue one of the ILO s four pillars Under the ILO s unique tripartite structure his team encourages governments trade unions and employers to collectively and creatively address socio economic issues of common concern Departments under his leadership include sectoral activities including transportation Labour Law Industrial Relations Labour Administration Inspection Better Work and separate bureaus for Workers and Employers activities Mr Dragnich joined the ILO in January 2009 following a 33 year diplomatic career during which he was the senior most labour officer in the US Foreign Service Christian DUMAS Airbus SAS Christian Dumas has been Vice President of Environmental Affairs with SAS since 2008 He joined Airbus in 2003 as Vice President of Air Traffic Management where he also acted as Project Director for the European SESAR project Building on his aeronautical engineering background Christian Dumas started his career as commercial manager within Aerospatiale In 1985 he joined Air Inter airline being involved in aircraft and engine acquisitions He went back to Aerospatiale in 1989 holding several commercial and strategy positions within Aircraft Division ATR and finally Sogerma aircraft maintenance In 2000 he joined EADS as VP International Development Cyrille DU PELOUX Véolia Transport Cyrille Du Peloux has been CEO of Veolia Transport since 2007 He is also a Member of the Executive Committee of Veolia Environnement and Veolia Environnement Delegate for the Northern Europe region He joined the Veolia Environnement group in 2002 as Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe Scandinavia the Benelux countries and Germany Prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer for Bull and CEO of Lyonnaise Communication from 1992 to 1998 Mr du Peloux began his career with the Ministry of Industry in the Department of Industry and then in the Department of Energy and Raw Materials He joined Bouygues in 1985 where he served as head of the diversification department 1985 1987 then as Deputy General Manager of the TF1 television channel when it was privatized 1987 1992 Cyrille Du Peloux is a graduate of two of France s grandes écoles Ecole Polytechnique and the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school Camiel EURLINGS Minister of Transport the Netherlands Camille Eurlings is Minister of Transport Public Works and Water Management in the Netherlands He holds a degree in Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology A member of the Valkenburg a d Geul Municipal Council for the Christian Democratic Alliance CDA he was elected to the House of Representatives of the States General then led the CDA delegation in the European Parliament Until his appointment as Minister in 2007 Mr Eurlings was Vice Chair of the European People s Party EPP President of the Union of the Robert Schuman Institute and Board Member of the European Ideas Network Peter FRISE Auto21 Peter Frise is Scientific Director CEO of the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence Canada s national automotive R D programme Mr Frise is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design and Executive Director of Automotive Research and Studies at the University of Windsor He serves on several boards including the National Research Council of Canada the Defence Science Advisory Board of Canada and the Yves Landry Foundation Mr Frise was educated as a Mechanical Engineer at Queen s and Carleton universities and has worked in the petroleum and plastics manufacturing sectors in Canada and abroad Rafael GALLEGO Indra Rafael Gallego is Executive Vice President for Operations at Indra a Spanish Information Technology Company He has over thirty years of experience in technology and business development mainly in the areas of transportation with a special focus on the European Air Traffic Management System Mr Gallego began his professional career in 1977 at the National Sciences Research and Development Agency CSIC working in microprocessors technology He joined Indra in 1980 where he has worked in various technical and management areas such as air traffic control software and hardware design engineering radar command and control and transport traffic sector management Mr Gallego a Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering High Level Degree and a Ph D from the Polytechnic University of Madrid Angela GITTENS Airports Council International Angela Gittens a twenty five year airport veteran began her tenure as Director General of Airports Council International ACI World in 2008 Prior to joining ACI Gittens served as Vice President Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation where she led the firm s practice in airport business and strategic planning She has held top executive positions at three of the largest US airport systems Miami International Airport Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and San Francisco International Airport including leadership of a multi billion dollar capital improvement programme As