Smartrail and Metro Eurasia 2016 Agenda

Smartrail and Metro Eurasia 2016 Agenda :Development and Procurement Plans in Turkey: With $64 Billion allocated to rail and metro investment by 2023, 3500km high-speed line projects, 1000km of mainline projects and 24000km of the network undergoing upgrades in Turkey alone, it is easy to see the importance of project management, defining technology and network requirements. This session will explore:

Defining development plans and ensuring correct specifications.
The role of localisation and international suppliers in meeting development plans.
Delivering on the vision put forward for rail development.

Day 1 – 26th January

Day One Chairman: Stefan Roseanu, Owner, ETL Business Plus

8:00 Registration Open and Networking Refreshments.
8:55 Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Welcome Address.
Dr Kadir Topbas, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor of Istanbul
9:05 Huawei Lead Sponsor Welcome Address.
Serdar Yokuş, Huawei Turkey Enterprise Country Manager, Huawei Technologies
9:15 Delivering the 2023 vision for rail and metro transport.
Fatih Turan, General Manager, AYGM
9:30 Collaboration to ensure long term success
Necmettin Tahiroglu, General Manager, EGO
9:45 The impact of a Turkey-Europe railway corridor.
Burak Dinç, Project Leader, Anatolia Rail Link, Balo
10:00 Panel – Meeting the vision for rail and metro projects and the role of localisation:

Norman Frisch, Business Development Transport Sector, Huawei Technologies (UK) CO., Ltd
Fatih, Turan, General Manager, AYGM
Senior Representative, Istanbul Metro
Necmettin Tahiroglu, General Manager, EGO
Sönmez Alev, General Manager, Izmir Metro
Abdullah Fehmi Ökten, General Manager, Bursa LightRail
Hakan Murat Bayindir, General Manager, Eskisehir LR

10:30 Networking Coffee

Learning lessons from European projects: With so much network development planned across Eurasia there is plenty to be learnt from the mainline and urban projects underway and completed across Europe. This session looks at:

Successful project management of technology and upgrades (ERTMS, CBTC and Rolling stock).
Delivering new projects on time and on budget.
Considering long term costs, as well as capital expenditure.
Selecting the right technology to meet current and future needs.

11:15 ERTMS: The Turkish Challenge.
Omer Kofte, Deputy Head of Installations, TCDD
11:30 Deployment of Single European Rail Area principles.
Libor Lochman, Executive Director, CER
11:45 Lessons learned in delivering new rail projects.
Renata Suša, President of the Management Board, HŽ Infrastruktura
12:00 Defining technology requirements and implementing successfully.
Duncan Cross, Deputy Director Operations, London Overground
12:15 Panel – Learning lessons from global rail projects:

Renata Suša, President of the Management Board, HŽ Infrastruktura
Duncan Cross, Deputy Director Operations, London Overground
Libor Lochman, Executive Director, CER
Omer Kofte, Deputy Head of Installations, TCDD

12:45 Networking Lunch
14:15 Telecoms, IT and Operations Masterclass – innovations for improving operational safety and reliability:

Rapidly developing technology offers a host of new opportunities for the rail industry, in the masterclass led by industry leaders Huawei, participants will be guided through developments and innovations that can improve safety, reliability and commercial efficiencies.

Norman Frisch, Business Development Transport Sector, Huawei Technologies (UK) CO., Ltd
Ufuk Yurtsever, Solution Manager, Huawei Enterprise Business Group

15:15 Networking Coffee

Enhancing Urban Rail Operations: With both digitisation and urbanisation increasing, there is more pressure on metro and urban rail networks than ever before. How can metro and urban operators respond and increase capacity, improve reliability and meet growing passenger demands. This session looks at:

New technology for metros; how to define requirements
Best practice for operations and upgrades
Deployment of CBTC and building capacity

16:00 Growing and integrating your network for seamless operations.
Azmi Abdul Aziz, President & Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia
16:15 Using IT to help improve safety and performance.
Mehmet Ali Dagli, Senior Electronics Engineer, Istanbul Ulasim
16:30 Meeting passenger needs by advancing urban rail operations.
Sönmez Alev, General Manager Izmir Metro
16:45 Effective project management in historical cities to meet modern metro needs.
George Konstantinidis, Director of Thessaloniki Metro, Attiko Metro
17:00 Panel – Increasing capacity and meeting demands on urban networks:

Sönmez Alev, General Manager Izmir Metro
George Konstantinidis, Director of Thessaloniki Metro, Attiko Metro
Azmi Abdul Aziz, President & Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia

17:30 Networking Cocktails Reception
19:00 End Of Day 1

Day 2 – 27th January
Day Two Chairman: Andrea Giuricin, CEO, TRA Consulting

International Technology Review: With network expansion and modernisation comes increasing technology demands to ensure the network meets expectations and that the service is competitive and lifecycle maximised. This session looks at:

Defining technology requirements.
The next generation of rail and metro technology.
Innovation and long term thinking to reduce cost.

