Middle East Rail 2018 day 2

DIGITALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

Parag Khanna
09:30

Keynote: Envisioning urban design in mobility 2050

  •     What does it take to design and create seamless, hyperconnected, energy-efficient smart cities?
  •     How do we accommodate and transport 9.8 billion people by 2050?
  •     Thinking ahead: Imagining infrastructure and technology in 2050, which does not exist today: 
Parag Khanna, Author & Keynote Speaker, Connectography
Philippe Citroen
09:50

Keynote The vision of the European rail industry for an innovative, sustainable and interoperable rail network

  •     Interoperability and ERTMS as a key asset of the European rail supply industry
  •     Changes linked to digitalisation, research and innovation
  •     The importance of the ‘Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ principle in procurement
  •     Cooperation with GCC-SG and future prospects
Panel discussion
10:00

Keynote panel: Predicting the future of mobility

  •     Envisioning 2050 and beyond: where energy, transport and humanity fit in
  •     Debating in context: autonomy, connectivity, electrification and sharing technologies
  •     Changing old habits: consumer readiness, regulatory and economic factors in the transition to mobility 4.0
  •     On the tipping point of revolution or on the path of incremental evolution?
10:40

Networking break and refreshments

11:20 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

MIDDLE EAST RAIL 1

MIDDLE EAST RAIL 2

SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

FUTURE TRANSPORT

ASSET MANAGEMENT

INTEROPERABILITY

NEW & LEGACY NETWORKS

TICKETING & REVENUE MANAGEMENT

Chairman:

Chairman:

11:20

Panel: Asset management 4.0: to outthink, outcompete and outperform

  •     How to implement a robust rail asset management strategy in the age of digitalisation
  •     IoT, automation, digital twins: how transportation technology impacts asset management
  •     Understanding the power of advanced predictive analytics and machine learning in rail asset management
Wajdi Mereb, BIM Projects Manager, Roads and Transport Authority
11:20

Panel: The pursuit of interoperability and interregional integration

  •     Progressing the interoperability and compatibility of operators’ technical capabilities and assets
  •     Developing efficient, interoperable interregional railway systems
  •     Defining agreed technical specifications for interregional interoperability
  •     Overcoming challenges of varying gauge widths, electrification standards, and safety and signalling systems
Francois Davenne, Secretary General, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
11:20

ADY Container Topic to be updated

Natiq Jafarov, Director, ADY Container
11:20

Panel: Beating competition with real time customer-centric connectivity

  •     Capitalising on passenger travel habits and preferences through real time information access
  •     Meeting and anticipating socio-demographic needs in 2020 and beyond: ticketing anytime, anywhere
  •     Implementing smart, connected and seamless ticketing technology to disrupt and enhance consumers’ mobility choices
Duncan Cross, Deputy Operations Director, Transport for London
11:40

Turkish State Railways: Ankara High Speed Train Station: The Attraction Centre of The Capital

  •     Revitalising cities through rail projects: transit oriented development in Turkey
  •     Sharing the story of high speed rail construction in Ankara over the past 10 years and its lessons
  •     Partnering with global leaders for modernisation of signalling and communication systems
11:40

Contactless and connected: ensuring positive passenger experiences

  •     The importance of highly functional, efficient solutions for passenger relationship management
  •     Integrating multimodal cashless and contactless transport ticketing schemes
  •     Designing ticketing technology flexibility for the next wave of innovation

MODERNISING LEGACY NETWORKS

12:00

Driving the future of rail asset lifecycle management by using BIM solutions

  •     Highlighting the importance of using BIM coordinated processes and solutions
  •     Creating and implementing a reliable asset information exchange to achieve an effective asset management system
  •     Identifying the value of collaborated integrated solutions for the rail owner/operator
Wajdi Mereb, BIM Projects Manager, Roads and Transport Authority
12:00

The Luxembourg Rail Protocol: unlocking the region’s potential

  •     The challenges of financing rolling stock; attracting private finance
  •     Cross border issues, gauges and the new strategic regional rail developments
  •     The Luxembourg Rail Protocol: its immediate benefits
  •     and the hidden ones: why it’s a game changer for the region
12:00

Moroccan National Railways: The debut of Africa’s first high speed line

  •     On track: highlighting project launches in 2018
  •     Building high speed rail in desert environments: overcoming challenges and lessons learnt
  •     Structuring and development framework for multiple large transport infrastructure projects
12:10

Minimising disruption with drones, automation and digital technology

  •     Managing maintenance with minimal disruption
  •     How digital technologies contribute to more efficient maintenance processes
  •     Increasing track turnaround times: digital asset management for dense environmentsEnquire now to sponsor this session
12:10

Inspiring transport innovations for interoperable fluidity

  •     Competitive rail: committing to interoperability to underpin the sustainable modal shift
  •     Efficient solutions at the heart of cities: trains, signalling, services and infrastructure
  •     Managing individual operator needs and demands while balancing interoperability whether bundled, separate or fully integratedEnquire now to sponsor this session
12:20

The new normal: forging the relationship between IT and engineering

  •     Developing highly integrated, highly automated processes through collaborative teamwork
  •     When software and hardware combine: inspiring mobility 4.0
  •     Adopting a holistic approach to asset management through company-wide function integration
12:20

Case study Asset management and interoperability with Tehran Metro

  •     Project update of Tehran Metro
  •     Overcoming interoperability challenges in opening new lines
  •     Long term plans and requirements: lines, wagons, systems
12:20

