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Dubai, 12 - 13 March 2018

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Mar 1210:10
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman, Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Mar 1210:20
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai, UAE
Mar 1210:30
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Dr Rumaih Al Rumaih, President, Public Transport Authority, President, Saudi Railways Organisation
Mar 1210:40
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Dr Ahmed Bin Mohammed bin Salem Al Futaisi, Minister, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Oman
Mar 1210:50
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Ministerial address

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H.E. Julio Gomez-Pomar, Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport & Housing, Ministry of Public Works and Transport - Spain
Mar 1211:00
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Abdelkader Amara, Minister, Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics & Water, Morocco 
Mar 1211:10
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Piyush Goyal, Minister, Ministry of Railways, India
Mar 1211:20
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Ministerial address

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H.E. Dr Hesham Arafaat, Minister, Ministry of Transport Egypt
Mar 1211:30
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Regional keynote address

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Ahmed Jasem Al Mansoori, A/CEO, Etihad Rail
Mar 1211:40
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Keynote address: Pioneering seamless mobility and economic prosperity

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  •     Defining the new standard in rail: seamless performance, connectivity, experience and safety
  •     Building and shaping mobility and economic growth together
  •     Excelling passenger service that goes beyond transportationReserved for title sponsor 
Mar 1212:30
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Keynote address: Making advanced transportation a reality

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  •     The pivot point of history: utilising technology to redefine mobility
  •     Stepping into the automated, connected world of transportation
  •     Debating technology versus humanity: what happens when machines make all the decisions?
Niko Warbanoff, CEO, DB Engineering & Consulting, & Chairman - International Business, Deutsche Bahn AG
Mar 1212:40
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Keynote address Achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 through designing and operating transport networks of the future

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  •     Pioneering innovation for railway environments
  •     What happens when mobility, networks and logistics meet in a digital world?
  •     Expanding on digitally connected rail efficiency: what’s beyond 2030?
Alwalid Alekrish, VP - Programs & Projects, Arriyadh Development Authority
Mar 1212:50
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Keynote address Topic to be confirmed

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Olivier Badard, Senior Vice President Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, RATP Dev
Mar 1213:00
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Mar 1213:10
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Networking lunch welcome address by sponsor

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Asif Shafi, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Middle East and India, AECOM
Mar 1214:16
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Future Transport
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Mar 1214:16
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Spotlight Sessions
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mar 1214:20
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Panel: Driving the digital transformation of transportation infrastructure

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Adopting the digital-rail infrastructure ecosystem: smart cities, smart travel, smart life
  •     Envisioning a digital multimodal network: coordinated, integrated, streamlined and most importantly; safe
  •     Achieving network optimisation and shaping the digital rail supply chain
  •     Maintaining systems and infrastructure to support railways in a changing world
Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Tobias Schoenberg, Partner, Roland Berger
Jean-Jacques Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, SNCF
Mar 1214:20
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Panel: Building stations as destinations: transit oriented eco-design and development

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Integrating stations into communities: supporting surrounding land uses for retail, residential and mixed use 
  •     Analysing connections and passenger flows both inside and outside station hubs
  •     Exploring multimodality design that enhances livability, preserves performance, manages flow, prioritises soft transit modes, while reducing impact on environment
  •     Rethinking patterns and optimising transit oriented development
  •     Evaluating examples of smart, competitive cities of the future, in action today
  •     Forging partnerships with cities and major urban areas to lay groundwork for projects
Shahrin Abdol Salam, SVP – Plans & Development, SMRT Trains Ltd
Duncan Cross, Deputy Operations Director, Transport for London
Mar 1214:20
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Panel Operators update on the GCC connectivity network

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  •     Championing of GCC rail: connectivity updates from the GCC’s leading operators
  •     Pioneering excellence in project execution, design and construction
  •     Leading regional cooperation and fostering dialogue
  •     Exploring standardisation in an international railway context
  •     Assessing cost and revenue sharing agreements between GCC operators and stakeholders 
H.E. Mariam Ahmed Jumaan, Undersecretary, Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunicatons, Bahrain
Bashar Al Malik, CEO, Saudi Railway Company
Ahmed Jasem Al Mansoori, A/CEO, Etihad Rail
Mar 1214:20
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Panel: Shaping interoperable multimodal mobility masterplans