8:30 Registration Open and Networking Refreshments.
9:00 Huawei Technology Review: Technology trends observed in the Rail and Metro Market.
Ufuk Yurtsever, Solution Manager, Huawei Enterprise Business Group
9:20 Mediterranean Perspective: Developing urban transport, tramway systems in Eskisehir.
Erhan Enbatan, Chairman of the Board, ESTRAM
9:35 Technology Innovation: Energy saving and cost reduction on rolling stock.
Alpaslan Kara, Rolling Stock Manager, TCDD Izmir
9:50 European Perspective: The importance of HSR in increasing productivity.
Andrea Giuricin, CEO, TRA Consulting
10:05 Panel – Ensuring technology meets growing demands in the Eurasian market:

Ufuk Yurtsever, Solution Manager, Huawei Enterprise Business Group
Erhan Enbatan, Chairman of the Board, ESTRAM
Alpaslan Kara, Rolling Stock Manager, TCDD Izmir
Andrea Giuricin, CEO, TRA Consulting

10:30 Networking Coffee

Enhancing mainline operations and reducing costs: With the European deployment of ERTMS and increasing pressure on both the passenger and freight networks in Eurasia to be competitive and cost effective, an efficient and safe mainline network is imperative. This session looks at:

New technology for mainline, highspeed and freight rail: how to define requirements.
Improving service and operations to meet increasing needs.
The role of ERTMS and new signalling systems.

11:15 Defining requirements and implementing them successfully to improve operations.
Halil Korkmaz, General Manager, TCDD Region 1
11:30 Interoperability of trains between Iran and Turkey.
Asghar Bahramali, Project Director, Iran Railways
11:45 Understanding technology and delivering new projects on time and on budget.
Nikola Mishev, Head of International Affairs, National Railway Infrastructure Company Bulgaria
12:00 Panel – Ensuring reliable, cost effective and futureproof mainline rail operations:

Halil Korkmaz, General Manager, TCDD Region 1
Asghar Bahramli, Project Director, Iran Railways
Nikola Mishev, Head of International Affairs, National Railway Infrastructure Company Bulgaria

12:30 Networking Lunch

Meeting technical requirements to meet changing needs: As well as modernising systems to develop capacity and meet growing passenger demands. Transport across the region must also adapt to changing technical specifications and demands. This session invites a series of technical presentations that look at meeting next generation needs:

Technical considerations for different rail modes
Sustainability and engineering
Reducing lifecycle cost and utilising technology

Part A: Integration and Projects
13:45 Rail Development: Succesfully constructing Lithuania’s frieght corridors.
Julijus Glebovas, Deputy Head of Multimodal Transport and Development Division, JSC Lithuania Railways
14:00 Using high speed rail at the new Istanbul airport to meet passenger demands.
Boguslaw Jankowski, Vice President, Society for Transport Integration
14:15
Learning lessons from EU Rail Projects: How to meet intercontinental vision and local needs.
Jana Pieriegud, Department of Transport, Warsaw School of Economics, and Professor Wojciech Paprocki, Department of Transport, Warsaw School of Economics
14:30 Speaker Q&A – a chance for the audience to get key questions answered:

Boguslaw Jankowski, Vice President, Society for Transport Integration
Jana Pieriegud, Department of Transport, Warsaw School of Economics
Professor Wojciech Paprocki, Department of Transport, Warsaw School of Economics
Julijus Glebovas, Deputy Head of Multimodal Transport and Development Division, JSC Lithuania Railways

15:00 Networking Coffee
Part B: Technology and Technical Requirements
15:30 Human Resources Innovation: The Importance of HR in making rail competitive.
Frank Michelberger, Head of Institute for Integrated Mobility Research, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
15:45 Closing Remarks.
Levent Fidansoy, General Manager & CEO, Burulaş Bursa
16:00 Closing Local Panel – Fufilling technology and technical requirements for Turkish transport:

Alpasan Kara, Rolling Stock Manager, TCDD Izmir
Sönmez Alev, General Manager Izmir Metro
Enver Sedat Tamgaci, General Manager, Malatya Ulasim
Huseyin Namli, General Manager, Mesin Ulasim
Mustafa Altay, General Manager, Kocaeli Ulasim
Erhan Enbatan, Chairman of the Board, ESTRAM
Levent Fidansoy, General Manager & CEO, Burulaş Bursa

16:45 End Of SmartRail Eurasia

Smartrail and Metro Eurasia 2016 Agenda

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