Vice President at TBI Airport Management she oversaw the transition to private ownership of London Luton Airport and managed operations contracts at several airports in the US and Canada She has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including FAA and NASA advisory committees the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Science s Transportation Research Board and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways Ian GOLDIN University of Oxford Ian Goldin is Director of the James Martin 21st Century School and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College University of Oxford He was previously Vice President of the World Bank after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa Earlier he worked as Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD and at the OECD in Paris He has published 13 books his most recent being Globalisation for Development Palgrave Dr Goldin holds a BSc and BA Hons from the University of Cape Town a MSc from the London School of Economics and a MA and DPhil from Oxford University Nik GOWING International Journalist and Broadcaster Since February 1996 Nik Gowing has been a main programme anchor for the BBC s 24 hour international TV news and information channel BBC World News The channel s distribution is 278 million in 200 countries with a weekly audience of 78 million From September 2006 he has presented the new premium news analysis programme World News Today with Nik Gowing for the fast growing European peak audience He is also a regular moderator of the Sunday news analysis programme Dateline London BBC World Debates and the annual Nobel Minds discussion between Nobel laureates He has been a guest presenter of Europe Direct Hard Talk and Simpson s World Wolfgang HÖFS European Commission Wolfgang Höfs is Head of the sector ICT for low carbon mobility in the Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission in Brussels His unit ICT for Transport supports research in traffic telematics in particular on Cooperative Systems Before joining the Commission s services Mr Höfs worked in the logistics industry as well as for public transport associations on the implementation and integration of IT systems in different European countries Wolfgang Höfs holds a Master s Degree in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Dortmund John HORSLEY AASHTO In 1999 John Horsley became Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials AASHTO which advocates policies and provides technology leadership on behalf of States to improve the US transportation system Previously Mr Horsley was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation where he served from 1993 to 1999 as the Department s advocate for intermodal policies quality of life initiatives ad as liaison to State and Local Governments US Congress and transportation constituencies Mr Horsley was elected to five terms as County Commissioner in Kitsap County a community just west of Seattle He is a graduate of Harvard and did graduate study at Georgetown He is Past President of the National Association of Counties and was founding Chairman of the Rebuild America Coalition Pat JACOBSEN New Flyer Industries TransLink Pat Jacobsen has been a Corporate Director of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority TransLink since she stepped down as CEO in 2008 She is also a Corporate Director of New Flyer Industries North America s largest bus and after market service company and of Port Metro Vancouver Canada s largest port A graduate of the University of Manitoba Ms Jacobsen held several senior positions with the Ontario Government including Deputy Minister of Transportation where she developed the integrated road and transit plan Let s Move for the Greater Toronto Area Marc JUHEL World Bank Marc Juhel holds the position of Sector Manager Transport in the World Bank s Energy Transport and Water Department His specific areas of expertise are the development planning of port facilities the economic financial and institutional aspects of transport systems administration and management and the integration of national logistics functions within the international transport system focussing in particular on transport and trade facilitation issues Mr Juhel holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées ENPC Paris a Master of Science in Public Management ENPC Paris and a Master of Science in International Transport Paris I University Siim KALLAS European Commission Siim KALLAS has been Vice President of the European Commission in charge of transport since February 2010 He was previously Vice President responsible for administration audit and anti fraud Prior to joining the Commission Mr Kallas served in Estonia as Prime Minister Minister of Finance Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Central Bank He also held the position of Chairman of the Estonian Reform Party for ten years after which he became the Honorary Chairman of the party Mr Kallas graduated cum laude at the finance and