The European Union (EU) has set itself the objective of achieving 20 per cent primary energy savings in 2020. This objective is one of the five headline targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. As outlined in the European Commission (EC) communication ‘Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050’, energy efficiency can help the EU achieve and even outperform its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target. However, the EC’s latest estimates suggest that the EU will achieve only half of the 20 per cent target in 2020.

The transport sector is responsible for 31 per cent of energy consumption and 21 per cent of the EU GHG emissions. Contrary to other sectors, GHG emissions in this sector have increased constantly during the last years. Over 40 per cent of all transport-related GHG emissions are produced in European cities. Consequently, the operators of urban mass transit systems are facing increasing demands to provide efficient and cost-effective urban mobility solutions. As energy costs represent one of the most important parts of the operating budget for many public transportations systems, there is an urgent need to improve the energy efficiency of these systems.

In response to these circumstances, Global Mass Transit will host a conference, Energy Efficiency in Public Transportation, on February 7 and 8, 2013, at Steigenberger Grandhotel (formerly The Conrad) in Brussels. The conference aims to bring together diverse stakeholders for exploring creative approaches to develop competitive, smart, sustainable and cost-effective public transportation systems in European cities.

KEY issues to be explored:

  • EU and national level policy directives.
  • Initiatives to increase energy efficiency of existing and upcoming public transport systems.
  • Economic incentives and financing.
  • Role of the public sector.
  • Best practices and lessons learned.
  • Market-based approaches.
  • Stakeholder involvement opportunities.
  • Technological innovation.
  • Delivery of energy efficiency projects

February 7-8, 2013

Session Time Indicative Topics Speaker status
REGISTRATION 8:00 onwards
Welcome Address 9:00 – 9:15
Introduction and Initiatives to Increase Efficiency 9:15 – 10:30 Strategy and objectives of the European Commission; 2020 Vision Paul Hodson, Head – Energy Efficiency Unit, European Commission
The contribution of mobility to liveable cities Pierre Laconte, President, Foundation for the Urban Environment, Honorary Secretary-General, UITP
Discussion on lessons learned
Break 10:30 – 10:45 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
Economic Incentives and Financing 10:45 – 12:30 European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) Zarpana Massud-Baqa, Assistant Vice President, Asset Management, Environmental and Social Capital, Deutsche Bank AG
Impact of public procurement of buses on EU 20 20 20 Edward Jobson, Director Environmental Affairs, Volvo Bus
Innovation in financing Dominique Maurel, Managing Director, Head of Financing, Mediobanca
Discussion on lessons learned
Break 12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
Role of the Public Sector 13:30 – 15:00 Plans for sustainable urban mobility Philippe Bossuet, Director – Direction Prospective,Etudes Amont et Plan des Deplacements Urbains, SYTRAL
Procurement of heavy duty hybrid electric fuel cell buses Paul Jenne, Transit Bus Project Manager, Van Hool NV
Promoting modal shifts, results of the SEGMENT project John D Nelson, Professor of Transport Studies, College of Physical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
Discussion on lessons learned
Break 15:00 – 15:15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
Case Studies for Best Practices 15:15 – 16:30 Case study of Brussels Adelheid Byttebier, President, STIB, Brussels
Case study of Montreal Robert Olivier, Director of National and International Affairs, AMT Canada
Case study of London Simon Chung, Principal Systems Performance Engineer (Profession Head of Modelling & Performance) and Head of Engineering, Capital Programmes Directorate, Transport for London (TfL)
Discussion on lessons learned
Market-based Approaches and Stakeholder Involvement 16:30 – 17:00 Focus on passengers Patrick Vautier, Director Marketing, RATP
Discussion on lessons learned
17:00 End of Day 1

