Asia Rail Summit 2017

300-150Thailand’s rail transport sector is set to expand over the next decade, with construction on a new high-speed railway line to begin as early as next year while upgrades to the country’s mass rapid transit system are already under way. These projects are set to improve domestic and regional connectivity, and boost economic growth. The projects are part of the government’s programme to spend nearly 1.8 trillion baht (US$50.8 billion) on 20 major infrastructure projects by 2022. Once under way, the new projects are predicted to boost Thailand’s economic growth rate by one percentage point, with knock-on benefits for the construction and tourism industries.

Southeast Asia is already a key market for rail industry suppliers. The long-term nature of rail developments in the region confirms that it will be of continuing international importance. Asia Rail Summit 2017 (ARS 2017), Asia’s leading rail conference scheduled for 25 – 26 May 2017 in Bangkok, will continue to serve as the leading platform for major industry players to establish winning Southeast Asia strategies. Under the theme of “Next Generation Rail: Where Knowledge Creates Solutions”, we will address the most crucial issues which determine your performance objectives in Southeast Asia. ARS 2015 will help you to better analyze of Asia’s dynamic rail industry and further identify the strategic role of Southeast Asia in your global business plan.


PROMINENT SPEAKERS under prior consideration

  • Wutthichart Kalayanamit, Governor, State Railway of Thailand
  • Peerayudh Singpatanakul, Governor, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand
  • Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah, CEO, Land Public Transport Commission
  • Ignasius Jonan, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Indonesia
  • Vu Ta Tung, CEO, Vietnam Railways
  • Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya, Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications
  • Surapong Laoha-Unya, Executive Director, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited
  • Witoon Hatairatana, Deputy Managing Director, Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited
  • Ajit Kumar Mishra, Additional General Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited
  • Chaiwat Thongkamkoon, Deputy Director-General, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning
  • Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • Yan Bangjie, President, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
  • Dave Ong, Head of Passenger Services, SMRT Corporation
  • Jacob Kam, Operations Director, MTR Corporation
  • Dono Boestami, President Director, PT MRT Jakarta
  • Silvester Prakasam, Director, Fare System, Land Transport Authority of Singapore
  • J.C. Gunathilake, Additional Secretary (Engineering), Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping, Sri Lanka


KEY ISSUES to be discussed

  • Thailand’s Rail Network Set for Expansion Thanks to Regional Partners
  • Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region
  • Malaysia, Singapore Begin ‘Next Phase’ of High-Speed Rail Project
  • Study on the High Speed Railway Project and Role of PPP (Jakarta-Bandung Section)
  • Vietnam to Probe High-Speed Railway between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi and Innovative Financing Methods for the Asian Rail Sector
  • A Comprehensive, Nationwide Infrastructure Program Set to be Implemented Beginning 2017
  • Role of ICT in Future Railway Operations
  • Modernisation of Indian Railways can Boost the Country’s GDP
  • Innovation in Rail: Creating a Better Passenger Experience
  • Railways on Fast Track to Boost Non-Fare Revenues
  • Rail IT Systems: Ticketing Program, Reservations, Operations
  • Integrated Rail Asset Management Framework


About organizer:

China Polaris Consulting Company
China Polaris Consulting Company (Polaris) is one of Asia’s leading event companies, which has been successfully organized rail events in Asia, and more than 1000 senior executives have participated in this event. Polaris also organize event related to new energy, power industries. We are dedicated to facilitating industry development and helping our clients improve their performance by providing timely and cutting-edge information and world class networking platform. We look forward to meeting you in Bangkok.


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