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Dubai, 26 - 27 February 2019

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Feb 2609:00
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Designing transportation of 2050: disruption from the inside

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Panel Designing transportation of 2050: disruption from the inside
  • Outlining what transport and infrastructure systems will need to cope with rising demand, nationally and internationally
  • Driving economic growth with advanced groundbreaking transportation infrastructure
  • Adapting to key industry challenges in creating a digital roadmap
  • Pioneering ‘smart’ strategies to disrupt and enhance the industry:
    • adapting to the rate of automation
    • improving efficiency
Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley
Mahmoud Habboub, Director of Smart Mobility, Careem
Xavier Collins, Managing Director UK, Turo
Vilhelm Hedberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Ekar
Jan Pettersson, Head of Electrified Roads Project, Swedish Transport Administration
Feb 2609:00
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Panel: The digital transformation of rail

Middle East Rail
  • Benefitting from digitalisation and evaluating the possibilities in:
    • digital signage
    • onboard communication
    • journey analysis
    • predictive maintenance
    • diver assistance
  • Achieving greater efficiency with tech
  • Harnessing digitalisation to facilitate increasing passenger and cargo demands
  • Transforming the rail industry to a safer, more reliable and cheaper ecosystem with digital
Olivier Badard, Senior Vice President Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, RATP Dev
Feb 2609:00
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Panel: The GCC region: firmly on track

Spotlight Sessions
  • Assessing the regional outlook for transport and infrastructure in the GCC
  • Update: the shared network and connecting the GCC states
  • Reacting to factors driving increasing demand and need for industry growth
    • increasing population
    • urbanisation
    • rise in tourism
  • Overcoming slumped markets and leaving behind project hiatus
  • Exploring regionally developing ‘smart transport strategies’
  • Where are the priorities?
Feb 2609:30
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Transportation 2050: rethinking urban planning for a digital, technological future

Keynotes
  • Harnessing technology to provide safer, reliable and more efficient services: ‘mega-efficiency’ in megacities
  • Managing and implementing advanced digital innovation for an enigmatic future
  • Using technology to optimise public transport routes, reduce vehicle congestion and increase passenger safety
  • Creating an ecosystem of value with adjacent transportation provider partnership
  • Facilitating a ubiquitous global logistics network
Feb 2609:30
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Transportation for the future: virtual and augmented reality

Middle East Rail
  • Transforming rail travel, manufacturing and logistics with VR and AR embedded systems
  • Enabling product development withAR & VR
  • Weighing benefits of opportunity vs cost
  • Disrupting all phases of the supply chain with VR
  • Looking to global success stories: Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Feb 2609:30
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The next stages of the Etihad Rail network

Spotlight Sessions
  • Anticipating stage two of the project and discussing appropriate construction timelines
  • Connecting Mussafah, to the Gulf ports of Khalifa and Jebel Ali, and to the Saudi and Omani borders: benefits and rewards
  • Accommodating the projected 16 million users
  • Assessing the impact on GCC economies
  • Anticipating stage three: extending the Dubai network and connecting the northern regions. Is it on track?
Feb 2609:50
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Integrated mobility: from visionary concept to ground-breaking reality

Keynotes
  • Establishing strategic partnerships for seamless urban mobility and rapid distribution of goods: realising strategic mobility objectives and how to get involved
  • Generating intelligent networks from port to port for efficient, sustainable, cost effect transport
  • Looking at the future of hubs and the impact on transport infrastructure and economic growth
  • Leveraging digital tools and sound consultancy for smooth planning, implementation and operation
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Feb 2609:50
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Embedding smart rail management systems for freight and passenger projects

Middle East Rail
  • Utilising smart software applications covering entire railway network
  • Defining the increasing role of data analytics in railway operations
  • Integrating monitoring and asset control systems: reviewing key global case studies
  • Highlighting digitalisation trends across the railway industry
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Feb 2609:50
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Project management in the Middle East: maintaining a leading position in rail innovation

Spotlight Sessions
  • Bringing the digital railway to life in the Middle East in line with government goals and initiatives
  • Increasing capacity and improving reliability with digital
  • Allowing for operational savings through smart energy, power and asset usage
  • Ensuring strong client to consultant to contractor relationshipsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2612:00
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Fit for future urbanisation: intelligent, digitalised and disruptive transportation business models

Keynotes
  • Harnessing disruptive mobility through policy and regulation
  • Defining ‘smart urbanisation’ and integrating intelligent transport and infrastructure
  • Providing economic growth and effective, efficient public services with digital
  • Distributing smart projects and capitalisting on technology
    • electric vehicle expansion
    • advancing automation
    • human and machine interaction
  • Enabling and experimenting with microtransit strategies: improving first and last mile connections with on-demand, flexible sharing structures
  • Complementing urban livability, sustainability and connectivity with smart mobility and the digitalisation of networks
Feb 2612:00
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Keynote address Fit for future urbanisation: intelligent, digitalised and disruptive transportation business models

Keynotes
  • Harnessing disruptive mobility through policy and regulation
  • Defining ‘smart urbanisation’ and integrating intelligent transport and infrastructure
  • Providing economic growth and effective, efficient public services with digital
  • Distributing smart projects and capitalisting on technologyo electric vehicle expansiono advancing automationo human and machine interaction
  • Enabling and experimenting with microtransit strategies: improving first and last mile connections with on-demand, flexible sharing structures
  • Complementing urban livability, sustainability and connectivity with smart mobility and the digitalisation of networks
Feb 2612:20
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 A new era in transport: serving smart, digitalised economies