credit department of the University of Tartu and continued his studies as a post graduate student for three further years He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Tartu Zoltán KAZATSAY European Commission Zoltán Kazatsay has been Deputy Director General coordinating transport activities at the European Commission since 2004 He was previously working for the Hungarian Ministry of Transport Communications and Water Management where he served in different posts first dealing with project financing and transport policy issues cooperating with IFIs EBRD EIB IBRD He became Deputy State Secretary in 1997 responsible for all transport policy issues and related investments dealing with EU Hungarian accession negotiations related to the transport sector and in charge of transport policy issues including the related aviation policy He supervised the use of pre accession funds PHARE ISPA as well as the Cohesion Fund project preparations in the transport sector Zolt á n Kazatsay graduated as a civil engineer from the Technical University of Budapest Volker KEFER Deutsche Bahn AG Volker Kefer has been a Member of the Deutsche Bahn AG Board of Management for Rail Technology and Services since September 2009 From 2001 to 2006 Dr Kefer assumed responsibility in the capacity of Area Manager for the Locomotives Division and subsequently for Mass Transit at Siemens Transportation Systems in Erlangen From May 2006 to August 2009 Dr Kefer was Chairman of the Board of Management of DB Netz AG Dr Kefer studied electrical and mechanical engineering and holds a PhD from the Technical University of Munich Chang Kyun KIM Transport Operation and Information Service Chang Kyun Kim is the Director of the Seoul TOPIS the Transport Operation and Information Service in the Seoul Metropolitan Government He was previously a Research Fellow at the Korea Transport Institute and a Professor at the Kwan Dong University in Korea Mr Kim holds a B Sc from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU USA and an M Sc and Ph D from Virginia Tech USA Hanns Karsten KIRCHMANN Toll Collect Hanns Karsten Kirchmann became the Chief Executive Officer for Toll Collect GmbH in 2006 Prior to this Mr Kirchmann served as the company s Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director in charge of toll processes a position he held since being appointed to the Toll Collect Executive Board in 2003 Mr Kirchmann started his career with Klöckner Co AG in 1991 and worked in Duisburg and Hong Kong before joining Deutsche Telekom in 1994 He then worked as a department head in business development for T Mobil an Asian subsidiary before serving as Director of Business Development for Deutsche Telekom Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore Mr Kirchmann was placed in charge of Global Alliances in 1999 and in 2000 of Investment Consulting at Deutsche Telekom corporate headquarters Petra KIWITT Deutsche Post DHL Petra Kiwitt is Executive Vice President of DHL Solutions Innovations at Deutsche Post DHL She has held a variety of positions at DHL since 1997 including Head of Marketing eVITA where she worked for the development of eCommerce business fields Head of Project ePost portal and Division Manager of Special and Value Added Services in Marketing MAIL In 2007 she was appointed Head of Customer Strategy of Marketing MAIL and became Head of DHL Solutions Innovations in 2009 Ms Kiwitt holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne where she specialised in Marketing Procurement and Product Policy and Transport Science Geraldine KNATZ Port of Los Angeles Dr Geraldine Knatz is the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles Overseeing North America s largest gateway for seaborne trade Geraldine Knatz has aggressively advanced the Port of Los Angeles green growth agenda which focuses on clean sustainable port development continuous job creation and long term economic prosperity As 2008 2009 Chair of the American Association of Port Authorities Geraldine played an active role in garnering industry and Federal support for the creation of a North American Emissions Control Area She also is First Vice President Americas region of the International Association of Ports and Harbors IAPH Officers and Executive Committee and Chair of IAPH s World Ports Climate Initiative Dave KNORR US Federal Aviation Administration Mr Knorr is the Liaison to the German Air Navigation Service Provider DFS at the FAA He has worked for the FAA for the last 20 years holding management positions focused on Investment Analysis performance measurement and modelling the operational benefits of new air traffic management technologies He leads a Civil Air Navigation Service Organization CANSO workgroup assessing causes of aviation delay and improvement opportunities through initiatives like NEXTGEN and SESAR While in Europe Mr Knorr has co authored several papers comparing the performance of the US and European air traffic management systems Mr Knorr holds degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research both from Virginia Tech University Horst KÖHLER Federal President Germany Horst Köhler has been President of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2004 He was previously Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund IMF in Washington D C Mr Köhler started his career in 1976 first as Head of the Minister s Office at the German Finance Ministry then as State Secretary and chief negotiator for the Maastricht Treaty on European Monetary Union He acted as the Personal Representative Sherpa of Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl for the World Economic Summits of the then G7 which he organised in Munich in 1992 Horst Köhler subsequently became President of the German Savings Bank Association before being appointed President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London in 1998 Mr Köhler holds a doctorate from the University of Tübingen and was awarded an honorary professorship by the University of Tübingen in 2003 G H Eric KROESE Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands Eric Kroese is a Special Advisor to the Minister on International Air Transport Policy at the Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands He is also Vice President of the Provisional Council of Eurocontrol and Chairman of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central FABEC implementation group Eric Kroese graduated from the Netherlands Governmental Air Academy with an ATPL airline pilot s rating and worked for Swissair and later as an independent flight instructor from 1973 to 1976 he joined General Electric Co and from 1980 to 1995 he was Vice President for Sales and Marketing with Fokker Aircraft BV He then joined turbine manufacturer Thomassen International BV as President and CEO before being appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland Dutch air traffic control a position he held until the end of 2008 Janusz LACNY JMJ TRANS and IRU Janusz Lacny is CEO of JMJ TRANS He was elected International Road Transport Union IRU Vice President in 2003 and IRU President in 2007 In 2000 he became Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Polish Minister of Transport and then to the Minister of Infrastructure He was elected President of the Polish haulier s Association ZMPD in 1999 Mr Lacny holds a M Sc in Telecommunications and a Ph D in Computer Communication Systems Joseph K LAM Delcan Corporation Joseph K Lam is President of Systems Business Canada and International Operations at Delcan Corporation where he directs a group of professionals on numerous innovative ITS projects around the world Mr Lam has been active in the ITS field for 40 years He spent 11 years in the Metropolitan Toronto Traffic Control Centre managing the first computerised signal system in the world He has authored numerous papers and regularly speaks on this subject He was the Chairman of ITS Canada 1997 2009 and Vice President of the Transportation Association of Canada 2001 2009 Mr Lam graduated from St Andrews University in Scotland Dominique LAOUSSE RATP Dominique Laousse M Sc Economics MBA is Director of Prospective and Innovative Design at RATP Paris where he develops projects on smart mobility applied cognitive sciences and urban mobility new economy He is currently a Member of different scientific committees of international networks dedicated to sustainable mobility like INTA Fundación Movilidad and MoVe Mr Laousse is also President of the Mobile Uses and Services Community for Cap Digital cluster dedicated to new Moritz LEUENBERGER Det of the Environment Transport Energy and Communications Switzerland Since his election to the Federal Council on 27 September 1995 Moritz Leuenberger has headed the Federal Department of the Environment Transport Energy and Communications DETEC His main political focus has been on developing sustainable transport and climate policies Between 1972 and 1980 he was President of the city of Zurich s Social Democratic Party and was a Member of the city parliament from 1974 to 1983 Moritz Leuenberger was elected to the National Council in 1979 and was a member of Zurich s cantonal government from 1991 to 1995 Moritz Leuenberger first served as President of the Swiss Confederation in 2001 and held the office again in 2006 His efforts to transfer goods traffic from the roads to rails earned him an honorary doctorate from the University of Udine in 2001 Igor LEVITIN Minister of Transport Russian Federation Mr Igor Levitin has been Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation since 2004 He is a former Member of the Social Council under the Governmental Commission on Railway Reform Mr Levitin has been active in the Russian transport sector since 1973 He is a railway engineer Henry LI BYD Company Henry Z Li is Senior Director of BYD Company Limited and General Manager of the BYD AUTO Export Trade Division Mr Li Joined BYD Company Limited in 1998 as Deputy General Manager of BYD Europe BV in charge of BYD batteries and IT product