2nd Annual Saudi Arabia Transport & Infrastructure 2015

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2nd Annual Saudi Arabia
Transport & Infrastructure 2015
27th - 28th April 2015 | Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh
A 2-Day premier event focusing on the development of transport infrastructure in GCC Region.
The region’s transport opportunities to attract investment to develop sustainable and reliable infrastructure.
Plan for what will be difficult while it is easy. Do what is great while it is small.
Sun Tzu - Chinese General, Strategist and Philosopher
Benefits of attending this
Premier Conference includes:
Exclusive presentation by leading practitioners and
thought leaders:
Capitalising in the Middle East's rapidly expanding
rail market
Mr. Khalid S. AbdALLAH ERM & Insurance Manager
Saudi Railway Company (SAR)
Gain valuable insights from local and international
experts through case studies on current project
Mr. Loay Ghazaleh Advisor
Ministry of Works, Bahrain
Learn about the latest technology advancements
and how this can improve safety and efficiency
Benchmarking with international standards for the
rail industry through keynote and case study
Hear directly from the developers, operators and
project owners about their specific requirements
Learning planning and development best practices
for modern rail infrastructure
Designing an innovative fare collection system to
enhance operational efficiencies
Gaining insights on the best financing models for
rail infrastructure projects
Networking opportunities with the authorities,
international organisations and top industry players
Mr. Emad Alrajih General Manager
Al Ayuni Investment and Contracting Company
Mr. Nigel Ash Managing Director
Network Rail Consulting, UK
Mr. Amer Khan Country Manager
CH2M Hill, Saudi Arabia
Mr. Adel Alawadhi General Manager
Serco Saudi Arabia
Mr. Frank McGoldrick Global Board Director
Mr. Adel R. Zaki Vice President / Chief Engineer
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Mr. Ziad Lamaa General Manager
eSolutions Saudia
Eng. Ramadan Harb Transportation Department Manager
Khatib & Alami - Consolidated Engineering Company
Mr. Jonathan Barnes Partner
PwC, Saudi Arabia
Mr. Christian Schang Project Director
Dr. Ibrahim F. Alghofaily Founder & CEO
Arriyada Financial & Economic Consultant Center
Mr. Ian Whyte Manager Railways - Mobility
TÜV Rheinland Arabia LLC
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Our Silver Sponsor & Partners
Silver Sponsor
Research Partner
Media Partners
Day One
27th April 2015, Monday
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Registration and morning coffee
Opening and welcome remarks from the Chairperson
The Challenges of Moving from a Project to an Operational Railway
Creating a strong safety culture
Increasing awareness of operational planning and execution
Developing a local (national-Saudi) railway operating capability
Mr. Nigel Ash Managing Director Network Rail Consulting, UK
Rethinking Risk Management – In Rail Development Projects
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) or so called the STRATEGIC RISK Management approach in Railway
My whole idea will revolve around maximizing the railway assets life cycle VALUE through minimizing the risk from day one
Involvement of railway stakeholders is key
Risk assessments through the railway Project stages is also paramount
Emerging Operational risks treatment is in a proactive manner is the only way out as we say “the only constant is change”
Mr. Khalid S. AbdALLAH ERM & Insurance Manager, Corporate Control Dept. Saudi Railway Company (SAR)
Morning refreshment and networking break
Smart Mobility in Railways
General overview over railways projects in KSA
What is a smart railway?
How smart railways links to smart cities development
Mr. Emad Alrajih General Manager Al Ayuni Investment and Contracting Company
IBM Maximo for Transportation
The importance of having Enterprise Asset Management Solution from the design till the operation phase
IBM Maximo Portfolio
IBM Maximo – Rollick Stock, Roadway Asset Infrastructure, Facilities, and Technologies
Integration with ERP, SCADA, BMS, BIM, and GIS
IBM Maximo References in the region and worldwide
Mr. Ziad Lamaa General Manager eSolutions Saudia
Cross border Rail Link and integration of the GCC Railway
This presentation will provide the latest developments and the economic perspective in the delivery of the proposed GCC Railway
mainline rail infrastructure project
Can GCC railway stimulate region’s economic growth?
Cost effectiveness
Opportunities and challenges
Networking lunch
Importance of Rail Safety from an ICP/ISA Perspective
Mr. Ian Whyte Manager Railways – Mobility TÜV Rheinland Arabia LLC
Case Study: West Kowloon Terminus: The Gateway to China’s High Speed Rail Network.
