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Baku, 6 - 7 December 2017

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Dec 610:00
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Official welcome address

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Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Dec 610:10
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Keynote panel: Shaping the future of the Caspian and Central Asia

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  •     Addressing infrastructure as the foundation for social mobility and economic resilience
  •     How Belt and Road projects across Caspian and Central Asia will spur future economic activity and sustainable development
  •     Achieving long-term competitiveness and shaping the future​
  •     Inviting:
    • H.E. Maxim Sokolov, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Russia
    • H.E. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Minister, Ministry of Roads & Urban Development, Iran
    • H.E. Piyush Goyal, Minister, Ministry of Railways, India
    • H.E. Ahmet Arslan, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communication, Turkey
    • H.E. Giorgi Gakharia, Minister, Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development, Georgia
    • H.E. Zhenis Kassymbek, Minister, Ministry of Investment & Development, Kazakhstan
H.E. Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine
Dec 611:00
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Keynote panel: Developing innovative, connected and interoperable rail networks

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  •     Discussing rail operators network plans and updates to connect, transport and transform
  •     Developing the next wave of mega-infrastructure and connected corridors with the ‘Belt and Road’ plan
  •     Connecting gateways to future logistics and industrial hubs in the Caspian and Central Asia
  •    Inviting:
    • Oleg Belozerov, President, Russian Railways, Russia
    • Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh, President, Iran Railways, Iran
    • Isa Apaydin, President & Director General, Turkish State Railways, Turkey
    • A.K. Mital, Chairman, Indian Railways, India
    • Mamuka Bakhtadze, CEO, Georgian Railway L.L.C., Georgia
    • Kanat Alpysbayev, President, Kazakhstan Railways, Kazakhstan
    • Wojciech Balczun, Chairman, Ukraine Railways, Ukraine
Dec 611:50
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Keynote joint interview: Envisioning a reconnected Eurasia

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  •     Update on latest transport corridor development activities of TRACECA and The World Bank
  •     Envisioning a reconnected Eurasia and our sustainable world: opportunities, risks and timelines
  •     Promoting regional transport dialogue between Euro-Asian transport links
Interviewee: Baher El Hifnawi, Global Lead - Development Corridors & Regional Integration, The World Bank
Interviewee: Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA
Dec 612:10
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Keynote: Creating mega trade corridors across the region

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  •     Establishing the funding, financing and planning horizon
  •     Investing for positive reform: identifying and prioritising major projects and technologies 
  •     Ensuring financial and commercial viability of projects Enquire now to sponsor this session
Dec 614:00
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Panel: South West Transport Corridor project update

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  •     Expanding cooperation opportunities across the broader Trans-Caspian
  •     Connecting projects: updates from Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland
  •     Optimising cargo transportation, increasing transit capacity and realising economic diversification
  •    Inviting
    • Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh, President, Iran Railways, Iran
    • Wojciech Balczun, Chairman, Ukraine Railways, Ukraine 
    • Krzysztof Mamiński, President, Polish State Railways, Poland 
    • Mamuka Bakhtadze, CEO, Georgian Railway L.L.C., Georgia
Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Dec 614:50
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Panel: North South Transport Corridor project update

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  •     Operator updates on increasing trade connectivity from Mumbai to Moscow
  •     Identifying bottlenecks to reduce cost, increase efficiency and streamline interoperability
  •     Synchronising current project developments with the Ashgabat agreement: opportunities for wider Eurasia
  •   Inviting
    • Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh, President, Iran Railways, Iran
    • A.K. Mital, Chairman, Indian Railways, India
    • Oleg Belozerov, President, Russian Railways, Russia
Mohammad Yamma Shams, CEO & DG, Afghanistan Railway Authority
Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Dec 615:40
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Panel: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) project update

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  •     Connecting regional railway links to improve trade and economic relations
  •     A future of foreign direct investment: connecting Eurasia with the BTK lines
  •     Updates on progress, tackling interoperability constraints and managing geopolitical movements
  •    Inviting

    • ​Mamuka Bakhtadze, CEO, Georgian Railway L.L.C., Georgia
    • Isa Apaydin, President & Director General, Turkish State Railways, Turkey
Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Dec 616:30
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Panel: Rail investment and cooperation for economic growth and inclusive development

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  •     Facilitating open regional policy cooperation, exchange and dialogue
  •     Overview of the Luxembourg Protocol and why it underwrites the Belt and Road initiative
  •     Initiating intergovernmental planning and economic policy coordination
  •     Boosting trade facilitation, job creation, economic stability and poverty reduction
  •     Keeping up dialogue and tracking progress 
  •     How to integrate development strategies
Moderator: Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Jean Dong, CEO, Australia-China Belt & Road Initiative
Ralf Charley Schultze, President, U.I.R.R.
Dec 617:10
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The Luxembourg Protocol: revolutionary rolling stock financing for interregional efficiency

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  •     Introducing a new global unique and permanent numbering and tracking system for rolling stock (URVIS)
  •     Overview of current status of Luxembourg Protocol and countries adopting the treaty
  •     Facilitating and engaging financing from the private sector
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Dec 617:20
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Panel: Funding and financing models for project success

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  •     Assessing mechanisms: service or asset-related; public; public and private 
  •     How to select an effective funding and financing model for your rail project
  •     Defining stakeholder accountability and responsibility
  •     Understanding investor and stakeholder interests to inform project management decisions
Moderator: Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company - TUSRC

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Dec 710:10
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Keynote panel: Integrated, efficient ports of the future

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  •     Reconnecting Eurasia through mega ports and logistics development
  •     Developing world leading transport logistics and industrial clusters of the future
  •     Project update from Khorgos Gateway
Dec 710:30
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Keynote panel: Creating integrated railway corridors

