Jeroen Weimar, CEO PTV brings ITS expertise to 2016 ITS World Congress
A global leader in public transport operations, Jeroen Weimar, Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has been announced as the latest executive speaker at the 23rd ITS World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne this October 10 – 14, 2016.
As keynote speaker of the ‘Mobility as a Service’ session, on Friday 14th October in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mr Weimar will bring a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years’ of international experience in the transportation industry across local transit systems, passenger rail, trains, trams, buses and the implementation of services on new infrastructure.
Responsible for managing the franchise agreements and operating contracts for Metro Trains, Yarra Trams, V/Line and all bus contracts across Melbourne and regional Victoria, Jeroen will draw on his own experience and use this unique opportunity to work with other speakers in an effort to establish what the future of mobility might look like.
In response to his appointment as executive speaker, Mr Weimar said “I’m very much looking forward to speaking at the 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne and welcome the opportunity to meet with international professionals to explore the future of our industry.
“We are continually working to upgrade our public transport network to make it more accessible to all Victorians and visitors, from the moment they plan their journey all the way to their final destination. Public transport users have benefited from the push for smart transport apps, with Google Maps adding Melbourne this year, so it would be interesting to see what other countries are doing in this space,” Mr Weimar said.
CEO of ITS Australia and host nation of this year’s Congress, Susan Harris says: “Public transport and infrastructure are contributing factors to Melbourne being named world’s most liveable city for a sixth successive year. Receiving the maximum score in infrastructure, quality of roads, public transport and international links shows the value of having an integrated and connected network.
“Given Melbourne is home to the world’s largest tram network and technical tours to Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, World Congress delegates will be very interested to understand more about Melbourne’s public transport network and hear more from Jeroen’s experiences in the UK and Australia,” Ms Harris said.
To find out more on the ‘Mobility as a Service’ session, visit http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/program/plenary-sessions.
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