ADB Transport Forum 2018 | Asian Development Bank

ADB Transport Forum 2018

Event | 12 - 14 September 2018 ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

Registration

Regstration is closed. 

Description

The Transport Forum 2018 will be focused on the issue of "Financing the Future of Transport in Asia and the Pacific." By ADB estimates, the Asian transport sector will require over $8.4 trillion in investments until 2030 in order to continue the region’s growth trajectory while responding to the challenges of climate change. Opportunities exist to close the infrastructure funding gap and direct the financing toward more sustainable, resilient transport infrastructure, and the forum provides an opportunity to discuss these opportunities and attendant challenges.

Objectives

  • Discuss real-world sustainable transport solutions with the policy makers, thought leaders, and practitioners working in the transport sector.
  • Engage in a unique dialogue between ADB and its developing member countries and partners on the challenges and opportunities facing the transport sector.
  • Learn about the latest technical advances, best practices and challenges in sustainable transport covering each of the main transport modes, and the new technologies and approaches that are reshaping the sector.

Target participants

  • Leaders, senior officials, and managers of transport and international development
  • Government officials from ADB developing member countries
  • Private sector, development partners, research organizations and NGOs

Event organizers/partners

James Leather
Chief of Transport Sector Group
Sector Advisory Service Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
ADB

Steven Lewis-Workman
Senior Transport Specialist
Sector Advisory Service Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
ADB