Network Rail: Delivering on the digital railway vision

  •     Defining the digital railway in context of modernisation of legacy systems
  •     Managing digitally enabled signalling systems: traffic management systems, ERTMS/ETCS, connected drivers advisory system and automatic train operation
  •     Installing digital railway interventions network-wide to deliver significant capacity and performance benefits
12:20

Creating payment and ticketing information systems of the future

  •     When multimodal payments converge: delivering seamless and safe mobility
  •     Exploring innovative ticketing systems for our high-tech, connected world: beacons, geo location, biometrics and more
  •     Bringing ticketing and CRM systems up to speed
  •     Securing customer data against cyber breachesEnquire now to sponsor this session
12:40

RAIL INNOVATION ROUNDTABLES

Enquire now to sponsor a roundtable discussion

Join these 40 minute interactive sessions, designed to give you a first look at 2018 project opportunities, tenders, techniques and technologies being implemented to build these futuristic networks.

Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate. Conquer the challenges, grab the opportunities and create the most efficient transport systems to date.

1. Mitigating track degradation through analytics: London Underground’s case study

2. Implementing infotainment and Wi-Fi

3. Intelligent station control and surveillance systems

4. Reliability centred maintenance for mission critical systems

5. Identifying winning strategies for investment in developing transport markets

6. Narrow-gauge wonder-trains: Japan’s Shiki Shima

7. Best practice for customer information privacy

8. Processing big data for strategic transport modelling

13:20

Networking lunch

MIDDLE EAST RAIL 1

MIDDLE EAST RAIL 2

SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

FUTURE TRANSPORT

PRIVATISATION

FINANCE CLIMATE

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT INNOVATIONS

SMART CITIES

Chairman:

Chairman:

14:20

Bahrain Light Rail Analysing multifarious modes of privatisation

  •     Implementing models for effective management of the privatisation process: impacts on government authorities and regulators
  •     Build-operate-transfer (BOT); build-own-operate (BOO); and public PPP structures: what works best for the Middle East
  •     Assessing GCC readiness to adopt and utilise privatisation models
H.E. Mariam Ahmed Jumaan, Undersecretary, Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunicatons, Bahrain
14:20

Panel: Modern rail financing in complex markets

  •     Comparing sustainability of current financial frameworks from international rail markets
  •     Investing in technology and asset capabilities: balancing knock on effects to the bottom line
  •     Running under asset-light models: benefits and risks
  •     Revising financial models as markets and demands become increasingly complex 
Nkosana Hezekial Thomo, Managing Director, ADFA Group
14:20

Panel: A sharing economy: opportunities for public transport

  •     Empowering transport planners and operators with shared economy solutions: shared assets, car sharing, ride sharing
  •     Sharing and redistributing excess capacity of goods and service: benefits to public transport
  •     Evaluating shared mobility systems and how existing modes fit in
  •     Quantifying the value of aligning shared mobility with existing public transport modes
  •     Competing with convenience within the ‘on-demand’ economy
14:40

Panel Keeping GCC development goals on track through privatisation

  •     Strategic national transformation and diversification driving privatisation in the GCC 
  •     Identifying sectors to benefit from privatisation: 2020 and beyond
  •     Fast tracking the privatisation process in the GCC: steps for authorities, regulators, operators and solution providers
  •     Developing legislation, aligning public private sector goals, evaluating current infrastructure status
Ayoob Aloshan, Financial Control Director, Saudi Railway Organisation
Duncan Cross, Deputy Operations Director, Transport for London
14:40

Kolkata East-West Metro Rail An approach towards CBTC

  •     Overview of Kolkata Metro and interfacing issues with S&T and rolling stock
  •     Overcoming challenges and assessing proposed solutions: technical and contractual 
  •     Understanding CBTC architecture, operating principles and benefits to Kolkata Metro
14:40

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
15:00

Financial engineering for tomorrow’s railways

  •     Equity, debt and lease finance: adapting to the new normal
  •     Laying down strong public private partnership tracks to enable innovative financing approaches
  •     Developing more tailor made all-encompassing legislative and policy frameworks for project financingEnquire now to sponsor this session
15:00

Grand Central Trains Smart safety and sustainability

  •     Overview of Grand Central open access model
  •     Stabilising safety management systems and processes
  •     Lessons from collaborating with rail operators on safety and operations
  •     Digitalising safety systems: competence management, going paperless, and more
David Neil, Head of Operations and Safety, Grand Central Trains
15:00

The city of tomorrow

  •     How rail is creating smart cities of tomorrow
  •     Achieving integrated mobility for rail and smart cities
  •     What is and how to form and integrated transport strategy
15:10

Orchestrated mobility powered by location-based artificial intelligence (AI)

  •     How location-based AI technology enables operators and authorities to orchestrate door-to-door, multimodal, on-demand mobility (MaaS)
  •     How to deliver app-based smart travel assistance, seamless ticketing and undiscovered ancillary revenue without compromising users’ trust
  •     Learn how smartness is brought into Swiss Federal Railways' (SBB) and other public transport operators' mobile apps 
15:20

PROJECT UPDATE ROUNDTABLES

Join these 40 minute interactive sessions, designed to give you a first look at 2018 project opportunities, tenders, techniques and technologies being implemented to build these futuristic networks. Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate. Conquer the challenges, grab the opportunities and create the most efficient transport systems to date.
16:00

Afternoon refreshments

16:30

End of conference day two

last published: 15/Jan/18 10:45 GMT