HSR Asia 2023
  StratComs Events is pleased to bringing you the 6th International Conference - HSR Asia 2023 taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 31st October to 1st November 2023. This prestigious event will bring together decision makers, policy makers, practitioners, rail operators, government, industry experts and researchers from around the world to explore and discuss the latest advancements, challenges and opportunities in the high speed rail and other rail transport systems in the Asia Pacific region. The 2 day conference will track the rapid development of growth and network expansion of high-speed rail systems and will offer insights and analysis of the Asia Pacific rail market, covering the current situation, expected new developments, key trends, advanced rail solutions including AI technology and opportunities.  
  Advisory Panel

Mark Loader
, PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, SCS Railways, United Kingdom
Sim Ooi Kok, Country Managing Director, Alstom Malaysia, Malaysia
T C Chew, Global Rail Solutions Leader, ARUP, United Kingdom
David Hyland, Managing Director, Rail Personnel
Tonny Yeap, Associate Partner, Ernst & Young Consulting, Malaysia
  Opening Keynote Address

Dato’ Sri Fauzi Abdul Rahman, Chairman
MyHSR Corporation, Malaysia
  Panel of Industry Specialists and Government

Dato’ Mohd Nur Ismal Bin Mohamed Kamal, CEO, MyHSR, Malaysia
Brian P Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority, USA
T C Chew, Director, Global Rail Solutions, ARUP, United Kingdom
Mark Loader, PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, SCS Railways, United Kingdom
Sim Ooi Kok, Country Managing Director, Alstom Malaysia, Malaysia
Dev Amratia, Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan, United Kingdom
Adj. Prof Andrea Giuricin, Transport Economist at CESISP,
University Milan Bicocca/CEO, TRA Consulting
Senior Transport Consultant, World Bank, Asia and Africa
Jeff Tan, APAC Leader, Supply Chain & Logistics Practice, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific
Kent Donaldson, Executive Railway Specialist, Saudi Arabian Rail (SAR)/ Gulf Cooperative Council, Middle East
Bernard Sebastian, Asst Vice President, Sales & Biz Dev,Express Rail Link, Malaysia
Ir. Sri Viknesh Permalu, Associate, Malaysia Rail Systems Leader, Arup
Andrew Went, Director, Arup, United Kingdom
Manmohan Parkash,   Former Senior Advisor, Office of the President, Asian Development Bank, The Philippines
Dr. Satya N. Gupta, Chairman, Blockchain For Productivity Forum, India
Stefan Geisperger, Managing Director – International Markets and Consulting, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Germany
Allan Tandiono, KCIC, Indonesia
Kong Qi, Managing Director,  China Communications Construction (ECRL), Malaysia
Sam El Jouzi, Global Head of High-Speed Rail, Jacobs, United Kingdom
Jon Clyne, Senior Director, Infrastructure/Regulatory Economics, Jacobs, United Kingdom
Frederico Ramos, Principal, Aedas, Singapore

The combined experience and expertise of our Advisory Panel will ensure a proactive and thought provoking 2 days of presentations, discussions and interactive panel sessions.

The first day of the conference will bring together industry leaders to discuss how to deliver cost-effective rail projects in the current market conditions, featuring a range of panel discussions and presentations focusing on current challenges looking at value for money project development, affordability and commercial options, financing models and funding, drawing on experience from recent and current projects in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region.

The second day will move to focus on how new technology and innovation can help ensure projects are delivered in the most cost-effective manner both in during construction and future operations and maintenance. The day will look at the latest developments in the use of AI and innovation in the delivery of high speed rail and other projects around the world, including an expert panel discussing their applicability and benefits for projects in the region such as the KL-Singapore HSR project.

  Executive Summary by Frost & Sullivan

As the global transportation landscape evolves, the delicate balance between high-speed rail and airline services demands strategic innovation and collaboration to ensure optimal customer experiences and industry growth. The Executive Summary will highlight the impact of high speed rail on the airline industry and how airlines adapt to the evolving landscape, where high speed rail operators have become formidable competitors. Japan is an example of successful of successful integration, with domestic travellers seamlessly utilising air and rail service. Meanwhile, China’s extensive high-speed rail network has led to the removal of short-haul flights, intensifying competition for medium-haul routes between rail and airlines. Legacy airlines are strategising to remain competitive, considering partnerships with rail operators and low-cost carriers to enhance service quality, cost efficiency and customer retention. Whilst Europe’s high speed rail growth has replaced certain domestic routes, ample opportunities remain for air carriers in the intra-Europe market, targeting undeserved or unserved routes.
  Conference Outline

Day 1, Tuesday, 31st October 2023

08:00 Registration & Morning Coffee
09:00 Chairman’s Welcome Address
T C Chew,
Global Rail Business Leader, ARUP, United Kingdom
  Regional and Global Rail Project Updates
09:15 Opening Keynote Address

Opportunities and challenges with the KL-Singapore high speed rail project – moving forward

Governments and the people the world over have encountered unprecedented challenging climates the past years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-going regional and global conflicts, and numerous incidents that have intensified the impact of socio-economic challenges across all stratas.

In addressing a number of these challenges, the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project presents a tremendous opportunity for the Government of Malaysia to rope in international and local industry players from the private sector to jointly develop the high-impact and game-changing initiative via the public-private partnership model.

As demonstrated globally, with integrated and meticulous planning in advance, the KL-SG HSR project is expected to be a growth engine that will help steer Malaysia into becoming a developed nation, unlocking the various high-value potentials along the Southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, as the country and its neighbours stride towards rebuilding and bolstering their socio-economic strength and resilience.

The development of the HSR in Malaysia has the capacity to fundamentally change the country's economy and transport system, leading to a multitude of economic, social, and environmental benefits that can improve the country’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability.

Dato’ Sri Fauzi Abdul Rahman, Chairman
MyHSR Corporation, Malaysia
09:35 California High-Speed Rail: Building America’s First High-Speed Rail System

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the nation’s first high-speed rail system. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.  CEO Kelly will provide an update on the construction currently underway in the state’s Central Valley, share the status of the program in the Bay Area and Southern California, and discuss upcoming milestones and future procurements as the project moves in to 2024 and beyond.