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  • Meeting the new challenges of emdedding urban transport with innovative, competitive technology
  • Establishing network-wide digital integration and leveraging digital processes
  • Adopting smart systems for seamless operations and experiences and applying a multi-disciplinary service models
  • Equipping existing infrastructure, systems and assets with digitalised characteristics, tools and capabilities
  • Adapting business models to embrace new and advancing technologies
  • Investing in long term growth: discussing how smart, digitalised transport impacts economic and urban development
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Feb 2612:20
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Keynote address A new era in transport: serving smart, digitalised economies

Keynotes
  • Meeting the new challenges of emdedding urban transport with innovative, competitive technology
  • Establishing network-wide digital integration and leveraging digital processes
  • Adopting smart systems for seamless operations and experiences and applying a multi-disciplinary service models
  • Equipping existing infrastructure, systems and assets with digitalised characteristics, tools and capabilities
  • Adapting business models to embrace new and advancing technologies
  • Investing in long term growth: discussing how smart, digitalised transport impacts economic and urban developmentReserved for platinum sponsor
Feb 2613:48
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MIDDLE EAST SMART MOBILITY

Middle East Smart Mobility
Feb 2613:48
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MIDDLE EAST SMART MOBILITY II

Middle East Smart Mobility II
Host: Khaled Abbas Sayed, Professor, Egypt National Institute of Transport
Feb 2613:50
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Panel The intelligent transport system: integration and transformation

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Envisioning future mobility: seizing the opportunities coming with the new mobility wave
  • Ensuring efficient, sustainable transportation for customers
  • Incorporating self-driven units
  • Balancing benefits: greater value for money vs coming at human cost
  • Supporting new applications and business models for manufacturing
Lars Möreke, Director Automotive and Mobility, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
Robbert Lohmann, CCO, 2getthere
Feb 2613:50
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Panel: Achieving an innovative, sustainable and interoperable rail network

Middle East Rail
  • Attaining maximum degree of interoperability and unlocking cross-border interoperable potential
  • Combatting the challenges of interoperable yet efficient rail transportation
  • Gearing up for a global rail system and supply market with advanced interoperable
Kostas Tzanakakis, Senior Railway Expert, Oman Ministry of Transport and Communications
Feb 2613:50
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Panel: One belt, one road initiative: the six new economic corridors

Spotlight Sessions
  • Tracking 148 large-scale infrastructure projects with a combined total value of US$862 billion
  • Evaluating PPP model accessibility, feasibility and productivity in the project
  • Bypassing operational and structural barriers across investment, construction and operations
  • Navigating logistically difficult, expensive and political landscapes
  • Facilitating greater technical capacities for less developed countries
Feb 2613:50
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Panel: Optimising urban planning with digital intelligence

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Increasing capacity using existing infrastructure
  • Assessing challenges in urban accessibility
  • Integrating cross-industry, multimodal hubs
  • Reviewing the post-deployment benefits to cities, populations and transport
Utpal Deka, Smart City Program Lead, Ministry Of Urban Development
Ramadan Harb, Senior Vice-President – Infrastructure, Khatib & Alami
Mohamed Momtaz Hegazy, Director and Founder, Transport for Cairo
Andy Stevenson, Future Mobility Director, Mott MacDonald
Feb 2613:50
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Panel: Privatisation: powering productivity

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Bringing third party private funding to the rail industry: identifying the benefits
  • Managing multiple stakeholders
  • Deciding if projects are suited to private funding models
  • Adopting forward thinking financing mechanism
  • Fast tracking privatisation processes and regulation
  • Evaluating international best practices. Who is doing this right?
Moderator: Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Mariam Masmoudi, Product Manager, SNCF Reseau
Feb 2614:20
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Approaching autonomy: driving driverless

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Embracing autonomous, driverless vehicles
  • Noting the potential cross industry challenges: cost, safety and trust
  • Preparing existing systems to coordinate requirements
  • Commissioning the complementing technology
  • Coping with already crowded infrastructure and systems
  • Prophesising societal implications
Jan Hellaker, Program Director, Drive Sweden
Feb 2614:20
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Improving and expanding transport with advanced interoperability

Middle East Rail
  • Integrating interoperability to services and networks
  • Designing, developing and securing solutions to meet the needs and demands of both operators and passengers
  • Highlighting best practice in forming cross-sector relationships
Feb 2614:20
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Evaluating transit orientated development (TOD): the new urbanism norm

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Looking to the trends driving trends towards TODs
  • Noting the components of transit orientated development
  • Creating collaborative economies and revitalising urban areas: the role transport plays
  • Assessing the benefits of TODs on the economy, environment and lifestyles
  • Reviewing the opportunities for transport operators
Stephen Goldie, City Planning Advisor, Department of Municipal Affairs
Feb 2614:20
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The Saudi vision: reaching 2030

Spotlight Sessions
  • Leveraging KSA’s geographical location: connecting three continents, Asia, Europe and Africa
  • Evaluating PPP processes, partnerships and opportunities
  • The north-south railway, connecting to the UAE and expanding metro lines
  • Establishing ultimate railway connectivity and impact on reaching vision 2030 and national economy diversification
  • Enhancing the following sectors with extended connectivity
    • religious travel and tourism
    • mining
Feb 2614:20
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Funding futuristic networks: financing from start to finish

