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The Middle East Rail Conference hosts more than 200 speakers tackling the biggest trends and disruptors facing the world of transportation today. 

The Middle East Rail Conference is paid to attend, you can register here 
The Smart Mobility Conference is free to attend for all expo visitors - you can register for free here  
 

 

Dubai, 26 - 27 February 2019

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Feb 2609:00
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Panel: The digital transformation of rail

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
Philippe Citroen, Director General, UNIFE – The Rail Supply Industry Association
Olivier Badard, Senior Vice President Asia, Middle East And North Africa, Member Of The Executive Committee, RATP Dev
Feb 2609:00
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Innovation case study Rail routes and rail travel data: embedding innovation and smart infrastructure

Spotlight Sessions
Mariam Masmoudi, Product Manager, SNCF Reseau
Feb 2609:00
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Panel Designing transportation of 2050: disruption from the inside

Smart Mobility
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
Jan Pettersson, Head Of Electrified Roads Program, Swedish Transport Administration
Vilhelm Hedberg, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Ekar
Mahmoud Habboub, Director Of Smart Mobility, Careem
Feb 2609:30
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Interlocking in the cloud

Rail
  • The digital interlocking becomes reality: One central interlocking for an entire country
  • Transforming the conventional hardware-based interlocking to a cloud-based signaling functionality
  • Security as the basis for digital interlocking to fulfill
  • The evolutionary path to cloud-based signaling enables new business models
Feb 2609:30
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Saudi Railways Infrastructure: environmental effects of expansion

Spotlight Sessions
Abdullah Balhaddad, Railways Expert, Abraj Asaylum for Engineering Consulting
Feb 2609:30
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A future vision to a future reality: the Hyperloop

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?
Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director - Middle East And India, Virgin Hyperloop One
Feb 2609:50
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Future railway communication system: the key enabler for railway game changers

Rail
  • Railway communication today and future requirements
  • Ongoing activities to define the future system
  • Addressing the challenges and the role of 5G
  • Supporting coexistence and migration
Feb 2609:50
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Case Study Current Infrastructure and future foresight in UAE

Spotlight Sessions
  • Gap analysis of current infrastructure in UAE
  • The global competitivenessreport
  • Sustainable development goals 2030 ( SDG 9 and 11)
  • IMD World digitalcompetitiveness
  • Future infrastructures insights and direction
  • Proposed initiatives (long, medium and short terms)
Feb 2609:50
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Smart Cities and the future of mass transit

Smart Mobility
  • Benefits of the digital economy
  • How transit can help drive the digital economy and how improving the passenger payment experience is key
  • Introduction to Visa’s Mass Transit Transaction (MTT) Model
  • How the MTT model is being deployed worldwide
Feb 2611:00
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Ministerial address

Keynotes
Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister Of Infrastructure And Chairman Of The Federal Transport Authority - Land And Maritime, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE
Feb 2611:10
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Keynote Address

Keynotes
Khalifa Bin Saeed Al-Abri, Assistant Secretary General, Economic And Development Affairs, The Cooperation Council For The Arab States Of The Gulf
Feb 2611:20
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Transportation in Saudi Arabia: a new vision

Keynotes
HE Dr Rumaih Al Rumaih, President, Public Transport Authority, Saudi Railway Organisation
Feb 2611:30
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Keynote Address

Keynotes
Shadi Malak, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Rail
Feb 2611:40
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Feb 2611:50
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Realising Morocco's major structural projects

Keynotes
  • Assessing"Al Boraq": the first hight-speed train of Africa
  • Reviewing the significant spin offs generated by the project: design to operation
  • Navigating the parallel structuring projects for the existing network
  • Reacting to the effects of all the investmenton both the network country
Mohamed Rabie Khlie, Chief Executive Officer, Moroccan National Railways ONCF
Feb 2612:00
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Keynote 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
Laurence Batlle, President Of The Executive Board, RATP DEV
Feb 2612:20
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Keynote Innovation is our DNA

Keynotes
Delivered by Alstom
Feb 2612:40
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Lunch welcome address

Keynotes
Delivered by AECOM
Feb 2613:48
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MIDDLE EAST SMART MOBILITY

Smart Mobility
Feb 2613:48
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MIDDLE EAST SMART MOBILITY II

Smart Mobility II
Host: Khaled Abbas Sayed, Professor, Egypt National Institute of Transport
Feb 2613:50
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Achieving an innovative, sustainable and interoperable rail network

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 The intelligent transport system: integration and transformation

