Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 2



Keynote: Rethinking the role of rail and public transport in the 21st century

  •     Megatrends defining mobility in the 21st century
  •     What do new disruptions like ride sharing apps mean for rail projects?
  •     What we can learn from big dataSurprise keynote speaker to be announced
Panel discussion

Keynote panel: Rail operators update on achieving the ‘Belt and Road’ vision

  •     Regional update of railway links for one belt one road
  •     Next phase of rail projects: beyond 2020
  •     How rail operators can work together to achieve efficient networks
  •     Managing political and security concerns of transcontinental masterplans

Keynote: Promoting the competitiveness of rail through innovation and advanced technologies

  •     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

Speed networking


Refreshment break

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Case study: Iran’s rail renaissance - an update on $25 billion investment in rail projects

  •     Masterplans and developments to unlock widespread economic growth
  •     Upgrading ageing infrastructure 
  •     North South Transport Corridor project update 
  •     Future plans for investment in high speed rail 

Upgrading legacy systems for interoperable efficiency

  •     Managing system upgrades with minimal interference to service and operations.
  •     Managing systems integration and configuration management
  •     Overcoming system and interface integration challenges
  •     Factors  in deciding between upgrading systems and legacy systems 
  •     Optimising systems for service performance
  •     Effects of RAMS on upgrading systems
  •     System migration from legacy system to upgrading systems
Fredrick Onasanyayomi, Assistant Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation

Case study: The investment model to renew ageing infrastructure

  •     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

Critical communications in rail

  •     Overview of critical communications via radio – tetra- CBTC data communication systems
  •     Request on European level of a frequency band for CBTC

The great Khorgos gateway: the biggest dry port in the world

  •     Benefits of transit oriented development
  •     Silk Road revival stimulating local economy
  •     Examples of accelerating diversified development of local service industries
  •     Boosting local economy, employment and society

Wireless coverage for trains

  •     GSM-R wireless communication system
  •     System compatibility and interoperability
  •     Ensuring coverage for complex networks and difficult terrain

High efficiency terminals and smart stations

  •     Designing high efficiency, smart stations and terminals to transform movements and mobility
  •     Future-proofing by addressing location, setting and space constraints to manage growing populations, freight and travel demands
  •     Integrating automated and digital technologies into station design for passenger and efficiency benefits
  •     Smart cargo, application of drones and ecommerce: click, commute and collectEnquire now to sponsor this session

ERTMS: European rail traffic management system

  •     Interoperability: open and integrated
  •     Harmonising technical characteristics of railway networks
  •     A breakthrough for the competitiveness of rail
  •     Enhancing safety beyond the capability of legacy systemsEnquire now to sponsor this session

Project update roundtables

1.    Uzbekistan
2.    Russia
3.    China
4.    Pakistan
5.    Tajikistan
6.    Turkey
7.    Turkmenistan

Rail innovation roundtables

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1.    Women in rail
Pearl Munthali, CEO, PRASA Development Foundation, South Africa
2.    Intermodal solutions for cargo 
3.    Infrastructure planning: overcoming feasibility challenges
4.    Construction in difficult terrain
5.    Condition based monitoring tools
6.    Managing continuously measured performance data
7.    Upskilling: managing the global workforce gap

Networking lunch




Implementing an asset management strategy

  •     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

Bringing ultra-highspeed maglev rail to Iran

  •     The future of Iran and high speed rail
  •     Update on ultra-highspeed maglev
  •     Expanding ultra-highspeed maglev to new international markets

Long term asset management: performance and continuous improvement

  •     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

HSR innovation and digitalisation: the first HSR in open access competition

  •     Digitalisation of high speed rail: where to start
  •     Overview of open access competition
  •     Addressing problems down the line

London Underground case study: track renewal strategy from the oldest underground railway in the world

  •     Overview of rail asset management at London Underground 
  •     How we achieved renewal of the oldest underground railway in the world
  •     Adopting preventitive track maintenance
  •     Increasing safety, track availability and reducing life cycle cost

Sustainability and related factors of high speed rail

  •     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

Intelligent asset management

  •     Choosing the right technology for your network
  •     Forming and integrating an intelligent framework
  •     The power of data in the delivery of your smart and intelligent network and asset management strategy
  •     How sensors and data can transform your preventive and predictive maintenance modelsEnquire now to sponsor this session

High speed interiors and rolling stock

  •     A look at ergonomics, technology, comfort and design
  •     Comparing train sets as opposed to conventional trains
  •     Considering power-to-weight ratios
  •     Implementing advanced rolling stock modellingEnquire now to sponsor this session




Sustainability, new energy sources and renewables in rail

  •     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

The driverless future

  •     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

Improved design of railway distribution networks, electrical systems and their interfaces

  •     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 

Cross-border security technology

  •     Technology for seamless experience, seamless flow
  •     Cross-border passenger transit solutions: ID and visa control
  •     Cross-border freight security solutions
  •     Managing security objectives of customs authorities vs efficiency objectives of transport operators

Role of smart energy in urban environments

  •     Power and energy planning in urban city development
  •     Innovative city solutions for sustainable and intelligent management of energy
  •     Making sense of complex operational scenarios, integrated optimisation approach
  •     Future of energy storage in urban rail

Risk management strategies for rail operators

  •     Identifying risks and forming a risk and response management strategy 
  •     Ensuring security of rail networks and transit corridors
  •     Managing threat to flow of passengers and freight 

Establishing a railway smart energy grid

  •     Energy automation: installation and development of intelligent transmission and distribution grids
  •     Integration of centralised and decentralised energy sources
  •     System and network design
  •     Improving cost effectiveness of overall railway systemEnquire now to sponsor this session

Cybersecurity: keeping passenger information safe

  •     Maintaining a secure system to block external network threats
  •     What rail operators need to consider in cybersecurity
  •     How ransomware could impact rail operatorsEnquire now to sponsor this session

Close of conference

last published: 10/Jul/17 05:05 GMT




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