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Navigating the funding cycle: who are the key players? What are the timelines?
  • Adapting to varying attitudes on public spending on major infrastructure projects
  • Implementing sustainable funding models and measuring performance
  • Considering the regulatory systems
  • Incentivising private investment models
  • What are private investors looking for when deploying capital?
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Feb 2614:40
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The ‘game of drones’: autonomous aerial flight

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Highlighting the new opportunities in drone travel and training capabilities
  • Adhering to regulatory changes while maximising performance and efficiency
  • Increasing air traffic management capabilities with drones
  • Reviewing the effects on the rail industry. The answer to the ‘last mile’ challenge
Mohammed Faisal Al Dossari, Director Air Navigation and Aerodromes Department, General Civil Aviation Authority
Feb 2614:40
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The need for speed: the evolution of ‘hyper speed’ rail

Middle East Rail
  • Exploring the global HSR projects from the leading players
  • Supporting the increasing rail travel demand with cutting edge technology
  • Evaluating challenges and constraints
  • Considering high capital investment costs
  • Measuring the effect on urbanisation and lifestyles
Feb 2614:40
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Egypt National Railways A modernised and digitally secured network: connecting the north and the south

Spotlight Sessions
  • Updating existing infrastructure to accommodate modernisation
  • Investing in digital telecommunications and communication systems along 180km of track
  • Improving the network and safety levels, for increasing speeds and doubling traffic
  • Protecting these systems against cyber attack
Feb 2614:40
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Supporting contemporary norms in social infrastructure

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Adapting networks and infrastructure to shifting social paradigms
  • Evaluating socio-economic fabrics, developments and trends and impact on digital transportation demands
  • Predicting the impact of major capital infrastructure investment on urban planning and communities
Yannis Mylopoulos, Chairman of the BoD, Attiko Metro
Feb 2614:40
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Funding vs financing: alternative structures and mechanisms

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Structuring financing methodologies for optimum gains
  • Looking to international rail markets: unstable and established
  • Bridging timing costs and revenue: passenger and freight
  • Analysing private financing sources
    • private equity
    • cash
    • debt
    • loans
    • capital leasing
  • Which are the outperformers?
Feb 2614:50
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Connected and automated vehicle technologies

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Competing in the new mobility marketplace
  • Complementing existing fleets with smart, autonomous vehicles and rolling stock
  • Understanding opportunities for new, innovative business models
  • Training smart decision-making systems and achieving cost reduction
  • Increased production efficiency with real time, infrastructure dataReserved for sponsor
Feb 2614:50
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Innovation and advanced technologies for hyper speed fleet reliability

Middle East Rail
  • Integrating smart systems for predictive monitoring
  • Monitoring fleet fatigue, measuring when to upgrade, rehabilitate or replace
  • Providing remote connectivity to offline, analogue systems
  • Highlighting the business case and reviewing developments business-wideReserved for sponsor
Feb 2614:50
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Embedding smart traffic management systems for freight and passenger projects

Spotlight Sessions
  • Utilising traffic management systems to manage urban traffic control
  • Defining the strategic business case and need for big data analytics
  • Utilising cognitive computing for project effective, reliable project completion
  • Exploring revolutionary transport insights from big data technologyReserved for sponsor
Luis Ignacio Callen Ramon, Business Development Director - Transportation, Teltronic
Feb 2614:50
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Spatial development: improving urban and regional development

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Using spatial data management and building information modelling (BIM) strategies for effective strategic planning
  • Generating optimal route planning
  • Developing sustainable communities around terminals and stations
  • Embedding tools for data capture, processing engineering models and visualsising architectural modelsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2614:50
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Strategising privatisation: participation and perfection

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
    egising privatisation: participation and perfection
  • Developing a robust and standardised framework to capitalise on PPP
  • Following government policies to facilitate privatisation activity
  • Uncovering funding gaps in regional rail projects
  • Allocating responsibilities accordingly across institutionsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2615:10
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Panel Digitalising and optimising asset management

Middle East Rail
  • Reducing the total cost of rail asset ownership
  • Measuring the effectiveness of refurbishment for modernisation
  • Increasing asset availability and network capacity for railway operators
  • Strategising prolonging asset life and improving overall performance
  • Promoting additional value for regulators and other stakeholders across delivery, life extension
  • Reviewing the business case and overall financial return
Mohamed Mahmoud Soliman, Chairman, Arab Council for Sustainable Energy
Feb 2615:10
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Panel: Presenting a new city dynamism: the circular economy and hyper collaboration

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Combining shared mobility, autonomy, and electrification for optimal sustainable mobility
  • Promoting the use of public and shared transport systems and networks: easy and incentivised
  • Reviewing the circular economy
  • Exploring digital enablers for sustainable mobility
    • electrification
    • apps
    • MaaS
Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability, UPS
Karim El Jisr, Executive Director, SEE Nexus
Sohinder Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Hero Electric
Patrick Studener, VP, Head of EMEA, Bird Rides
Xavier Collins, Managing Director UK, Turo
Feb 2615:10
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Panel Reaching ticketless, cloud-based travel

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Moving away from traditional ticketing norms and facilitating the future of smart ticketing
  • Integrating mobility payments and unlocking the revenue potential
  • Implementing digital standards to enable multimodal ticketed journeys
  • Which smart ticketing technology offers the best revenue protection?
Padet Praditphet, Director, Common Ticketing Office, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), Ministry of Transport of Thailand
Andrew Rippon, CEO, Thrupny
Ahmed Selim, Chief Technology Officer, Mwasalat Misr
Randy Sac, Head - Information Mgmt. & Technology, Light Rail Manila Corporation
Feb 2615:10
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The Crossrail Elizabeth line: An accelerated and advanced TOD model

