• Welcome Remarks
    ·      Mr. Ng Lang, Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
    ·      Mr. Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium


  • Session 1: Building resilient public transport systems
    Resiliency is the key, especially post-COVID-19 pandemic. Public transport should and need to be the lifeline of every city to keep social and economic activities thriving. This panel discussion will emphasise the importance of collaboration among the main stakeholders i.e., authorities, operators, private organisations and academics in advancing public transport system and building its resilience as many cities are faced with wavering public confidence in public transport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Moderated by:
    ·      Mr. Danish Manzoor, Editorial Director (Asia Pacific), International Business Times, India

    ·      Mr. Chew Men Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Singapore
    ·      Ms. Silvia Halim, Director of Construction, PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda), Indonesia
    ·      Mr. Lee Ling Wee, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation Ltd & President of SMRT International Pte Ltd, Singapore
    ·      Mr. Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium
    ·      Mr. Bernard Tabary, CEO International, Keolis Group, France
    ·      Mr. Jeremy Yap, Deputy Chief Executive (Public Transport, Policy and Planning), Land Transport Authority, Singapore


  • Session 2: Dare to try: Thriving in uncertainty

    This high-profile panel discussion will focus on adopting the mindset of ‘dare to try’, during a period of such unprecedented uncertainty in the public transport sector. How can leaders of public transport innovate in a climate of tightened resources and slowed investment following the pandemic? Each panellist will explain how their organisation is adapting and changing with time. Furthermore, the leaders will share their vision and experience on how to encourage their organisation to learn from previous mistakes and continue with the courage to embrace the risk of failure without jeopardising citizens’ safety. 

    Moderated by:
    ·      Ms. Lindsey Mancini, Head of Secretary General’s Office, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium

    ·      Mr. Olivier Badard, Chief Executive Officer - Asia-Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, RATP Dev, United Arab Emirates
    ·      Mr. Chua Chong Kheng, Deputy Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Development), Land Transport Authority, Singapore
    ·      Mr. Michel Obadia, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility (Asia Pacific), Singapore
    ·      Mr. Masaki Ogata, Standing Distinguished Fellow, East Japan Railway Company, Japan and Honorary President, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium
    ·      Ms. Alexandra Reinagl, Chief Financial Officer, Wiener Linien, Austria
    ·      Mr. Jeffrey Sim, Head of Rail Development and Acting Head of North East Line and Sengkang Punggol LRT, SBS Transit Ltd, Singapore

  • Wrap Up Session
    ·      Mr. Jerome Pourbaix, Senior Director, Global Growth, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium

      Programme information is accurate as of 29 October and is subject to change.