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OUR 2016 AGENDA

DAY ONE

9:00 Exhibition registration open.
Opening ceremony and official opening of the congress and exhibition.
09:20 Welcome address from the organisers:
 
  • Alex Williamson, Managing Director, Global Transport Forum
  • David Aitken, Managing Director, Asian Exhibition Services (AES)
09:30 Welcome address from H.E. Jesus Miguel Sanz, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand
09:40 Welcome address from Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
09:50 Welcome Address from Wuthichart Kalayanamit, Governor, State Railway of Thailand
10:00

Opening address from Ormsin Chivapruck, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport (Thailand)

10:10 Group photo.
10:15 Exhibtion tour.
10:45 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 1: ASEAN SmartRail and Transport Infrastructure Leaders Summit

With over $100 billion earmarked for ASEAN transport infrastructure projects due to be approved, tendered and delivered within the next few years, it is a very exciting time for the industry. Whilst there is great opportunity there are also a number of key challenges around financing models, tendering processes, materials and technology, and project management and delivery. The Leaders Summit brings together budget holders from the region’s government and rail and metro infrastructure owners and operators to share their views on addressing these challenges and delivering Asia’s future transport network on time and on budget.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University, Milan Bicocca

 11:00 Financing, managing and delivering new infrastructure development.
  Ormsin Chivapruck, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport (Thailand)
11:15 The development of standard railways in Thailand to increase the capability of passengers & logistic system.
 

Wuthichart Kalayanamit, Governor, State Railway of Thailand

11:30  The development of metro system for increasing capacity in passenger transport.
 

Sutep Punthupeng, Act. Chief Operation Officer, Airport Rail Link

 11:45  The development of metro system for inter city transport.
 

Gardphajon Udomdhammabhakdi, Director of MRT Project Development Department, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA)

12:00 

European involvement and opportunities in the transport infrastructure developments in Thailand.

 

H.E. Jesus Miguel Sanz, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand

12:15 ASEAN Panel Session: Pan-ASEAN collaboration to deliver and connect the region's transport infrastructure network of the future.
 
  • Ormsin Chivapruck, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport (Thailand)
  • Wuthichart Kalayanamit, Governor, State Railway of Thailand
  • Sutep Punthupeng, Act. Chief Operation Officer, Airport Rail Link
  • Gardphajon Udomdhammabhakdi, Director of MRT Project Development Department, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA)
  • H.E. Jesus Miguel Sanz, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand
12:45 Conclusion of the ASEAN rail and transport infrastructure leaders summit.

SESSION 2: Effective procurement and project delivery
  • Overcoming obstacles to successful project delivery.
  • Bringing together stakeholders for a clear and fair procurement process.
  • Forming partnerships between international and local suppliers.
  • Developing a local supply chain to support ongoing operations and maintenance of completed infrastructure.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University, Milan Bicocca

13:30 Sharing the vision of the future of Malaysian rail infrastructure.
  Yuslizar Daud, Head of Rail Division, Land Public Transport Commission Malaysia (SPAD)
 13:45 Plans for growth in Singapore transportation.
  Sim Wee Meng, Senior Group Director Rail, Land Transport Authority Singapore
14:00 Developing relationships with international and local suppliers.
  Masnizam Hisham, Chief Infrastructure Services Officer, Rapid Rail
14:15 Automated Guideway Transit.
  Daisuke Wakasugi, Business Manager, Mitsubishi
14:30 New standards in collaborative working: Realising positive outcomes in procurement and project delivery.
  Neill Carruthers, Associate Director, Institute for Collaborative Working
14:45 Panel session: Working together to combine international experience with local knowledge.
 
  • Yuslizar Daud, Head of Rail Division, Land Public Transport Commission Malaysia (SPAD)
  • Sim Wee Meng, Senior Group Director Rail, Land Transport Authority Singapore
  • Masnizam Hisham, Chief Infrastructure Services Officer, Rapid Rail
  • Walaiporn Leelawannee, Interlocking Manager, Bombardier
  • Neill Carruthers, Associate Director, Institute for Collaborative Working
  • David Wakasugi, Business Manager, Mitsubishi
15:15 Conclusion of the efficient procurement and project delivery session.

SESSION 3: Operational technology, maintenance, and signalling
  • Making the right technology choices to maximize the efficiency, capacity and safety of new and existing rail infrastructure.
  • How can advances in predictive maintenance, safety and cyber-security overcome the challenges of maintaining existing track and infrastructure?
  • Minimizing service disruptions due to maintenance works.
  • Ensuring the safety of workers and passengers.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University, Milan Bicocca

15:45 Connected transport: Industrial IoT platforms for operational efficiency.
  Paola Realpozo, Director of Rail Strategy, Lilee Systems
16:00 Digitalisation of Infrastructure Management & Asset Management Integration.
  Björn Lundberg, Head of Engineering Services, Bombardier 
16:15 Rationalizing the maximum design speed on urban metro rails.
  Neeraj Jain, Deputy Team Leader, Louis Berger Consultants
16:30 A report of technical and educational support to foreign railway companies by JR EAST.
  Hiroshi Takayasu, Assistant Manager, East Japan Railway Company 
16:45 Mitigation against touch voltage and fault identification methodology in DC traction power supply system in downtown line, Singapore.
  Melvyn Thong, Director of Rail Services, Land Transport Authority Singapore
 17:00  Delivering broadband services for trains and metros leveraging Train-To-Ground Communications.
  Nir Hayzler, Vice President of Strategic Industries Busines, Radwin
 17:15  Modern railway control solutions from Pilz.
   Varunyu Bawornsutthimethee, Business Development Manager, SEA, ND Electric
17:25 Panel session: Procuring the right system for your network.
 