Spotlight Sessions
  • Evaluating progress of the Crossrail project: on track for December 2019
  • Evoking inspiration from Europe’s largest mega project from innovation, engineering and construction
  • Transforming travel and increasing choice for passengers with advanced high-speed networks: overcoming challenges and mitigating wider risks
  • Highlighting project impact on the city and its citizenso the economyo jobso real estate
Feb 2615:10
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Panel Consolidating, converging and constructing smart travel infrastructure

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Evaluating the current demands and necessities in infrastructure development
  • Supporting ‘smart’ governmental initiatives and regional growing and modern economies
  • Addressing capacity gaps in urban and rural transport infrastructure in the Middle East and beyond
  • Advancing existing infrastructure with technology
Feb 2615:40
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Driving decarbonisation and new emission norms

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Using digital disruptors and trends to combat harmful emissions and reduce carbon footprints
  • Limiting activities associated with carbon emission and generation from creation, operation and decommission of assets
  • Combining accessibility, quality of life and sustainability in projects and limiting effects of interference
  • Enabling carbon reduction securing cost savings with optimal design and construction logistics
Faisal Rashid, Director, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Feb 2615:40
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Smart, proactive maintenance: ‘all change’

Middle East Rail
  • Keeping up with the rate and need of renewal
  • Enhancing reliability with smart, digital systems
  • Reviewing how maintenance is planned and accessing the materials used to conduct it
  • Fighting cancellation and delays due to unscheduled work
  • Reducing overall systems costs with proactive and smart maintenance tech
Khaled El Akruti, Leader of Engineering Asset Management Discipline, University of Wollongong in Dubai
Feb 2615:40
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Dynamic pricing and advanced ticketing structures: the digital fare

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Adjusting fares in real time to reflect actual capacity, demand and ability to pay
  • Applying the capabilities of machine learning to business structures dynamic pricing for individual passenger preferences
  • Harnessing real-time data, sophisticated computing power and algorithms for fare calibration
  • Applying the digital infrastructure for movable, mobile, digital fares
Andrew Rippon, CEO, Thrupny
Feb 2615:40
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Taiwan High Speed Rail: lessons from a decade on

Spotlight Sessions
  • Learning from one of the world’s largest construction projects
  • privately funded rail
  • Running at a speed of 300 km/h: maintaining and sustaining the line and rolling stock
  • Adapting infrastructure reaching 90% of Taiwan’s population in 90 minutes
  • Operating 954 trains each week
  • Challenges in adopting high speed connectivity and WiFi to enhance safety and passenger experience
Hung Kang Sung, Chief of Rolling Stock, Bureau Of High Speed Rail M.O.T.C.
Feb 2615:40
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Responsible infrastructure investment and implementation

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Establishing suitable connected frameworks for efficient transport infrastructure: public and private
  • Sourcing funding models: balancing traditional with alternatives
  • Strategising methods to overcome congestion, reduce carbon emissions and avoid disruption
  • Achieving mutual goals with strategic, interoperable partnerships
  • Securing ROI with responsible investments
Joseph Nguessan Kouassi, CHIEF TRANSPORT ENGINEER, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group
Feb 2616:00
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Investing in alternative energy sources

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Diversifying from diesel with alternative fuel sources
  • Developing zero emission with electrified routes
  • Looking to liquid and natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells for power
  • Low carbon, sustainable materials for manufacturing
  • Examining battery powered and electric motor capabilities
Dina Mustafa, Head of Sustainability Operations, Expo 2020
Feb 2616:00
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Transformational data backup and recovery: the cloud and IoT

Middle East Rail
  • Getting the architecture and infrastructure effective asset management strategies
  • Harnessing a new generation of IoT and cloud capabilities for rolling stock and tracks
  • Managing robust systems for secure data storage
  • Using cloud and IoT infrastructure systems for hack prevention
Mathias Linden, Project Leader, Competence Centre for the Assessment of Railway Diagnostic and Monitoring Technologi, University Of Koblenz-Landau
Feb 2616:00
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Integrating ticketing tech: increasing ease, access and revenue

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Noting how next generation communication and seamless ticketing technology can contribute to overall revenue
  • Integrating loyalty programmes into mobile payments and ticketing platforms
  • Evaluating the role of payment and ticketing systems in digital traveller habits
  • Overcoming challenges in mobile responsive design, engagement and use
Feb 2616:00
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Turkey Collaborating with intermodal connectivity construction

Spotlight Sessions
  • Expanding city metro lines to allow for advanced, flexible intermodal journeys nationwide
  • Connecting cities with HSR: supporting Turkey’s economic growth
  • Strengthening competitiveness with interconnected transport infrastructure
  • Collaborating with private sectoroperators to achieve goals
  • Lessons learned from high tech, ambitious project planning
  • Reviewing opportunities for international operators and service providers
Ankala S, CE, Indian Railways
Feb 2616:00
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Financing at the pace of change: intelligent infrastructure

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Creating and applying funding models to complement rail modernisation projects
  • Considering alternative financing strategies
  • Deploying capital in the future of rail: legacies, upgrades and futuristic projects
  • Attracting private and third-party investment into the futuristic transport and its infrastructure
  • How far does the future of transport rely on alternative funding and political willingness?
Feb 2616:10
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Driving the future of rail asset lifecycle management by using BIM solutions

Middle East Rail
  • 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/operatorReserved for sponsor
Feb 2616:10
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Scaling up with sustainable management