Brian P Kelly
, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority, USA
10:05 If Not Now, When?  Developing the Business Case for HSR under a Partnership-Based Approach

The best-performing high-speed rail projects deliver a transformational package of social, environmental, and economic benefits to cities and regions. This presentation will consider some of the critical success factors for efficient development and delivery of HSR projects, building on a range of international case studies, including:
  • Insights into the key economic and cost drivers for HSR
  • Understanding the right balance between the public sector role in supporting HSR projects and timely private sector involvement
  • Lessons from the development and delivery phases of major HSR schemes
Sam El Jouzi, Global Head of High-Speed Rail, Jacobs, United Kingdom
Jon Clyne, Senior Director, Infrastructure/Regulatory Economics, Jacobs, United Kingdom
10:45 Q & A and Morning Break with Networking Opportunity
11:30 Keynote Panel discussion: HSR in Asia Pacific
Moderator : T C Chew, Director, Global Rail Business, ARUP, United Kingdom
Panelists : Dato’ Mohd Nur Ismal Bin Mohamed Kamal, CEO, MyHSR, Malaysia
Mark Loader, PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, United Kingdom
Kent Donaldson, Executive Railway Specialist, Saudi Arabian Rail (SAR)/ Gulf Cooperative Council, Middle East
Sim Ooi Kok, Country Managing Director, Alstom Malaysia, Malaysia
  Affordability and Funding of Rail Projects
12:15 Lunch and Networking Opportunity
01:15 Can we afford to deliver high speed rail schemes?
The presentation will articulate and share views on
  • Affordable Capital and Life Cycle cost and associated challenges
  • Broader social and economic health, why public private partnership is a critical success factor for an affordable HSR
  • Will an affordable HSR really support Mobility and Sustainability agenda and really support the impact of urbanisation and climate change?
T C Chew, Director, Global Rail Business, Arup, United Kingdom
01:45 Track Access Charge and Business Models in HSR
  • Different business model around the World
  • The Italian case of competition
  • Other examples from Europe and Asia
  • Track Access charge as driver of competition
Adj. Prof Andrea Giuricin
Transport Economist at CESISP, University Milan Bicocca
CEO,  TRA Consulting/ Senior Transport Consultant, World Bank, Asia and Africa
02:15 Technology Accumulation and Breakthrough of High Speed Rail
  • Guangzhou-shenzhen Railway - The beginning of China's high-speed railway exploration
  • Six major speed increases - Comprehensively improve the speed of passenger trains on China's railway network
  • Qinhuangdao - Shenyang Railway - China's first fully independent high-speed railway
  • Technology introduction - introduction of foreign high-speed railway technology
  • Independent technological innovation - a new generation of high-speed rail EMUs and related technologies
Kong Qi, Managing Director, China Communications Construction (ECRL), Malaysia
02:45 Case Study – HK HSR Station at Kowloon
Frederico Ramos,
Principal, Aedas, Singapore
03:15 Deutsche Bahn AG – 35 years High Speed Rail Network
  • DB AG and its 35 years of legacy in implementing High Speed Rail Network in Germany with first line being commissioned in 1988
  • DB E&C GmbH, consulting arm of DB AG, taking this know-how globally, providing consultancy services from concept 2 commissioning for implementation of High Speed Rail Network
  • DB IO, international operational arm of DB AG, collaborating with clients in Operating & Maintaining High Speed Rail Network globally
  • DB AG’s contribution in Digital Rail and Customer Experience in Rail Network
Stefan Geisperger, Managing Director – International Markets and Consulting, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Germany
03:45 Q & A and Afternoon Tea with Networking Opportunity
  Post Pandemic Impacts on Major Projects
04:15 Maximising the whole life return of high-speed railways

High-speed rail projects present a once in a generation opportunity to deliver social, environmental, and economic benefits to cities, towns, and regions. This presentation looks at the challenges that global high-speed projects have experienced and importance of factoring the whole life performance of infrastructure and operations from the onset as a critical factor for success. Through the examination of recent high-speed rail programmes, the paper will look at the lessons learned from a range of global projects. It will outline the operational and maintenance parameters that have shaped a network’s technological and systems thinking. There will also be an exploration of the effects new technologies are having on asset management and how networks are retrofitting systems, creating digital twins, to maximise the whole life cost of the system. Key topics will include.
  • Value in developing asset strategies at inception and the benefit towards future operation
  • Predicting and managing the impacts of passenger and service growth on the asset
  • Imbedding resilience and sustainability as part of the whole life development
  • Exploring the benefits of early system and network concepts
Andrew Went, Director, Arup, United Kingdom
04:45 How is ESG shaping the future of rail

Can environmental benefits fund projects
  • Rail De-carbonisation, Sustainability and Resilience
Informal discussion time of output from the day, with summary/wrap up address from Chairman.
05:30 End of Day
05:45 Evening Cocktail Reception and Networking Opportunity hosted by
DB Engineering GmBH

  Day 2, Wednesday, 1st November 2023

08:30 Morning Coffee
09:00 Chairman’s Address
Mark Loader, PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, United Kingdom
  Lessons learned that can be applied
09:15 The Middle East High Speed Rail Projects – Case Study

Kent has held senior executive positions in rail in Australia and over the last ten years worked in the Middle East based in Saudi Arabia at an executive specialist level with Saudi  Arabian Rail(SAR) and the Gulf Cooperative Council over the six countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar on rail medium and fast rail projects incorporating some 6000 kms of new rail infrastructure development across the Middle East.
  • Operating across common standards through six countries
  • Implementing EN Standards in conjunction with the EU
  • Critical operating issues in a harsh operating environment
  • Technical and rolling stock procurement and maintenance
  • The capitalization of the GCC Railway and future expansion project planning
  • Safety and skilling the workforce
Kent Donaldson, Executive Railway Specialist
Saudi Arabian Rail (SAR)/ Gulf Cooperative Council, Middle East
10:00 Case Study – Jakarta to Bandung High Speed Rail (via zoom)
Allan Tandiono, KCIC, Indonesia
10:30 Q & A and Morning Coffee with Networking Opportunity
11:00 Railways of Tomorrow: Designing Sustainable Cross-Border HSR Connections

