Name Affiliation/Title Presentation/Speech/Group discussion
Keynote address
Mr. Ralph Wahnschafft and Mr. Jose Monroy DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DESA Presentation: "Perspectives for Enhancing Sustainable Transport: Modernizing and Greening Urban Taxi Fleets"

Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Urban Transport: Modernizing and Greening Taxi Fleets in Latin American Cities
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18-19 May 2011

Name Affiliation/Title Presentation/Speech/Group discussion
Opening Statements
PROF. LUIZ PINGUELLI ROSA DIRECTOR, COPPE, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO Opening Statement
MS. KATHLEEN ABDALLA CHIEF, EMERGING ISSUES BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DESA Opening Statement (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
Keynote Address
MR. SERGIO BESSERMAN VIANA PRESIDENT, RIO DE JANEIRO CHAMBER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SENIOR ADVISOR ON RIO+20, OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Keynote Speech
Welcome Addresses
MR. ALEXANDRE SANSAO TRANSPORT SECRETARY OF RIO DE JANEIRO MUNICIPALITY, BRAZIL Welcome Message
MR. LEE TAE-YONG (presented by Mr. SEUNG HYUN LEE) PRESIDENT, OVERSEAS PROJECT DEPARTMENT, KOREA ENERGY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (KEMCO), SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA Welcome Message (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
Mr. RALPH WAHNSCHAFFT SENIOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DESA Introduction (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
Session I:
Introductory overviews: Policy options and best practices in regulating urban taxi systems
MR. RONALDO BALASSIANO

MR. ANTONIO NELSON RODRIGUES DA SILVA
PROFESSOR, COPPE TRANSPORT ENGINEERING PROGRAMME, UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF TRANSPORT, UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Presentation (English, Portuguese) Presentation (English, Spanish)
MR. EDUARDO FREDERICO CABRAL DE OLIVEIRA DEPUTY TRANSPORT SECRETARY, RIO DE JANEIRO MUNICIPALITY, BRAZIL Presentation (Portuguese)
MR. CHARLES RATHBONE ASSISTANT MANAGER, LUXOR CAB COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, AND HOST WWW. TAXI-LIBRARY.ORG Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. SANGJIN HAN HEAD OF CENTER FOR TRANSPORT AND CLIMATE CHANGE , THE KOREA TRANSPORT INSITUTE, SEOUL, REP. OF KOREA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. OLEG KAMBERSKI HEAD, PASSENGER TRANSPORT & TAXI, IRU, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Presentation (English)
Session II:
Urban transport systems and the role of taxis
MR. FREDERIC SALIEZ REPRESENTATIVE, UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME (HABITAT), REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. RODOLFO LLANOS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUTORITY OF FISCAL AND SOCIAL CONTROL OR TRANSPORT SERVICES, BOLIVIA Presentation (English) (Spanish)
MR. ALVARO RODRIQUEZ-VALENCIA DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MS. LILIANA NUÑES-VELIZ PRESIDENT OF FOUNDATION NATURE AND MAN, HAVANNA, CUBA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MS. MARILYN FERNÁNDEZ PÉREZ NATIONAL COORDINATOR, UNITED NATIONS HABITAT, HAVANNA, CUBA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. JORGE GALARRAGA PROFESSOR, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA, CORDOBA, ARGENTINA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. JOÃO ALENCAR OLIVEIRA JUNIOR TRANSPORT ENGINEERING AND INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST, BRASILIA, BRAZIL Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. JULIO VILLALOBOS TRANSPORT CONSULTANT, SANTIAGO, CHILE Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MS. JUSSARA BELLAVINHA DIRECTOR, TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT PUBLIC COMPANY, BHTRANS, BELO HORIZONTE, MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL Presentation (Portuguese)
Session III:
Vehicle technologies and fuel choices for mitigating urban air pollution and GHG emissions from taxis
MR. MARTIN E. GLÜECKSMANN PRESIDENT, CAMARA DEL RADIO TAXI DE ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. ALEXANDRE SZKLO

MR. ROBERTO SCHAEFFER
PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, ENERGY PLANNING PROGRAMME, COPPE/UFRJ , RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

PROFESSOR, ENERGY PLANNING PROGRAMME, COPPE/UFRJ , RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. SANGJIN HAN (on behalf of Seoul Metropolitan Government) HEAD OF CENTER FOR TRANSPORT AND CLIMATE CHANGE , THE KOREA TRANSPORT INSITUTE, SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. MICHAEL KWEI SHENZHEN BUS GROUP, SHENZHEN CITY, CHINA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. STANLEY TANG BYD AUTO GROUP (LATIN AMERICA DIVISION), SHENZHEN, CHINA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. MICHAEL VOGTMANN MANGING DIRECTOR, SOLARINITIATIVE NUERNBERG, GERMANY Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
Session IV:
Taxi of tomorrow: Developments, innovations and trends
MR. RODRIGO TORRES BUSTILLOS TRANSPORT CONSULTANT AND FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL OF TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY OF QUITO MUNICIPALITY, ECUADOR Presentation (Spanish)
MR. ROBERTO NOBOA DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, QUITO CITY, ECUADOR Presentation (Spanish)
MR. RAMESH PRABHU CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, THREE WHEELS UNITED INDIA SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED, BANGALORE, INDIA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

(Video)
MR. ALBERTO VILLARREAL DESIGNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
MR. SEUNG HYUN LEE OVERSEAS PROJECT DEPARTMENT, KOREA ENERGY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (KEMCO), SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA Presentation (English) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
Session V:
Roundtable discussion on conclusions and recommendations of the expert group meeting
Closing Session
MS. SUZANA KAHN RIBERO PROFESSOR, TRANSPORT ENGINEERING PROGRAMME, COPPE UFRJ, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Closing Remarks
MS. KATHLEEN ABDALLA CHIEF, EMERGING ISSUES BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DESA Closing Remarks
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