Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

A range of new technologies that address climate change challenges will be presented in Adelaide today at a free forum:

What: ‘Transport Technology Forum – Reducing Our Carbon Footprint’

Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

When:  Monday, Nov 23, 2009, 2-6pm

The forum will focus on opportunities for cutting-edge technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of "moving people and things". 

Byron Riessen, State Chair of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) said that one of the event’s aims was to harness increasing investments by industries such as mining, wine, ICT and defence in transport technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Internode Managing Director Simon Hackett’s Tesla Roadster, the vehicle that has just smashed the EV world distance record, and other solar vehicles, will be on display.

Speakers and Delegates

Delegates attending this forum will be technology developers in software and electronics; industry based contractors; transport industry consultants within road, rail and aviation; those supplying leading market technology; Federal and State Government officers, regulatory bodies and policy advisors.

Speakers include:

* Brad Moyes, Aurecon
* James DiLiberto, Business Development Manager, AZZO Automation
* Anita Byrnes, Forum8
* Jennifer Wilson, The Project Factory
* Rocco Zito, Acting Director of Transport Systems
* Philip Blake, Manager Traffic Operations, Metro Region, DTEI Traffic Management Systems into the Future
* Robert Crossley, Director, Agtrix Pty Ltd
* Darrell Bowyer, Managing Director, IMIS Pty Ltd
* Dr Peter Pudney, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, University of South Australia
* Alex Grant, Dedicated Short Range Communications - University of South Australia
* Damith Ranasinghe – University of Adelaide
* Richard Yeo – ARRB Group Driving Efficiency and Productivity: the Freight Vehicle Fuel-Tool

About the Transport Technology Forum
The Transport Technology Forum is the result of collaboration between industry organisations such as the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA), the Technology Industry Association (TIA), the Government of South Australia and Innovate SA.

Adelaide Convention Centre, 2.15pm – 6pm, November 23, 2009


Media Contact: Leila Henderson, 0414 69 70 71, [email protected]

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The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector. AIIA sets the strategic direction of the industry, influences public policy and provides members with productivity tools, advisory services and market intelligence to accelerate their business growth.
Byron Riessen
P: 0414 69 70 71
M: 0407 840 315
W: www.tia.asn.au/events/transport-technology-forum-reducing-our-carbon-footprint


An important forum aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector takes place this afternoon in Adelaide.



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