Discover the Finance & Funding Stream of Rail Live! 2019


Finance and Funding Summit, Tuesday 5 March 2019


Welcome lunch & networking


Welcoming Lunch

Doris Chevalier
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Chairwoman's welcome

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Developing rail in Ukraine: How we are funding rail reform and change?

  • Funding Ukraine’s infrastructure expansion
  • The Dolynska-Mykolaiv-Kolosivka electrification project
  • Potential of High Speed Rail and Hyperloop in the Baltic and Black Sea region
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How are we planning to transform the UK rail industry through an intelligent financial portfolio?

  • Why have we chosen property development as a long-term and sustainable growth strategy?
  • What is our strategy for property development?
  • How do we plan to use this windfall to build the railways of the future?
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The keys to India’s high-speed and urban tendering: the playbook to understanding the market

  • Unlocking the potential of high-speed rail in India through intelligent finance.
  • The steps we need to take to create a smooth tender and project management process
  • Case study: the role of JICA and the Mumbai -Ahmedabad line
Gani Tazhiyev
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Closing Funding Gap Panel: Which financial tools do we have at our disposal to realise complex transport infrastructure projects?

  • The benefits and disadvantages of PPPs - the ever more complex world of PPPs and how we can use them to our advantage
  • What can operators and governments do to attract private capital to invest in infrastructure projects?
  • The challenges of public and private sector collaboration and financing in emerging markets
  • In the case of increasing interest rates how can we continue to attract investment into rail and infrastructure?

Afternoon networking break

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Afternoon networking break

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How to secure financing in the railway sector: the playbook to rail projects around the world

  • What are the common challenges faced by operators and authorities looking to fund projects?
  • Understanding and evaluating risk in the railway sector
  • The opportunity presented by internationalinstitutions like the EIB, World Bank and EBRD
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Global Roundtable Sessions

Almaty LRT: how we are using PPPs to extend Kazakhstan's largest urban rail network
Gani Tazhiyev

Gani Tazhiyev, Executive Director, Almaty LRT Project

Funding Rail through third party investments. What are public organisations’ choices?
Knowledge management in the heart of Italy’s national operator. How can ensure best practise is ready for tenders internationally?
What steps can infrastructure managers take to open the door to financial innovation?
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Welcoming drinks at the Torre BEC

Please join us for casual networking drinks at the Torre BEC with fantastic views over Bilbao.
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Finance and Funding Summit, Wednesday 6 March 2019



Rail 5.0 and Digital Mobility

 Oh Young-Sik

Keynote Interview: Oh Young-sik, CEO and President, KORAIL

Mr Oh Young-sik will sit down to discuss the future of rail technology in the world’s most digitally connected country. As CEO of a company that oversees one of the outstanding high-speed rail networks in the world alongside a metro system in Seoul that is responsible for over 1 billion journeys per year, Young-sik will share KORAIL’s strategy for future growth and their drive for deeper digitalisation.
Brian Kelly

Keynote Interview: Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Railway Authority

The California High Speed Rail Authority have started construction of one of the world’s largest high-speed rail programs. The landmark US high-speed project represents a watershed moment for the US market as high-speed rail continues to grow. CEO Brian Kelly will sit down to discuss the key technologies CHSRA are looking at using to bring about momentous change in West Coast pubic transport and beyond.
Nicholas Owen

Keynote Digital Rail Panel: How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

  • With the rise of IoT, sensors and automation, what are the priorities of the future of public transport?
  • What is the role of public transport operators in the future of door to door travel?
  • How can we use Artificial Intelligence in a sustainable way to ensure reliability and cost-effective maintenance?
  • Where will the next generation of disruptors in the transport industry come from and how can we prepare our organisations?

Exhibition Opening Ceremony


Networking refreshment break


Technology and Strategy Roundtables

With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges?Our round tables are hosted by senior level topic specialists.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.

Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing


Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Julio Gómez-Pomar

How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

  • Where are the key touch points for operators and infrastructure managers when looking to future proof megaprojects
  • What are thetechnologies we should be looking into regarding innovation in mobility?
  • What are the benefits of open data and what role can it play in these projects?
  • How can we be sure to integrate this innovation across our entire system and company?
  • How can we regulate and invest intechnologies for a smooth introduction of disruptors?

End of Day

Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC
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Finance and Funding Summit, Thursday 7 March 2019



Keynote Sessions


Mobility and Infrastructure Keynotes

09.05 In the face of radical and disruptive technology evolution, how can we ensure that our businesses are securely equipped for the future passenger?Automation, IoT, AI, blockchain the reality of innovation at the heart of global railway infrastructure companiesHow can we use cutting edge technology such as blockchain, AI and chatbots to facilitate operations and maintenance in a traditional industry like rail?
  • How can we create infrastructure that is flexible enough to adapt to the capacity demands of tomorrow?
  • What areas of innovation should we explore in order to develop the major projects of the future?
Keynote Panel: How can we guarantee that mobility will remain sustainable and a seamless passenger experience is not jeopardised with the introduction of disruptors?
  • How can we create digital platforms that are agile enough to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of passengers?
  • What steps should we take to ensure open data can be advantageous in the face of cybersecurity and GDPR challenges?
  • Where should operators be focussing to maximise the efficiencies available with future technology?

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall


Global Project Roundtables

With the ever increasing need for new transport infrastructure and smart technology, how are organisations around the world rising to meet this demand?Our roundtables are hosted by senior level projects specialists from across the world.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.

Networking lunch in the exhibition hall


Close of Conference – See you next year!


Welcoming drinks in Torre BEC

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