Future Transport
  •     Envisioning mobility in 2030 and beyond: how does rail fit in the multimodal landscape?
  •     Addressing transport bottlenecks: what needs to change?
  •     Rethinking the system: what is the most efficient model for cars, trams, buses, rail, autonomous aerial vehicles and more?
Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company - TUSRC
Ralf Charley Schultze, President, U.I.R.R.
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Philippe Citroen, Director General, U.N.I.F.E.
Mar 1215:00
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Saudi Railways Organisation: Vision 2030, nation building and the North-South Railway

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  •     Achieving 2400km passenger and freight rail line milestones
  •     Assessing the strategic importance of railways in contributing to the national economy 
  •     Connecting rail with phosphate and bauxite mines in northern region of Saudi Arabia
  •     How rail connectivity provides a platform for achieving goals of Vision 2030
Bashar Al Malik, CEO, Saudi Railway Company
Mar 1215:00
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Deutsche Bahn Building our digital future today

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Our digital future: where are we now and where are we going?
  •     Digital innovations to deliver our vision of the seamless passenger experience
  •     Dealing with the challenges of digital transformation 
  •     Deutsche Bahn’s approach to digital transformation  
  •     How can transport companies collaborate with each other to be more successful in the digital age?
  •     How traditional technologies benefit from digital technologies and vice versa
Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Mar 1215:00
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Rethinking networks for high speed rail (HSR) transit

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     ‘Unlearning’ conventional transit network designs: exploring new network models for a high speed world
  •     Avoiding the drive: importance of station location
  •     To go under or over: debating design and planning issues of high speed networks
  •     Understanding urban, inclusive HSR and its impact on land use, design of streets and public spaces
  •     How to accommodate large numbers of intermodal connections
Joachim Winter, Head of Next Generation Train, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Mar 1215:00
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One step closer to a ‘hyperlooped’ world

Future Transport
  •     Be anywhere, move anything, connect everything: implementing hyperloop today
  •     Introducing XP1-1; the first generation vehicle of the Hyperloop One system
  •     Remodeling the use of time and transportation: impacts for current networksEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1215:20
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Lift off with autonomous aerial vehicles (AAV’s)

Future Transport
  •     Enabling seamless transport mobility with AAV’s
  •     How will self-driving or autonomous flying cars fit in our current transport landscape?
  •     What are the impacts on rail and how can modes work in unision?
  •     Can AAV’s address last mile challenges of rail travel?
Mar 1215:20
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Enabling smart cities with transit oriented development (TOD)

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     TOD project delivery: integration of smart transport with smart, mixed-use city infrastructure
  •     Innovating product, solution and service to inspire public transport use
  •     Rehabilitating urban land space while increasing transport capacity
  •     Optimising and monetising facilities: equipment, stations and non-rail real estate
  •     Achieving industrial, commercial and social performance through TOD
Mar 1215:20
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Digital manufacturing: applying virtual reality in rail

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Achieving optimal operational performance: how virtual and augmented reality is changing manufacturing
  •     Industrialisation 4.0 and optimising production of expensive, advanced models and components
  •     Enabling quicker and more precise decisions in real time, in any location around the globeEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1215:39
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Future Transport
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Mar 1215:39
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Spotlight Sessions
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mar 1215:40
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Egypt National Railways: $575 million, 100 locomotives and 15 years of transformation

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Egypt’s vision for rail transformation over the next 15 years
  •     Modernising future transport: update on ENR’s partnership with GE Transportation
  •     Addressing competitive financing solutions for sustainable, advanced infrastructure
  •     Welcoming 100 locomotives: manufacturing, technical support, employee training and development
Mar 1215:40
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Panel: Aligning artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Trains (IoT)

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Championing AI and IoT as critical efficiency enablers
  •     Big, big data: adopting sensors, Machine2Machine deep learning, analytics and cloud computing
  •     Exploring real time, network-wide breakthrough benefits from the connectivity and intelligence of everything
  •     Prioritising the importance of cybersecurity in our AI-IoT fueled world
Mohamed Youssef, Chief Engineer - MSN and Cyber Security, RTA
Isaiah Okoth, Former Group CEO, Rift Valley Railways
Mar 1215:40
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Panel Highlighting top down leadership in renewables and energy efficiency

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Adopting renewables in rail and shifting away from energy-dependency: applications of solar, wind and hydro
  •     Tackling efficiency, emissions, environmental concerns, rising energy prices, and resource sustainability
  •     Assessing methods of recycling and reusing waste in rail
Lakshmi Narayanan, Chief Environment Expert, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
Mar 1215:40
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Panel: Disrupting mobility with the Internet of Everything

