Net Zero Transit Symposium

To reduce the impacts of climate change and create a sustainable future for our world we all need to work together to reduce carbon emissions in our cities and urban centres. Projected population increases and urban consolidation are driving the need for improved mid-tier transit transport on a global scale. New emerging transport technology will help make these options more sustainable while improving access to employment, reducing congestion and contributing to urban regeneration.

Curtin University has been examining a range of mid-tier transit options across the world to understand how it can generate a positive impact on the built environment. This sustainable mid-tier transit has the potential to create new transport corridors linking activity centres and local neighbourhoods by providing better connections across communities.

But there is work to be done. Existing options need to evolve significantly to encourage people out of their cars and make the switch to public transport. It’s a challenge that requires collaboration across community, business and government sectors.

Join us at the Net Zero Transit Symposium and hear from industry experts to find out how innovations in transport technology are enabling the transition to net zero emissions. We’ll explore how these advancements will create the opportunity to drive economic development while enhancing connectivity and revitalising communities.

You can be part of the journey with an Australian first trial of the latest in digital rail transit – the Trackless Tram. It’s arrival in Perth will coincide with the Net Zero Transit Symposium and all attendees will be able to experience this firsthand with a showcase at the City of Stirling.

Let’s discover how we can collaborate to reduce carbon emissions with net zero transit and lead the way in creating a more sustainable future for our communities – it’s fundamental to our success.

View the Trackless Tram Business Case page.

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Symposium information

Registrations for the Symposium are now open

When 21 – 22 November 2023

Where Rendezvous Scarborough

Policies All tickets are non refundable

Register now via eventbrite

Supporting events

As a part of the Symposium the City of Stirling will be hosting various supporting events and networking opportunities. Separate registration is required for each event.

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5.00pm – 7.00pm, Wednesday 22 November 2023

Enjoy 2 hours of canapes and drinks while networking with industry experts following the symposium.

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Be Part of the Australian First Trial

7.30am – 9.00am, Wednesday, 22 November 2023

As part of the Symposium, you are invited to jump onboard an Australian-first trial of the Trackless Tram at the City of Stirling. 

This will take place at the City of Stirling, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling with breakfast provided. Optional transport will be provided from Scarborough Beach to Stirling, and return.

Please register for transport options at ticket selection.

Parking at 25 Cedric Street, Stirling is limited.

Find out about our speakers

Professor Peter Newman

Curtin University

Emma Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Sunshine Coast Council

Mike Day

Co-Founder & Partner 

Hatch | RobertsDay

John Otchere Darko

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

KOD Group

Hon. Joe Ciresi



Ken Welsh

Coordinator Strategic Transport Planning

Inner West Council Sydney

Dean Economou

Technology Lead

Curtin University

Professor Josh Byrne

Professor Josh Byrne

Dean Sustainable Futures

Curtin University 

Ben Lisle

Manager Director & Co-Founder


Owen Thomas

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Infrastructure WA

Richard Isted

Manager of Transport Planning & Advisory


Ben Haddock

Associate Prinicipal - Future Mobility Leader Australiasia


Christian Griffiths

Market Leader – Advisory | Transport


Dusan Mills

Non-Executive Director


Marcus Coleman

Managing Director


Guest Speaker Vinnet

Vinnet Ndlovu

Infrastructure Development Consultant

City of Bulawayo

James Edminston, CEO, Keolis Downer Academy

James Edmiston


Keolis Downer Academy

Rowan Clarke

Commercial Director



A Symposium of this scope and quality would not be possible without the enduring and valued support of our partners.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please view the Prospectus here, this document details the various sponsorship packages available.

Please click below to find out more on our sponsors. 

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Official conference and accommodation partner - Rendezvous Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough is an iconic beachfront hotel overlooking the sparkling blue waters of Scarborough Beach. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Perth Airport and 15 minutes from Perth’s CBD.

Facilities include a lagoon style pool with ocean views, fantastic dining options and modern rooms to cater to all guests.

Symposium attendees receive a 10% discount on room bookings. Use code CONV10.

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Business Events Perth

Business Events Perth connects meeting, incentive or exhibition planners with Western Australia’s extraordinary experiences, venues and world-renowned experts, helping create inspiring business events.

Funded by the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia, the City of Perth and member partners across the State, Business Events Perth has been securing high value conferences and incentive groups for Western Australia for 50 years.

Supplier Showcase

The Net Zero Transit Symposium will feature a supplier showcase as part of the supporting program. To register your interest please email