The 6th China Transport Forum in 2015 Chinese Overseas Transportation Association International Conference of Transportation Professionals Conference
July 27, 2015Beijing

Date: July 27th, 2015

Location: Beijing Friendship Hotel, Ruibin Building, #1 Conference Room

Organizer: Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), Ministry of Transport, World Bank

Co-organizer: Beijing Jiaotong University

Purpose: The COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum is a joint event to be organized by COTA and the World Bank during the annual COTA China International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP) conference since 2010. The purposes of the Forum are to (i) highlight critical challenges and opportunities in China’s transport development and (ii) share and discuss international and Chinese experience on transportation development including experiences from the Bank funded transport projects in China among COTA members, invited government officials, researchers, educators and practitioners from China.

The 6th COTA-WB China Transport Forum will be jointly organized by COTA, the World Bank and Ministry of Transport of China. This year’s forum will focus on transport economics and transportation for economic development in China and around world. It is a timely topic which links transportation and economic in a fast growing economy of the world. The forum will feature national and international experts on the topic to discuss range of issues related to transportation and economics as well as the economic development which is a core focus from Chinese government.





Opening Remarks

YIN Yafeng, COTA President

Michel Kerf, Practice Manager, WB

YU Shengying, Director General, Dept. of Planning, MOT

Session I                Transport and Economic Development

Moderator: Michel Kerf, Practice Manager, The World Bank

8:30 - 8:50

China’s High-Speed Rail Impact on Economic Development

JIN Ying, Cambridge University, UK

8:50 - 9:10

Economic Impact for Completing the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in U.S.

Jason Wang, Appalachian Regional Commission, USA

9:10 – 9:30

Congestion Pricing in China

SONG Shunfeng, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

9:30 – 9:50

Transport and Poverty Reduction

Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California, USA

9:50 – 10:00



10:00 – 10:10

Coffee Break

Session II               Financing and Public- Private Partnership (PPP)

Moderator: Yuhe Cai, Director General, China Communications News

10:10 -10:30

China PPP Case Study

Tiger Shan, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategy  

10:30 -10:50

Urban Transport Financing under the New Budget Law

Binyam Reja, Lead Transport Specialist, The World Bank

10:50 – 11:10

Transit Metropolis & Financing Policy

ZHONG Zhaohui, Senior Engineer, China Sustainable Urban Transportation Research Center – CATS

11:10 – 11:20



Panel Discussion: New Ideas of Transport Development & Financing to Integrate into 13th FYP Preparation

Moderator: Shengying Yu, Director General, Dept. of Planning, MOT

11:20 – 12:00

Binyam Reja (Lead Transport Specialist, The World Bank)

Shunfeng Song (University of Nevada, Reno)

Jason Wang (Appalachian Regional Commission, USA)

Ying Jin (Cambridge University, UK)

Jifu Guo (Director, Beijing Transportation Research Center)

Xuedong Yan (Beijing Jiaotong University)

Zhaohui Zhong (Senior Engineer, Urban Transport Research Center – CATS)