This week TTF in partnership with the UITP Australia New Zealand (UITPANZ) has launched the program for the 2019 Australian Transport Summit to be held on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, at the Hilton Sydney.

This year’s Summit theme is Real Mobility: Connecting People, Places, Spaces and we are putting a major focus on current and emerging issues facing the Australian transport sector.

We are delighted to be able to present a stellar list of transport industry leader from Australia and overseas to speak about how innovative mobility services are transforming how people move and where they work and live.

For 2019 our keynote speakers include

– Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago
– Susan Anderson, General Manager, Uber ANZ
– Tony Braxton-Smith, Chief Executive at Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure NSW
– Matt Longland, Deputy Director General, Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD
– Joshua L. Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro
– Simon Barrett, Senior Partner & Chairman, L.E.K Australia

Each year the Australian Transport Summit brings together CEOs and senior executives from Australia’s leading transport operators, government agencies, research institutions and investment companies to consider key policy issues in the transport sector.

We will examine how converging social and high-tech trends are reshaping the way people and goods move from point A to point B.

We know that change is happening quickly, with new providers and business models emerging nearly every day.

These changes are coming even as many governments across the world are faced with growing congestion, rising populations, urbanisation, and aging transportation infrastructure.

Across the coming weeks we will continue to unveil our program and I am keen to profile some of our international speakers.

One of which is Pras Ganesh, Vice President, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Director, Toyota Mobility Foundation.

Pras will be talking to us about how Toyota is solving mobility issues through human-centred innovation with the Foundation’s mantra, “working to enable more people to go more places by sharing our knowledge, partnering with others and using our innovative spirit to build a more joyful mobile society.”

We will be hearing about how Japan, Thailand and India who have mounting mobility challenges are working on projects that have focused on safety, inclusion and improving mobility options by integrating technology with the human element.

As density and congestion increase in city environments, making sure that the free flow of people and goods is a critical issue for urban planners and city governments and is an issue relevant to all cities where freedom of movement is essential to ensure the cities can thrive.

Pras will be speaking to conference attendees about how the Toyota Mobility Foundation is developing tools and programs that use the latest principles in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to achieve effective, dynamic, real-time management across all ground transportation modes.

So, for further information visit https://ttf.org.au/conference/transport2019/

We look forward to seeing you there.

2019-06-28T16:33:22+10:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Opinion|