Young Transport Professionals Seminar

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Technological disruption, rising populations, growth of the shared economy, and changing demographics are just some of the issues that will define the careers of young transport professionals. The 2019 UITPANZ Young Transport Professionals Seminar in Melbourne will dissect these issues through the exploration of this year's theme, 'Mobility of the Future'.  Attendees will be asked to consider questions like:

  • What does the future mobility network look like?
  • What will the future customer look like?
  • What do I want my professional journey to look like?

The Seminar is designed for early-career professionals who are seeking to connect with other emerging leaders, and to learn from senior executives and transport experts. Most attendees are under 35 or have less than 5 years' experience. 


Attendees of the Young Transport Professionals Seminar will hear from thought-leaders from within the transport sector, presenting their experience and emerging ideas for future mobility. Through presentations, workshops, discussion and debate, attendees will learn about important ideas and issues facing our industry, including integrated mobility, on-demand transport, transport disruption, customer experience, workplace up-skilling and adaptation, as well as reflections from senior executives responsible for major transport portfolios.

Presenting speakers and topics include:

SESSION 1: 'New Mobility'

Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Public Transport; Minister for Ports and Freight               
Morning Keynote

Sue Wiblin, Manager New Mobilities, Keolis Downer

On-Demand: The answer to underserviced areas?
Mitchell Price
Head Government Relations
Exploring the opportunities that individual mobility options offer to improve our urban mobility networks

Megan Bourke-O'Neil, Deputy Secretary – Policy and Innovation, Department of Transport (VIC)                      

Disrupting Policy and Harvesting Innovation


Sue Wiblin, Keolis Downer
Megan Bourke O'Neil, 
Department of Transport Victoria
Mitchel Price, Lime
Dave Wall, Via

Partnering with New Mobility Players and Embracing Emerging Technologies 
Moderator: Kathy Lazanas

SESSION 2: 'Future Customer – what that means for mobility'

Ashleigh Cormack, Public Policy Manager – Australia and NZ, Uber

Uber Integration with Public Transport and Shared Mobility

Julien Dehornoy, Executive Director – Passenger Service Delivery, Yarra Trams

The Future Customer: Delivering Accessibility on the world's largest tram network
Rob Mayo, Managing Director, MH Consulting
Customer Experience and Mode Shift - International Perspectives

Professor Graham Currie, Director, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University

Disruptors or Distraction? Separating Fact from Fiction

SESSION 3: Executive Insights

Paul Younis, Secretary, Department of Transport 

A Day in the Life of a Secretary                           

CEO Panel:

Paul Younis, Department of Transport (VIC) 
Raymond O'Flaherty, CEO, Metro Trains Melbourne
Karen Hayes, CEO, Guide Dogs Victoria
Leila Frances, President Middle East and Hyderabad,
Chair of Keolis Downer | Keolis
Career Reflections and Advice from the Top
Moderator: Michelle Batsas, UITPANZ
Session 4: Where to next?
Alistair Pearson, Partner, Analytic Intelligence, PwC
Designing Tomorrow: Planning Precincts with City Maker
Stuart Morgan, Transport for NSW, 2019 YTP Bursary Winner
Susan Palmer-Cannon, PTV, 2019 YTP Bursary Winner                                                                            
UITP Global Public Transport Summit Reflections and Young Transport Professionals Bursary



Early Bird Member - $350

Early Bird Non-Member - $450

Member $395

Non-Member $495


Practical information: 

Date and Time
Fri 29th Nov 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
PwC Offices Melbourne
2 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia


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