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Johannesburg, 19 - 20 June 2019

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Jun 1911:20
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Predictive analytics to improve rolling stock maintenance

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Using IoT to improve punctuality, reliability, and satisfaction
  • Identifying maintenance issues in real-time
  • Keeping costs in mind
Jun 1911:20
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How to overcome signal connectivity challenges in rural areas

RAIL TECH
  • Accessibility and connectivity
  • Rural coverage: Strategies for signal sustainability
  • Design simple, high error margin techniques with low maintenance plans
Jun 1911:20
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Overcoming funding challenges for new projects and project updates

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Understanding and monitoring cost-determining factors
  • Be prepared for the unexpected
  • Investments and partnerships: the right partner
  • Have rigorous risk and contingency planning in place
Jun 1911:20
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How to address the complexity of logistics and distribution in Africa?

INTERMODAL
  • Customs, tariffs and transit times
  • Using tech to deliver world-class efficiency
  • Leveraging international alliances and partnerships
Jun 1911:40
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Pros and cons: deciding which system is most suitable for your rolling stock

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Key objectives: efficiency, service and process
  • Delivering a long-term effective system
  • Combining traditional methods with new technology and better designs
Jun 1911:40
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Sustainable and optimum radio communication solutions for African transport infrastructures

RAIL TECH
  • Emerging technologies: radio networks for voice and data communication
  • How to successfully integrate new systems into an aging infrastructure
  • Cost vs benefit: what tech to invest in
Jun 1911:40
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Is the 'new-era transportation infrastructure' ready for private investment?

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Who is investing and what are they looking for?
  • Knowing the risk appetite of your investor
  • What are the relevant 'new-era infrastructure' subsectors for investors?
Jun 1911:40
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Strategic transport infrastructure – the importance of gateways and hubs

INTERMODAL
  • Integrating mobility networks for passengers and freight
  • Is the current gateway infrastructure adequate?
  • Creating opportunities that will benefit economic and trade growth
Jun 1912:00
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Retrofitting aging rolling stock vs procuring brand new rolling stock

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Refurbish, rebuild or replace?
  • Long-term rolling stock requirements: what to consider?
  • Overcoming standardization issues
Jun 1912:00
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Selecting and integrating a signalling system

RAIL TECH
  • Key factors: improve safety, enhance reliability and facilitate cross border traffic
  • Managing costs for up-keep
  • Identifying the right software for the rail network
Jun 1912:00
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A fresh look at PPP's

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • What are private infrastructure investors looking for?
  • The financial role of the government in rail projects
  • How to highlight true ROI
Jun 1912:00
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How to leverage regional logistics hubs to boost economic development

INTERMODAL
  • An enabler of trade – what’s the future potential?
  • Making your hub attractive to cargo owners
  • Identifying areas of ROI for investors
Jun 1912:20
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Boosting maintenance standards through data insights

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Cost considerations to replace or refurbish rolling stock

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Developing an agile change management system

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Implementing and integrating new rolling stock systems

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Investing in the right services that offer end-to-end efficiency for large end users

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Is your project investable? Key tips from an institutional investor

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Railway Skills Mismatch and Tracer discussions: the dynamics between the labour demand and supply, the gaps of skills and expertise

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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Smart data for smart trains

Keynotes
Jun 1912:20
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What’s holding back our sea trade success

Keynotes
Jun 1914:20
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Network development and track infrastructure

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Building a sustainable network and infrastructure with tomorrows capacity needs in mind
  • Working with what you have and turning it into profit
  • Linking journeys to operations and value creation
Jun 1914:20
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Key innovations in rolling stock design for best ROI

RAIL TECH
  • Designing rolling stock of the future with new materials and smart designs
  • Tech-driven disruption and growth opportunities
  • Changes in the demand and customer landscape
  • What are the global trends and where are we?
Jun 1914:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Kenya and what is being done to open the investment door

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1914:20
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Capacity to grow: transport infrastructure needs for the future

INTERMODAL
  • A refined modeling framework: Assessing capacity needs
  • Infrastructure funding: does it matter where the money comes from?
  • Will the current infrastructure be enough?
Jun 1914:40
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Leveraging of rail to build cities, infrastructure and industrial hubs

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Current capacity and future demand: spending money wisely
  • Economic growth through greater intra-continental trade
  • Leveraging partnerships: private and public working together
  • The role of the regulator
Jun 1914:40
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How to develop the business case for introducing new technologies

RAIL TECH
  • Identifying the main opportunities for tech innovation
  • Introducing new tech with minimal interruption to efficiency and productivity
  • Funding: where will it come from?
Jun 1914:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Burundi and what is being done to open the investment door

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1914:40
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Funding and financing major gateway port and inland transport infrastructure

INTERMODAL
  • Meeting the challenge: Possibilities for gateway management, funding, finance and planning
  • Long-term opportunities and ROI
  • Getting private sector involvement
Jun 1915:00
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Case study: How to overcome technical and logistic challenges in construction of the world’s tallest rail bridge

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Model studies and 3D computer analysis
  • Sustainability, how viable is this?
  • Remote structural health monitoring
Jun 1915:00
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Maximising emerging technologies to meet greater demands on train control networks

