APAC Rail Leaders to discuss new digital paradigms shaping future of rail at Asia Pacific Rail 2018

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2,000 rail leaders to explore opportunities in this rapidly expanding market and debate the new the new digital paradigms changing how they do business.

Key event highlights include keynote interviews with leading rail authorities and operators from across the region. In a series of intimate 1-to-1 interviews about their respective rail regions, Lincoln Leong, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation, Jeroen Weimar, Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Victoria and Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai’s Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority will share their plans for managing growing passenger capacity and operational demands. Following that, these leaders will come together for a panel discussion to share their views on the real disruptive forces in the industry and their boardroom priorities as they look towards expansion and growth. Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG and Edgar Sée, Project Director – Line 4 Automation, RATP will also be offering international perspectives on digital railway transformations that Asian Metros can adopt.

Featuring 4 theatres of content, Asia Pacific Rail 2018, Asia’s largest annual rail event, will offer case studies and strategy insights across multiple parts of the business, including operations & maintenance, signaling & communications, asset management & rolling stock, passenger experience, safety, rail freight, high-speed rail, metro rail projects and more.

Expert confirmed speakers at Asia Pacific Rail 2018 include:

  • Lakthan Thongnopakoon, Assistant Managing Director (Project Engineering Group), Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited
  • Chua Chong Kheng, Deputy Chief Executive, Infrastructure & Development, Land Transport Authority
  • Kim Tae-ho, Chief Executive Officer, Seoul Metro
  • Jacob Kam, Managing Director – Operations & Mainland Business, MTR Corporation
  • Lim Thiam Siew, Assistant Vice President, SBS Transit DTL
  • Ng Bor Kiat, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President, Future Systems, SMRT Trains
  • Pierre Messulam, Vice President, SNCF Transilien
  • Calvin Yen, Assistant Vice President, Head of Application System Department, IT Division, Taiwan High Speed Rail
  • Kuo Tsair-Ming, Vice President, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
  • Stewart Mills, Executive Director – Engineering and Maintenance, Sydney Trains
  • Cao Hong Sheng, Chief Engineer, Signalling, Beijing Metro
  • Chung Wei-Li, Chief Engineer, Bureau of High Speed Rail, MOTC
  • Amit Gupta, General Manager, Corporate Planning, MEGA Co. Ltd
  • Ismail Said, General Manager, Project Management, KTMB
  • Vivek Mohan, Director, Mechanical Engineering (Freight), Indian Railways
  • Yanto Yulianto, Head of Signaling, Telecommunication & IT Department, MRT Jakarta
  • Annafi Zulkifli, Director of Corporate Strategy, MyHSR Corporation
  • Zhu Bin, General Manager, Nanjing Metro Group
  • Jayantha Gunathilake, Additional Secretary (Engg.), Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, Sri Lanka& Consultant Engineer. Sri Lanka Railway
  • Voravuth Mala, Deputy Governor of Property Management Business Cluster, State Railway of Thailand

The accompanying exhibition will also bring together the entire rail ecosystem from leading rail manufacturers and suppliers with the latest technologies to project delivery partners with best-in-class solutions to drive digital transformation. They include Huawei Technologies, Traffic Control Technologies, Bombardier Transportation, MOXA Inc, Teltronic, TÜV Rheinland, Roland Berger, ABB, Alstom, Axon Vibe, CRRC, Perpetuum, Systra, Thales and more.

Asia Pacific Rail will also feature 4 free-to-attend on-floor seminar theatres focused on track infrastructure, rail revenue & ticketing, latest technology showcase, as well as special lectures on construction, tunnelling, project management & station design. Hong Kong City University and its partners will also be featuring its latest research findings in the on-floor ‘Safety, Reliability and Disruption Management Seminar Series’.

The two-day conference and exhibition is expected to gather over 2,000 rail stakeholders from the region.


Asia Pacific Rail 2018


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