Future Transport
  •     Connecting the entire public transport system and all its modes
  •     How digitally-enabled and autonomous technology is changing the way we travel
  •     IoT per public transport mode: what is being implemented and how does it fit in with other modes?
  •     How IoT can capacity and population challenges
  •     How connectivity and artificial intelligence can plan and book entire journey’s
Moderator: Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Mar 1216:00
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Topic to be updated

ME Rail Conference 1
Mathieu Dunant, Head of Innovation, RATP Développement
Mar 1216:00
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Jordan Hejaz Railway: Streamlining trade, tourists and transit tracks

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  •     Turkey as the gateway to the Balkans and Jordan as the gateway to the Gulf
  •     Achieving cross border transportation links and feasibility studies
  •     Enhancing trade and tourism: steps towards an integrated Euro Mediterranean transport system
Mar 1216:00
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Informing power and energy decisions with big data and analytics

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Applying big data tools for visualisation of network-wide emissions, and power and energy consumption
  •     How analytics can inform smarter use and allocation of resources
  •     How intelligent analytics can inform new management processes
  •     Rethinking patterns and processes along the rail power and energy value chain
Mar 1216:00
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The autonomous transport transition

Future Transport
  •     Taking steps to transition to a fully automated multimodal transport ecosystem
  •     How to implement and connect sensors and networks for multimodal autonomy
  •     Bridging the gap between IoT-enablers and IoT-adopters
  •     Eliminating human error, reducing infrastructure maintenance and costs, improving safety
Mar 1216:20
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Indian Railways Challenges in design and construction of the world’s tallest railway bridge

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Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Mar 1216:20
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Redefining and reshaping our world with hyper speed

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Inside the world of Hyperloops, ultra-high speed mag lev, high speed rail and bullet trains: what’s next?
  •     Addressing the ongoing debate of cost and impact on communities
  •     Highlighting the long-term gains and true sustainability of hyper speed transit
Niklaus H König, President and Chief Executive Officer, SwissRapide AG
Mar 1216:20
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Achieving optimum energy efficiency

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Integrating eco-design for energy savings in rolling stock, infrastructure and operation
  •     Instilling efficient material and resource use: water, thermal comfort, natural lighting, indoor air ventilation, construction of bioclimatic buildings
  •     Reusing recovered energy: sell back to producer, power train stations, recharge electric vehicles or meet other energy needs
Mar 1216:20
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Driving mobility trends: mastering big transport data

Future Transport
  •     Defining the strategic business case and need for big data analytics
  •     Exploring revolutionary transport insights from big data technology
  •     How big data can change transport:     Anticipating and reacting to problems and delays     Increasing energy efficiency     Predicting passengers’ preferences and recommending journeys     Assessing journey popularity at certain times of year
Sohail Munir, Advisor – Emerging Technologies & Smart City Innovation, Dubai Smart Government
Mar 1216:54
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1. Kuwait

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Mar 1216:55
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2. Oman

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Mar 1216:57
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3. Morocco

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Mar 1216:58
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4. Tehran Metro

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Mar 1216:59
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5. Uganda

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Mar 1217:00
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6. Ahmedabad Metro, India: Phase 1

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Mar 1217:05
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1. Cybersecurity: managing risks for transport operators

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Mar 1217:06
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2. Sand and embankment stabilisation and service road building

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Mar 1217:07
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3. Double stack container wagons: challenges and difficulties

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Mar 1217:08
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4. How to minimise the human influence in rail incidents

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Mar 1309:30
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Keynote: Envisioning urban design in mobility 2050

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  •     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
Mar 1309:50
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Keynote The vision of the European rail industry for an innovative, sustainable and interoperable rail network

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  •     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
Philippe Citroen, Director General, U.N.I.F.E.
Mar 1310:00
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Keynote panel: Predicting the future of mobility

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  •     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?
Moderator: Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Jean-Jacques Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, SNCF
Mathieu Dunant, Head of Innovation, RATP Développement
Shahrin Abdol Salam, SVP – Plans & Development, SMRT Trains Ltd
Mar 1311:19
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Chairman:

ME Rail Conference 2
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mar 1311:19
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Future Transport
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Mar 1311:20
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Panel: Asset management 4.0: to outthink, outcompete and outperform

