Intermodality & Integration


Intermodality & Integration (Theatre 4), Tuesday 21 March 2017

Opening Keynote Session: Rail Leadership & New Digital Paradigms


Organiser's Welcome Remarks

Mr Lincoln Leong

Keynote Interviews

Join us for a series of exclusive interviews, where leaders of major rail operators share their plans to manage increasing passenger capacity and operational demands. Hear their thoughts on what the major game changers in the next few years will be and what they are doing to keep up with the competition.

Interviewer: Colin Stewart, Global Rail Leader, Arup

08:55 – 09:10: Interview with Lincoln Leong, CEO, MTR Corporation

09:10 – 09:25: Interview with Desmond Kuek, President & Group CEO, SMRT Corporation

09:25 – 09:40: Interview with Azmi Abdul Aziz, President & Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad

Mr Colin Stewart

Rail Leaders’ Panel

Following their interviews, our rail leaders will be joined by other special guests to explore the big issues affecting rail operators throughout Asia and beyond. Issues for discussion include:

•    How can we balance the pressure to increase passenger capacity with cost constraints?
•    How can we overcome funding challenges for new projects and project upgrades? What potential is there in increased use of PPPs and the capital markets?
•    With assets working harder and longer, what are the big picture asset management issues that we need to be aware of?
•    What are the real disruptive forces in the rail industry?
•    What’s the number one priority issue in your operator boardroom right now?
Mr Colin Stewart

The Digital Railway of the Future

The rail industry isn’t traditionally known for being a first-adopter or quick to adapt to new trends and market conditions, but in the digital future, that needs to change. Join us for this exciting keynote session as we explore what the digital railway of the future will look like, from both operator & passenger perspective. We’lll consider the impact of emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence, imagine the physical train of the future and its journey times, and also how the traditional station could change to become a connected lifestyle hub for both business and leisure.

Exhibition, Networking & Refreshments

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Mr Emmanuel Vivant
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Integrating tramways into dense urban networks: A case study on Hong Kong’s “Ding Dings”

•    What role do trams plan in Hong Kong’s efficient public transport system?
•    Overcoming challenges with legacy systems
•    Staying ahead of the competition and the journey towards modernization
Noormah Mohd Noor
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Establishing a reliable air-rail connection: A case study on KLIA Express Rail Link

•    How does KLIA Express Rail Link distinguish its services amongst other modes of transport between the city and airport?
•    Digitalisation of ticketing systems to bring greater convenience to passengers
•    Future outlook: How to ensure long-term sustainability of air-rail links?

Ms Manying Hu
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Promoting sustainable transport-oriented development in China

•    Promoting Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as an affordable solution for keeping up with urban growth
•    Encouraging pedestrian and transit-oriented real estate development near metro & BRT stations
•    Shaping and assessing urban development with the TOD standard

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Combined Q&A

Join us to ask questions on what the speakers have presented. Let's hear their further thoughts and voice your opinions. 

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit


Exhibition, Networking & Refreshments

Roundtable Discussion Session

Now’s your chance to get really interactive! Simply pick a table and join the debate. Each roundtable discussion group will focus on an issue affecting rail operations in Asia Pacific. Spend time with your peers debating the challenge and perhaps you’ll find a solution together.
Mr Jochen Apel

.NOKIA COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP (Held in Signalling & Communications theatre)

Network Transformation Railways

In this joint workshop session with Nokia and our partner CommTel Network Solutions, you will learn about the railway industry challenges, Nokia end-to-end mission-critical railway solutions and how we will transform VicTrack’s mission-critical railway communications network in Australia. Thanks to this transformation, VicTrack communication systems will be able to support a variety of railway services to ensure better safety and reliable operations throughout Australia’s second most populous state.

round tables


Mr William Sabandar, President Director, PT. MRT Jakarta

Modernization of freight wagon rolling stock for improved asset utilization and lower life cycle cost

- Rolling stock modernization goals
- Undercarriage equipment performance to meet challenges of operating conditions
- Equipment maintenance

Closing Keynote Plenary

Mr Morris Cheung

Building operational excellence competency: Supporting knowledge & skills sharing

Rightly so customers are increasingly demanding for better service quality of railway operations not only in normal service but also during service interruption.  Building operational excellence competency and capability is inevitably a top priority task for management.  The presentation will elaborate how MTR develops its operational excellence capability through MTR Academy’s integrated training approach supporting knowledge and skills sharing, and how MTR Academy is going to achieve its mission of developing railway experts and executives with the aim of advancing service and operational excellence of the railway industry worldwide.
Panel discussion

Operations Reliability Panel

Join us for this panel discussion to round out the first day of Asia Pacific Rail 2017, as rail leaders share their strategies and challenges in maintaining high operational reliability standards. Some key issues for debate include:  

•    How can we maintain high reliability standards while managing the growing demand for rail services?
•    How can we ensure service reliability amidst ongoing asset renewal and maintenance?
•    How can IT innovations be harnessed to improve rail reliability and operational performance?
•    How can technology be used to move the industry forward while not undermining the fundamentals of sound railway practice? 

Networking Drinks Reception

Join us for a drink at the end of day one and catch-up with old friends whilst also making lucrative new contacts.
last published: 20/Mar/17 11:07



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