Aedas as a global rail station design leader and how this experience helped shape the design of West Kowloon Terminus
The scope of China's High Speed Rail Network and its positive impact on economic development
Designing West Kowloon Terminus as an iconic landmark befitting a major gateway into Hong Kong
West Kowloon Terminus is one of the largest underground stations in the world - the presentation will show how the design
developed to not feel like an underground station
Clarity of circulation in a facility of this magnitude is vital - overview of how the design encompasses natural way finding
Integration of commercial development with the station design - the station as a catalyst for economic development.
Current progress of the project on Site.
Mr. Frank McGoldrick Global Board Director Aedas
Afternoon refreshments
Delivering major projects - a new formula for success
This is the process to enable major projects to incorporate megatrend techniques as well as cross disciplinary engagement into the
conceptual design phase of major projects.
Consider the megatrends impacting projects and why foresight is so important for complex/major projects which have such long
Introduce an approach whereby teams can proactively address uncertainty by exploring plausible future scenarios, then
develop dynamic response strategies that manage the project path towards the desired outcome
Integrating Regional Fare Systems
A Methodological Approach to Evaluating Alternative Rail Transit Pricing Scenarios
Connecting a Region through Smartcard Technology
Integrating Regional Fare Systems
Regional Integration: A Matter of Policy and Technology
Incremental approach to High Speed Rail Projects in GCC region using existing infrastructure
Issues and challenges in Integrating High Speed Rail systems in Existing Corridors.
Return on Investment for High-Speed Rail.
End of Day One
Day Two
28th April 2015, Tuesday
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Registration and morning coffee
Welcome remarks from the Chairperson
Saudi Arabia’s plans to develop an extensive light rail network
Exploring the challenges facing city planners and identifying the need for a compressive master plan for the region
Outlining the planned stages of development
Forecasting future opportunities for involvement in the region’s largest light rail project
Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques Using Prefabricated And Pre-Assembled Structural Systems.
Prefabricating and Pre-Assembling Structural Systems with Speedy Bridge Construction Techniques
Preparing prefabricated bridge elements that are transported to the work site and assembled in rapid-construction process
Using high performance concrete and steel innovation solutions: Implementing light innovative equipment during construction
Determining the objective, procurement process, and business model in detail for innovative structural system, sustainable
concepts and materials, and cost effective solutions.
Mr. Adel R. Zaki Vice President / Chief Engineer SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Morning refreshment and networking break
Finance in Modal Transport Infrastructure
Structuring and Implementing Public Private Partnerships models and O&M contracts in Intermodal transport covering;
Seaports; Airports; Freight & Passengers Railways; City Transit and Toll Roads
Accessing Islamic Financing (SUKUK - Islamic bond) for the Development of Infrastructure Projects common in the GCC and
the Malaysian markets, with many counties like UK and Hong Kong looking to tap into this evolving market.
Mr. Loay Ghazaleh Advisor Ministry of Works, Bahrain
An update on Jeddah public transport plan
This presentation will discuss recent developments for the Jeddah public transport plan, such as project feasibility studies, time frame,
project objectives and achievements.
Integrated Mobility Innovations will Solve Logistical Problems
Logistics challenges in implementing mega infrastructure projects
Integrated approach to resolving traffic and fleet challenges during execution of mega projects
Keep the road users happy even during busy traffic times
Networking lunch
Updates on Doha Metro rail project
This presentation will dwell into the current progress on Doha Metro and its impact on the urban landscape. Once completed Doha Metro
will one of the most advanced rail transit systems in the world.
Emerging Technologies
Intelligent Security and Safety Solutions for Public and Urban Transport
New technology is exciting for the promises it brings – lower costs, efficient operations
Technology Innovations in Rail
Intelligent Security Solutions to allow Operators to Effectively Manage and even Optimise their Processes
Afternoon refreshments and networking
Rolling Stock and Procurement
Maximise the Returns on Investment in Rolling Stock Procurement
Innovative funding schemes for procuring rolling stock
Integrating technologies in rolling stock for improved asset availability and liability
Balancing infrastructure priorities with investment in transport sector
Frameworks for transport infrastructure investment
Mapping the project finance environment for rail projects
Developing the role of the private sector
Multimodal in rail development - Popularity and reaping benefits
Advantage of Multimodal in the Kingdom business environment
Solutions for the future urban network
Enhancing the passenger experience
Multi-Modal Measures: Partnering for Success
Closing remarks and end of conference
Silver Sponsor & Partners
Silver Sponsor:
eSolutions Saudia
With over 120 full time staff based in the area, eSolutions Maximo is the leading provider of solutions for Strategic Asset & Service
Management in the Middle East and North Africa.