February 7-8, 2013

Session Time Indicative Topics Speaker status
08:30 – 09:00 TEA/ COFFEE and NETWORKING
Technology Innovation 9:00 – 10:30 Energy saving on full automated metro – Paris Line 14 field experience Jerome Charmetant, System Engineer in Railway automation – CBTC, RATP
Electric buses Gerard Yelloz, Senior Vice President – Urban Transport Division, Siemens SAS, France
Wayside Energy store system with ultracapacitor technology Jean-Luc Deflandre, Advisor to the Board for Europe Region, BYD Europe B.V.
Eco-driving behaviour and supporting technologies Marko Kroenke, Director Product Management and R&D, Division SYSTEMS, Bombardier Transportation, Canada
Discussion on lessons learned Jasper Deman, Senior Consultant – Sustainable Transport, Ecofys
Break 10:30 – 10:45 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
Delivering Energy Efficiency Projects 10:45 – 12:15 Investment prioritization Kuldeep Gharatya, Head of Systems Integration, Transport for London (TfL)
City bus of the future Michail Voigt, Senior Sales Manager, Department of Hybrid Drives for Commercial Road Vehicles, Siemens
Energy storage technologies Arnaud Massant, Vice President Strategy, AdetelGroup;
Discussion on lessons learned Xavier Benoit, CTO and Vice President Technical, AdetelGroup
Concluding Remarks 12:15 – 12:30
12:30 onwards LUNCH and NETWORKING

The confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Paul Hodson, Head – Energy Efficiency Unit, European Commission
  • Adelheid Byttebier, President, STIB Brussels
  • Kuldeep Gharatya, Head of Systems Integration, Transport for London
  • Dominique Maurel, Managing Director, Head of Financing, Mediobanca
  • Patrick Vautier, Director Marketing, RATP
  • Jean-Luc Delflandre, Advisor to the Board for Europe Region, BYD Europe B.V.
  • Robert Olivier, Director of National and International Affairs, AMT Canada
  • Zarpana Massud-Baqa, Assistant Vice President, Asset Management–Environmental and Social Capital, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Philippe Bossuet, Director – Direction Prospective, Etudes Amont et Plan des Deplacements Urbains, SYTRAL
  • Simon Chung, Principal Systems Performance Engineer (Profession Head of Modelling & Performance), Head of Engineering, Capital Programmes Directorate, Transport for London (TfL)
  • Edward Jobson, Director Environmental Affairs, Volvo Bus
  • Arnaud Massant, Vice President Strategy, AdetelGroup
  • Xavier Benoit, CTO and Vice President Technical, AdetelGroup
  • Marko Kroenke, Director Product Management and R&D, Division SYSTEMS, Bombardier Transportation, Canada
  • John D Nelson , Professor of Transport Studies, College of Physical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • Pierre Laconte, President, Foundation for the Urban Environment, Honorary Secretary-General, UITP
  • Michail Voigt, Senior Sales Manager, Department of Hybrid Drives for Commercial Road Vehicles, Siemens
  • Gerard Yelloz, Senior Vice President – Urban Transport Division, Siemens SAS, France
  • Jerome Charmetant, System Engineer in Railway automation – CBTC, RATP
  • Paul Jenne, Transit Bus Project Manager, Van Hool NV
  • Jasper Deman, Senior Consultant – Sustainable Transport, Ecofys

For speaking opportunities, please contact:

Bridgit Hartland-Johnson
Global Mass Transit
Email: bhj@globalmasstransit.net
Tel: +91-96-500-13322

Robert Olivier
Global Mass Transit
Email: robert.olivier@globalmasstransit.net
Tel: +1 514 912 6317

Namrta Bangia
Global Mass Transit
Email:namrta.bangia@globalmasstransit.net
Mobile:+ 44 20 7097 5717

Who should attend

The event is expected to draw participation from top executives, managers and decision-makers from:

  • Public transport authorities and operating companies
  • Policymaking and regulatory bodies
  • Technology and service provider firms
  • Equipment manufacturing companies
  • Financiers and venture capitalists
  • Industry consultants
  • Research and development organizations
  • Technical institutes

Key benefits to participants

  • Gain insight on relevant issues for energy efficiency in the European public transport sector from various perspectives.
  • Learn about the existing regulations and the expected future regulatory path.
  • Learn about government initiatives being undertaken to promote energy efficiency in the European public transport sector.
  • Explore financing strategies and funding sources.
  • Understand the role of the public sector.
  • Share case study experiences to understand best practices.
  • Explore opportunities for developing the market and engaging stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyze technology solutions.
  • Learn about strategies for delivering energy efficiency projects.
  • Network with transit agency managers and key industry players.
  • Participate in interactive plenary discussions.

