Parallel Session 17 – Through the looking glass: Risk management in Public Transport

  • 10 June
09:00 to 10:30

Uncertainties and complexities engrained in public transport system management are important challenges faced by Public Transport operators. This perception on risks and their significance can be seen in other sectors and industries, where companies with more mature risk management practices tend to outperform their peers financially.

International agencies like the World Economic Forum position Risk Management as a key ingredient in enhancing resilience through an awareness of risks within industries and communities. A sound approach must be taken to Risk Management not just as a tool to mitigate but to enhance service quality and face adversity as potential opportunities for the sector.

This session will aim to address the role of Risk Management as a tool for improving performance and its potential impact on access for funding.

  • Chairperson: Ismael URUEN PUEYO, Finance Director, TMB, Barcelona, Spain
  • Metro strategic risk management: essential to achieving influence and control
    Roger ALLPORT, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Railway & Transport Strategy Centre, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Conducting business sustainability - Mitigating financing threads, exploiting opportunities
    Michael SCHEMMER, Senior Director Health, Safety and Environment, Bombardier Transportation, Berlin, Germany
  • The road to ERM: the Metro de Madrid Experience
    Francisco MARTÍNEZ-DAVIS, Chief Financial Officer, Metro de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • The Rating approach: Creditworthiness between public service and corporates
    Thomas FISCHINGER, Director of the Sovereigns / International Public Finance, Standard and Poor's, Frankfurt, Germany 

Simultaneous interpretation in EN/DE/FR/ES/IT


  • Corporate management and human resources
  • Funding and Financing
  • Market organisation and governance
  • Economy
  • Parallel session
  • Simultaneous interpretation in EN/DE/FR/ES/IT