Cross-border rail networks have emerged as crucial conduits for connectivity, fostering economic, social, and environmental transformations that extend well beyond national boundaries. It is evident that HSR networks have profound influence on shaping global futures. The paper discusses the  barriers in achieving the seamless network result from factors such as power systems, control systems, a variety of regulations regarding traffic management or even problems with communication, resulting from the different languages. By examining the intricate interplay of infrastructure, diplomacy, technology, and sustainability, the paper is intended to discuss cross-border rail systems bridge nations and redefine possibilities. Through a comprehensive analysis of case studies, challenges, and opportunities, this paper uncovers the multifaceted impact of these networks on cross border barriers to completion. It will also cover the European experiences with cross-border HSR to similar projects elsewhere in the world, specifically, the cross-border HSR route planned between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
  • Examples of cross border-HSR networks globally
  • Cross-Border barriers, lessons learnt in project delivery and implementation; analysis of case studies
  • Importance of integration and interoperability
  • Discuss the regulatory hurdles that arise when designing HSR connections across borders, and explore international agreements
Ir. Sri Viknesh Permalu, Associate, Malaysia Rail Systems Leader, Arup, Malaysia
11:30 Harnessing Technological Advancements to Strengthen Business Partnerships Sub-points:
  • Current challenges and trends post-pandemic
  • Integrated ticketing enables interoperability for better passenger experience
  • KLIA Ekspres’ experience:
    • Using technology to build a worldwide network of ticketing partners and drive B2B business
    • Leveraging partners’ strengths to grow B2C market
Bernard Sebastian, Asst Vice President, Sales & Biz Dev,Express Rail Link, Malaysia
12:00 High Speed Rail Revolution - Reshaping Regional Airlines through Intense Competition

Description: Traveling at 250 kmph, high-speed trains pose a competitive challenge to airlines, sparking intense rivalry. Legacy carriers are adapting, exploring potential collaborations with rail and low-cost carriers. Europe's high-speed rail network has already replaced certain routes, yet significant unexplored opportunities persist. Despite rail limitations, air travel prevails in India and the US. In Japan, a harmonious balance between air and rail travel exists, whereas China's expansive high-speed network disrupts short-haul flights and triggers a spirited competition for medium-haul routes.

Jeff Tan, APAC Leader, Supply Chain & Logistics Practice, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific
12:30 Q & A and Lunch with Networking Opportunity
  The role of AI and Advanced Innovation in Rail
01:30 Using AI and innovation to deliver HS2 – Cost Efficiency in Rail Project Delivery

HS2 is a major investment for the UK government. A key objective is to use the opportunity to develop innovation for the construction of the railway, looking at both productivity and green factors. This paper will highlight some of. The Solutions being developed and adopted including
  • The use of AI to improve risk management and project planning
  • Construction innovation including the use of 3D concrete printing
  • Emission reductions and the drive towards diesel free construction sites
Mark Loader, PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, United Kingdom
02:00 Using AI and data from 750,000 projects to de-risk project delivery on HS2

Joint presentation from Mark Loader (PMO Director at SCS) and Dev Amratia (CEO at nPlan) to share how the scope being delivered on HS2 (by one of the main contractor JV’s) is leveraging cutting edge technology to unveil unknowns and de-risk the project schedule.
  • nPlan forecasts project outcomes by using AI to read and understand how 750,000 previous projects (approx. $1.7T of capital) performed. The technology can automatically contextualise a project and draw insights on how teams can de-risk their schedule
  • This talk will cover a description of nPlan’s technology and How SCS are leveraging it on the project today and lessons learnt
Dev Amratia, Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan, United Kingdom
02:30 Smart Maintenance through AI
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is now widely used across many industries. We look at its potential in the transport sector and how, at Alstom, we are using it to help improve safety and efficiency, and to provide the foundation for more sustainable transportation
  • At Alstom, we believe AI is a key competitive advantage that enables us to speed up value creation and makes railroads, the most sustainable transportation mode, more efficient. From predictive maintenance to optimisation of operation and energy consumption, AI is used across every part of Alstom
  • Alstom as one of the global leader in HSR Technology will demonstrate how AI and robots monitor "train health" to improve the reliability and availability of rail services
  • A "robot dog" better known as kAI, assists technicians with maintenance activities such as monthly train servicing operations. Equipped with a camera and sensors, it conducts visual inspections of trains from different angles, checking different components for faults and utilising its AI algorithm to analyse recorded data before providing recommended solutions to technicians
Sim Ooi Kok, Country Managing Director, Alstom Malaysia, Malaysia
03:00 Can new technologies make HSR affordable
  • The switch from Electric to Hydrogen trains – is the market ready?
  • Dual use HSR lines ( passenger and freight) pros and cons
Latest materials/designs to reduce weight and hence operating costs
03:30 Q & A and Afternoon Tea Break with Networking Opportunity
04:00 Accelerating Digital Transformation in Railways – Blockchain and Communication based Decentralised Train Control (via Zoom)

The paper discusses the 3Cs (Connectivity, Capacity and Capability) for Digital Transformation, discussing usage of emerging technologies as envisaged in Connect - 2030 UN agenda with special role for Blockchain, specially the Smart Contracts and FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System) making use of salient attributes of 3GPP 5G viz. Virtualisation, Slicing, Layering and Security for Decentralised Train Control. Some Use-Cases  in the form of pilots from Russian Railways and DB have also been illustrated and Way Forward suggested.   