  • Bjorn Lundberg, Head of Engineering Services, Bombardier
  • Melvyn Thong, Director of Rail Services, Land Transport Authority Singapore
  • Ba Myint, Senior General Manager, Myanmar Railway
  • Neeraj Jain, Deputy Team Leader, Louis Berger Consultants
  • Hiroshi Takayasu, Assistant Manager, East Japan Railway Company
  • Paola Realpozo, Director of Rail Strategy, Lilee Systems
  • Nir Hayzler, Vice President, head of Strategic Industries Business, Radwin

  • Varunyu Bawornsutthimethee, Business Development Manager, SEA, ND Electric

17:55 Conclusion of the mission critical IT, signaling and communications session.

18:00 Networking drinks reception
 
 
DAY TWO
09:00 Exhibition registration open.

SESSION 4: Financing models for ASEAN ifrastructure projects
  • The role of the private sector in supporting transport infrastructure investments with finance and expertise.
  • Developing strong and transparent criteria and models to speed up the funding process.
  • Delivering projects at a reasonable cost, on time and on budget.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University, Milan Bicocca

 11:00 Supporting the development of an intermodal region network.
  Sandeep Jain, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations ESCAP
11:15 Understanding the regional landscape from a legal and regulatory perspective.
  David Platt, Partner, Singapore Office, Pinsent Masons
11:30 Defining and managing complex tendering processes in a clear and transparent manner.
  Oliver Redrup, Director of Capital Projects and Infrastructure, PwC
11.45 Innovative financing methods for the Asian rail sector.
  Chanin Manopiniwes, Infrastructure Economist, World Bank
12:00 Case study of the LRT 3: the role of PPP and PDP in producing robust and sustainable business models on major CAPEX projects.
  Megat Khairulazhar Khairodin, Chief Financial Officer, Prasarana Malaysia
12:15 Panel session: Drawing up the roadmap for financing ASEAN transport infrastructure development.
 
  • David Platt, Partner, Singapore Office, Pinsent Masons
  • Chanin Manopiniwes, Infrastructure Economist, World Bank
  • Megat Khairulazhar Khairodin, Chief Financial Officer, Prasarana Malaysia
  • Sandeep Jain, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations ESCAP
  • Oliver Redrup, Director of Capital Projects and Infrastructure, PwC
12:45 Conclusion of the financing models for ASEAN infrastructure projects session.

SESSION 5: Engineering Masterclass
  • Promoting local engineering knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Considering the geological, economical and environmental factors of large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Addressing the need for planning, heavy machinery, and man-hours.
  • The unique challenges of bridges, tunnels and stations.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University, Milan Bicocca

13:30 Advancing railways of tomorrow.
  John Robert Ancieto, Industry Solutions Manager, South East Asia, Bentley Systems
 13:45 Case study: Renovating the Cambodian Royal Railway.
  John Guiry, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Railway Cambodia
14:00 Case study: Considering the geological, economical and environmental factors of the proposed rail link from Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo to Katunayake airport.
  Jayantha Gunathilake, Additional Secretary, Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Sri Lanka
14:15 Energy Management Systems: Solving voltage sag problems. Creating additional benefit on recovering surplus braking energy.
  Conrad Jansen, Global Application Manager - Rail and Urban Transport, ABB
14:30 Case study: Constructing a $1.2bn mega project with 150 bridges including the world's tallest railway bridge.
  Saibaba Ankala, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
14:45 Case study: Mecca Metro - the engineering, environmental, personnel, and operational challenges of running a rail system during the haj.
  Khairani Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, PRIME
15:00 Panel session: Civil engineering technology panel.
 
  • Jayantha Gunathilake, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education and Highways Sri Lanka
  • Saibaba Ankala, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
  • Khairani Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, PRIME 
  • John Guiry, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Railway Cambodia
  • John Robert Ancieto, Industry Solutions Manager, South East Asia, Bentley Systems
  • Conrad Jansen, Global Application Manager - Rail and Urban Transportation, ABB
15:30 Conclusion of the engineering masterclass session.

SESSION 6: Increasing revenues and passenger experience
  • Keeping passengers at the heart of rail development: balancing freight and passenger traffic
  • How are passenger expectations changing in a world of 24-hour connectivity?
  • Making the most of existing IT infrastructure to enhance the passenger experience
  • How can data be employed to make service decisions?

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University, Milan Bicocca

16:00 Putting the passenger at the heart of Asia’s transport infrastructure development: what do passengers want?
  Rommel Gavieta, Vice President, Manilla Metrorail Transit System
16:15 Rolling out high speed wifi on trains across a national network.
  Gavin James, Head of Telecoms, Tech, and Data, UK Department of Transport
16:30 Soft Innovation in rail.
  Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University of Milan Bicocca
16:45 Panel Session: Strategies for appealing to a new generation of passenger.
 
  • Gavin James, Head of Telecoms, Tech, and Data, UK Department of Transport
  • Rommel Gavieta, Vice President, Manilla Metrorail Transit System
  • Paola Realpozo, Director of Rail Strategy, Lilee Systems
  • Andrea Giuricin, Managing Director of CRIET-Transport, University of Milan Bicocca
17:00 Conclusion of the increasing revenues and passenger experience session and close.

END OF SMARTRAIL ASIA 2016