Adelaide gears for forum

Industry leaders to share knowledge at international forum

By Amie Hickland | August 19,

International experts in the public transport industry will gather in Adelaide for this month’s Integrated Transport Planning Forum.

UITP Australia New Zealand Executive Director Rob Pearce expects between 40 and 50 people to attend the forum from well-known industry faces to government representatives.

He says the forum will explore two main topics – transport and land use planning integration and achieving integrated transport outcomes across all modes, including road-based transport.

Pearce says a large part of the forum will be based around buses and other modes of public transport.

"Most of the forum is really dedicated to public transport," he says.

Keynote speaker at the event will be South Australia’s Department Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Public Transport Services Deputy Chief Executive Emma Thomas.

Thomas will speak about developments in the state in the area of integrated transport planning.

Pearce says it will be a great opportunity for those in the industry to build their knowledge around best practice.

"It’s designed to be both one way communication and interaction," he says of the forum.

A series of speakers and expert panels from Australia and New Zealand will follow and the day will conclude with an exchange focussing on identifying best practice principles.

The forum will be held on August 30 from 9.30am at Adelaide Convention Centre. For more information or to register contact Tristan Miles on 07 3338 4260 or email

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