MENA Rail and Metro Summit

You can not afford to miss the opportunity to be a part of the MENA Rail and Metro Summit conference. This program is going to gather a large number of the key players of the industry from all across the world to participate in the discussions regarding the issues that the industry is facing today. This program also invites you to interact with the leading delegates and share the experiences and ideas with them to find out the latest solutions and methods that can be apply for the encounter of the issues and challenges. This is must attend program for you to learn insight knowledge and information from the experts.


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28 - 30 Oct 2013

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Senior Business Consultant at TraiCon India Pvt Ltd

Bengaluru, India
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Rail Systems Requirements Manager at Tecnimont Spa Italy

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Schedule & Agenda

Mon, 28 Oct 08:00 AM - 08:50 AMRegistration and coffee
Mon, 28 Oct 08:50 AM - 09:00 AMChairmanu00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0099s opening remarks
Mon, 28 Oct 09:00 AM - 09:30 AMOPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Mon, 28 Oct 09:30 AM - 10:00 AMOPERATOR CASE STUDY DUBAI
Dubai Metro project construction highlights
Major challenges faced
Operations readiness and operations tests highlights
Operations performance
Mon, 28 Oct 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCASE STUDY DUBAI
Customer requirements
Performance & functionalities
Urban insertion
Climatic environment
Mon, 28 Oct 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMMorning tea and coffee
Mon, 28 Oct 11:30 AM - 11:50 AMCASE STUDY
Main features of the designed system
Overview of the city tramway system
Construction costs
Details on the tram lines
Mon, 28 Oct 11:50 AM - 12:10 PMIRAN - The Tehran Metro u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 facts and figures
The Tehran Metro and the present situation
Passenger statistics
Property development model
Metro funding
Local production and cost effectiveness
Mon, 28 Oct 12:10 PM - 12:30 PMOPERATOR CASE STUDY
Guided transport development in Algeria(subways, tram) in recent yearsDevelopments in MetroTramways and Urban TransportCommunications and tele cabines
Mon, 28 Oct 12:30 PM - 01:00 PMOPERATOR CASE STUDY
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA - The Makkah (Mecca) Mass Rail Project (MMRP)In August 2012 it was announced that the Saudi Government had approved US$16.5 billion to build the remaining four lines (182 km (113.1 mi), 88 stations) of theMakkah Mass Rail Transit system
Mon, 28 Oct 01:00 PM - 02:30 PMLunch and networking
Mon, 28 Oct 02:30 PM - 03:00 PMOPERATOR CASE STUDY
Designing the Jeddah Public Transportation Master Plan
Approaching challenges in implementation
Engaging stakeholders across industries and communities
Methods of operational sustainability
Quality, safety, security, environment and health - critical considerations for design, implementation and operation
Mon, 28 Oct 03:00 PM - 03:30 PMCASE STUDY
What a scheme can and should deliver
How fare collection and information systems become a cost effective asset
The insight that can be gained from using transportation data
Delivering real operational cost savings
How NextCity is delivering integration across all transportation modes
Mon, 28 Oct 03:30 PM - 04:20 PMAfternoon tea and coffee
Mon, 28 Oct 04:20 PM - 04:50 PMOPERATOR CASE STUDY
Casablanca urban mobility network
Integrated mobility for all mass transportation means
Urban mobility financing for further investments
Urban enhancements through mobility investments
Mon, 28 Oct 04:50 PM - 05:20 PMEGYPT u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Underground Metro and tunnel projects in Egypt
Under operation projects
Feasibility studies on planned projects
Projects in the construction phase
Opportunities for future projects
Mon, 28 Oct 05:20 PM - 05:50 PMEGYPT - Construction of Cairo Line 3 Metro continues
The Cairo metro system u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 analysis of the 3 planned operational lines
Line 3 and project updates on the other two planned metro lines
Operational challenges in carrying an estimated 4million passengers per day
Timelines and deadlines - can Line 3 be fully operational by October 2019?
Mon, 28 Oct 05:50 PM - 06:00 PMChairmanu00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0099s closing remarks
Mon, 28 Oct 06:00 PM - 06:00 PMEnd of Focus day
Tue, 29 Oct 08:00 AM - 08:50 AMRegistration and coffee
Tue, 29 Oct 08:50 AM - 09:00 AMChairmanu00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0099s opening remarks
Tue, 29 Oct 09:00 AM - 09:30 AMOPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Status of work progress to day
Managing for results - challenges and opportunities
Sustainability of the railway industry - institutional and capacity building
The way forward and next steps, an international perspective
Tue, 29 Oct 09:30 AM - 09:50 AMKEYNOTE ADDRESS
The idea behind the Arab Railway integration
Scope of the study
The strategic planning stage
The technical insight stage
The action plan stage
Key success factors for the Arab Railway Network implementation
Tue, 29 Oct 09:50 AM - 10:10 AMKEYNOTE ADDRESS
Projected rail developments and opportunities
Connecting the future economic growth of Afghanistan to the development of the railways
Tue, 29 Oct 10:10 AM - 10:30 AMKEYNOTE ADDRESS
Tue, 29 Oct 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMMorning tea and coffee
Tue, 29 Oct 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMThe GGC Railway and taking the region further forward with world class regional rail projects
Implementing visionary rail policies into sustainable and achievable projects
Cooperation and collaboration from regional stakeholders
Operability and standardization
Key challenges of specialized rail and metro projects
Tue, 29 Oct 11:30 AM - 12:00 PMPresentation to be announced
