Leadership and Policy Seminar Series
Seminars are normally held fortnightly on Tuesdays, between February and November (with a break in July), from 11am to noon with coffee and tea available from 10.30am. Confirmed seminars are listed below. Invitations will be sent to our mailing list at least one week in advance. The seminars are free, however, an RSVP is required, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Date: 2nd Jul 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Dr Andrew Daly, Senior Research Fellow, RAND Europe; Research Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK
Topic: Improving the Basis of Travel Demand Forecasting
Abstract: Appraising transport infrastructure or deciding whether transport policy such as road pricing or public transport subsidy is beneficial to society requires forecasts of travel flows, which are routinely made in developed countries by models of quite large scale. These models are difficult to understand, and often misunderstood, and are subject to criticism for their errors and inflexibilities.This seminar will discuss what can be done, using choice modelling, to clarify the basis of the modelling and to remove some of the dubious aspects. However, forecasting remains subject to professional judgement and cannot be made entirely rigorous. At the same time, analysts have a duty to advance their models to take account of modern developments in choice modelling, for example by the inclusion of attitudinal variables, the use of non-linear representations of key variables and representing the varying decision-making paradigms that the population might be using. The author will refer to his experience in developing the Sydney Strategic Transport Model and similar models in a dozen other countries.
Bio: Andrew Daly is a Senior Research Fellow at RAND Europe, a Research Professor at the Institute for Transport Studies in Leeds and the author of the widely-used ALOGIT software; he received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research and was instrumental in founding the International Choice Modelling Conference series. His work has attempted to bridge the gap between research and practice in choice modelling: pioneering the introduction of random utility models, making advanced models operational for large areas so they can be used in practical planning and improving the credibility of Stated Choice methods. He has published and presented about 200 papers on these subjects, has contributed to a number of books and regularly reviews papers for the leading transport journals. He has directed major transport modelling projects in The Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia and the UK and contributed to projects in several other countries. He frequently advises local, national and international government agencies on transport modelling and valuation.
Date: 13th Aug 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: David Asteraki, Director Infrastructure KPMG
Topic: Closing the infrastructure gap - funding, finance and PPP policy considerationsAbstract:
David Asteraki is a senior infrastructure financier with an international track record of advising Governments on the award of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, advising bidders, and arranging and providing limited-recourse finance. David is a Director of KPMG's Infrastructure and Projects Group, where he has advised the Federal Government on the National Broadband Network and various Defence projects; and the NSW RTA on the M2 Enhancement project. He undertook a review for Infrastructure Australia on barriers to competition and efficiency in the procurement of PPP projects, and has written widely on the challenges of financing Australian PPPs in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. David was formerly Head of Partnerships Victoria and held several senior positions in the London PPP market, where his major projects included the M5 and M6 motorways in Hungary; the M74 motorway in Scotland; the M8 and M7/M8 motorways in Ireland; one of England's first PPP hospital projects; Spain's first PPP hospital project, England's first grouped schools project; Northern Ireland's first PPP raw water treatment project; and the BA London Eye, London's leading tourist attraction.
Date: 27th Aug 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Malcolm Ramsay, Global Head of Aviation, KPMG
Date: 3rd Sep 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Neil Smith, Director, Transit Australia
Date: 10th Sep 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Julieta Legaspi, Transport for NSW Principles and Guidelines of Economic Appraisal of Transport Investment and Initiatives
Topic: Principal Manager, Economic Policy Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW
Date: 24th Sep 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Stephen Bryon, Canberra as second Sydney airport
Topic: CEO, Canberra airport
Date: 22nd Oct 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Professor John Stanley, ITLS-Sydney
Topic: Land use/ transport integration: from project to place
Date: 12th Nov 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: John Borghetti, CEO, Virgin Australia
Date: 19th Nov 2013 11:00 am
Speaker: Professor Michael Bell, ITLS-Sydney
Topic: Latest Trends in Maritime Logistics