JOINING TRACKS FOR A CLOSER FUTURE
THE RAILWAY FORUM 28 & 29 JANUARY 2020
RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL, RIYADH

ABOUT TRF 2020

Over the course of two days, the Railway Forum in Riyadh kicks off its exceptional convergence of key railway industry experts, business leaders, decision and policymakers from around the world to discuss pivotal topics in the sector, discover the industry’s latest global developments and revolutionary technologies, as well as to explore new market expansions and budding investment opportunities.


TRF VISION

The Railway Forum aims to create an international platform in the Middle East for the active exchange of knowledge and expertise between key local and international rail industry experts and stakeholders while highlighting the growth potential of the industry in Saudi Arabia and the region.

By becoming a logistics hub in the region, we seek to play a major role in getting closer to the industry’s bright future.


TRF OBJECTIVES

  • Highlight the development and growth of the railway sector in Saudi Arabia.
  • Present investment opportunities in the railway sector to local and international investors.
  • Base Saudi Arabia’s railway sector as a logistics hub in the region.
  • Offer a unique and active platform for industry stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise, discover new trends and find potential investment opportunities.
  • Show the impact of the railway sector on regional and global economies.

TRF ATTENDEES

  • Excellencies, Businessmen, C-level, VPs, Directors
    Excellencies, Ministers, high-ranking Government officials, CEOs, VPs, Directors, and Managers

 

  • Rail Operators, Government, Corporations
    Rail industry experts and related stakeholders, Government transportation agencies and giant Corporations with investment interests

 

  • Professionals and leaders from MENA, Europe, America, Asia and Africa

WHY ATTEND?

International Gurus, experts, decision and policymakers will gather under one roof, The Railway Forum, to discuss how better tracks lead to better economies and a flourishing quality of life.

This forum will delve into issues that lie at the heart of the industry, enabling its attendees to:

  • Discover the latest trends in railway technology and innovation.
  • Network with key industry figures.
  • Realize the sector’s impact on economic growth.
  • Grab new investment opportunities.
  • Seize the opening to new market opportunities.
  • Learn about Saudi Arabia’s role in the development of the industry.

SPEAKERS AT TRF

CONFERENCE

High-level interventions by key speakers varying from local and international ministers to key industry experts and CEOs will tackle the latest advances in the sector, including urban rail, investments in railway projects, logistic railway benefits and safety and security. Global up-to-date developments and key projects will be debated that aim to optimize customer experience while guaranteeing optimal safety.

TRF CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
  • To Create one platform for rail professionals to share knowledge, network and expand their market share into Middle East.
  • To attract local and foreign investors for investment opportunities in the region
  • Creating marketplace by matching solution providers with buyers
  • Utilize advanced technical services & technologies to develop the Railway system for the world.
  • Present innovative solutions & experiences for cost reduction, productivity & efficiency of governmental and corporate levels in the logistics sector
  • Present the role ofTechnology as AI and Big Data in the development of operation & freight business

 

Discuss challenges of:

  • Enhancing Railway Passenger Transport Services
  • Hostile environment
  • Risk management for railway engineering
  • Highlight the impact and the role of logistics in the growth of the e-commerce sector
  • Maintain and promote the leading position of Saudi Railway Co. in the railway sectors and industry
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

The conference will also provide an excellent platform for all stakeholders to share their experiences and exchange views:

- Government Officials and Diplomats Project Developers

- Contractors

- Consultants

- Technology Providers

        - Equipment Manufacturers  Regulators

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day
One
Tuesday 28th
JAN, 2020
Day
Two
Wednesday 29th
JAN, 2020
Day
Three
Thursday 30th
JAN, 2020
Opening remark
MC
9:30 AM to 9:35 AM

Announcement of official opening of RIF 2020
HE. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser
Saudi Arabia's Minister of transport
Ministry of transport
9:40 AM to 9:45 AM

Keynote
DR. Bashar Almalik
CEO at Saudi Railway Company (SAR)
SAR
9:40 AM to 9:45 AM

