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Dubai, 12 - 13 March 2018

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Mar 1210:00
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Dr Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman, Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, UAE
Mar 1210:10
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General, Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council
Mar 1210:20
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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 1210:30
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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 1210:40
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Piyush Goyal, Minister, Ministry of Railways, India
Mar 1210:50
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for H.E. Dr Hesham Arafaat, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Egypt
Mar 1211:00
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Keynote address: Pioneering seamless mobility and economic prosperity

Keynotes
  •     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 1212:20
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Keynote address: Designing and operating transport networks of the future

Keynotes
  •     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?
Mar 1212:40
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Keynote address: Making advanced transportation a reality

Keynotes
  •     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?
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
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
Mar 1214:20
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Panel: GCC operators update on the regional shared network and connectivity

Spotlight Sessions
  •     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 
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?
Mar 1214:40
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Saudi Railways Organisation: Vision 2030, nation building and the North-South Railway

Spotlight Sessions
  •     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
Mar 1214:40
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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 1214:40
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Optimising systems and infrastructure connectivity: the key to mobility

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Entering the new era of infrastructure optimisation, modernisation and automation
  •     IoT and communication of everything: aligning systems, machines, infrastructure and assets
  •     Future proofing infrastructure: signalling and communications, big data and analytics, cybersecurity
Mar 1214:40
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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
Mar 1214:50
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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 1215:00
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Developing smart terminals for freight leadership

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Exploring freight accessibility in the information age
  •     The role of smart terminals in transforming the freight and logistics sector
  •     How smart freight hubs can accommodate vast and complex logistics supply chains
  •     Designing new models for smart logistics hubs of the future through big data and analytics
Mar 1215:00
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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 1215:00
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Jordan Hejaz Railway: Streamlining trade, tourists and transit tracks

Spotlight Sessions
  •     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 1215:00
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The future is boring

Future Transport
  •     Going underground: achieving the vision of transportation and tunnels beneath us
  •     Easing traffic congestion, simplifying mobility, bringing new meaning to transport efficiency
  •     Lowering the cost and time of tunnel boring technology
  •     How will rail rolling stock and infrastructure align with tunnels?  
Mar 1215:10
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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 1215:10
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Evaluating tools and technology for intelligent facility management

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     How to achieve integrated mobility
  •     Implementing cutting-edge technologies to manage security, safety, communication and energy criteria of stations
  •     Exploring the capacity to deliver integrated, tailored systems to meet individual station requirementsEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1215:10
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Project management Middle East: client-consultant-contractor excellence

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Addressing project management and planning excellence: avoiding pitfalls
  •     Achieving standardisation and interoperability in the Middle East with a streamlined approach
  •     Adopting a strong project management foundation for progressing the harmonisation of network connectivityEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1215:10
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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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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
Mar 1215:20
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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
Mar 1215:20
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Panel: Connecting corridors of the future with the Belt & Road initiative

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Identifying impacts and benefits of the Belt & Road projects on the Middle East transit landscape
  •     Connecting future corridors and regional superpowers
  •     Highlighting connectivity updates from Russia, Iran, India, Turkey and Oman: impacts on the Middle East
Mar 1215:20
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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
Mar 1215:40
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Exploring the augmented and virtual rail reality (AR/VR)

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Indistinguishable from magic: disrupting transport with AR/VR technology 
  •     Exploring visualisation applications in rail: manufacturing, employee training, transport planning, customer experience, trains, smart glasses
  •     Creating embedded experiences that enable frictionless, contextualised value creation
Mar 1215:40
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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 1215:40
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Russian Railways: The age of modernisation

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Exploring lessons from Russia’s rail transport development strategy leading up to 2030
  •     The period of modernisation, renewal and enhancement (2008-2015): how to achieve project efficiency
  •     Constructing 20,000km of new tracks: large-scale expansions, dedicated freight lines and new industrial zones
Mar 1215:40
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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 1215:50
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Indian Railways: Signalling green for efficiency, speed and freight

Spotlight Sessions
  •     An independent and efficient India: investing in state of the art technology, modern management and procurement approaches
  •     Evaluating project proceedings in accordance with international design and build standards
  •     Freeing freight from main lines and boosting passenger services
  •     Prioritising energy efficiency solutions: the example of solar powered rolling stock
Mar 1216:00
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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
Mar 1216:00
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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 1216:00
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Turkish State Railways: Ankara high speed train station: the attraction centre of the capital

Spotlight Sessions
  •     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 1216:00
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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
Mar 1216:10
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Excelling customer service with apps and bots

