The fifth Transport Knowledge Conference was held on Wellington on Thursday 15 November 2018 at The Rydges. 

2017 Transport Knowledge Conference

The fourth Transport Knowledge Conference was run as a precursor to the 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) at a combined event during 27-29 November 2017. The combined event was held at the University of Auckland and had over 260 domestic and international attendees from academia, public and private sectors.

The theme for this year’s Transport Knowledge Conference was “Managing transport demand: Technologies, social and economic impacts”. At her opening address, Associate Minister of Transport, Hon Julie Anne Genter discussed the need for the transport sector to have a paradigm shift in addressing transport issues and to better understand how transport supports the type of cities and communities that New Zealanders want.

At their keynote addresses, Dr. Jari Kauppila (Head of Statistic and Modelling of the International Transport Forum at the OECD) and Dr. Debbie Hopkins (Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford) discussed the future of mobility with the use of shared mobility services and driverless vehicles.  In addition to the two keynotes, the Transport Knowledge Conference also featured 32 presentations (in parallel sessions) and 2 panel discussions to showcase how transport agencies, local government and the wider transport sector work together to address transport’s strategic challenges. 

View the presentations (external link)(external link)  for the Transport Knowledge Conference 2017.

2017 Australasian Transport Research Forum

The 39th ATRF followed the Transport Knowledge Conference and had four plenary sessions and a panel discussion with internationally recognised transport experts. The rest of the ATRF programme had 23 parallel sessions and over 110 presented and poster papers.

Find out more about the ATRF(external link)(external link).

View historical ATRF conference papers(external link)(external link).

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2017 OECD/International Transport Forum Roundtable

In November 2017, the Ministry hosted the first OECD/ITF Roundtable in New Zealand. The theme for the roundtable was Social impacts of time and space-based road pricing. The roundtable was held at the CORDIS Auckland Hotel, Auckland on Thursday 30 November and Friday 01 December.

Presentations from the Roundtable will be available at the International Transport Forum website in due course.