GMS Rail Expansion Summit 2017(GRES2017)

The countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion(GMS)—Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China(PRC), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and VietNam—have expressed their desire, through the GMS Economic Cooperation Program, for better transport connectivity to improve the environment for trade.

Based on the massive success of inaugural Rail Expansion Series Events previously, GMS Rail Expansion Summit 2017(GRES 2017) will continue the saga of providing necessary platform to all rail industry stake holders. GRES 2017 is scheduled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2017 Hanoi, Vietnam. GRES 2017 will expose you with the most prominent industry leaders and government officials from across the region and provide you the tremendous environment to learn, network and make new business with this event.


PROMINENT SPEAKERS under prior consideration

  • Nguyen Ngoc Dong, Deputy transport minister, Ministry of Transport of Vietnam
  • Nguyen Huu Bang, General Director , Vietnam Railway Corporation
  • Le Nguyen Minh Quang, Director, Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) of HCMC
  • Pham Tuan Son, Director, Hanoi Metropolitan Rail Transport Project Management Board
  • U Ba Myint, General manager, Myanma Railways
  • Sota Ouk, Deputy Director Railway Department, Ministry of Public Works and Transport Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Sompong Pholsena, Directore General, Department of Railways, Ministry of Public Works and Transport Laos
  • Francisco de Paula Coelho, Director for Lending Operations – Asia, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
  • Chang Jae Yun, Chief representative, KOICA in Vietnam
  • Fujita Yasuo, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Vietnam
  • Shizuo Iwata, Managing Director, ALMEC Vietnam
  • Glenn Hughes, Director and Head of Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam)
  • Dollaya Panthanont, Transport Technical Officer International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Transport of Thailand
  • Naoto Kimura, Director, International Relations Department, Corporate Planning, Tokyo Metro Co Ltd
  • ZHANG Hongbin, Advisor, Division for Asia Pacific Affairs Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport (MOT) China
  • John Guiry, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Railway, Royal Railways (Cambodia)
  • Jean-Francois Beaudoin, Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Asia Pacific region, Alstom
  • Tomasz Mazur, Senior Vice President, Country Division Lead, Siemens Ltd.
  • Vincent Liu, Chief Counsel – Asia Pacific, AECOM

GMS Rail Expansion Summit 2017 Highlight

  • Provide an update on the current status of rail projects in Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Forecast the future plans of the GMS’s Governments in the rail sector
  • Involve railway operators across Asia to bring key case studies that GMS can benefit from
  • Focus on highly technical sessions on turnkey systems, rolling stock, railway safety, signals and communications from key solution providers
  • Discuss design and construction challenges for GMS rail projects from leading consultants and engineers
  • Analyze financing and funding procedures and plans from leading investors in GMS


For more information please go to: or Contact:

Celia XU

Tel: +86(21) 6155 3964


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