sales management in Europe Since November 2006 Mr Li has been acting as General Manager of the BYD AUTO Export Trade Division fully responsible for BYD AUTO international business with a special focus on the European market Mr Li obtained a Bachelor s degree in mechanical engineering from Harbin Engineering University in 1990 Martin LOHSS Founder Managing Director of SkySails Martin Lohss in his capacity as administrative executive director is responsible for the areas finance and controlling human resources organizational development information technology materials management and administration He was born in Hamburg in 1966 and earned a degree Dipl Ing in biological engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Mr Lohss has studied at the University of Cambridge England and between 1992 and 2000 studied and earned a degree in biological engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences In 1993 and 1994 he was enrolled in the mechanical engineering program at the Technical University of Vienna Austria Since 1997 he is a Founding partner of the Engineering Office for Social Environmental Assets SUmBi which provides consulting and research in the fields of energy environmental and material flow management As a seed investor of SkySails Martin Lohss has provided advisory support to corporate management in developing the team since 2002 He has been a member of the executive board since 2004 Jean Pierre LOUBINOUX UIC Jean Pierre Loubinoux has been Director General of the International Union of Railways UIC since March 2009 He also has various responsibilities in a large number of international associations and institutions A graduate of the Ecole Centrale of Paris Mr Loubinoux joined the French railway company SNCF in 1978 He held a variety of positions there including Chief Executive of SNCF International Freight Chairman and CEO of SNCF International and Director of International Development at SNCF John C LYRAS International Chamber of Shipping Mr John C Lyras is Chairman of the Shipping Policy Committee at the International Chamber of Shipping ICS A former Vice President of the ICS Mr Lyras served on its Executive Committee for eight years Mr Lyras is also a Member of the Greek Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping and of Lloyd s General Committee and a founder Member of HELMEPA the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association A former President of the Union of Greek Shipowners he remains a Member of the Board and Chairman of its Foreign Affairs Committee Mr Lyras is a principal of Paralos Maritime Corporation S A and has been involved in shipping since 1975 in London and 1979 in Piraeus He comes from a Greek seafaring family with a tradition in shipping that goes back fou generations Mr Lyras is also a past President of the European Community Shipowners Associations ECSA 1995 1997 having served as their Vice President 1991 1984 David MARTIN Arriva plc David Martin has been CEO of Arriva plc since 2006 He held a variety of general management positions before joining the bus industry in 1986 After leading a management buy out of an East Midlands based bus company he was involved in the acquisition of National Express and subsequent management buy outs leading to the creation of British Bus Group Limited David Martin joined the group in 1996 on the acquisition of British Bus becoming a member of the Board in February 1998 In 2005 he became Group Managing Director Operations and Deputy Chief Executive Mr Martin qualified as an accountant in 1977 after graduating in business studies Wolfgang MAYRHUBER Lufthansa Wolfgang Mayrhuber has been the Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 2003 responsible for the aviation group He is a Member of the supervisory boards of Fraport AG Lufthansa Technik AG Munich Re Group Austrian Airlines AG and BMW Group and a Member of the Board of Directors of SN Airholding SA NV and HEICO Corp Florida USA Mr Mayrhuber is also the Chairman and Board Member of the Strategy and Policy Committee SPC of the International Air Transport Association IATA Wolfgang Mayrhuber has held a variety of management posts at Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 1970 including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Technical Officer Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa AG In the early nineties he headed the rehabilitation team charged with engineering Lufthansa s recovery In 2006 Mr Mayrhuber acted as Chairman of the Association of European Airlines AEA Worlfgang Mayrhuber studied mechanical engineering at the Technical College in Steyr Austria and at the Bloor Institute in Canada In 1990 he completed an Executive Management Training course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT in Boston Hon Rob MERRIFIELD Minister of State for Transport Canada Rob Merrifield was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and was re elected in 2004 2006 and 2008 as the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead On October 30 2008 Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked Mr Merrifield to serve as Minister of State for Transport Mr Merrifield has co chaired the Canada United States Interparliamentary Group and has previously served as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Standing Committee on Health Hermann MEYER ERTICO Hermann Meyer has been Chief Executive Officer of ERTICO since 2008 He is also Vice Chair of the eSafety Forum Chairman of the eCall Implementation Platform Vice President of eSafetyAware and a member of the Coordination Committee of the Network of National ITS Associations Prior to joining ERTICO he represented the interests of the Volkswagen Group towards the EU institutions in Brussels as Head of the Government Relations Office He joined Volkswagen in 1995 serving as manager in the Sustainability Strategy department and as head of department Technology and Science in the Government Relations Offices in Bonn and Berlin He was seconded in 1996 1997 to the Principal Policy Department in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and from 2003 to 2006 to the European Car Manufacturing Association ACEA as Director of Environmental Policies Hermann Meyer holds a PhD from Cambridge University and has lectured on environmental economics and resource management at the Edinburgh University between 1993 and 1995 John MICKLETHWAIT The Economist John Micklethwait is currently Editor in chief of the Economist the world s leading business and current affairs weekly A winner of the Wincott Award Britain s leading prize for financial journalism he has appeared on television and radio throughout the world and written op ed articles for the world s premier print news journals John Micklethwait is also one the world s foremost authorities on globalisation what the world has achieved and what it stands to lose as well as politics financial markets and the forces that bring them together He is the co author coeditor of A Future Perfect The Challenge and Promise of Globalization and Globalisation Making Sense of an Integrating World Henri MOLLERON COLAS Henri Molleron is Corporate Environment Director of COLAS the world s largest road builder and producer of road building materials where he has spent his entire career since graduating as a General Engineer at the Paris Ecole Polytechnique in 1978 He is also CEO of COLAS Environment a pioneer in polluted soil cleanup contracting Mr Molleron joined COLAS as a field engineer in France before becoming Assistant Project Manager in high voltage electric lines construction projects for TRANSELEC He then moved to Nigeria and the US where he founded Clean Earth the largest US thermal desorption plant for the treatment of contaminated soils Mr Molleron is the author of various articles in specialised magazines and has made many presentations at seminars conventions the French Senate and training sessions Stewart OADES Freight Transport Association FTA Stewart Oades is the President of the Freight Transport Association FTA which he joined in 2007 He is also chairman of Wesupply non executive director of Clipper Logistics Group and director of GS1 UK Former CEO of Christian Salvese where he was responsible for its successful turnaround and sale to Groupe Norbert Dentressangle Steward Oades has over 30 years experience in the logistics industry He has also operated at a senior level for Safeway Stores and Exel Mr Oades holds an honours degree in business studies and a CPC with which he was awarded by FTA Takayuki OBA Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport Tourism Japan Takayuki Oba has been the Director of the ITS Policy and Program Office at the Road Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism MLIT since July 2009 He is responsible for ITS policy and programmes including the Smartway Project and promotes international collaboration in ITS fields Mr Oba has held a variety of posts at the MLIT since 1988 including Director of International Engineering at the Policy Bureau He has also advised several transportation and urban development projects and managed the MLIT s national highway offices Mr Oba holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Tokyo Japan and a Master of Science in Transportation from Northwestern University Evanston USA Enno OSINGA Schiphol Group Enno Osinga has been Senior Vice President Cargo of the Schiphol Group since 2006 and an advisor to the Board of Management of the Schiphol Group He is also a Board Member of Cargonaut the community system of the Dutch air cargo community of the Dutch Air Cargo Association CAN and of TIACA and Member of the Executive Board of DINALOG the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics Mr Osinga is a former Managing Director of DHL Express The Netherlands Prior to this he worked in senior management positions at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in the Netherlands and abroad for twenty years Mr Osinga holds a degree in Business Administration from Bradford University