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  •     Building a unified customs coordination mechanism for efficient international freight movement
  •     Cross border regulation: how to implement a common system
  •     Lessons from the EU model
  •     Developing new logistics hubs, free trade zones, industrial parks and manufacturing clusters
  •     Considerations in designing, introducing and regulating federal systems 
Baher El Hifnawi, Global Lead - Development Corridors & Regional Integration, The World Bank
Ajit Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA
Ralf Charley Schultze, President, U.I.R.R.
Alexandr Kuzmenko, Legal Director, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
Dec 711:10
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Keynote: Promoting the competitiveness of rail through innovation and advanced technologies

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  •     Promoting a culture of efficient and environmentally friendly public transport use
  •     Implementing research and development functions to focus on innovation in public transport
  •     Creating a viable alternative to road transport with fast, reliable rail networksEnquire now to sponsor this session
Dec 711:11
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1. Iran

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Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company - TUSRC
Dec 711:12
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2. Afghanistan

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Mohammad Yamma Shams, CEO & DG, Afghanistan Railway Authority
Dec 711:13
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3. Georgia

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David Sadradze, Project Coordinator, Georgian Railway L.L.C.
Dec 711:14
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4. India

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Ajit Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Dec 711:15
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5. Azerbaijan

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Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA
Dec 711:16
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Dec 711:17
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Dec 711:19
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9. The Australia-China Belt & Road initiative

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Jean Dong, CEO, Australia-China Belt & Road Initiative
Dec 713:10
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Kyrgyz Republic case study: developing transport corridors through public private partnerships

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  •     Assessment of current PPP climate in the Kyrgyz Republic
  •     Facilitating mega rail construction projects through PPPs
  •     Opportunities and challenges in developing the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan transport corridor
Bakyt Kartanbaev, Director, PPP Development Institute, Kyrgyzstan
Dec 713:30
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Iran case study: Update on development and investment of Iran's rail industry

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  •     Masterplans and projects 
  •     Future expansions and urban transit innovations
  •     Shared networks and interoperability 
  •     Managing disruption in urban environments
Ali Abdollahpour, Vice Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Operation Company (TUSROC)
Dec 713:40
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Georgia case study: The investment model to renew ageing infrastructure

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  •     Updating legacy networks to support modern rolling stock and technology
  •     How to update networks and infrastructure with minimal disruption 
  •     Addressing bottlenecks and supply chain challenges
David Sadradze, Project Coordinator, Georgian Railway L.L.C.
Dec 714:30
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HSR innovation and digitalisation: the first HSR in open access competition

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  •     Digitalisation of high speed rail: where to start
  •     Overview of open access competition
  •     Addressing problems down the line
Dec 714:50
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Sustainability and related factors of high speed rail

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  •     Overview of volume of global HSR operations and their benefits
  •     Comparing sustainability of transport modes in today’s world: Asia, Europe and USA and what factors influence their sustainability
  •     Meeting the needs of the future with HSR
Dec 714:50
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India case study: Building the world’s tallest railway bridge

Stream 1
  •     Optimising and integrating your strategy with processes, resources and collaborative functions
  •     Benefits to the entire value chain of creating a transparent audit trail of what is done, by who, when and why
  •     Enabling greater engagement of workforce including leadership, communication and cross-disciplinary teamwork
Dec 715:10
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Long term asset management: performance and continuous improvement

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  •     Benefits of performance-based, results-orientated contracting on the entire value chain
  •     Examples of successful performance metrics used by global rail operators
  •     Importance of continuous monitoring, assessment and improvement
  •     Developing SMART standards and measuring the performance of your asset portfolioArchitecture framework modeling tools to maximise asset value
Dec 715:30
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The driverless future

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  •     Autonomous passenger mobility and driverless freight solutions
  •     Technology considerations for autonomous long-distance and metro systems
  •     Embedding autonomous intelligence in infrastructure and centralised control centres
Muhammet Raşit Okan, R&D Signalling Engineer, Metro Istanbul
Dec 715:50
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Managing cybersecurity risks in rail

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  •     Understanding the importance of cybersecurity
  •     How to combat cybersecurity risks
  •     How to build the right OT/ICS cybersecurity program 
  •     Identifying the gap and mitigating the risk
Mohamed Youssef, Chief Engineer - MSN and Cyber Security, RTA
Dec 716:10
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TETRA and LTE innovative integrated communications for transportation

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Luis Ignacio Callen, Business Development Director, Teltronic
Dec 716:30
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Sustainability, new energy sources and renewables in rail

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  •     Exploring system policies: environmental, sustainability in motion, energy management, water, waste management, quality, solar
  •     Understanding energy efficient building architecture
  •     Rail’s role in meeting United Nations framework on climate change
  •     Energy conservation in metro transport: regenerative braking system, platform screen door, automatic train operating system
Lakshmi Narayanan, Chief Environment Expert, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
Dec 717:00
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Improved design of railway distribution networks, electrical systems and their interfaces

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  •     Rail networks linking to areas of industrial production, exploration and development
  •     Encouraging entire industrial chain and related industries to work in unison with rail
  •     Establish R&D, production and marketing systems to improve industrial supporting capacity through rail 
Dec 717:20
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TODs: the key to sustainable development

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  •     Reshaping cities and taking mass out of mass transit
  •     Developing mixed-use residential and commercial areas
  •     Maximising access to public transport with urban design
  •     Planning for urban efficiency, intermodal interoperability and city competitiveness 
  •     Examples of transit oriented liveable cities
last published: 02/Nov/17 11:15 GMT