Dr. Satya N. Gupta,
Chairman, Blockchain For Productivity Forum, India
04:30 Closing Panel Session

Why high-speed rail systems needs to be at 350 km/hr, a reduction to 250 Km/hr service will significantly reduce the over capital and future O&M cost for sure. Should be a thought-provoking topic to discuss.
Moderator : Mark Loader, PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, United Kingdom
Panelists : Sam El Jouzi, Global Head of High-Speed Rail, Jacobs, United Kingdom
Jon Clyne, Senior Director, Infrastructure/Regulatory Economics, Jacobs, United Kingdom
Kent Donaldson, Executive Railway Specialists, Saudi Arabian Rail (SAR)/ Gulf Cooperative Council, Middle East
Stefan Geisperger, Managing Director – International Markets and Consulting, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Germany
05:30 Closing Remarks and End of HSR Asia 2023
  Opening Keynote Address

Dato’ Sri Fauzi Abdul Rahman
Chairman, MyHSR Corporation, Malaysia

Dato’ Sri Haji Fauzi Bin Abdul Rahman is the Non-Executive Chairman of MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd since 22 June 2023. Having served on the Board of Directors of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd that manages the implementation of the East Coast Rail Link project, he is well versed in the development and challenges within the Malaysian rail industry. Dato’ Sri Haji Fauzi also has extensive experience in the public service following an impeccable career dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Malaysians having served in a number of ministries, including as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Land and Cooperative Development, as well as the Ministry of Information. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) of Kuantan and Indera Mahkota during separate terms and was the Pahang State Assemblyman for Beserah. He had also served as the Chairman of the Licensing and Legal Committee in the Kuantan Municipal Council.

Dato’ Sri Haji Fauzi also had a stellar career in the engineering field and in numerous government agencies and private companies. Dato’ Sri Haji Fauzi started his career as Practical Trainee Engineer with several international companies in the mining industry such as Nottingham Coal Mines (Nottingham, England), Fulda Potash Mine (West Germany), and Pamour Porcupine Gold Mines (Timmins, Ontario, Canada). His other work experience includes serving as Chairman of Fraser’s Hill Merlin Hotel Sdn Bhd and Fraser's Hill Development Corporation which administered the hill area dubbed as the “Little England of Malaysia”. Between 1991 and 2003, he served as the President of the Paralympic Council of Malaysia that promoted the development of para sports for persons with disabilities in Malaysia. He successfully led the Malaysian paralympic contingent to Greece, Korea, and Australia as the Chef de Mission. Dato’ Sri Haji Fauzi holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mining Engineering from the prestigious Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He is an alumni of the elite Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), and the Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur.s
  Panel of Industry Specialists and Government

Dato' Mohd Nur Ismal Bin Mohamed Kamal
CEO, MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd

Dato’ Mohd Nur Ismal bin Mohamed Kamal is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp). He has led the company and steered the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project since its inception and through the various milestones and challenges in the last eight years. Among the highlights were the launch of the seven Malaysian HSR stations’ concept designs, completion of the Public Inspection exercise, selection of the Project Delivery Partners for the local civil works, and many others. Most recently, Mohd Nur led the launch of the Request for Information exercise to seek concept proposals from the private sector, locally and abroad, in line with the aspiration of the Government of Malaysia.

Mohd Nur has also realised a number of key accomplishments as the CEO of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) between 2008 and 2015, including the successful launch of the Go-KL bus services and development of the National Land Public Transport Masterplan which helped set the vision for the public transport industry in Malaysia. He also led the initial efforts in developing the concept for the MRT project up to its successful launch. Mohd Nur brings with him over two decades of diversified experience both internationally and locally having served in management consultancy firms AT Kearney and Accenture, as well as in DRB-HICOM Bhd. He also led the development of the critically-acclaimed National Higher Education Action Plan at the Ministry of Higher Education. Dato’ Mohd Nur holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategy, Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in Illinois. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Decision Sciences from the University of Denver in Colorado.

Dev Amratia
Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan, United Kingdom

Dev is a chartered engineer and the Co-Founder and CEO of nPlan, an AI company that forecasts the outcomes and risks of construction projects, using data from over 750,000 previous projects. nPlan delivers a new paradigm in the management of risk and uncertainty. Dev’s experience is in delivering construction projects for the energy industry, spanning 3 continents over 9 years. Following this, Dev worked for the UK government to launch and deliver the national review on AI, which was published as part of the Industrial Strategy in 2017.

Dev has a strong passion to change the way projects are delivered through data-enabled decision-making. nPlan has scaled to operate in 8 countries and has processed schedules representing over $1.6T of construction spend, the largest dataset of its kind in the world.

Brian P Kelly
CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority, USA

On January, 16, 2018, the Board of Directors selected Brian P. Kelly as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. He comes to the Authority with a wealth of experience in transportation. Kelly served as the first secretary of the new California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), an agency created in 2013, which focused solely on transportation. At CalSTA, Kelly oversaw eight departments, boards and comissions 38,000 employees and a budget of $18.1 billion – one of the largest portfolios in the State of California. At CalSTA, he was responsible for a variety of complex transportation issues which directly impacted almost every Californian, the state’s economy, public safety, highway construction and maintenance, and public transit. During his tenure, his many accomplishments included passing Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the single largest investement in California’s transportation infrastructure, moving forward the nation’s first state rulemaking to allow the test and deployment of autonomous vehicles, and breaking ground on the first high-speed rail system in the nation in California’s Central Valley.

Prior to that, Kelly had spent almost two decades at the center of major transportation policy decisions in the state of California by serving four successive Senate President pro Tempores. He was executive staff director for Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg from 2008 to 2012. He was executive principal consultant for Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata from 2004 to 2008, principal consultant for Senate President pro Tempore John Burton from 1998 to 2004, and assistant consultant for Senate President pro Tempore Bill Lockyer from 1995 to 1998.

Andrew Went
Director, Arup
Global High Speed Rail Leader
UKIMEA Rail Business Leader

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience within transport and civil engineering, with 27 years specifically focused on the maintenance and renewal of rail assets and the technical delivery of strategically important major rail investments. At Arup, Andrew leads the global high-speed rail business and is also the regional rail business leader for the UK, India, Middle East and Africa. Between 2009 and 2015 Andrew was seconded into High Speed 2 Ltd as Head of Route and Station Engineering. Working with the UK’s Department for Transport, he was involved in the development of the proposed high-speed rail network; working closely with ministers and devolved government departments to provide rail engineering, operations and maintenance expertise regarding the deliverability and integration of high-speed, conventional rail and light rail transport solutions. Andrew has held a range of senior positions within the public and private sectors which provide him with a unique understanding of scheme development and inception. Andrew is also a Board Director for the Railway Industry Association (RIA) and since 2021, Vice Chair of the RIA International Board, working closely with the UK Department of International Trade.