UK Jean Eric PAQUET European Commission Jean Eric Paquet is Acting Director Trans European Transport Networks Smart Transport in DG MOVE of the European Commission Since 2007 he has been developing the Trans European Transport Network policy Mr Paquet began his career in the European Commission in 1993 in the Directorate General for Transport in the International Relations area and later as assistant to Robert Coleman Transport Director General In 1999 he joined Mr Verheugen s cabinet and thereafter that of Mr Busquin Members of the European Commission in charge of enlargement and of research Mr Paquet was respectively EU Ambassador in the Islamic republic of Mauritania between 2004 and 2007 Pedro PEDREIRA European GNSS Supervisory Authority Since 2005 Pedro Pedreira has been the Executive Director of the European GNSS Supervisory Authority GSA the EU regulatory agency entrusted with tasks related to the implementation of the European GNSS programmes Galileo and EGNOS He has previously worked at the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization Eutelsat and at various companies of the Portugal Telecom Group Pedro Pedreira holds a degree in electrical engineering an MBA and a Master s degree in management Bertrand PICCARD Solar Impulse Project Bertrand Piccard is the Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse project to fly around the world in a solar aircraft in order to promote the use of renewable energies Having made the first ever non stop round the world balloon flight as part of the Breitling Orbiter project which he also initiated Mr Piccard has been awarded the highest distinctions of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale FAI An internationally reputed psychiatrist aeronaut and lecturer Chairman of the Winds of Hope charitable foundation and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador he combines science and adventure in order to promote a better quality of life Author of A Trace in the Sky Editions Favre 2005 and Around the World in 20 Days Wiley New York 1999 a best seller Mr Piccard has given several hundred public and private lectures since 1992 Mr Piccard is an Honorary Professor and Honorary Doctor of Science and Letters Dirk PILAT OECD Mr Dirk Pilat Head of the Structural Policy Division in the OECD Directorate for Science Technology and Industry DSTI Mr Pilat joined the OECD in 1994 and has worked on many policy issues since then including how to draw greater benefits from information technology for economic growth how to strengthen growth performance in OECD economies the OECD Growth Project how to strengthen the performance of the services sector as well as work on climate change labour markets product market regulation innovation productivity and entrepreneurship He was Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division from 2006 to 2009 Mr Pilat holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen Netherlands Nisha PILLAI International journalist and Broadcaster Nisha Pillai can currently be seen presenting Asia Today for BBC World News She work in the City for a leading firm of merchant bankers before moving into the world of journalism and television Nisha has worked on such prestigious programmes as The Money Programme on BBC 2 and Panorama where she spent five happy years before moving onto BBC World Ms Pillai is also an experienced Corporate Facilitator and Chairperson particularly popular with international audiences She has hosted events in Athens Geneva and Mozambique and chaired the Global Humanitarian Forum in Switzerland in June 2008 Ms Pillai holds a degree in economics Henry POSNER III Railroad Development Corporation RDC Henry POSNER III is Chairman of the Railroad Development Corporation RDC He entered railway service at Conrail where he served in various Operating Marketing Planning and Sales positions He serves as Chairman of RDC Chairman of Iowa Interstate Railroad Chairman of Ferrovías Guatemala a Director of América Latina Logística Central Argentina and Vice Chairman of The Hawthorne Group He has lectured and published extensively on railway matters with a particular emphasis on developing countries He speaks English Spanish Portuguese French and Russian A graduate of Princeton University BS Civil Engineering he also holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School Peter RAMSAUER Federal Minister of Transport Building and Urban Development Germany Dr Peter Ramsauer has been Federal Minister of Transport Building and Urban Development since October 2009 He is also Member of the Presidium of the Christian Social Union CSU Member of the Executive Committee of the CSU Deputy Party Leader and Member of the Upper Bavarian Regional Executive of the CSU Dr Ramsauer has 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  • Forum 2010 Awards
