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.

The 6th COTA - MOT - WB China Transport Forum in CICTP 2016

The 7th COTA-MOT-World Bank China Transport Forum

Theme: Intermodal Freight Transportation in China and around the World
Organizer: COTA, Ministry of Transport of China, the World Bank
Co-organizer: Shanghai Maritime University
Grand Ballroom 1, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shanghai, 8:30 – 12:15, July, 9, 2016

Proposed Agenda:
8:30 - 9:00
Opening Remarks
Dr. Youfang Huang, Professor & President, Shanghai Maritime University

Dr. Yu Zhang, COTA President, USA; Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Jose Luis Irigoyen, Global Practice Director, World Bank

Shengying Yu, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Transport of China (MOT)

Dr. Yuhe Cai, President, China Communications News, China
Session I - Intermodal Freight Transportation
Moderator: Jason Wang, Appalachian Regional Commission, USA
9:00 - 9:20
International and Domestic Freight: US Strategic Initiative
C. Michael Walton, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA
9:20 - 9:40
The State of the Practice of Intermodal Transportation in China
Dr. Bin Yang, Professor, Shanghai Maritime University
9:40 - 10:00
The Intermodal Freight Transport Development in the Context of Yangtze River Economic Belt
Cheng Lu, Deputy Director, Container Center, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute
10:00 - 10:05
10:05 – 10:15
Coffee Break
Session II: City Logistics
Moderator: Binyam Reja, China Transport Cluster Leader, World Bank
10:15 - 10:35
Freight and Logistics in Urban and Metropolitan Areas
Jose Holguin-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
10:35 - 10:55
China’s Green Logistics and Supply Chain – Key Issues and Pathway
Guowen Wang, Director, Center for Logistics and SCM, China Development Institute
10:55 – 11:10
Session III: ITS for Freight and Logistics
Moderator: Auturo Ardila Gomez, Lead Transport Economist, World Bank
11:10 – 11:20
ITS for Freight and Logistics
Zhang Lun, Professor, Tongji University
11:20 – 11:40
Global Environmental Fund (GEF) Green Freight Smart Logistics Platform
Mr. Zhiling Qiu, Deputy General Manager, Guangzhou CITIC Global Importer
Panel Discussion: Intermodal Freight Transportation -- from International Experiences to Chinese Practices
Moderator: Dr. Yuhe Cai, President, China Communications News, China
11:40 – 12:10
Above Session Speakers plus other WB and COTA guests
12:10 – 12:15
Closing Remarks
Jose Luis Irigoyen, Transport and ICT Global Practice, World Bank, World Bank


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