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Aligning economic goals with socio-environmental awareness
  • Creating a future that is both sustainable and profitable
  • Consolidating eco-designs for energy efficiency
  • Discovering the methods to achieve sustainability in climates with lacking natural resources
  • Preparing cost effective strategies for business impactReserved for sponsor
Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability, UPS
Feb 2616:10
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The electronic, digital payments system: frictionless transactions

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Facilitating multi-platform, multi-device purchases
  • Improving user experience with consistency across multiple channels
  • Supporting effortless transactions between consumers and merchants
  • Integrating mobile payment and digital wallet services
  • Deploying tech platforms to enable the acceptance of all payment types across multiple channelsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2616:10
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The mega projects of the future: developing strategic alliances

Spotlight Sessions
  • Planning and designing futuristic mega projects
  • Acquiring digital innovations
  • Ensuring industry wide engagement and momentum
  • Measuring the benefits of early contractor involvementReserved for sponsor
Feb 2616:10
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Engineering the robust, reliable infrastructure system of the future

Middle East Transport Infrastructure
  • Designing and planning the infrastructure of 2050
  • Adopting reliable materials for the long term
  • Managing life cycle costs and risk analysis
  • Tracking maintenance, repairs, replacements and condition requirementsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2616:50
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16:50 PROJECT UPDATE ROUNDTABLES

Keynotes
Join these 40 minute interactive sessions, designed to give you a first look at 2019 project opportunities, tenders, techniques and technologies being implemented to build these futuristic networks. Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate. Conquer the challenges, grab the opportunities and create the most efficient transport systems to date.
1. The OBOR initiative: facilitating greater market access to economies
2. Cairo Metro: constructing 18.8 kilometers and 17 stations
3. Haramain high-speed line: carrying 60 million passengers
4. Aiding ‘port to port’ in Oman: connecting Duqm port
5. Iranian Railways: 5-year plan update
6. Morocco: North Africa’s highest speed line
7. Urban rail transit in India: metro line updates
8. Turkish State Railways: developing the Edirne to Kars HSR line
9. Dubai Metro: Route 2020
Feb 2616:51
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16:50 INNOVATION ROUNDTABLES

Keynotes
Join these 40 minute interactive sessions, designed to give you a first look at 2019 project opportunities, tenders, techniques and technologies being implemented to build these futuristic networks. Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate. Conquer the challenges, grab the opportunities and create the most efficient transport systems to date.
10. Building for the needs of today, not tomorrow
11. Challenges in developing a MaaS single market
12. Engineering a superstructure: calculating lifecycle costs
13. Prioritising PPP: solidifying infrastructure by attracting foreign and domestic investors
14. Evaluating new mobility ecosystems: relationships with sharing, disruptive business models
15. Reinventing retail: an urban revolution
16. Container shipping outlook 2018

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Feb 2709:00
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Keynote address Navigating the digitalisation transformation: steering connectivity, productivity and economic growth

Keynotes
  • Building technology into architecture and physical infrastructure for achieving advanced mobility
  • Utilising innovation for growth and offering frictionless transit experiences with tech
  • Considering political and operational risk: addressing the challenges for rail operators
  • Developing corporate strategy in the face of volatility
Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority Chicago
Feb 2709:20
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Keynote Panel: Restructuring cities and urban governance with innovation: rehabilitation and regeneration

Keynotes
  • Developing an urban governance structure to adapt to social pressures, shifting paradigms and evolving demographics
  • Utilising technology as enabler to propel cities, aligning with ‘smart’ government strategies transport wide
  • Securing optimised city-wide mobility: reviewing the technologies for a shifting social infrastructure
  • Positioning countries and cities as leading industry players with advanced connectivity and mobility
  • Addressing the evolving constituent expectations for public safety, health and wellness and accessibility of transport
Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority Chicago
Laurence Batlle, President of the Executive Board, RATP DEV
Feb 2709:40
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Keynote address Funding the future: smart financing for a modern, digital ecosystem

Keynotes
  • Preparing for a new era of connected transformation: opportunities and challenges in modern financing strategies
  • Achieving growth beyond municipal funding capacity
  • 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
  • Exploring best practice and outperforming strategies
Feb 2710:00
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Keynote address The digital revolution: unlocking new efficiencies and reaching ultimate optimisation

Keynotes
  • Connecting, digitising and optimising entire infrastructure, networks and supply chains with the power of data
  • Making smart transport probable and profitable with data processing technologies
  • Revolutionising transportation through
    • automation
    • machine learning
    • fluid dynamics
    • high-speed data analytics
  • Collecting data to develop resilient, intelligent and groundbreaking architectural systems
  • Upgrading security across all systemsReserved for platinum sponsor
Feb 2711:17
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MIDDLE EAST SMART MOBILITY

Middle East Smart Mobility
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: Integrating mobility for efficiency

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Gaining overall efficiency with an existing infrastructure upgrade
  • Optimising, planning, way finding and payment technology for seamless customer journey
  • Connecting existing vehicles with multi service networks
  • Forming relationships with the disruptive models for enhanced mobility
  • Repositioning towards sustainability with passenger mobility
Syed Gilani, CEO, Safr
Luis Cardenas, CEO, A Todo Tren llc.
Andrew Wheeldon, Advocacy & Research, Bicycle Cities
Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: Interconnected infrastructure: powering a future industry

Middle East Rail
  • Designing connected infrastructure for a hyper connected industry
  • Aligning systems for connectivity and communication across infrastructure, machines and vehicles
  • Employing and attracting talent to lead the digital rail revolution
  • Using connectivity to change commuter choices, where are the priorities?
  • How can regulators prepare?
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: Leading the way with energy efficient urban transport networks in MENA

