Martha Lawrence – Senior Railway Specialist Leader, Railways Community of Practice at World Bank – will discuss financing in the railway sector.
Projects & Presentations
Nakorn Chantasorn – Adviser to President, National Science & Technology Development Agency, Thailand – discusses the development of integrated freight and passenger railways on the South-East Asian network
Johan Sundin – Head of Strategic Production Support, The East Link Project, Trafikverket – presents details of Sweden’s €5.5 billion East Link Project
Niall Fagan – Head of Track Engineering, HS2 – explains how the UK’s HS2 project is being designed to ensure high reliability by integrating operations and asset management
Rudolf Koller – Railway Consultant; former Head of International Relations, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG – will present innovative ideas for combatting project failure, and focus on how new technology has transformed the process
An overview of initiatives, prospects and advantages of different route options of connecting lines in Europe with a view to exploiting the full potential for rail of Euro-Asian transport links
Kaspars Briškens – Business Development Director, Rail Baltica – discusses the Rail Baltica project, which aims to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network through a new rail infrastructure
Christine Kraft – Project Manager, ETCS, Deutsche Bahn AG – presents an insight of current business activities of its DB KT business unit
Alejandro Moreno – Alliance Director, Midland Metro Alliance – describes the challenges surrounding the £1.34 billion project currently underway to transform light rail infrastructure in the West Midlands
Carel Jonckheer, Smart Railway Program Director at Infrabel discusses digitalisation initiatives Infrabel is currently undertaking and focus on the work it is putting in to transition its Assets in to ‘Smart Assets’.
Gerald Schinagl – Digital Innovation Manager, ÖBB (the Austrian Federal Railway) – showcases how ÖBB are making the transformation to digital railways