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

Alexandra Klitina
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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 Metro Dublin are upgrading urban rail in the region using an intelligent capital investment strategy.

  • How we are planning to learn from successful projects globally and the innovative strategy we have developed to realise this project
  • Incorporating new streams of income and revenue to maximise on the benefits of transport infrastructure
  • The keys to creating an urban rail system to service one of Europe’s fastest growing economic centres
Bhupinder Bedi Singh
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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
Doris Chevalier
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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?
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Afternoon networking break


Afternoon networking break

Carlo Scarpa
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What lessons have Brescia learnt from Italy’s premier innovative PPP funding strategy?

  • The key strategies behind the scenes of Brescia’s Automatic metro system
  • How are we planning in repeating the success of our previous projects to expand our system in Brescia?
  • What improvements can be made to our PPP agreement to grant us flexibility in the development process?
Steen Lykke
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How to build a smooth tender process

  • What are the common challenges faced by operators and authorities looking to fund projects?
  • Understanding and evaluating risk in the railway sector and incorporating this into the tender process
  • Tenders on an international scale: experience from a life in public infrastructure
round tables
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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

Knowledge management in the heart of Italy’s national operator. How can ensure best practise is ready for tenders internationally?
Light Rail development in Albania and the Western Balkans
Eneida Elezi

Eneida Elezi, Foreign Relations Department, Hekurudha Shqiptare - Albanian Railways

What steps can infrastructure managers take to open the door to financial innovation?
Larysa Nazarenko

Larysa Nazarenko, Project Manager Reform Support Team, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine

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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




Official Welcome

Panel discussion

Host Keynotes Panel

The Basque Government will welcome a panel of leaders from across the world to discuss their vision of the railway sector with the introduction of key policies such as the 4th Railway package and the increasing liberalisation of the sector.

Rail 5.0 and Digital Mobility

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.

Keynote Interview: Nigel Holness, Managing Director, London Undergound

Nigel Holness will sit down to discuss the future of rail technology in the world’s oldest underground system. TfL oversees one of the outstanding urban rail networks in the world with over 1.5 billion journeys per year. Nigel will share London's strategy for future growth and their drive for deeper digitalisation as London continues to capitalise on digital innovaiton that is profoundly changing the face of transport.
Panel discussion

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

round tables

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.
Are you ready for automation in rail – opportunities and challenges
Karsten Oberle

Karsten Oberle, Global Practice Lead - Railway, Nokia

Designing a Metro to facilitate mobility of the future
End-to-End connections in railway transport
Marc Giesen

Marc Giesen, Executive Director, DB Engineering & Consulting

How can an ERTMS transformation be managed step by step on a national scale?
Esmé Kalshoven

Esmé Kalshoven, ERTMS Program Director, NS

How rail operators can benefit from the latest telecommunication technologies
Felipe Sanjuan

Felipe Sanjuan, Transport Business Development Director, Teltronic

Opportunities for women through digitisation in the railway sector
Susanne Wolf-Eberl

Susanne Wolf-Eberl, Chairwoman, WIMEN

Technological challenges in traction systems
Iván Larzabal

Iván Larzabal, R&D Project Manager, CAF Power & Automation


Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing


Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Panel discussion

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




Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall

round tables

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.
Automation in Vienna: discussing the operational challenges of a conversion project
Nikolaus Panzera

Nikolaus Panzera, Operation Manager For The Implementation Of Uto, Wiener Linien

Evaluating the future train energy mix: hydrail, battery, diesel hybrid & electrification
Rory Dickerson

Rory Dickerson, Senior Engineer: Traction And Rolling Stock, Network Rail

Exploring Financial models for urban systems
Hans Cruse

Hans Cruse, Director, Spårvagnsstäderna

Getting the basics of cybersecurity right: how can transport foster a new way of thinking?
Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid

Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid, Head, Information Technology, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

How can an existing metro line be automated without traffic disruption?
Amandine Moutte

Amandine Moutte, Assistant Project Manager, Line 4 Automation Project, RATP

How can operators overcome the complexities of managing stakeholder relationships and mega-project coordination on a regional scale?
Richard Sendi

Richard Sendi, Head, Planning And Strategy Sgr Project, Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda

How can rail operators ensure sustainability is a priority across the company?
Margrethe Sagevik

Margrethe Sagevik, Environmental Manager, NSB

How can rail transform network operations with ETCS and other new technologies on the horizon?
Christine Kraft

Christine Kraft, Project Manager Etcs, DB Kommunikationstechnik

How can RFID automation technology contribute to the optimisation of rolling stock maintenance
Tanmay Mehta

Tanmay Mehta, General Manager, Rfid, Centre For Railway Information Systems, Indian Railways

Investing in the right suppliers to optimise the future of our network
Camilla Ahston

Camilla Ahston, Senior International Strategist, Purchasing And Logistics, Trafikverket

Navigating the challenges of implementing ETCS on a surface-running network
Paul Booth

Paul Booth, Principal Engineer, Network Rail

Overcoming the challenges of combining big data in operations and infrastructure to streamline traffic management services
Marleen Verheyen

Marleen Verheyen, Advisor Traffic Management Services, Infrabel Sa

Sourcing future refrigerants for existing and new air conditioning systems in railway vehicle
Tobias Fischer

Tobias Fischer, Head Of Rolling Stock Technology, Deutsche Bahn AG

Understanding the potential of GNSS for rail
Juliette Marais

Juliette Marais, Research Fellow, IFSTAR

Update on the German Hydrail project: the results of our operations
Dr Holger Busch

Dr Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen

What is IOTA’s vision for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the world of mobility?
Alisa Maas

Alisa Maas, Lead Mobility Track, IOTA Foundation


Networking lunch in the exhibition hall


Close of Conference – See you next year!


Welcoming drinks in Torre BEC

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