Spotlight Sessions
  • Exploring energy efficiency models used worldwide
  • Integrating energy efficiency to legacy assets and networks
  • Tracking energy consumption across the transport ecosystem: metro, trains, trams and busses
  • Learning from international, innovative case studies
    • Hong Kong
    • Singapore
    • Norway
    • Germany
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: The blended transportation transformation: a unified mobility

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Harnessing the technology to book multimodal trips from door to door
  • Improving real time mobility information for commuters
  • Adapting to transport integration, sharing models and autonomous vehicles: refining operations
  • Using public and private transport more intelligently
Mohammad Shamlouli, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department
Abdelrahman Elgamal, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, FriendyCar
Hasib Khan, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, Udrive
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: Expanding global trade networks: opportunities and challenges

Middle East Intermodal
  • Converging global transportation systems for maximum interoperability
  • Addressing the challenges of enhancing services to meet demand on an international scale:
    • need for overall cost reduction
    • continually improving reliability
    • effectively maintaining assets
  • Optimising network growth while reacting to wider industry competition
  • Controlling cross-border networks and movements
  • Aligning state priorities with construction and funding models
Feb 2711:40
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Signalling and communication: a fully integrated system

Middle East Rail
  • Employing the latest signalling technology to improve speed, reliability and punctuality
  • Improving overall system optimisation for safety, efficiency and incident prevention
  • Applying comprehensive modernisation of telecommunication systems
  • Discussing the business case for upgrading signaling and communication systems
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Engineer – Signalling & Telecommunications, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Feb 2711:40
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Smart mass transport systems for global mass transit mobility

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Relieving urban congestion with integrated, smart mass transport systems
  • Reshaping mass transit alongside increasing smart unbanisation
  • Offering travellers new and easy modes of transportation journey wide
  • Turning transport vehicles into WiFi hotspots
Gaurav Agarwal, Director, Corporate Coordination, Indian Railways
Feb 2711:40
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A fully integrated city: constant, consistent communication

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Discovering the fourth industrial revolution, ‘smart city’ trend
  • Preparing the transport sector for the city of tomorrow
  • Enhancing quality of life and increasing public safety
  • Keeping moving assets connected with connected, city-wide sensors
  • Utilising data collection and analysis for optimum decision making and project prioritisation
Taher Diab, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Feb 2711:40
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Connecting Central Asia trade network: Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-China railway project

Spotlight Sessions
  • Transporting goods via shorter routes and the impact on economic diversification
  • Implementing strategically important projects: forming reliable transport, including transit, corridors
  • Serving freight and trade opportunity through South Asia, the Middle East, the Transcaucasian corridor and Indian Ocean trade routes
  • Combatting project implications and challenges:
    • route identification
    • construction feasibility study
    • financing
Feb 2711:40
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Interoperable mobility: landscaping the future

Middle East Intermodal
  • Rethinking business models and structures: what is best for growing complex networks and services
  • Funding and implementing multimodal and multijurisdictional projects: abiding by regulation and meeting the demands of users
  • Preparing for the digital shift across railways, roads and tunnels, airports
  • Balancing opportunities with cost: effect on bottom lines
Feb 2712:00
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Adverse weather resilience: prepare and protect

Middle East Rail
  • Reacting to the threats of climate change: preparing infrastructure for polorised weather conditions
  • Adapting to climate change and understanding shifting weather patterns
  • Fulfilling social and environmental responsibilities
  • Applying innovations in track systems, maintenance, vibration reduction to reduce impact from extreme weather conditions
Feb 2712:00
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Shaping smart, safe transport: empowering women

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Reviewing women’s participation to wider economic development
  • Understanding mobility challenges for women
  • Exploring connected transportation initiatives for passenger and employee safety: opportunities for women in the rideshare economy
  • Instilling and implementing safety provisions and the impact of women empowerment
Sayeeda Ramla Hassan, CEO Pakistan, Safr
Feb 2712:00
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A South East Asian network: connecting Cambodia and Thailand

Spotlight Sessions
  • Increasing collaboration with cross-border infrastructure for economic gain
  • Establishing a secure network to accommodate both passengers and freight
  • Overcoming the challenges in coordinating international infrastructure projects for governments, operators in SE Asia
Feb 2712:00
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Connecting the future of urban mobility: manageable, omnipresent communications

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Harnessing the capabilities of telecos in the new transport ecosystem
  • Utilising telecom capability for cybersecurity provisions
  • Leveraging network connectivity for seamless, intermodal journeys
  • Understanding the challenges faced by telecos and preparing for more devices, fiber infrastructure and data traffic on networks
Spencer Dando, Director Of WiFi and Advertising, du
Feb 2712:00
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From port to port: connectivity and logistics

Middle East Intermodal
  • Upgrading infrastructure to accommodate seamless port to port interconnection
  • Understanding the dynamics of port to port connectivity and inter-port relationships
  • Improving productivity to reach economic goals with smart, modern systems
  • Repositioning logistics strategies in line with contemporary demands and disruptors across; cargo and freight, movement, passenger and consumer
  • Preparing for ecommerce disruption and the demands of the retailer
Feb 2712:10
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A future vision to a future reality: the Hyperloop