Mark Loader
PMO Director, Southern Section, HS2, SCS Railways, United Kingdom

Mark is currently PMO director for the southern section of the HS2 project. He has more than with more than 30 years of experience in the development, delivery and operation of rail systems around the world. Prior to this he held senior positions on the Rail Baltica high speed rail project and the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail. Mark has worked for civil contractors, equipment suppliers, operators and consultants. His regional experience includes working on rail projects in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Australia. He started his career with British Rail and then spent 10 years working around the world, including work with suppliers and projects in 25 countries on 5 continents. He was worked on a range of transport technologies from Cable Cars to maglev, and has acted as a champion for the introduction of innovation and new technologies.

Sim Ooi Kok
Country Managing Director, Alstom Malaysia, Malaysia

Sim brings over 20 years of experience in the railway industry holding various key strategic roles in organisations representing End Client, Public Transport Regulator, Turnkey Contractor, Rolling Stock Manufacturer, Communication Systems Contractor and Rail Operator across Europe and Asia.

Up to the most recent, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Sapura Rail Systems before joining Alstom as Country Managing Director / Customer Director for Malaysia.

T C Chew
Global Rail Solutions Leader, ARUP, United Kingdom

As Arup’s Global Rail Business Leader, TC leads an international team of rail experts working on all kinds of rail transit systems, including high-speed, metros, light and heavy rail. As an advisor to governments and delivery bodies responsible for major rail projects, TC’s focus is on helping clients to unlock the transformative potential of rail.

Prior to Arup, TC was the President of Global Business Operations. During his time as Projects Director at MTR Corporation TC was responsible for all new railway projects in Hong Kong, TC also held senior portfolio with other Rail Transport related organisations including Bombardier Transportation, Singapore Land Transport Authority and London Underground. TC is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well other professional institutions in the UK.

Adj. Prof Andrea Giuricin
Transport Economist at CESISP, University Milan Bicocca
CEO, TRA Consulting
Senior Transport Consultant, World Bank, Asia and Africa

Adj.Prof. Dr. Andrea Giuricin is CEO of TRA consulting, a strategic consultancy company based in Barcelona and Milan with international customers from Europe, Middle East, Asia, America working with the top management (CEO and President) in the strategic and operational decisions.

He created the “studies office” for the CEO of Italo-NTV, the first private high speed rail company in open access competition and he worked in the first HSR markets open to the competition (Italy, South Korea, Spain and France) as strategic and operational consultant for the CEOs and top managers of the Railway companies. He is working with several other project in the rail industry, including rail freight operators and infrastructure managers.

He is senior transport consultant for the World Bank, reforming transport sector in Asia and Africa and for the United Nations. In the last years he was speaker at International Transport Forum of OECD.

He is teaching Transport Economics at University Milano Bicocca in Italy. In the same University he is responsible for the development of transport studies at CESISP – Unimib and he is adj. Prof. at University of Southern California, United States. He is also former visiting professor at China Academy of Railway Sciences, the leader organization in the world for the railway industry. He is also professor at UIC (International Association of Railways).

Dr. Andrea Giuricin cooperates and works with several Transport Authorities (CNMC in Spain, ART in Italy, CMA in UK, LATRA Tanzania, SPAD in Malaysia, RSR in South Africa), with the European Commission and European Railway Agency.

Jeff Tan
APAC Leader, Supply Chain & Logistics Practice, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific

Jeff is the Head of Frost & Sullivan's APAC Supply Chain & Logistics (SC&L) Advisory Practice, responsible for developing and managing client relationships and conceptualizing and overseeing advisory engagements. He maintains a deep understanding of emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in the Transportation, Supply Chain Solution Providers, Freight Infrastructure, and Maritime sectors across the Asia Pacific region.

Jeff has an impressive track record, having led multiple research studies and consulting projects for Frost & Sullivan, including Contract Logistics Market Analysis, Warehousing Market Opportunities, and Freight Logistics Industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Before joining Frost & Sullivan, Jeff worked with TNT Express and FedEx Express, where he developed technical knowledge and skills in supply chain efficiency and cost management. He has worked with over 20 multinational companies in the Southeast Asia region, specializing in express shipments, customized air cargo and cross-border land trucking solutions, and Service Logistics. Jeff is also a sought-after thought leadership speaker at Supply Chain & Logistics conferences.

Kent Donaldson
Executive Railway Specialist, Saudi Arabian Rail (SAR)/ Gulf Cooperative Council, Middle East
  • Executive QANTAS Airways Ltd
  • Development Manager Melbourne Airport
  • General Manager Australian Rail Track Corp Operation,Infrastructure & Safety
  • Chair of Australian Railway Regulation Safety Board
  • Executive Director Transport & Regulation NSW Australia
  • Chief Operating Officer Melbourne Suburban Veolia Railway Network
  • Adviser for Hajj Rail Operations Saudi Arabia
  • Development Specialist Saudi Arabia Rail (SAR)
  • Rail Specialist Gulf CoOperation Council GCC Railway Network across 6 Middle East member countries

Bernard Sebastian
Assistant Vice President, Express Rail Link (ERL), Malaysia

Bernard brings over 8 years of experience in strategy and business development across various industries.

He plays an instrumental role in expanding ERL’s sales channels through various partnerships globally. The partnership expansion initiative was recognised at the annual Global AirRail Awards 2019 in Vienna when ERL received the Partnership Of The Year Award.

Bernard also oversees the ancillary business for ERL – focusing on partner products, advertising, events, retail, and other non-train revenue.

Viknesh Ir. Sri Viknesh Permalu
Associate, Malaysia Rail Systems Leader, Arup

Sri is a Chartered Engineer and registered ASEAN Professional Engineer with more than 16 years of experience in railway engineering and rail related projects in Malaysia. Throughout his career, Sri have contributed to the development of railway industry in Malaysia in various capacities, including as a main contractor, project delivery partner, government agency representative and consulting entity.

Sri is a director and national secretary for the Malaysia Section of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE). Currently Sri leads Rail Systems for Arup in Malaysia. His experience includes high-speed rail planning and feasibility, as well as urban and mainline project execution and delivery.