IBM, the world leading IT company, is a worldwide leader in strategic asset management, has the technology and in-depth
understanding of issues confronting capital asset-intensive industries to connect all participants in the industrial value chain. The
company’s solutions help make e-Business easy, practical and affordable.
To-date, there are now over 32,000 end users of Maximo® software in the Middle East and North Africa, the majority of which have, the
software implemented through our own team of experienced consultants who continue to provide local and high quality implementations
plus first line support.
For more information please visit www.maximo.ae
MAFEX (the Spanish Railway Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting exports of their members. In order to
achieve its objectives, the association carries out a number of different promotional activities: trade delegations, group participation in
major international trade fairs, organization of foreign buyer delegations to Spain, market studies and analysis, channeling of enquiries
as well as a variety of advertising activities in trade magazines, mail shots, catalogues, etc.
The companies’ member of MAFEX work in different sectors from the railway industry:
Track material.
Rolling stock material.
Signaling and electrification.
Engineering and consultancy.
Infrastructures construction.
For more information please www.mafex.es
EMA is a German-Arab association that focuses on economic development cooperation. The EMA uses its vast network of contacts to
create an exchange between the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Europe, especially Germany that furthers development and is
beneficial for all. The EMA forums in sectors such as water, the environment, renewable energies, logistics and investment, as well as
the country-specific economic forums offer ample space for discussion, networking, communication and the exchange of knowledge.
The EMA does not narrowly define itself as a trade association - it is a strong voice for and supporter of research and development as
well as intercultural matters and affairs of civil society
For more information please visit ema-hamburg.org
NewRail is a dedicated railway research centre with a vast range of expertise in diverse areas of the rail industry. The aim of our
research centre is to develop and maintain the highest international standards of excellence in rail-related research.
NewRail has a wide experience in applied research for railways focusing on the development and strategic implementation of innovative
technologies, with links to the major international players in industry as well as institutions and end users.
For more information please visit www.ncl.ac.uk/newrail
The Delegation of German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen (AHK Saudi Arabia) is part of the German
Chamber Network. With 120 locations in 80 countries around the world, the members of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer
their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries of particular importance
to German companies.
AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German
companies with strengthening and extending their business relations to foreign countries. The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the
German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs. Furthermore, the
cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets.
For more information please visit www.saudiarabien.ahk.de/en
Advantage Austria, with its more than 110 offices in over 70 countries, provides a broad range of intelligence and business
development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. Our 730 employees and 35 consultants
around the world can assist you in locating Austrian suppliers and business partners. We organize more than 1,000 events every year to
bring business contacts together. Other services provided by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA offices range from introductions to Austrian
companies looking for importers, distributors or agents to providing in-depth information on Austria as a business location and
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For more information please visit www.advantageaustria.org
Media Partners:
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on
the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectorial developments, including banking, capital markets, energy,
infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online
economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice
to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
For more information please visit www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com
Eye of Riyadh is a city marketing portal that provides media and marketing solutions servicing to both local and international
clients, and support major events through sponsorship, organizing, and marketing services such as, Email campaign, Banner
advertising, Email Newsletters, Social Media Campaign, SMS Campaign, Training & Events Professional Listing, Prominent
Business Listing, Classifieds, Job Search, Public Relations Services, Web Design & Development Services and Advertising, Media,
Graphic Design
For more information please visit www.eyeofriyadh.com
Via Libre is the leading Spanish railway magazine. Every month, it provides a treasure of information on a wide range of topics
related to railways. It is edited by the Fundacion de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles, and its Editorial Committee includes
representatives of all the public Spanish railway and metro companies: Renfe, Adif, the regional railway companies and all the
metro companies in the country. Via Libre has over 15,000 subscribers and it is highly appreciated among professionals and
railway enthusiasts. It is considered to be a "classic" in the railway world, its first issue having appeared in 1964. It is distributed in
Spain, Europe and Latin America.