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Encouraging travellers to embrace long distance travel with speed
  • Growing an intelligent operating system from the bottom up
  • Reaching more people, worldwide
  • Meeting customer choice and embedding tools for customisation
  • Implementing hyperloop today and assessing impact on current networks
  • Where are the new markets to be explored?Reserved for sponsor
Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director - Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop One
Feb 2712:10
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Bridging the infrastructure gap: a positive transformation

Middle East Rail
  • Defining innovative delivery models in rail
  • Solving the productivity gap with a new delivery approach
  • Setting up projects with integration
  • Looking beyond plan, design, build, operate and maintain with digital tools
  • Achieving long term efficiency: effect on bottom linesReserved for sponsor
Feb 2712:10
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A single mission-critical railway: the legacy upgrade

Spotlight Sessions
  • Transforming multiple legacy networks to a single, safer railway
  • Reducing cost of multiple old legacy networks
  • Meeting the needs of railway operators
  • Renewing communication systems for enhanced efficiency, increased safety and optimal customer experience
  • Lessons in rolling out smart, upgraded communication systemsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2712:10
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Customised, transformative technology: enabling next generation mobility

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Evaluating readiness to accommodate automation
  • Creating business efficiency and reducing cost with smart technology
  • Using one platform to deploy, manage and optimise services
  • Running an autonomous and human driven fleet: opportunities, challenges and rewardsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2712:10
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Connecting multimodal networks: getting 5G ready

Middle East Intermodal
  • Scaling up with 5G connectivity
  • Noting the opportunity in adopting unified and automated 5G technology and use cases
  • Preparing and evolving assets for 5G application
  • Achieving high levels of intelligence, flexibility and automation in the transport network
  • Allowing ubiquitous wireless options for 5G transport
  • Leveraging key benefits: becoming unified, independent and automatedReserved for sponsor
Feb 2712:20
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INNOVATION ROUNDTABLES

Keynotes
Join these 40 minute interactive sessions, designed to give you a first look at 2019 project opportunities, tenders, techniques and technologies being implemented to build these futuristic networks. Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate. Conquer the challenges, grab the opportunities and create the most efficient transport systems to date
1. Optimising the cross-industry use and re-use of data: benefits and challenges
2. Working with start-ups: collaborative tech
3. Accommodating widespread 5G connectivity: supporting increased demand for connected mobility
4. Financing new transport infrastructure networks beginning to end: pricing models to operation
5. The workforce revolution: securing human capital for industry 4.0
6. Adopting apps for the connected consumer: planning, design and engagement
7. Rail on the blockchain: opportunities and challenges
8. Improving vehicle efficiency, connectivity and versatility
9. The sharing economy: collaboration or competition
Feb 2714:20
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Panel: The ‘mixed-economy’ of data ownership: synergy for success

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Reviewing the importance and benefits of managing and sharing data across transport networks, technical teams and the wider transport industry
  • Creating value potential with high quality data collection and curation
  • Unlocking new models for how transportation, mobility and infrastructure is planned, built and operated
Feb 2714:20
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Panel: The smart station and terminal: a culturally conscious construction

Middle East Rail
  • Blending infrastructure with surrounding area
  • Creating ‘living transport hubs’
  • Embodying natural concepts, smartening processes and improving passenger experience
  • Managing overall infrastructure with big data
  • Achieving sustainable prosperity for the rail industry with intelligent tech
Feb 2714:20
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Panel: Approaching customer centricity

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Ensuring positive passenger experiences with contactless, connected systems
  • Encouraging new customers with state of the art technology
  • Improving, innovating and enhancing the traveller and customer experience
  • Becoming both decentralised and integrated
Sudath Amaratunga, Rail Project Strategist, Transport for New South Wales Ltd
Ahmed Elleithy, Chief Operations Officer, Mwasalat Misr
Feb 2714:20
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Panel: Connecting the continent: cross-border African rail projects

Spotlight Sessions
  • Reviewing the benefits of cross-content connectivity over three planning stages
  • On course for 2023: highlighting the progress of a pan-African HSR
  • Connecting cities, megacities, commercial hubs, economic zones and tourist destinations
  • Contributing to the development and operations of Africa’s manufacturing, mining, and industrial outputs
  • Reducing trade costs and enhancing regional integration:o Nigeriao Tunisiao Libya
  • Next stages in consultancy and procurement
Olivier Koumfieg, Transport Director, CamRail
Feb 2714:20
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Panel: Increasing supply chain efficiency: driving innovation

Middle East Intermodal
  • Expanding distribution networks
  • Reducing transportation costs and protecting revenue margins
  • Simplifying multimodal services with digital tech
  • Reducing carbon footprints
  • Combatting competition from other sectors
  • Forming relationships with port planners, terminal operators and carriers: best practice
Feb 2714:40
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Expanding big data: smart data for smart mobility

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Employing digital infrastructure to process increasing amounts of data
  • Focusing efficiently on collecting high quality, beneficial data
  • Examining how smart data can change transportation
  • Leveraging the positive effects on operations, maintenance and mobility:
    • big data communications
    • real time, predictive algorithms
    • communication support
    • cross domain data source acquisition
Alaa Mahjoub, Data Management Senior Expert, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi
Feb 2714:40
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The end-to-end architectural framework: the connected terminal

Middle East Rail
  • Adhering to legislative and safety requirements
  • Navigating legal, regulatory, investment and operational challenges
  • Using real time visibility into station and terminal conditions for faster response times
  • Integrating location based services to drive traffic and improve passenger experiences
  • Expanding connectivity with advanced wifi provisions
  • Improving overall passenger experience with ease of flow
Feb 2714:40
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Connectivity and flexibility: passengers driving the change