Viknesh Stefan Geisperger
Managing Director - International Markets and Consulting, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH

Mr. Stefan Geisperger works as Managing Director International Markets and Consulting DB Engineering & Consulting since August 2022. Mr. Geisperger joined Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways) in 2013 as Senior VP Sales for DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (vehicle maintenance). In 2020 he moved to DB Engineering and Consulting where he became speaker of the German regions south and southeast. In August 2022 he joined the DB E&Cs board of managing directors as head of international markets and consulting where he is currently responsible for the organization’s global activities. Stefan Geisperger studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University Munich. He started his professional career at German Mittelstand companies. He first worked for ZF Friedrichshafen AG as Project Manager KAIZEN from 1990-1995. Further professional experiences include Freudenberg Simrit and LUK Fahrzeughydraulik GmbH & Co. KG as well as Rothenberger AG.

Kong Qi
Managing Director,  China Communications Construction (ECRL), Malaysia

Mr Kong has a Master Degree in Transportation Planning & Management from Beijining Jiatong University.

Mr Kong started his career as Asst Engineer at Operation Department, Vice director at Dispatch Center, Vice Director and Chief Engineer at Operation Department in Liuzhou Railway Administration. This was followed by Advance Management Training Program held by Carl DuisbergGesellschaft, and worked as an intern at Deutsche Bahn AG, Alcatel Company in Germany and Director of Operation Department and Director of Dispatch Center in Liuzhou Railway Administration. Following on as Assistant director for Kunming Railway Administration and on to Vice director for High Speed Railway Company of Ministry Of Railway, Vice director for Shanghai to Hangzhou Intercity Rail Transport Company and Senior Advisor for High Speed & Passenger Transport in UIC(International Union of Railway), Paris.

In 2015, Mr Kong was General Manager of European Business Division, China Railway International Company; Head of Budapest-Belgrade Railway Project Group; CEO of Chinese Hungarian Railway Nonprofit Company Ltd. by Shares, Budapest followed by Vice President of China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. Mr Kong is currently Vice President of China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd and Managing Director of CCC ECRL (East Coast Rail Link) of Malaysia.

Dr. Satya N. Gupta, NGNguru
Chairman, Bharat IPv6 Forum
Chairman, Blockchain for Productivity Forum
Evangelist, DigiGaon Job Factory Foundation
Secretary General, ITU-APT Foundation of India
Chairman, BLUETOWN, India & BIMSTEC, S. Asia

An International expert in NGN technologies, Regulation, Interconnection and Broadband with 42 years’ experience in all aspects of Telecom, including 25 years with Govt. and Regulator, Dr. Gupta is publicly recognized as an Analyst, Author, Advocate and Advisor on ICT related Policies, Projects and Business. After post-graduation from IISc. Bangalore joined ministry of Communication in 1981 and Ministry of railways in 1983 and rose to the level of Additional Secretary in TRAI. He is recipient of coveted Minister of Railways award for outstanding performance for Digitalisation project.

A triple master in Electronics Design Technology, IT Management and Telecom Policy and Regulation, globally known as “NGNguru” he is trainer and coach for telecommunication technologies, policy and regulation and a Regulatory advocate. Author of "Everything over IP-All you want to know about NGN". He also authored a concept called “Job Factory- Converting Unemployment into Intraprenuership”. His recent research-based work, “Long Tail - Walking the Extra Mile on Rural Broadband Business”, brings out the innovative business models for rural broadband connectivity. He has also established and mentoring a consulting startup named SAAM CorpAdvisors managing “Govt. Affairs as a Service”. He was also awarded Global Visionary Award by Vision World Academy in 2019 for his Mission for Rural Women Empowerment through DigiGaon Job Factory Foundation, a Social Enterprise. Based on his impact making business model “Hotspots- as- Managed Service”, has been awarded PhD (HC) by Commonwealth Vocational University, Kingdom of Tonga, Asia Pac.

As founding Chair of Blockchain for Productivity Forum he is engaged with various Govt. depts. and Regulatory bodies with a mission to create an Universal and Ubiquitous Blockchain Infrastructure in country as Digital Public Good and recognized among the top 50 Influencers of Blockchain in India by the community. Recentaly, he has been appointed as India Ambassador for Data Spaces by IDSA, EU. He is Secretary General of ITU-APT Foundation of India, Vice-President of DCIF and Chairs BIF committee on Rural Digital Infrastructure. He has been inducted in the Govt High Level Coordination Committee to accelerate the IPv6 migration in the country. As a part of his pastime, Speaking-Tourism, he conducts training programs in the areas of NGN Technologies, Broadband Policy and Regulation, Interconnection Costing in NGN Era, Spectrum Management, IPV6, Digital Transformation, Blockchain and Blue-Ocean Strategy, all over the world. He is first Indian recipient of IPv6 Hall of Fame Award-2019 and Lifetime Achievement Award-2022 by Global IPv6 Forum and appointed Chairman of Bharat IPv6 Forum-Towards Atmanirbhar Connected Bharat. Presently, he is leading as Executive Chairman, BLUETOWN, India & BIMSTEC, S. Asia to forge newer partnerships and “Making It Happen” the Vision of “Connecting the Unconnected people living in Rural areas of World”.

Sam El-Jouzi
Global Head of High-Speed Rail, Jacobs, United Kingdom

Sam is a Senior Director in our Major Projects and Programmes Group, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He brings 30 years of leadership experience with Jacobs, delivering complex high speed, conventional and metro rail programmes. With a strong rail and civils engineering background, an intricate understanding of the multi-disciplinary systems and stakeholder dependencies and a programme delivery mentality, Sam has helped programmes in realising significant efficiencies.

Most recently with the civils contracts enabling circa £1bn of savings. Sam is a member on the ICE Knowledge Network for operational efficiency and continuous improvement, a champion for driving innovations on programmes and a Jacobs Best Inclusive Leader award finalist.