Honoring the sponsors
9:40 AM to 9:45 AM

A Global vission towards 2030

Session 1
9:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Panel discussion
  • The Crossroad
    Global trade routes for business expansion.
  • Global visions
    Infrastructure development.
  • Integrated Infrastructures
    All networks.
The opening of TRF Exhibition
By H.E Mr. Saleh Al-Jasser and his delegate
11:05 AM to 12:05 PM

Urban Rail

Session 2
12:25 PM to 01:10 PM
Panel discussion
  • Urban Rail Transit
    Future Challenges.
  • Expanding Domestic Markets
    Growing demographic pressure and urbanization.
  • Regulates Future development
    Metropolitan development

Investment in railway projects

Session 3
01:55 PM to 02:35 PM
Panel discussion
  • Transport & logistics
  • Priority Sectors
  • Competitive advantage
  • Economic Zones
  • Governance & Investment
Q&A Panel
02:40 PM to 03:00 PM

Logistic Railway benefits

Session 4
03:55 PM to 04:40 PM
Panel discussion
  • Intermodal Suply Chain
  • Sustainable Logistics System
  • Connecting Markets
  • Accommodate Demand
End of Day One
04:45 PM

Opening remark
MC
9:05 AM to 9:10 AM

Railway Safety & Security

Session 1
9:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Keynotes
  • Safety
    New paradigms for innovative safety
  • Security
    Maximun security with minimum of adverse effect.
  • Sustainability
    Economic, Ecological and Social.
Q&A Panel
11:05 AM to 12:05 PM

Lunch Break
11:35 AM to 12:05 PM

Future rail

Session 2
12:15 AM to 01:50 PM
Keynotes
  • Closing the Hyperloop
    Building a hyperloop system in India.
  • Technology Innovation
    IoT technology in railway operations.
    Artificial Intelligence by the rail industry.
    Big data and analytics across the railway
  • Smart Rail (Digitization)
    Improving customer experience, service delivery and operations.
  • Digital Payments
    Digital secure wallet
Q&A Panel
03:55 PM to 04:20 PM

Trip stop

Session 3
02:45 PM to 04:00 PM
Keynotes
  • Evaluations, Integration & maintenance of ERTMS systems.
  • Hostile environment Challenge
Q&A Panel
03:55 PM to 04:20 PM

End of Day Two
4:25 PM

Tour Full Day

FULL DAY
  • Tours to important logistics and operations locations.
  • Cultural and historical sites
Q&A Panel
11:05 AM to 12:05 PM

WORKSHOPS

Leading figures from across the railway spectrum and other stakeholders from different specialization areas will hold several workshops to exchange knowledge and information. A variety of focus areas will be discussed to cater to the aspirations of the industry’s ambitious professionals.

 

 

TOURS

The investors and visitors’ journey

    The plan of visitor’s trip

(From Riyadh to Diriyah)
Ad Diriyah is an Arab city located in the historical Al Yamamah exhibitor region, south of the Najd plateau, and it administratively follows the Riyadh region, about 20 km from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. It is the first province in the Kingdom. The trip to Diriyah includes visiting the Mubarak House Restaurant in Al Bujairi district, which is characterized by an oriental and traditional atmosphere and is characterized by the traditional old Saudi folk décor, which will serve popular meals such as mussabib, marqouk and others.
Agenda
From Ritz-Carlton 11:00am
Arriving to SAR station 12:00pm
From SAR station 12:30pm
Arriving to Diriyah 01:30pm
Diriyah tour 01:30pm – 3:30pm
Lunch at Mubarak House Restaurant 3:30pm - 04:30pm
From Diriyah 04:30pm
Arriving to Ritz- Carlton 05:30pm

EXHIBITION

International key industry players will showcase their companies’ latest technology, including new products and services. Prospects for building long-term partnerships, establishing new businesses and finding opportunities for market expansion start here.

PARTNERS

Strategic Partner
Executive Partner
 
 
Business Partner

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