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
Robbert Lohmann, Chief Commercial Officer, 2getthere
Jérôme Rigaud, Chief Operating Officer, Navya Tech
Feb 2613:50
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Panel: Optimising urban planning with digital intelligence

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
Feb 2613:50
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Panel: Privatisation: powering productivity

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?
Feb 2614:20
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Integrated communications systems: needs, progression and innovation

Rail
  • Equipping transport. Mission-critical solutions based on TETRA & LTE
  • Understanding communication needs in transport environments
  • Reviewing past, present and future, how technologies meet communication necessities
  • Lowering network costs with secure and reliable platform
  • Discovering the success stories – Moatize, Kazakhstan, Bilbao, Sidney
Luis Ignacio Callen Ramon, Business Development Director - Transportation, Teltronic
Feb 2614:20
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Panel Approaching autonomy: driving driverless

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
Mahmoud Habboub, Director Of Smart Mobility, Careem
Jan Hellaker, Program Director, Drive Sweden
Feb 2614:20
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Evaluating transit orientated development (TOD): the new urbanism norm

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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Funding futuristic networks: financing from start to finish

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 HHR: Haramain high speed railway update

Rail
  • Reviewingone of the most important transport project in the expansion program of Saudi railway network
  • Catering to passengers wishing to travel between the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah
  • Connecting passengers with transportation hubs for mutimodal journeys
  • Establishing a high speed electrified passenger line for the ultimate passenger journey
  • Providingfast, comfortable, reliable and safe mode of transport, between the holy cities while utilising state-of-the-art technologies
Rayan Alharbi, HHR Operation & Maintenance Director, SAR
Feb 2614:40
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Improving vehicle efficiency, connectivity and versatility

Smart Mobility
Ahmed Hussien Elsayed, General Manager Of Technical Aafairs, Ministry of Petroleum
Feb 2614:40
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Supporting contemporary norms in social infrastructure

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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PPP in modal transport Infrastructure

Transport Infrastructure
  • Reviewing various PPP structures and schemes
  • multimodal transport covering; Seaports; Airports; Freight & Passengers Railways; City Transit and Toll Roads.
Loay Ghazaleh, Undersecretary Advisor On Infrastructure, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning
Feb 2615:00
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Does on-demand mobility complement or substitute public transit?

Smart Mobility
  • Addressing the unprecedented transformation in the transportation industry
  • Investigating the technologies driving the future of mobility
  • Re-imagining transportation methods
Feb 2615:00
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Incorporating sustainable logistics into future strategies

Smart Mobility II
  • Reasons to act on sustainable logistics
  • Improving efficiency: big data and big numbers
  • Overcoming challenges associated with choosing and implementing alternative technologies
  • Understanding what the customer actually wants
  • All wrapped up in transparency
Peter Harris, Director Of Sustainability, UPS
Feb 2615:00
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Funding vs financing: alternative structures and mechanisms

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 sourceso private equityo casho debto loanso capital leasing
  • Which are the outperformers?
Sudath Amaratunga, Rail Project Strategist, Transport for New South Wales Ltd
Feb 2615:20
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Panel Digitalising and optimising asset management

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, ATC 57 Chair, Arab Council for Sustainable Energy
Feb 2615:20
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Panel: Presenting a new city dynamism: the circular economy and hyper collaboration

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
Sohinder Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Hero Electric
Patrick Studener, Vice President, Head Of Emea, Bird Rides
Peter Harris, Director Of Sustainability, UPS
Karim El Jisr, Executive Director, SEE Nexus
Feb 2615:20
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Panel Reaching ticketless, cloud-based travel

Smart Mobility
  • 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?
Andrew Rippon, Chief Executive Officer, Thrupny
Sainan Hasdin, Policy and Planning Analyst, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), Ministry of Transport of Thailand
Feb 2615:20
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Panel Egyptian rail freight: challenges in competition and revenue

Transport Infrastructure
  • Understanding how shippers perceive freight transportation networks
  • Private sector participation to integrate multimodal
  • Reviewing government support by policy and regulation
  • Financing of new projects
Moderator: Essam Selim, Transport Consultant, Free-lance Environmental Services
Ashraf El Sbaei, Marketing & Sales Freight Director, Egyptian National Railways
Feb 2615:50
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Digital Innovation for the Rail Industry

Rail
David Mcgorman, Digital Director, Unipart Rail
Feb 2615:50
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Dynamic pricing and advanced ticketing structures: the digital fare

Smart Mobility
  • 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, Chief Executive Officer, Thrupny
Feb 2615:50
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Investing in alternative energy sources

