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Baku, 6 - 7 December 2017

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Dec 609:00
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Official government welcoming address

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Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Dec 609:10
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Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

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Reserved for H.E. Ramin Guluzade, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Communications & High Technologies, Azerbaijan
Dec 609:20
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Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

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Reserved for H.E. Maxim Sokolov, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Russia
Dec 609:30
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Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

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Reserved for H.E. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Minister, Ministry of Roads & Urban Development, Iran
Dec 609:40
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Keynote: Development priorities for 2017 and beyond

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Reserved for H.E. Suresh Prabhu, Minister, Ministry of Railways, India
Dec 609:50
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Keynote: Shaping the future of innovative, converged and connected railway projects

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  •     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 
Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Dec 610:00
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Keynote 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
Interviewer: Baher El Hifnawi, Global Lead - Development Corridors & Regional Integration, The World Bank
Interviewer: Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA
Dec 610:20
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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 611:20
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Panel: Regional investment and cooperation as an engine 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
Joao Fernando do Amaral Carvalho, Chairman of Board of Directors, Autoridade da Mobilidade e dos Transportes
Jean Dong, CEO, Australia-China Belt & Road Initiative
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Ralf Charley Schultze, President, U.I.R.R.
Dec 611:20
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Panel: The age of digitalisation

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  •     Importance of 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 response
  •     Apps, payments, on-board Wi-Fi, smart catering, integrated travel arrangement systems
Mohamed Youssef, Chief Engineer - MSN and Cyber Security, RTA
Dec 612:00
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Regional cooperation on cross-border interoperability

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  •     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 
Dec 612:00
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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 612:20
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How new investment will increase sustainable economic development

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  •     Adopting rail as the fast, reliable, cost-efficient transportation mode
  •     Addressing government and corporate commitment to people-profit-planetEnquire now to sponsor this session
Dec 612:20
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Augmented reality stations

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  •     Stations as personalised interactive environments
  •     Advertising and generating experiences
  •     Alternative revenue from augmented reality mixed-use stationsEnquire now to sponsor this session
Dec 612:30
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Project Update roundtables

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1.    Iran
Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company – TUSRC
2.    Afghanistan 
H.E. Mahmood Baligh, Minister, Ministry of Public Works, Afghanistan
Mohammad Yamma Shams, CEO & DG, Afghanistan Railway Authority
3.    Georgia
David Sadradze, Project Coordinator, Georgian Railway, Georgia
Bekar Ioseliani, Head of Budgeting & Budget Accounting, Georgian Railways, Georgia
4.    India
Saibaba Ankala, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Ajit Kumar Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
Gaurav Agarwal, Director of Corporate Coordination, Ministry of Railways, India
5.    Azerbaijan
Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) TRACECA
6.    Kazakhstan
 Karl Gheysen, CEO, Khorgos Gateway, Kazakhstan
7.    Oman
Konstantinos Tzanakakis, Senior Railway & Transport Expert, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Oman
8.    Kyrgyzstan
Kanat Abdykerimov, Director - Railway Design & Construction, Kyrgyzstan Railway Authority
Dec 612:30
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Rail innovation roundtables

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1.    The Australia-China Belt & Road initiative
Jean Dong, CEO, Australia-China Belt & Road Initiative, Australia

2.    Renewable energy in high speed rail 
3.    Implementing a rolling stock maintenance strategy
4.    Analysis of high speed rail vibrations
5.    Railway dynamics: modelling and simulation
6.    Attracting skills and experience for a reformed rail market
7.    Performance monitoring and measurement tools in rail
8.    Targets and accountability: defining roles and responsibilities
9.    Cultural considerations of regional cooperation 
Dec 614:20
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Panel: How smart technology can enhance the delivery and operation of rail projects

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  •     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
Dec 614:20
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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 614:30
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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
Sudath Amaratunga, Technical Manager Alliances, Sydney Light Rail Delivery Office, Transport for New South Wales Ltd
Bakyt Kartanbaev, Director, PPP Development Institute, Kyrgyzstan
Alain Kounou Effa, Executive Director, Mont Bleu Investment Holding
Dec 615:00
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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 615:00
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Case study: smart mobility in metropolitan cities

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  •     Surviving and developing as a smart rail operator in highly competitive markets
  •     The power of technology for safe and efficient city living and mobility
  •     How big data has revolutionised smart travel
David Neil, Head of Operations and Safety, Grand Central Trains
Dec 615:20
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Hedge funds and alternative funding and financing models in rail

