AGENDA - DAY 1

 

Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 1

RECONNECTING EURASIA

09:00

Official government welcoming address

Reserved for Minister of Transport, Telecommunications & Higher Technologies, Azerbaijan
09:10

Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

Reserved for Minister of Transport, Russia
09:20

Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

Reserved for Minister of Transport, Iran
09:30

Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

Reserved for Minister of Transport, India
09:40

Keynote: Shaping the future of innovative, converged and connected railway projects

  •     Addressing infrastructure as the foundation for social mobility and economic resilience
  •     How the North South Transport Corridor will spur future economic activity
  •     Developing the next wave of mega-infrastructure and connected corridors with the ‘Belt and Road’ plan
  •     Achieving long-term competitiveness and shaping the futureReserved for Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways 
10:00

Keynote: Creating mega trade corridors across the region

  •     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
10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Refreshment break

11:20 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

REGIONAL COOPERATION

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

11:20

Panel: Regional rail investment as an engine for economic growth and inclusion

  •     Facilitating open regional policy cooperation, exchange and dialogue
  •     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 
11:20

Panel: The age of digitisation

  •     Forming a digital strategy for rail operators and agencies
  •     Communicating with passengers in the age of mobile apps and social media
  •     Getting your digital communications right
  •     Real-time data and responseApps, payments, on-board Wi-Fi, smart catering, integrated travel arrangement systems
11:40

Regional cooperation on cross-border interoperability

  •     Encouraging regional interoperability of networks and systems
  •     Understanding the role of governments to connect infrastructure plans and technical systems
  •     Establishing policy supporting reduced economic costs of cross-border transport 
11:40

The digital rail traveller

  •     How will innovative technology transform the passenger experience: augmented and virtual reality, mobile, digital
  •     Next generation of self-directing, tech-savvy passengers
  •     Creating customer-oriented digital mobility and facilities
12:00

Establishing the role of the public and private sector

  •     Identifying reasons for reform: market needs, demographics, structures, sustainability
  •     Guidance on reforming rail’s regulatory and commercial functions 
12:00

Contactless journeys and the invisible ticket

  •     Digital ticketing, NFC credit cards, traditional tickets: which system should your network be using?
  •     Open payments: an interoperable standard to transform revenue collection
  •     How can operators reduce the potential costs of revenue collection
12:10

How new investment will increase sustainable economic development

  •     Adopting rail as the fast, reliable, cost-efficient transportation mode
  •     Addressing government and corporate commitment to people-profit-planetEnquire now to sponsor this session
12:10

Augmented reality stations

  •     Stations as personalised interactive environments
  •     Advertising and generating experiences
  •     Alternative revenue from augmented reality mixed-use stationsEnquire now to sponsor this session
12:20

Project Update roundtables

1.    Iran
2.    Kazakhstan
3.    Azerbaijan
4.    Pakistan 
5.    Afghanistan 
6.    Uzbekistan
7.    Georgia
8.    Russia
9.    India
12:20

Roundtables

1.    Renewable energy in HSR 
2.    Implementing a rolling stock maintenance strategy
3.    Analysis of high speed rail vibrations
4.    Railway dynamics: modelling and simulation
5.    Attracting skills and experience for a reformed rail market
6.    Performance monitoring and measurement tools in rail
7.    Targets and accountability: defining roles and responsibilities
8.    Cultural considerations of regional cooperation 
13:00

Networking lunch

FUNDING & FINANCING

SMART CITIES & SYSTEMS

14:20

Panel: Funding and financing models for project success

  •     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
14:20

Panel: How smart technology can enhance the delivery and operation of rail projects

  •     Creating cities of the future with smart, sustainable public transport systems
  •     Systems to reduce carbon emissions and enhance the quality of life for citizens 
  •     How increased availability of data can increase efficiency and safety
14:40

The ‘rail plus property’ model

  •     The new self-financing model for rail operators
  •     How to create a property and rental strategy
  •     Identifying opportunities for real-estate developers
  •     Understanding local land development rights and relationships with governments
14:40

Case study: smart mobility in metropolitan areas

  •     Reshaping cities with smart mass transit projects
  •     How to implement technology for efficient communication systems
  •     How cloud based networks and big data can revolutionise command and control
15:00

Public private partnerships in rail

  •     A look at types and terms of PPPs
  •     Outlining responsibilities of involved stakeholders and allocating risk
  •     Understanding utility and infrastructure restructuring, corporatisation and decentralisation
  •     Aligning government objectives with stakeholder goals
15:00

The Internet of Trains

  •     How to integrate ubiquitous connectivity and the ‘Internet of Trains’ into rail systems
  •     Applications of connected devices and sensors in transit
  •     Integrating an intelligent management system to control your ‘Internet of Trains’ network
15:10

Alternative funding and financing models

  •     Implementing a land value capture model
  •     What can we learn from global alternative financing models? 
  •     Understanding legislative and policy issues Enquire now to sponsor this session
15:10

Big data and intelligent rail

  •     Collecting, storing and analysing data to monitor assets and rolling stock
  •     How to optimise your transport infrastructure
  •     Understanding future possibilities for railway infrastructure systemsEnquire now to sponsor this session

FREIGHT INNOVATION

URBAN RAIL

15:20

Updating legacy networks and infrastructure

  •     Understanding the requirements of modern rolling stock and technology
  •     How to update networks with minimal disruption
  •     Why flexibility is key to take advantage of future expansion and innovative upgrades 
15:20

Developing large-scale urban infrastructure networks

  •     Masterplans and projects 
  •     Future expansions and urban transit innovations
  •     Shared networks and interoperability 
  •     Managing disruption in urban environments
15:40

Rolling stock: leasing/pooling vs purchasing?

  •     Comparing and contrasting the benefits of leasing vs purchasing rolling stock
  •     Costs of production and operation, redesign and modernisation vs acquisition of new rolling stock
  •     Drawing regional relevance from international structures and approaches
  •     Flexibility benefits of leased assets
15:40

Advances in urban rail automation

  •     How new technology can increase capacity 
  •     Investing in project upgrades to improve the commuter experience 
  •     Overcoming frequency challenges
  •     Analysing the benefits of driverless systems
16:00

Automated, driverless freight rail

  •     Automating heavy haul, intermodal and freight rail
  •     Infrastructure requirements for pit to port automation
  •     How to integrate driverless trains with intermodal networks and connections
  •     Automation in harsh conditions and remote locations 
16:00

TODs – the key to sustainable development

  •     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
16:10

Technologies to increase freight capacity

  •     Implementing strategies to ensure first class freight operations Adopting digital tools and technologies to unlock capacity
  •     Unlocking productive freight rail with the capacity revolutionEnquire now to sponsor this session
16:10

Innovations in urban rolling stock

  •     How to increase ridership with the latest rolling stock models 
  •     Digital trends and innovations
  •     Designing a unique passenger experienceEnquire now to sponsor this session
16:20

Networking break

CORRIDORS & INTEROPERABILITY

17:00

Keynote: Towards an innovative, sustainable and interoperable cross border rail network

  •     Transforming the region – the North South Transport Corridor master plan
  •     Project update on what has been achieved so far 
  •     Analysing the main barriers for project developmentEnquire now to sponsor this session
Panel discussion
17:20

Panel discussion: Creating integrated railway corridors

  •     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 
17:40

Close of day one

last published: 07/Jun/17 11:35 GMT

 

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