The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 moving forward with SARs Mega Rail projects
Tue, 29 Oct 01:00 PM - 02:30 PMLunch and networking
OMAN u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Rail plans and the project objectives of the Oman National Railway Company
Structuring rail and tram projects
Financing rail projects under PPP transaction
Problems facing PPP rail projects in Egypt
Program coordination for the restructuring program of Egyptian railways
Company stakeholder relations
Business development, mergers and acquisitions
International relations
Tue, 29 Oct 03:50 PM - 04:30 PMAfternoon tea and coffee
Tue, 29 Oct 04:30 PM - 05:00 PMRail infrastructure for the Makkah Metro (Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project), Saudi Arabia
Fast and smart project execution of rail electrification under extreme conditions
Tue, 29 Oct 05:00 PM - 05:30 PMSecured wireless communications u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 a proven approach for Middle East railways projects
eGPRS and extended usage of GSM-R technology<<<
GSM-R IP evolution
GSM-R long term existence and future
Tue, 29 Oct 05:30 PM - 06:00 PMPresentation to be announced
Tue, 29 Oct 06:00 PM - 06:00 PMDrinks and Networking Reception
Wed, 30 Oct 08:00 AM - 08:45 AMRegistration and coffee
Wed, 30 Oct 08:45 AM - 09:00 AMChairmanu00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0099s opening remarks
Wed, 30 Oct 09:00 AM - 09:30 AMOPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Designing a heavy duty rail network and capable track infrastructure
Integrating freight infrastructure
Operability issues for heavy duty rail infrastructures
Multi stakeholder collaboration and management of assets
Ensuring safety and security of cargo and freight
Wed, 30 Oct 09:30 AM - 10:00 AMOPERATOR CASE STUDY
Competing transport modes - cost models and analyses
Fully loaded costing models of rail freight services
Value based rail freight pricing strategies and concepts
Wed, 30 Oct 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMHigh speed dual trains - proven technology solutions to assure interoperability and reliability in one of the most challenging environmental conditions
GCC Railway line overview - Diesel and/or electric
High speed electric trains in the region: Haramain High Speed Railway Line, from Mecca to Medina at 300 km/h
Case study: Madrid - North West corridor, one train running on High Speed Electric line, conventional electric line and conventional Diesel Line
Wed, 30 Oct 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCASE STUDY
The latest in Rolling Stock technologies and locomotive design
Building out bespoke rolling stock and value added services
Maintenance and servicing agreements
Case studies and examples
Wed, 30 Oct 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMMorning tea and coffee
Wed, 30 Oct 11:30 AM - 12:00 PMProcurement as a source of infrastructure project risk
The diversity and complexity of infrastructure projects explained
Understanding the miss match in contractual and procurement strategies
The relationship of punitive contract and procurement methods and increased project risk
Adapting the supply chain to reduce over spend and delay
Wed, 30 Oct 12:00 PM - 12:30 PMKEYNOTE ADDRESS
Evolution trends and critical requirements of modern and future intelligent rail transport system
Overview of the innovative iRail solution, targeting in provide next generation communication infrastructure for rail transport system
Key sub-topics: GSM-R vs. LTE-R, ZIFI (LTE plus WiFi), cloud computing based applications for rail management
Wed, 30 Oct 12:30 PM - 01:00 PMCASE STUDY
Thales and SelTrac CBTC
Customer needs and key project characteristics
SelTrac CBTC delivered for time critical events
Wed, 30 Oct 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch and networking
Wed, 30 Oct 02:00 PM - 02:30 PMRailway safety interoperability standards to create a common railway market
Approach to interoperabilit
Technical Specifications for Interoperability
Model structure for TSI
Technical and administrative barriers relating to interoperability and safety
Network barriers and bottlenecks resulting from the governance of rail infrastructure
Legal barriers constraining the development of competition in passenger markets
Wed, 30 Oct 02:30 PM - 03:30 PMRailways (Interoperability) Regulations
Regulatory framework necessary for attractiveness, competitiveness and efficiency of rail operations
Harmonization and the specifications of rolling stock, signaling, command and control and telecommunications systems, noise emissions, operating rules, maintenance and repair and conformity assessment transportation and intra-GCC trade
Cross-border railway traffic
Railway network depends on uniform standards across individual country networks
The future outlook and developments
Wed, 30 Oct 03:30 PM - 04:00 PMAfternoon tea and coffee
Wed, 30 Oct 04:00 PM - 04:45 PMGCC Railway Network
Focus on rail transport in GCC
Upon completion in 2017
The integration across nations
Various long-range and urban rail projects in GCC nations
Wed, 30 Oct 04:45 PM - 05:30 PMRail challenges and Greenfield Rail Projects
Geographic conditions and sizes of nations and distances
Compatible technical standards
Commercial aspects, funding and business case
Inter-modeling with other transportation modes
Wed, 30 Oct 05:30 PM - 05:45 PMConclusions and interactive Q&A
The GCC railway compares with the use of best practices relevant to regional and international railway standards. This includes axel loads, signaling, communication systems and transport technologies, ensuring efficient and effective integration of the GCC railway within the GCC National Railways. This is critical in achieving maximum compatibility and utilization between GCC member states. It is expected the GCC Railway will set a number of new standards for the railway
Wed, 30 Oct 05:45 PM - 06:00 PMEnd of GCC Rail interoperability workshop
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