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Prioritising customer service and staying on top of relationship management
  •     Powering apps and chatbots to deliver immediate customer service on mobile, web and social media
  •     Humans versus artificial intelligence: combining bots with human interactionEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1216:10
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Eco-design innovation in rolling stock for energy efficiency

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Reviewing structural integrity: components made with light, durable, composite and recycled materials 
  •     Installing actuators, sensors and controllers at the heart of future rolling stock
  •     Assessing the feasibility of renewable and innovative energy solutions: from hybrid to hydrogen, biofuel-compatible to solar and moreEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1216:10
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Building the world’s mega rail projects

Spotlight Sessions
  •     How to build the biggest and boldest projects on the planet
  •     Exploring global transit milestones from the world’s largest rail construction company
  •     The global giant: creating super cities, global megalopolises and corridors of the future to revolutionise our world Enquire now to sponsor this session 
Mar 1216:10
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The age of apps

Future Transport
  •     Powering transport efficiency through smartphone apps
  •     Discussing the role of apps for passenger and freight use
  •     Utilising big data from apps for enhanced customer experience
  •     Journey planning: providing a connected travel experience from A to BEnquire now to sponsor this session

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Mar 1309:00
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Keynote: Exploring digital super intelligence and its impact on our communities

Keynotes
  •     What happens when artificial superintelligence triggers explosive technological growth?
  •     Advancing mankind through technology whilst balancing safety concerns
  •     Transforming the world of transport and its impacts: ‘there will be no steering wheels in 20 years’
Mar 1309:20
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Keynote panel: Predicting the future of mobility

Keynotes
  •     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?
Mar 1309:40
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Keynote: Envisioning urban design in mobility 2050

Keynotes
  •     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: 
Mar 1310:00
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Keynote: Capitalising on data as the new oil

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  •     Exploiting the world’s new untapped resource: opportunities for rail and public transport
  •     Moving away from data infrastructure as costly and time consuming, towards data as centres of abundance
  •     The enterprise-wide corporate asset: reaching 2050 with new thinking, new products and new serviceReserved for platinum sponsor 
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
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
Mar 1311:20
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Panel: Innovation across borders: connecting continents

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Envisioning the world of mobility when East meets West
  •     Raising productivity and competitiveness through the revitalised Silk Road
  •     Discussing latest updates on operator’s connectivity and interoperability links 
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
Mar 1311:40
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Implementing digital twin technology for trains

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Applying virtual modelling of asset performance through digital twin technology
  •     Leveraging data from the industrial internet of everything
  •     Highlighting digital twins key to managing and optimising individual assets and entire networks
  •     Applying a digital thread right from an assets birth
  •     Pairing of virtual and physical twins: tracking asset health, predicting failures, preventing downtime and minimising reactive maintenance
Mar 1311:40
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The Luxembourg Protocol: revolutionary rolling stock financing for interregional interoperability

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Introducing a new global unique and permanent numbering and tracking system for rolling stock (URVIS)
  •     Assessing the current status of the Luxembourg Protocol and the countries adopting the treaty
  •     Facilitating and engaging financing from the private sector
Mar 1311:40
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Iranian Railways: Iran’s new era of reform, requirements and relationships

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Meeting demand for 28,000 new wagons
  •     Developing regional networks: a year of partnerships across the continent
  •     5 year plan: connecting cargo loading hubs and railways lines
  •     Prioritising policies and regulatory frameworks: making way for capacity
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 1311:50
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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 1312:00
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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 1312:00
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Facilitating regional cooperation on cross-border interoperability

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Encouraging regional cooperation: managing geopolitical ripples, rifts and relationships
  •     Enabling governments to connect strategic infrastructure plans and technical systems
  •     Establishing policy supporting reduced economic costs of cross-border transport
Mar 1312:00
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Network Rail: Delivering on the digital railway vision

Spotlight Sessions
  •     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 1312:00
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Increasing ancillary revenue through ticketing technology

Future Transport
  •     How next generation contextual communication and seamless ticketing technology can contribute to transport revenue
  •     Bringing digital commerce to public transport: integrating mobile payment and digital wallet services
  •     Integrating loyalty programmes into mobile payments and ticketing platforms
  •     Capitalising on digital travel habits: the role of payment and ticketing systems
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 1312:10
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Managing legacy system upgrades: the suppliers view

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  •     Managing legacy train control systems stabilisation in a digitally complex landscape
  •     Importance of aligning suppliers and operators to achieve legacy modernisation goals
  •     Lessons from the UK in rolling out ERTMS internationallyEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1312:10
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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 1312:21
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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.