Smart Mobility II
  • 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 2615:50
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Ghana railway projects: financing and funding models

Transport Infrastructure
  • Discussing the financing models of railway projects in Ghana
  • Evaluating the opportunities and strategies for success
  • Looking for new and innovative options
Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Railways Development of Ghana
Feb 2616:10
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Driving the future of rail assets life cycle management by using BIM solutions

Rail
Presented by Serco
Feb 2616:10
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Integrating ticketing tech: increasing ease, access and revenue

Smart Mobility
  • 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 2616:10
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Achieving sustainable development to create low carbon economy

Smart Mobility II
  • Investigating the green mobility and electrification of vehicles initiatives in Dubai
  • Developing future conditions for electric vehicles through adhering to necessary policy and infrastructure changes
  • Exploring potential strategies and roadmaps required to support transport growth by 2030
Faisal Rashid, Director, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Feb 2616:10
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Syria Railways: financing and investment in the reconstruction phase

Transport Infrastructure
  • Exploring the financing and funding models in reconstruction phases
  • Reviewing the future of rail transportation in Syria
Maha Raslan, Deputy Minister For Railway Affairs, Ministry Of Transportation - Syria
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.
1. Building for the needs of today, not tomorrow
2. Digitalisation for metro: revolutionising smart maintenance
3. Future cities and real estate competitiveness
Mahmoud Hesham Al Burai, Director Real Estate Sector Development Department, Government of Dubai - Land Department
4. Prioritising PPP: solidifying infrastructure by attracting foreign and domestic investors
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
5. Smart, proactive maintenance: ‘all change’
Khaled El Akruti, Leader Of Engineering Asset Management Discipline, University of Wollongong in Dubai

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Feb 2709:30
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Transport Operator Panel: 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
Mohammad Yamma Shams, Chief Executive Officer and Director General, Afghanistan Railway Authority
Mourad Gassab, Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis
Richard Dombo, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Railways Development Authority
Feb 2710:10
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Taking the car out of carbon

Keynotes
  • New York Case Study: climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Verifiably measuring and reducing the regional greenhouse gas emissions attributable to transit
  • Generating onsite renewable power
  • Integrating digital and sustainability initiatives into existing urban infrastructure
Projjal Dutta, Director Of Sustainability Initiatives, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Feb 2710:40
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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 througho automationo machine learningo fluid dynamicso 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

Smart Mobility
Feb 2711:20
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SAR’s Saudi talents taking over the S&T Maintenance scope

Rail
Feb 2711:20
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Embedding smart rail management systems for freight and passenger projects

Spotlight Sessions
  • 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
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: Integrating mobility for efficiency

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
Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office
Syed Gilani, Chief Executive Officer, Safr
Luis Cardenas, Chief Executive Officer, A Todo Tren llc.
Andrew Wheeldon, Advocacy And Research, Bicycle Cities
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: The blended transportation transformation: a unified mobility

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
Timothy Woodward, Network And Operations Manager, Bahrain Public Transport Company
Rene Seyger, Managing Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Abdelrahman Elgamal, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, FriendyCar
Feb 2711:40
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Signalling and communication: a fully integrated system

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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Case study ‘Plan Rail Maroc’: a new strategic project from ONCF

Smart Mobility
  • Reviewing the and destination 2025 and the 2040 railway development plan
  • ONCF Group's new strategic project
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Feb 2711:40
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Transforming freight networks and movements with intermodality

Spotlight Sessions
  • Generating an interactive, cooperative and collaborative environment in freight
  • Securing market growth with digitsied systems
  • Assessing the challenges and opportunities in intermodal freight programs
  • Reviewing the latest innovation in internmodality: double-stack car
James Cowan, President Greenbrier International And Ceo Gbw Railcar Services, The Greenbrier Companies
Feb 2711:40
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Dubai Green Mobility Strategy

Smart Mobility II
  • Government role in influencing adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Case Study: Green Mobility Initiative to reduce carbon emission from transportation sector
  • Benchmarking global penetration of electric vehicles
  • Cost of electric vehicle / hybrid ownership
  • Advancement in technology and availability of electric vehicle models
Taher Diab, Senior Director Of Strategy And Planning, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Feb 2712:00
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Adverse weather resilience: prepare and protect

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
Luca Bruno, Professor, SMaRT - Sand Mitigation around Railway Tracks
Feb 2712:00
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Keeping pace with exponential acceleration in technology