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Prioritising the importance of highly functional, efficient solutions for passenger relationship management
  • Integrating multimodal supported and enabled journeys
  • Getting from A to B in complete connectivity
  • Offering flexible, customised customer journeys
  • Adding in apps for transparent, real time passenger experiences
Mohamed Nabhan, Passengers Transport Activities Monitoring Director, RTA
Feb 2714:40
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India railways Reaching National Rail Plan 2030: a future roadmap

Spotlight Sessions
  • Highlighting the top specific projects in place aligned with government and public goals
  • Evaluating project proceedings for NRP-2030 in accordance with regulation and standards
  • Integrating technology: where are the areas of priority?
  • Building an optimised high-speed travel network in India: forming key relationships
  • Establishing a dedicated freight corridor for the next major logistics market
  • Investing in long term construction programmes in emerging markets
Feb 2714:40
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Securing the supply chain: bracing for change

Middle East Intermodal
  • Protecting vulnerabilities across transport and logistics
  • Preventing man-made attacks and natural disasters on supply chains
  • Deploying greater investment to secure ICT, infrastructure and logistics
  • Sourcing talent and preparing workforces to implement informed decision making and execution
Feb 2715:00
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Future-proofing networks: secure storage and skills shortage

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Addressing the heightened security challenges that come with evolving tech
  • Employing robust, secure and accessible infrastructure to prevent fraud
  • Exploring data centres for smart storage and analysis
  • Advancing workforce skills in security to cope with new technology, enabling digitalisation and responding to impending advanced cyber attacks
Irene Corpuz, Section Head Of Planning And Information Technology Security, Western Region Municipality
Feb 2715:00
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Panel Leveraging industry 4.0 technology for network expansion

Middle East Rail
  • Deploying emerging and cutting-edge technology to keep up with global ‘industry 4.0’
  • Exploring cyber-physical systems for staying competitive
  • Operating agile, intelligent networks and enhancing speed with tech
  • Blurring the physical, digital and biological railway ecosystem
Feb 2715:00
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Accelerated customer service with apps and chatbots

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Prioritising customer service and fostering
  • 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 interaction
  • Establishing the perfect blend
Feb 2715:00
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Nigeria: the coastal railway regeneration

Spotlight Sessions
  • Exploring the Lagos-Calabar costal line and the potential impact on Nigerian economic development
  • Catalysing the implementation of other infrastructure projects as a result
  • Reviewing the strategic funding and financing opportunities with international investors
  • On track for a 2019 completion?
Feb 2715:00
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Blockchain: enabling the digital supply chain and adopting at scale

Middle East Intermodal
  • Adopting distributed leger technology for optimum data protection
  • Highlighting the opportunities in distributed technology across transport and infrastructure
  • Enabling freight transportation with tracking, contracts and paperwork
  • Reducing touch labour and improving transparency and enabling systematic interoperability
Feb 2715:10
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Machine learning and intelligent assets: preparing for industry-wide disruption

Middle East Rail
  • Assimilating machine learning further into infrastructure
  • Using machine learning for customised journey planning
  • Applying the capabilities of machine learning to business structures
  • Enabling more responsiveness and agility in operationsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2715:10
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Smart cybersecurity: embedding data breach prevention to infrastructure

Middle East Smart Mobility
  • Staying ahead of cyber risks with new technology
  • Preventing attacks on devices with smart security, storing sensitive data and sophisticated detection software
  • Deploying cybersecurity across buses, trains and stations with facial recognition and real-time, supervised cameras
  • Managing incidents and security lapses quickly and effectively
  • Storing sensitive data and weighing up privacy against surveillance Reserved for sponsor
Feb 2715:10
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Mitigating and managing risk in the emerging world

Spotlight Sessions
  • Evaluating the end to end risk factors of projects
  • Considering operating challenges across planning, construction and operation
  • Applying and investing in technology for advanced risk management
  • Adapting solutions to considering country-specific needs and local regulation
  • Ensuring business resiliency when entering new marketsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2715:10
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Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS): innovation for the last mile

Middle East Smart Mobility II
  • Reaching smart mobility goals with MaaS technology
  • Bundling transportation options in urban areas
  • Incorporating real-time travel conditions, user preferences (e.g. time and convenience vs. cost) and seamless mobile payment
  • Establishing collaborative cross industry relationships and fostering collaborationReserved for sponsor
Nadeem Shakir, Technical Director & Head Of Transport Planning, Aurecon
Feb 2715:10
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Transforming freight networks and movements with intermodality

Middle East Intermodal
  • Generating an interactive, cooperative and collaborative environment in freight
  • Securing market growth with digitsied systems
  • Using smart contracts, data and analytics to manage and structure ownership, logistics and operations
  • Assessing the challenges and opportunities in intermodal freight programsReserved for sponsor
Feb 2715:20
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PROJECT UPDATE ROUNDTABLES

Keynotes
Join these 40 minute interactive sessions, designed to give you a first look at 2019 global project updates. Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate.
1. Network Rail: financing in 2019
2. Kuwait Vision 2035: a national infrastructure development
3. Riyadh metro update
4. Growing and integrating distribution parks
5. Project update on the rail developments in Sri Lanka
6. Preparing $20 billion USD for urban and suburban rail transport development
7. Increase Afghanistan’s foreign trade turnover with the Mazar-e-Sharif-Herat railway project
8. Beyond feasibility: Makkah metro next steps
9. Bahrain light rail network
last published: 09/Dec/18 08:25 GMT

 
 

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