Keynotes
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 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 
Mar 1314:20
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International high speed panel: Developing super speed routes and dedicated high speed lines

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Evaluating today’s latest high speed rail and maglev projects: California, Indonesia, China, UK, Kuala Lumpur-Singapore, Japan, Spain & Germany
  •     Managing socio-environmental concerns and disputes 
  •     Exporting high speed rail technology: key to interregional connectivity?
  •     Reaching 600km/hr: the new era for ultra high speed technology
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
Mar 1314:20
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Panel: Sustainable transport competition: lessons for the Middle East

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Evaluating lessons on long term business sustainability in competitive markets through privatisation
  •     Rail risk management: the balance between public and private sector involvement
  •     Managing today’s transport landscape challenges with privatisation:     Planning the response to increasingly open international and domestic rail transport markets     Managing competition from disruptors and alternative transport modes     Addressing population growth, rapid urbanisation and congestion
Mar 1314:40
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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
Mar 1314:40
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‘Rail plus property’ diversification strategies:

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Exploring benefits of self-financing models in international markets
  •     Monetising and optimising real estate assets for rail operators
  •     Developing industrial and commercial properties for optimum value and economic performance
  •     Managing the rail operators’ real estate production chain: current and future railway needs
Mar 1314:40
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Amtrak: Improving service reliability in critical transport hubs

Spotlight Sessions
  •     How to manage renewal and maintenance at busy transportation hubs
  •     Deploying the industrial Internet of Things to predict future problems before they happen
  •     How to filter through and analyse data from 900 sensors on each locomotive
  •     Introducing new maintenance methods and standards through innovative data understanding
Mar 1314:40
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Streamlining the regulators response to smart mobility

Future Transport
  •     The new normal of mobility: opportunities for regulators and policy makers
  •     How urban transport policy makers, planners and operators are responding to digitalisation
  •     A smart and simple world: what steps do we need to take to get there?
  •     Balancing regulatory challenges and adopting new technologies
Mar 1314:50
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Kenya Railways: Thriving from efficient infrastructure

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  •     Nations pride: investing in railways underpinning the regional economic agenda
  •     Making history: Kenya’s largest mega project during the age of independence
  •     Home stretch: finalising the completion of standard gauge railway link for passengers and freight
Mar 1315:00
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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
Mar 1315:00
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Facing increasing funding demands as expectations of mobility evolve

ME Rail Conference 2
  •     Thinking long-term and committing to up-front investment: how going digital will reduce operating costs and generate alternative revenues
  •     How to mitigate funding volatility and political uncertainty
  •     Exploring types and terms of funding and financing in today’s rail market
  •     Implementing ‘control periods’ to funding cycles: applications in the Middle East
Mar 1315:00
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Crossrail: Lessons from Europe’s largest infrastructure project

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  •     Evaluating the Crossrail project management and achieving milestones so far
  •     Infrastructure innovations: 200m long trains, 10% increase to London’s rail capacity, 42km of new tunnels, 10 new stations, step-free access and more
  •     Transit oriented development in action: 55,000 jobs, 57,000 new homes, 3.35 million square feet of mixed-use real estate
Mar 1315:00
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Optimising transit oriented development

Future Transport
  •     TODs: Redefining residential and commercial land use for public transport
  •     Maximising access to public transport through transit oriented development
  •     Modeling local accessibility networks
  •     Prioritising the positive perception of transport services
Mar 1315:10
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Defining a comprehensive strategy for private sector participation

ME Rail Conference 1
  •     Capturing PSP benefits through clearly articulated government initiatives
  •     Identifying governing policy and legal framework to facilitate PSP activity
  •     Establishing the institutional requirements; identifying entities involved and allocating authorityEnquire now to sponsor this session
Mar 1315:10
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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
Mar 1315:10
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Ensuring safe, high performance networks, now and in the future

Spotlight Sessions
  •     Tailoring innovative solutions for brownfield or greenfield projects
  •     Project management excellence: improved availability, increased capacity, better predictability and punctuality
  •     Adapting solutions to cater to unique country-specific situations and local regulationsEnquire now to sponsor this session 
Mar 1315:10
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Connecting multimodal transport systems with smart technologies

Future Transport
  •     How smart multimodal transport infrastructure will enable cities to thrive
  •     Smart transport networks: upgrading utilities and utilising resource efficiency
  •     How transport information platforms can be a differentiator for competitive citiesEnquire now to sponsor this session
last published: 08/Nov/17 12:45 GMT