Jon Clyne
Senior Director, Infrastructure/Regulatory Economics, Jacobs, United Kingdom

Jon, a Senior Director at Jacobs, brings 30+ years of experience in transport and regulatory economics. Specialising in major infrastructure projects and High-Speed Rail schemes, he's held senior roles in the UK and globally. Notably, Jon recently led all elements of the cost assessment for the UK Civil Aviation Authority's £16 billion regulatory price review of Heathrow airport, delivering robust economic frameworks and forecasts in the unprecedented context of the pandemic. He also spearheaded the development of a new policy framework for cost-efficient capital projects at Heathrow.

At Jacobs, he was Head of Infrastructure Economics & Advisory, co-leading a large team and taking on key roles in projects, including the Malaysian High-Speed Rail and work for clients like DfT and ORR. Prior to Jacobs, Jon played a pivotal role at ORR, ensuring value for money in capital investments and contributing to price controls for Railtrack and Network Rail.

Frederico Ramos
Principal, Aedas, Singapore

Frederico is a Principal of Aedas with over 28 years of experience, a degree in architecture, a degree in environmental and territorial planning, and has completed projects across 5 continents in infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, institutional, educational, and residential works. Frederico has an exceptional railway portfolio, particularly in collocated cross-border high-speed rail facilities including the West Kowloon Terminus, Bandar Malaysia terminus, Iskandar Puteri International Station, and the Singapore HSR feasibility study. His rail experience also includes the Yangon Central Station Masterplan and New Railway Station redevelopment, Melbourne Metro, and the Singapore CRL.

Frederico is particularly experienced in large-scale, complex and fast-track projects such as the Macao Venetian Cotai Strip, and the Suntec City Projects. A digital and technology enthusiast, Frederico is heavily involved in BIM/VDC+O and Healthcare Architecture promotion and has won several international awards including the 1st Runner-Up in the BCA international BIM competition, and the “Graphisoft Design Competition: Algorithmic Design Meets BIM”. He has been invited to speak in leading industry conferences in Singapore, Osaka, Tokyo, Lisbon, Aveiro, Coimbra, Viena, Stockholm, and Riadh.


As the Government of Malaysia’s project delivery vehicle for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project, MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp) is responsible for the development and implementation of this high-impact and game-changing initiative that will drive Malaysia towards becoming a developed nation. The KL-SG HSR is envisioned to be more than just a rail transportation project. It is expected to be a growth engine that will unlock the socio-economic potentials along the Southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, spurring the development of key economic centres and intermediate cities while boosting the various industries and their supporting ecosystem, creating jobs and business opportunities for all.

During the Request For Information (RFI) exercise between August and November 2023, MyHSR Corp is tasked to seek concept proposals from local and international firms or consortia to design, finance, build, operate, and transfer the KL-SG HSR based on the public-private partnership model. Incorporated in 2015, MyHSR Corp is wholly-owned by the Minister of Finance (Incorporated) and under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport Malaysia.

Website: www.myhsr.com.my

California High-Speed Rail will connect San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin via the Central Valley in under three hours on trains capable of exceeding 200 miles per hour. The 500-mile system will feature up to 24 stations and fundamentally transform how people move around the state, spur economic growth, and create a cleaner environment. With 119 miles under active construction in California’s Central Valley the Authority is preparing for trainset and track and system procurements to advance the initial operating segment that once complete will connect Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield.

Website: www.hsr.ca.gov

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL)
is the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services that connect Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA T1 & T2) and the city. This year marks ERL’s 21 years of service. Throughout the years, ERL has taken many initiatives to deliver a safe and reliable public transport system. ERL has also been recognised locally and internationally for consistently providing high standards of service. Since its service launch in April 2002, ERL has carried over 115 million passengers onboard its trains and has consistently maintained its 99.7% on-time service performance record.

Incorporated in 1996, ERL is a private limited company owned by Malaysia’s foremost companies. YTL Corporation Berhad, Lembaga Tabung Haji, SIPP Rail Sdn Bhd and Trisilco Equity Sdn Bhd. The operations and maintenance are efficiently managed by ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd (E-MAS).

Website: www.kliaekspres.com

Rail Personnel is an internationally recognised rail recruitment specialist that has been delivering staffing solutions and job opportunities to a worldwide clientele for over 15 years. Our expert recruiters have international experience and in-depth knowledge of the rail industry. We can provide skilled engineer and operations staff to do design, construction and maintenance in all rail disciplines, either on contract or to fill permanent positions.

Our database profiles over 35,000 rail professionals, allowing us to source candidates globally. More than 7,000 visitors access the Rail Personnel website each month for information about jobs, rail people and latest developments in the rail industry.

Website: www.railpersonnel.com
  blockchain for productivity

The Blockchain For Productivity Forum (BFPF) is an organization with the primary goal of promoting the adoption of blockchain technology, both in India and internationally. They collaborate with governmental and non-governmental entities to advocate for and facilitate the use of blockchain in various industries. BFPF positions itself as a thought leader in the successful implementation of blockchain technology. One of their key objectives is to leverage blockchain technology for social projects, especially in rural areas, with the aim of transforming unemployment into entrepreneurship. They focus on achieving positive societal changes through innovative solutions, scholarly research, and creative endeavors, all while remaining committed to society. The core mission of BFPF is to uplift communities by providing services and business opportunities through various platforms, harnessing information and communication technology (ICT) and recording transactions securely on an immutable distributed ledger technology (DLT), commonly known as blockchain. Their ultimate goal is to do this in a sustainable and effective manner. BFPF seeks to maintain high standards and excellence in all of its programs, aiming for national and international recognition. Their focus is on exploring the transformational potential of blockchain technology and its capacity to improve the lives of ordinary people. BFPF has organized various international conferences to further its mission, such as:
  1. International conference on "WEB3: DECENTRALIZED INTERNET OF OWNERSHIP – CONVERGENCE OF BLOCKCHAIN, IoT, IPv6 & AI" held on August 26, 2022, at the India International Centre.
  2. International conference on "IPv6 enabled Blockchain - Govt. Enterprises and Startups Use Cases" scheduled for January 24, 2023, at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
  3. Conference on "Transforming Public Utilities: Blockchain Use-Cases over Digital Infrastructure Aligning G20 Agenda" set for September 1, 2023, at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi.
In addition, BFPF is in the process of launching a Web3 Skilling program across India, aiming to provide education and training related to Web3 technologies and blockchain.

