COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum

The China Transport Forum is a joint event that is organized by COTA (previously NACOTA) and the World Bank during the annual COTA China conferences. The purposes of the Forum are to
  • high-light critical challenges and opportunities in China’s transport development and
  • share and discuss inter-national and China’s experience (including the experiences of the World Bank funded projects in China) among COTA members, invited government officials, researchers, educators and practitioners from China.
The 1st COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum was held in 2010 along with the 10th ICCTP conference in Beijing, China. The forum provided both an invited speaker’s session and a panel discussion session for in-depth discussion on the topic. It has become the most influential meeting during CICTP coneference each year.
  • 2010 - 1st COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Bejing, China. Theme: Sustainable urban transport development in China.
  • 2011 - 2nd COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Nanjing, China. Theme: Road safety in China.
  • 2012 - 3rd COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Beijing, China. Theme: Public transport system integration.
  • 2013 - 4th COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Shenzhen, China.
  • 2014 - 5th COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Changsha, China.
  • 2015 - 6th COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Beijing, China.
  • 2016 - 7th COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum, Shanghai, China.

The 8th COTA - World Bank China Transport Forum

The 8th COTA-MOT-World Bank China Transport Forum

Theme: Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Transport
Organizer: COTA, the World Bank, China Transport News
Host: Tongji University
TongXin Building 224 (同心楼 224), Tongji Jiading Campus, Shanghai, 8:00 – 12:30, July, 9, 2017

Proposed Agenda:
Open Remarks
Moderator: Jason Wang, Appalachian Regional Commission, USA
8:00 - 8:20
Opening Remarks
Remark 1 – Jian Lu, Dean of College of Transportation Engineering at Tongji University
Remark 2 – Hua Tan, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank
Session I: Big Data in Real World
Moderator: Shiyi Han, Transport News
8:20 - 8:40
Informationization Practice of Beijing Metro Transit Operation Management
Jun Yang, Beijing Metro Network Control Center
8:40 - 9:00
Sustainable development of ofo bicycle with big data assistance
Yeming Ma, ofo
9:00 - 9:20
Blockchain and the Future of Transportation
Randeep Sudan, World Bank
9:20 - 9:30
Session II: ITS in Applications
Moderator: Randeep Sudan, World Bank
9:30 – 9:50
ITS Improves Accessibility to Transit of the Visually Impaired
Kui Su, GuoZhou Transport Management Office
9:50 – 10:10
Achieving Energy Savings by Intelligent Transportation System Investments in the Context of Smart Cities
Yang Chen, World Bank
10:10 - 10:20
10:20 – 10:35
Tea Break
Session III: Emerging Technologies for the Future
Moderator: Yang Chen, World Bank
10:35 – 10:55
New Energy Bus in China
Cheng Li, China Academy of Transportation Sciences
10:55 - 11:15
Future of Big Data
Wenjiang Niu, China Transport Information Center
11:15 - 11:35
Technology in Paradise, Emerging Trends in Hawaii
Mark Garrity, Oriental Consultants Global Co.
11:35 - 11:45
Panel Discussion: Best Practices and the Future Actions
Moderator: Yi Yang, World Bank
11:45 - 12:25
Panel: Yeming Ma, Kui Su, Yang Chen, Al Roshdieh, Mark Garrity
Close Remark
12:25 – 12:30
Closing Remark
Shiyi Han, Transport News


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