RAIL TECH
  • Moving towards the Internet of Smart Trains: is this possible in Africa?
  • Identifying major downfalls in current systems, and integrating a new tech to rectify this
  • Reducing operation and maintenance costs in the long run
Jun 1915:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Uganda and what is being done to open the investment door

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1915:00
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The impact of regulation on transport infrastructure capacity and service quality

INTERMODAL
  • Regulatory and institutional framework
  • Balancing expectations when it comes to infrastructure capacity regulation
  • Incorporating service quality management in the regulation
Jun 1915:20
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Predictive maintenance: prevention is better than expensive cure

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • The role of big data and analytics: leveraging data-in-motion
  • How to minimise costly, unscheduled maintenance activities
  • Corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance
Jun 1915:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in South Africa and what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1915:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Rwanda and what is being done to open the investment door

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1915:20
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Connecting Africa: Using information technology to promote cross border co-operation

INTERMODAL
  • Identifying and integrating the right information technology systems
  • Key recipients and partners: using the right data
  • Enhancing regional and inclusive approaches
Jun 1915:40
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Making the most of what you’ve got: building a unique asset maintenance framework

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Improving decisions about the need for asset rehabilitation, repair, and replacement
  • Allowing life-cycle budgeting capabilities for analyzing “what if” scenarios
  • Meeting regulatory requirements
  • Improving and maintaining asset security
Jun 1915:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Namibia and what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1915:40
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Creating new finance business models to meet continuous infrastructure improvements

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • The next-generation infrastructure operating model: What is it and how do I build it?
  • From disrupted to disruptor: Reinventing your business by transforming the core
  • Transforming operations management for a digital world
Jun 1915:40
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Think cross border trade: fast tracking intra-Africa trade

INTERMODAL
  • Strengthening the continental free trade area process: bridging the digital divide
  • Building a more efficient distribution network by improving port facilities
  • Regulation and policy
Jun 1916:00
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Driving efficiency with technology and maintenance

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Jun 1916:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Botswana and what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 1916:00
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Think creatively: new business models – encouraging shared investment and networks

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Strategies for business model innovation
  • Implementing new strategies without disrupting your business
  • Innovating in activities: From efficient to intelligent
  • Why the current business models need to change
Jun 1916:00
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How we can use blockchain tech to make cross-border co-operation a reality?

INTERMODAL
  • Using blockchain to cut down on costs and create a more efficient value chain
  • Improving quality and reliability in the transport sector
  • From AI and IoT to blockchain – is Africa ready?
Jun 1917:00
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Keynote panel discussion: Funding the future: smart financing to realise modern, complex transport infrastructure projects

Keynotes
  • Preparing for a new era of connected transformation: opportunities and challenges in modern financing strategies
  • Uncovering new revenue streams with modernised business models and disruptive partnerships
  • Securing urban and transportation reinvestment with fiscal policy, PPPs and performance-based revenue models
  • Looking ahead: how to increase the efficiency of domestic freight transport logistics
  • Exploring best practice and outperforming strategies

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Jun 2009:40
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Meeting evolving passenger expectations: implementing real change

Keynotes
  • Learning from global experience – localising best practice to meet African demand
  • Making passenger rail a focus area and part of your growth plan
  • Innovations and excellence in passenger experience
  • How to enhance passenger engagement in mobile first Africa
  • How tech can profoundly change the face of transport in Africa
Jun 2011:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Morocco and what is being done to open the investment door

BIG PICTURE RAIL
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 2011:20
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How to introduce digitised platforms that combine best-practice and tech innovation

RAIL TECH
  • Moving towards a smart, integrated operating model
  • Identifying key advanced tech to develop systems
  • How to successfully integrate and implement
  • Innovating in costs: From low cost to no cost
Jun 2011:20
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How to overcome hidden roadblocks and infrastructure limitations

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Innovative funding and financing, what are the possible options
  • Understanding and monitoring the cost-determining factors of infrastructure projects
  • Sourcing the right technology
Jun 2011:20
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Successful transport development – multi stakeholder collaboration

INTERMODAL
  • Innovative infrastructure finance models
  • Investibility of infrastructure projects
  • The confluence of sourcing and financing
  • The role of tech and know-how
Jun 2011:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Libya and what is being done to open the investment door

BIG PICTURE RAIL
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 2011:40
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Providing a reliable and seamless service: Why cloud-based tech is the way to go

RAIL TECH
  • Getting on the fast track: IoT, data and the cloud to your advantage
  • Easy access, saving time and money
  • Opportunities and challenges
Jun 2011:40
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Investing in a new era of rail: planning for the future demand of smart cities

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Tech to reimagine the way in which you interact with all the traveling public
  • One size fits all? No. Know what will work for your smart city
  • Putting passenger service at the center of business strategy – from recruitment and training, to price strategies and marketing
Jun 2011:40
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Connecting Africa’s hinterland with public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives

INTERMODAL
  • Overcoming the challenges of long-term financing for PPP projects in Africa
  • Typical models for infrastructure procurement in the emerging markets?
  • Is emerging markets’ infrastructure sector regulation sufficient and conducive for scale-up of PPPs?
  • What is the current PPP environment in the country?
Jun 2012:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Tunisia and what is being done to open the investment door

BIG PICTURE RAIL
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 2012:00
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Operators and passengers: Investing in purpose-built tech that caters to their combined complex needs

RAIL TECH
  • Connecting the operators with the customers using tech
  • Using passenger analytics to drive business performance
  • How to consolidate the latest digital technologies with business processes
Jun 2012:00
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Advanced analytics to drive the next wave of growth for connecting rural and urban areas

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Keeping in mind the economic impact of disruptive technologies
  • Integrated governance, territorial planning, partnerships and using innovative tools
Jun 2012:00
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Ports of partnerships: getting in with an inland port

INTERMODAL
  • Using partnerships as a long-term competitive advantage
  • Creating alliances with port authorities and railroads to develop new inland port opportunities
  • Location is key
Jun 2012:20
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Boosting multimodal hubs on a budget

Keynotes
Jun 2012:20
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Driving more local supplier participation in rail programs and projects

Keynotes
Jun 2012:20
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Implementing development corridors: Lessons from the Maputo corridor

Keynotes
Jun 2012:20
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Innovation, simplicity and automation in port infrastructure

Keynotes
Jun 2012:20
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Minimising electricity and diesel requirements for railways

Keynotes
Jun 2012:20
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Mobility innovations for over populated cities

Keynotes
Jun 2014:20
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Learn how to remain compliant and save time and money

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Creating a platform for government to discuss regulation policies
  • Policy & governance redefined: Reframing the transport mix at government level
  • Making regulation work for you
Jun 2014:20
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Making public transport cyber secure in the digital age

RAIL TECH
Jun 2014:20
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Putting passenger at the heart of transport digitization

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Light rail and the impact it has on passenger experience
  • How conducive is light rail to urban regeneration projects?
  • Unlocking the potential of data
  • Smartphones, apps, and wearable tech
Jun 2014:20
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Greater regional competitiveness via regional integration and collaboration

INTERMODAL
  • Prospects for improved partnerships within regions
  • Improving regional communication and co-operation
  • Maximising regional railway interoperability
Jun 2014:40
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Staying on the right track - follow the correct procedures

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Understanding multinational policy development & planning
  • Defining the policy objectives
Jun 2014:40
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Implementing information security in railway communication systems

RAIL TECH
  • The unique challenges that rail operators face in relation to cybersecurity
  • How can we protect systems from attacks across different silos?
  • Understanding the continued difficulties in an increasingly digitalised network
Jun 2014:40
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High speed rail for Africa - where are we?

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Creating an integrated African railway network – is HSR feasible for Africa?
  • Where will the funding come from?
  • How will this affect the purchasing power of the customer?
Jun 2014:40
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Promoting efficient transport networks and transport corridor development

INTERMODAL
  • Well-functioning and reliable regulatory structures
  • Investment innovation for interoperable transport networks
Jun 2015:00
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Transport policy and governance in turbulent times

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Failure to launch: Why policy matters and what’s holding it back?
  • Push for long-term profitability and sustainability
  • How practical are your policy, governance and regulation tools?
Jun 2015:00
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Long distance rail: Improving end-to-end passenger experience

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Aligning your business plan to the needs of the commuter of the future
  • Leading from the front: delivering a seamless passenger experience
  • Overcoming the challenges of sustainable public transportation systems in Africa
Jun 2015:20
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A nexus for enforcing regulation and safety standards: engineering, improvements and education

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Engaging communities to identify and resolve vulnerabilities in safety
  • How to involve and benefit local staff in project developments
  • Developing core skills for effective emergency response
  • Safety audits
Jun 2015:20
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Boosting performance: Data and analytics to help drive the ideal maintenance plan

RAIL TECH
  • Putting big data to work – increasing the life expectancy of rolling stock and rail
  • Bogie durability testing
  • Failure identification in carriages
  • Rail surface condition monitoring
Jun 2015:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Nigeria and what is being done to open the investment door

INTERMODAL
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 2015:40
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Minimizing the inconsistency and unpredictability of human interventions

BIG PICTURE RAIL
  • Competence-based training
  • Generating and assessing KPIs
  • Increasing workforce loyalty
  • Employee development
Jun 2015:40
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Using data, analytics and numbers to ensure a smooth transition from mechanical to electrical fleets

RAIL TECH
  • Using data to your advantage
  • The right partners, timing and decisions
  • Sourcing the right skill set for the job
Jun 2015:40
Conference pass

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ghana and what is being done to open the investment door

INTERMODAL
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Jun 2016:00
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Unlocking the value of date for your transport operator

RAIL TECH
  • Taking an analytical approach to the plan
  • Placing data at the heart of your strategy
  • Big data and high speed scaled databases
Jun 2016:00
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Strategies for passenger rail infrastructure – what will work?

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • Why smart cities should start with smart public transit
Jun 2016:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Senegal and what is being done to open the investment door

INTERMODAL
This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
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