For more information please visit www.vialibre-ffe.com
RailPersonnel is an internationally recognized recruitment specialist with a solid reputation in the rail industry worldwide for finding
clients the people they need. We are committed to matching people and positions by making it easier for people to see what jobs
are on offer and to apply with confidentiality. Allowing you to decide if the role is one you are interested in before submitting your
details. RailPersonnel is able to provide experienced engineers and operations staff to do design, construction and maintenance in
all rail disciplines either on contract or to fill permanent positions.
For more information please visit www.railpersonnel.com
Indian Tollways is one of the renowned web e-magazine on Highway BOT Projects. In addition to this, indiantollways.com has
1600+ subscribers along with 88000+ frequent visitors. With this magazine, we hope to bring together companies and professionals
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through a forum for sharing their knowledge. Also, we hope to use this medium for recruitment of High skill professionals having
experience in managing different aspects of BOT projects by the leading BOT concession companies.
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Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association
boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception
of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.
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Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world's top project cargo and
heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one
another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.
For more information, please visit www.projectcargonetwork.com
Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only
be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge
website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.
For more information, please visit www.cargoconnections.net
Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each
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More about this conference:
Bricsa Consulting is involved in hosting industry specific
conferences and currently one of our focus areas is Transportation,
which is one of the key priorities in terms of Infrastructure
We have the ability to bring industry leaders across various
geographical markets successfully on a common platform to discuss
various business possibilities. We have successfully executed
conferences in Malaysia, South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia, Kenya
and we are exploring some of the upcoming emerging markets like
Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Myanmar and
Vietnam among others.
Our conferences are extensively researched and all efforts are put
forward to highlight current projects in the respective regions. The
audience is a mix of Ministries, Government Agencies, Development
Banks, Financial Institutes, Infrastructure and Construction
Companies, Consultants and Architects, with a goal to create a
practitioner focused platform and making it a leading global meeting
place for the Infrastructure and Investment community.
By becoming a Sponsor, your company will be given the best possible
opportunities to position itself to the worldwide industry. You will have
access to some of the most influential decision-makers and potential
business partners who will be playing an integral part in shaping the
future of the industry.
Making an Investment in these conferences will help your company to
attract business and if you make the most of the sponsorship
opportunities we offer, you will see an incredible return on your
Promotion of your company begins as soon as you
commit to sponsorship, so the sooner you sign up, the
more visibility you get.
Contact us to discuss further
[email protected]
Tel: +91 22-42984100
Fax: +91 22-42984101
Objectives of This Conference:
Discuss the GCC Railways vision in adopting nextgeneration policy, procedural and regulatory initiatives
needed to attract investments in the sector.
Policy, regulation and fiscal framework for PPP.
Showcase business opportunities in GCC's railway sector.
Platform for exchange of views, ideas and business
opportunities among the global/domestic industry and GCC
Railway sector.
Discuss the state of development and trends in
benchmarking for the GCC railways in operation parameters.
Highlight latest developments related to freight management
and passenger services.
Provide a platform for technology up gradation and joint
ventures with equipment manufacturers.
2nd Annual Saudi Arabia Transport & Infrastructure 2015
Conference Highlights:
Eminent speakers from Government and industry from
Kingdom and GCC Region abroad.
Participation by key railway officials and industry leaders.
If you wish to speak at the 2nd Annual Saudi Arabia Transport &
Infrastructure 2015 conference; please email us your details and a
topic outline at [email protected]
Prospective Delegation You Can Meet:
This strategic conference is designed to attract all those who are
involved in the development of transport infrastructure:
Government Authorities & Ministries, Ministers, Director Generals,
Secretary Generals, Heads of: Railways, MRTs, LRTs, Passenger
Commuters, Mainlines, Airport Rail Links, High Speed Rail Urban
and also…
Foreign missions, industry associations
Senior railway sector professionals from industry
Domestic and global manufacturers, suppliers in rail,
transport and infrastructure sectors
Technical, legal, management consultants, academia
IT companies and solutions providers
Steel, power, cement, infrastructure, SEZs, ports
Railway equipment manufacturers including diesel and
electrical locos, high speed trains, EMU/DMU, wagons,
heavy haul, etc.
Urban transportation companies, consultants, wagon
leasing and rail finance companies
Equipment manufacturers and suppliers to GCC Railways /
Stainless steel manufacturers, Railway bridge construction
companies, Railway suppliers
Component manufacturers: brake systems, interiors,
Signalling and telecom companies, cargo, freight, SCM
Financial Institutions financing Railway sector
Professionals from Industry
among others