Confirmed participants

The organizations that have already confirmed their participation include: AdetelGroup, AEG, AMT, AnsaldoBreda SpA, BAE Systems, Bayer MaterialScience, Bombardier Transportation, BYD Europe B.V., City Group KSC, COFELY INEO, Deutsche Bank AG, EBRD, European Commission, European Investment Bank, INIT, Keolis, Mediobanca, MIVB, RATP, Shell, Siemens, STIF, SYTRAL, Thermo King, Transport for London, University of Aberdeen, Vanner Inc., Volvo Group, Yellow design Foundation, ZF Friedrichshafen, etc.

Sponsorship (Limited to four organizations)*

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for organizations to showcase their products and services. The deliverables include:

  • Two delegate registrations (full conference)
  • Table space at the conference
  • Distribution of sponsor promotional material to each delegate
  • Logo presence at the conference
  • Acknowledgement on the conference website
  • A hyperlink to the organization’s website
  • Speaker slot (if relevant, subject to approval of organizers)

* Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, contact:
Yasmeen Chopra
Global Mass Transit
Email: yasmeen.chopra@globalmasstransit.net
Mobile: +91-9555437913

Global Mass Transit is a leading provider of information and analysis on the global mass transit industry. It publishes the Global Mass Transit Report (a monthly newsletter) and Global Mass Transit Weekly (a weekly update). It also operates the www.globalmasstransit.net website.

Global Mass Transit provides information on all key developments, trends and issues in the sector. It tracks major projects, contracts and investments. It profiles leading mass transit authorities/operators and discusses their strategies. It reports on regulatory initiatives and examines their implementation. It provides the latest available data and statistics. It also features the views and perspectives of experts and top industry players.

Our clients include leading global organizations such as Accenture, Acciona Infraestructuras, AECOM, Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT), Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda SpA, Ashok Leyland, BAE Systems, Bombardier Transportation, CAF, Clever Devices, Confidex Limited, Corredor Insurgentes SA de CV (CISA), DB Stadtverkehr GmbH, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EvoBus GmbH (Daimler), GFI Genfare, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Halcrow, Harrington-Hughes & Associates Incorporated, Hoft & Wessel AG, HOK, HUBNER GmbH, IMG Consulting, INIT AG, IVU Traffic Technologies AG, KEOLIS, Knorr-Bremse SfS GmbH, Land Transport Authority Singapore, Luminator, Metropolitana Milanese SpA, Mobitec, NXP Semiconductors, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Poyry PLC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RATP, Ringrollers – a division of DCD DORBYL, Rogers Corporation, Selectron Systems AG, Serco, Siemens, SNC-Lavalin, Sojitz Corporation, Swissrail, Tait Radio, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited, Technatomy Corporation, TEMSA Europe NV, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions, Thetis SpA, Traktionssysteme Austria, Trapeze Group, Unipart Rail, VDV-Kernapplikations GmbH & Co. KG, Vossloh Espana, WorleyParsons, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, etc.

Conference Venue:

Steigenberger Grandhotel (formerly The Conrad, Brussels)
Avenue Louise 71
Brussels BRU 1050
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 5424242


Steigenberger Grandhotel

Steigenberger Grandhotel is a luxury hotel located on the legendary Avenue Louise. Recreated within its original 19th Century facade, the hotel combines vintage charm with modern luxuries. Many of the main tourist attractions, stations and most elegant boutiques in Brussels are all within easy reach of hotel.

For room reservations, please contact:

Victoria Munoz
Conventions & Events Coordinator
Steigenberger Grandhotel
Avenue Louise 71
1050, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 5424170
Fax: +32 2 5424584
Email: victoria.munozgarnica@steigenberger.com

For registration and sponsorship opportunities:

Yasmeen Chopra
Global Mass Transit
Email: yasmeen.chopra@globalmasstransit.net
Mobile: +91 955 543 7913

 

For speaking opportunities:

Bridgit Hartland-Johnson
Global Mass Transit
Email: bhj@globalmasstransit.net
Tel: +91-96-500-13322

Robert Olivier
Global Mass Transit
Email: robert.olivier@globalmasstransit.net
Tel: +1 514 912 6317

Namrta Bangia
Global Mass Transit
Email:namrta.bangia@globalmasstransit.net
Mobile:+ 44 20 7097 5717

 

To register, email us at registration@globalmasstransit.net or visit us at www.globalmasstransit.net