Website: www.blockchainforproductivity.in
  Gold Sponsor:

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With approximately $15 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of approximately 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Website: www.jacobs.com
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We offer Deutsche Bahn's globally recognized expertise all the way from the idea stage to operations, and all from a single source. We advise our customers in Germany and around the world, and work with them to develop innovative, technically sophisticated and customized infrastructure, mobility and transport solutions. By offering sustainable ideas and solutions, we help to ensure the future success of economic regions and make an important contribution to environmental protection, thereby shaping the world of tomorrow.

DB Engineering & Consulting services include:
Engineering – Design, Construction Supervision, Project Management, Environment, Geotechnics and Surveying, Design and acceptance testing
Consulting – Mobility and logistics consulting, Digital services and solutions

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  Supporting Sponsor:

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.

Across the world, we shape and deliver major rail projects for clients in the public and private sector. Our approach combines systems-thinking, the latest technologies and decades of experience.
  Knowledge Partner:

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.
  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible.  This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.
For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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  Media Partners:

International Conference Alerts offers instant updates on the latest upcoming international conferences as per topic, month, and country. Get comprehensive details about the well-known conferences, seminars, and workshops occurring worldwide, including:Conference date, Venue, Organizers, Objectives, Speakers and more. Meet and interact with eminent educators/researchers/scientists/practitioners and boost your knowledge in the domain of interest. Connect with first-class minds and help modern minds to impart the latest knowledge about a topic.

Website: www.internationalconferencealerts.com

International Railway Journal - IRJ - was launched in 1960 as the world’s first magazine reporting on the railway industry worldwide. IRJ still maintains its position as the world’s brightest and best international railway magazine.

With an average audience of 10,234 monthly readers in 146 countries. 83% of our qualified circulation is requested. With impartial coverage, superior design, expert editorial team, and high-value readership, no other global railway magazine comes close.

In 2016 IRJ launched IRJ Pro, a comprehensive business intelligence toolkit for rail professionals, providing a unique perspective on market dynamics in the global railway industry.

Website: www.railjournal.com
metro rail news

Metro Rail News is an exclusive and leading online news portal which provides complete and up to date information like project updates, tender, events & job notices, passenger information, media interviews etc. from various mass rapid transit systems like metro railways, mono rail, high speed bullet trains, sub-ways, trams, metro coach factories and associated industries in India.

Metro Rail News offers business, advertisement and media partnership opportunities to the individuals, business organizations, event planners, metro railways, OEMs and coach factories worldwide.

Website: www.metrorailnews.in
Rail Analysis

Rail Analysis
is a Prominent Rail Print, Digital and Online Media specializing in Railways and Metro Sector of India covering projects such as Traditional Railways, Modern Systems, Metro Systems, High Speed Rail and Station Redevelopment projects. We continue to be focused on the promotion of the Railway Industry development in India and its future growth towards innovation and modernization. Our Magazine is sent to Indian and Global Railway Professionals & Major marketing platform, distributed to the decision makers of the Railways Industry in India. It provides the latest news and updates on Indian projects for International companies to connect with each other and collaborate for projects in India along with information and analysis on railway projects in India.

Check Out latest edition at www.railanalysis.in.

Tunnelbuilder has consistently been a leading source for the latest tunneling tenders, awards, and invaluable news within the industry. With an unwavering commitment to providing up-to-date and comprehensive information, Tunnelbuilder serves as an indispensable platform for professionals seeking opportunities and insights in the tunnel construction sector. One of Tunnelbuilder's core strengths lies in its ability to connect businesses with lucrative prospects. By showcasing tenders and awards from around the world, it acts as a catalyst for companies looking to expand their operations or embark on new ventures. Tunnelbuilder not only informs but also actively supports businesses in promoting their services and expertise to a global audience, fostering growth and collaboration within the tunneling community.

TunnelBuilder offers unparalleled exposure to a global audience of tunneling professionals and stakeholders. Maximize your company's visibility, showcase your expertise, and secure valuable contracts by leveraging our platform's extensive reach. Join us to connect, grow, and thrive in the tunnel construction industry. In summary, Tunnelbuilder's role as a premier source for tunneling tenders and news, coupled with its dedication to facilitating industry promotion, makes it an invaluable asset for professionals and businesses operating in the tunnel construction domain.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
The Intermark, 348, Jln Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 60 3-2172 7272
Website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/kuldtdi-doubletree-kuala-lumpur/


Click on the link below to make room reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  KLIA Ekspres Airport Transfer

Purchase Train Ticket at www.kliaekspres.com
Promo code "HSR2023"

Express Rail Link (ERL) is the operator of KLIA Ekspres train service that connects KL International Airport (KLIA T1 & T2) and the city. The non-stop 57-km journey on KLIA Ekspres between KL Sentral and KLIA Terminal 1 takes only 28 minutes.
  • Fastest way to the city from the airport
  • Frequent train departures
  • Free porter service
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Easy connection from KL Sentral Station to anywhere in the city
  • In-town flight check-in and bag drop facility at KL Sentral Station for those flying with Malaysia Airlines
  1. Sales Period: 5 October – 4 November 2023
  2. Travel Period: 28 October – 4 November 2023
  3. Tickets are valid for travel on KLIA Ekspres from KLIA T1 or KLIA T2 to KL Sentral and vice versa only.
  4. No refund, exchange, date change or revalidation for tickets which have unused trips, wrongly selected dates or have expired trips.
  5. This promo is not exchangeable for cash or to be combined with any other offers.
  6. This promo is non-transferable and cannot be resold.
  7. Ticket validity:
    • Return: First trip valid for travel on the selected travel date only
    • Second trip is valid until 4 November 2023
  8. Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), the operator of KLIA Ekspres, is the sole provider of all train services and/or goods. The ticketing is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and also to the terms and conditions specified in ERL’s Conditions of Carriage. A copy of ERL’s Conditions of Carriage is available at its ticket counters and on www.KLIAekspres.com. By purchasing our services and/or goods, customers agree to abide by ERL’s Conditions of Carriage.

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