    transport activities Annually the award is open to young researchers who have undertaken their research in an institution university or consultancy firm located in a Forum member country conducting research on transport issues and their political context Specifically the research paper should focus on specific innovations in transport which may help the transport sector in meeting its key challenges The winner is announced at the annual Forum held in Leipzig and includes a EUR 5000 prize ITF UITP Award for Outstanding Innovation in Public Transport Overall Winner The 2010 winner of the Award for Outstanding Innovation in Public Transport is Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid of Spain for their Madrid Transport Interchanges Plan The Madrid Transport Interchanges Plan brings together the interchange points of the intercity bus lines and the circular metro underground link A modal interchange network has been organised around Madrid s highway entrances to access the city via the metro underground network of metropolitan and urban bus lines The award was accepted by Mr Javier Aldecoa Director of Intermodality and Mr Jesus RODRIGUES Technical Director Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid Read about the Overall Winner Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid Spain View the presentation by Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid delivered at the Innovator s Corner Joint Runners Up The joint runners up for the award were Ahmedabad Jarmarg India and Arriva Southern Counties and Kent County Council UK Ahmedabad Janmarg developed and now manage their local Bus Rapid Transport System which operates as a closed system with networks that connect busy places and avoid busy roads It uses an integrated transit management system to support signal management asset location and passenger information systems Mr I P Gautam Municipal Commissioner and the Honourable Kanaji Thakor Mayor of Ahmedabad City accepted the award Arriva Southern Countries and Kent County Council UK were awarded for their Fastrack Bus Rapid Transit System Fastrack brings together private and public actors to provide a Bus Rapid Transit System that is customer centred and has efficient rolling stock and as well as playing a role in sustainable regeneration initiatives to alleviate housing shortages in south east England Mr David Martin CEO Arriva and Mr David George Fastrack Project Manager Kent Country Council accepted the award Read about Ahmedabad Janmarg Arriva Southern Countries and Kent County Council Fastrack View the presentations by the Award winners delivered at the Innovator s Corner Further Acknowledgements The Award for Outstanding Innovation in Public Transport was highly contested with many strong applications from across the globe In recognition of these applicants the expert jury recognised three organisations by Special Mention Special Mentions Special mention for Innovation on the Horizon Awarded to Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe for the easy GO mobile travel information and ticketing service Mr Wilhelm Georg Hanss accepted the certificate Special mention for Transport Operation Wide Application in Innovation Awarded to Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation India This organisation is implementing innovations across management leadership technology and employee services This certificate was accepted by Shri

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  • Forum 2010. Events and Analysis.
    Innovation 2010 Globalisation 2009 Climate Change 2008 NEWS ALERT Subscribe A A A 2010 Forum Events Innovation in Transport Setting the Scene Supply Chains Green and More Efficient What is the Future of Air Transport Getting to Seamless Passenger Travel Interconnected and Integrated Optimising Intelligent Infrastructure Public Sector Leadership New Ideas Need Innovative Public Policy The Wireless Revolution and the Transformation of Transport The Global Transport System of the Future

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  • Country Reports:  Innovation and Transport
    Workshop Experts Session ICT Round Table Forum Papers Bibliography Videos Photos PREVIOUS SUMMITS Society 2011 Innovation 2010 Globalisation 2009 Climate Change 2008 NEWS ALERT Subscribe A A A Countries Experiences with Innovation and Transport In 2009 the International Transport Forum conducted a survey of Member Countries experience in fostering innovation in transport as well as with innovative transport policies The following are results of that work Summary of priorities for

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  • Stakeholders on Transport and Innovation
    the dangers for the future political change was impossible More FIA Viewpoint on Transport and Innovation by Jean TODT FIA President The FIA is the world leading mobility organisation It represents over 100 million motorists via its 228 national clubs in 132 countries More IRF Gearing up for a Decade of Innovation by Sibylle RUPPRECHT Director General International Road Federation IRF Whilst unprecedented technological advances opened up new frontiers of

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