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     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
Shahrin Abdol Salam, SVP – Plans & Development, SMRT Trains Ltd
Wajdi Mereb, BIM Projects Manager, Roads and Transport Authority
Galetlolwe Semenya, Senior Manager: Operational Readiness, PRASA Rail
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Engineer – Signalling & Telecommunications, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation
Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Mar 1311:20
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Panel: The pursuit of interoperability and interregional integration

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     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
Philippe Citroen, Director General, U.N.I.F.E.
Francois Davenne, Secretary General, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Mar 1311:20
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ADY Container Topic to be updated

Spotlight Sessions
Natiq Jafarov, Director, ADY Container
Mar 1311:20
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Panel: Beating competition with real time customer-centric connectivity

Future Transport
  •     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
Mar 1311:40
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Turkish State Railways: Ankara High Speed Train Station: The Attraction Centre of The Capital

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  •     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
Mar 1311:40
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Contactless and connected: ensuring positive passenger experiences

Future Transport
  •     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
Mar 1312:00
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Driving the future of rail asset lifecycle management by using BIM solutions

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     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
Mar 1312:00
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The Luxembourg Rail Protocol: unlocking the region’s potential

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     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
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mar 1312:00
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Moroccan National Railways: The debut of Africa’s first high speed line

Spotlight Sessions
  •     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
Mar 1312:10
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Minimising disruption with drones, automation and digital technology

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     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
Mar 1312:10
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Inspiring transport innovations for interoperable fluidity

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     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
Mar 1312:20
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The new normal: forging the relationship between IT and engineering

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     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
Mar 1312:20
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Case study Asset management and interoperability with Tehran Metro

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Project update of Tehran Metro
  •     Overcoming interoperability challenges in opening new lines
  •     Long term plans and requirements: lines, wagons, systems
Mar 1312:20
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Network Rail: Delivering on the digital railway vision

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  •     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
Mar 1312:20
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Creating payment and ticketing information systems of the future

Future Transport
  •     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
Mar 1312:41
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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.

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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.
Mar 1312:42
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1. Mitigating track degradation through analytics: London Underground’s case study

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Mar 1312:43
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2. Implementing infotainment and Wi-Fi

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Mar 1312:44
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3. Intelligent station control and surveillance systems

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Mar 1312:45
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4. Reliability centred maintenance for mission critical systems

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Mar 1312:46
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5. Identifying winning strategies for investment in developing transport markets

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Mar 1312:47
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6. Narrow-gauge wonder-trains: Japan’s Shiki Shima

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Mar 1312:48
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7. Best practice for customer information privacy

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Mar 1312:49
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8. Processing big data for strategic transport modelling

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Mar 1314:15
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Chairman:

ME Rail Conference 2
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mar 1314:15
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Chairman:

Future Transport
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Mar 1314:20
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Panel: Modern rail financing in complex markets

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     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 
Moderator: Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Ajit Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
Nkosana Hezekial Thomo, Managing Director, ADFA Group
Helmut Scholze, Partner, Roland Berger
Mar 1314:20
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Metro Los Angeles LA Metro Saving money every day: subway wayside energy storage substation

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Mar 1314:20
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Panel: A sharing economy: opportunities for public transport

Future 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
Moderator: Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Adel Dagher, Senior Projects Specialist, GARMCO Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mills Company
Mar 1314:20
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Bahrain Light Rail Analysing multifarious modes of privatisation

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     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
Mar 1314:40
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Panel Keeping GCC development goals on track through privatisation

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     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
Mar 1314:40
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Kolkata East-West Metro Rail An approach towards CBTC

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  •     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
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Engineer – Signalling & Telecommunications, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation
Mar 1314:40
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Sustainability, new energy sources and renewables in rail

Future Transport
  •     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
Mar 1315:00
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Financial engineering for tomorrow’s railways

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     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
Ajit Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
Mar 1315:00
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The city of tomorrow

Future Transport
  •     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
Adel Dagher, Senior Projects Specialist, GARMCO Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mills Company
Mar 1315:00
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Grand Central Trains Smart safety and sustainability

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  •     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
Mar 1315:10
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Orchestrated mobility powered by location-based artificial intelligence (AI)

Future Transport
  •     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 
Mar 1315:21
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1. India's freight corridors

Keynotes
Mar 1315:22
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2. Rift Valley Railways, Kenya

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