Spotlight Sessions
  • Continuous learning need staff in Rail and Mobility
  • Enabling to make use new digital possibilities, business models and technologies
  • Experiences of using digital learning formats for large scale collaborative work Using VR to train staff in unsafe environments
Heiko Scholz, Director Global Rail Academies, Deutsche Bahn AG
Feb 2712:00
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Shaping smart, safe transport: empowering women

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
Syeda Ramla Hassan, Chief Executive Officer Pakistan, Safr
Feb 2712:00
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Connecting the future of urban mobility: manageable, omnipresent communications

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 2712:20
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Rail signalling: digitalised and innovative

Rail
  • Using TETRA and LTE technologies and systems for effective and modernised signaling
  • Reviewing requirements for rail Signaling
  • Understanding environmental needs
  • Analysing current signaling systems for ETCS, CBTC and PTC
  • Discussing the TETRA and LTE technologies, improving the performance of signalling systems
  • Success experiences
Luis Ignacio Callen Ramon, Business Development Director - Transportation, Teltronic
Feb 2712:20
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Challenges in the design & construction of world's tallest rail bridge

Spotlight Sessions
  • Understanding the requirement for tall bridges
  • Reviewing new trends in survey and design
  • Establishing site-specific optimisation studies
  • Discussing sustainable construction techniques
  • Effectively health monitoring by drones & instruments
Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Feb 2712:20
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Smart mass transport systems for global mass transit mobility

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 2712:20
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Case study Urban formation in Oman

Smart Mobility II
  • Reviewing current urban practices in the region
  • Analysing social, economic and physical impact on the urban growth of the region
  • What can geographical neighbours learn?
Mahmood Al-Wahaibi, Urban Planning Expert, The American Planning Association
Feb 2712:40
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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. Digital technologies in transport and consequences for the socio-economic development of cities
Konstantin Trofimenko, Director, Centre for Urban Transport Researches
2. Assessing the Resiliency of Urban Technical Networks
Youssef Diab, Scientific Director, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee
3. Advances in Telecommunication Systems in Green Field Metro Projects
4. Improving vehicle efficiency, connectivity and versatility
Ahmed Hussien Elsayed, General Manager Of Technical Aafairs, Ministry of Petroleum
5. Using satellite images and open source data to estimate transportation flows for freight activities
Hector Lopez Ruiz, Research Fellow For Transportation And Urban Infrastructure, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre
Feb 2714:20
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The smart station and terminal: a culturally conscious construction

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: The ‘mixed-economy’ of data ownership: synergy for success

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
Mohamed Youssef, Chapter President, CS2AI
Feb 2714:20
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Panel: Approaching customer centricity

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
Timothy Woodward, Network And Operations Manager, Bahrain Public Transport Company
Sudath Amaratunga, Rail Project Strategist, Transport for New South Wales Ltd
Feb 2714:40
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The end-to-end architectural framework: the connected terminal

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
Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman And Chief Executive Officer, Indian Railway Stations Development
Feb 2714:40
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Harnessing transportation big data with analytics in the age of smart mobility

Smart Mobility
  • Basic concepts & definitions
  • Formulating your big data strategy
  • Building your digital business, and data and analytics technology platforms
  • Case study
  • Big data platform integrations options and cost-benefit trade-off
Alaa Mahjoub, Data Management Senior Expert, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi
Feb 2714:40
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Using technology and innovation to drive customer satisfaction

Smart Mobility II
  • Prioritising the importance of highly functional, efficient solutions for passenger management
  • Using technology creatively to reduce traffic congestion at events
  • Providing real-time updates for transparent passenger experiences
  • Encouraging new customers with state of the art technology
Mohamed Nabhan, Passengers Transport Activities Monitoring Director, RTA
Feb 2715:00
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Transformational data backup and recovery: the cloud and IoT

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 2715:00
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Future-proofing networks: secure storage and skills shortage

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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Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS): innovation for the last mile

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 collaboration
Nadeem Shakir, Technical Director And Head Of Transport Planning, Aurecon
Feb 2715:20
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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. One belt, one road initiative: the six new economic corridors
Fitsum Tsegaye Chaka, Tunnels ,Bridges And Structures Design Team Leader, Ethiopian Railways Corp
2. Urban Rail Transit System in India
3. Riyadh metro update
4. Increase Afghanistan’s foreign trade turnover with the Mazar-e-Sharif-Herat railway project
5. Beyond feasibility: Makkah metro next steps
6. Bahrain light rail network
last published: 15/Feb/19 13:05 GMT

 
 

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