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  •     Overview of alternative funding & financing models
  •     Understanding the role of hedge funds in raising capital for rail investment
  •     Implementing a land value capture model
  •     What can we learn from global alternative financing models? 
  •     Understanding legislative and policy issues 
Alain Kounou Effa, Executive Director, Mont Bleu Investment Holding
Dec 615:20
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The Internet of Trains

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  •     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
Dec 615:40
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Big data and intelligent rail

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  •     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
Dec 615:40
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The ‘rail plus property’ model

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  •     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 governmentsEnquire now to sponsor this session
Dec 615:50
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Iran case study: Developing large-scale urban infrastructure networks

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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 615:50
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London Overground case study: 10 years of smart mobility

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  •     The story of expansion and smart mobility over 10 years in London
  •     Overview of biggest challenges and how we overcame them
  •     Managing safety, freight and passenger expansion, and new facilities and terminals in the UK and beyond
Dec 616:10
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Automated, driverless freight rail

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  •     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 
Dec 616:10
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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
Dec 616:30
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Technologies to increase freight capacity

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  •     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
Dec 616:30
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Innovations in urban rolling stock

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  •     How to increase ridership with the latest rolling stock models 
  •     Digital trends and innovations
  •     Designing a unique passenger experienceEnquire now to sponsor this session
Dec 617:00
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Keynote: Towards an innovative, sustainable and interoperable cross border rail network

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  •     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
Dec 617:20
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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
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Ralf Charley Schultze, President, U.I.R.R.
Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA
Ajit Mishra, Additional General Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India

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Dec 709:00
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Keynote: Rethinking the role of rail and public transport in the 21st century

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  •     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
Dec 709:30
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Keynote panel: Rail operators update on achieving the ‘Belt and Road’ vision

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  •     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
Mohammad Yamma Shams, CEO & DG, Afghanistan Railway Authority
Javid Gurbanov, Chairman, Azerbaijan Railways
Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA
Ajit Mishra, Additional General Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
Dec 710:00
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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 711:20
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Case study: Iran’s rail renaissance - an update on $25 billion investment in rail projects

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  •     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 
Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company - TUSRC
Dec 711:20
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Upgrading legacy systems for interoperable efficiency

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  •     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
Dec 711:40
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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
Dec 711:40
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Critical communications in rail

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  •     Overview of critical communications via radio – tetra- CBTC data communication systems
  •     Request on European level of a frequency band for CBTC
Frederic Jans-Cooremans, Project Manager, Transport Systems, STIB-MIVB
Dec 712:00
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The great Khorgos gateway: the biggest dry port in the world

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  •     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
Dec 712:00
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Wireless coverage for trains

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  •     GSM-R wireless communication system
  •     System compatibility and interoperability
  •     Ensuring coverage for complex networks and difficult terrain
Muhammet Raşit Okan, R&D Signalling Engineer, Metro Istanbul
Dec 712:10
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ERTMS: European rail traffic management system

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  •     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
Dec 712:10
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High efficiency terminals and smart stations

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  •     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
Dec 712:20
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Project update roundtables

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1.    Uzbekistan
2.    Russia
3.    China
4.    Pakistan
5.    Tajikistan
6.    Turkey
7.    Turkmenistan
Dec 712:20
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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
Dec 714:20
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Implementing an asset management strategy

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  •     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 714:20
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Bringing ultra-highspeed maglev rail to Iran

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  •     The future of Iran and high speed rail
  •     Update on ultra-highspeed maglev
  •     Expanding ultra-highspeed maglev to new international markets
Niklaus H König, President and Chief Executive Officer, SwissRapide AG
Dec 714:40
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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
Antonio Tresca, Plant General Manager, Trenitalia
Dec 714:40
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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 715:00
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London Underground case study: track renewal strategy from the oldest underground railway in the world

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  •     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
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Dec 715:00
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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 715:10
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Intelligent asset management

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  •     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
Dec 715:10
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High speed interiors and rolling stock

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  •     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
Dec 715:20
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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 715:20
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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 715:40
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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 715:40
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Cross-border security technology

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  •     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
Miodrag Huber, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Railways, Serbia
Dec 716:00
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Role of smart energy in urban environments

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  •     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
Dec 716:00
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Risk management strategies for rail operators

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  •     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 
Dec 716:10
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Establishing a railway smart energy grid

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  •     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
Dec 716:10
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Cybersecurity: keeping passenger information safe

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