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

ABOUT TRF 2020

Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The Saudi Railways Company is organizing an international event that accompanies the vision of the Kingdom 2030 and turns it into a global logistics platform.

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

Professionals and leaders from MENA, Europe, America, Asia and Africa including:
• Excellencies, Ministers, high-ranking Government officials
• Businessmen, VPs, CEOs, Directors Managers
• Professionals in Governmental Entities locally & Internationally
• Rail Operators, Rail Industry Corporations
• Government transportation agencies and Giant Corporations with investment interests
• Rail industry related stakeholders,
• Logistics Industry Experts and Professionals
• VIP Businessmen and investors


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

H.E. SALEH BIN NASSER AL-JASSER
Minister of Transport
Ministry of Transport
H.E. BANDAR ALKHORAYEF
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources
Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
DR. BASHAR AL MALIK
CEO
Saudi Railway Company (SAR)
H.E. DR. RUMAIH AL-RUMAIH
President of Transport General Authority
Transport General Authority
H.E. FAHD AL-RASHEED
CEO
Royal Commission for Riyadh City
DARREN C. DAVIS
President & CEO
MA'ADEN
ENG. ABDULLAH AL-DUBAIKHI
Chief Executive Officer
Bahri
NORMAN FRISCH
Business Development Transport Solutions
HUAWEI
TORKEL PATTERSON
Director of Central Japan Railway Company
Central Japan Railway Company
SIMON DIXON
Global Transportation Leader
Deloitte
OLIVIER BADARD
Chief Executive Officer Asia-Pacific, Middle East & North Africa
RATP Dev
JEAN-POL MURA
CEO
Siemens Mobility Saudi Ltd
JAVIER DE LA CRUZ GARCÍA-DIHINX
CAF Rail Digital Services Managing Director
CAF S.A.
MATTHIAS SCHUBERT
Executive Vice President Mobility
TÜV Rheinland Group
DR. ABDELJABBAR BEN SALEM
Regional Operations Director, MENA, Infrastructure
SNC Lavalin
ENG. FAYEZ AL-MALKI
Vice President of Global Supply Chain
SABIC
TIM TIHOMIR NEDYALKOV
Cyber Security Manager, ME, Infrastructure
SNC Lavalin
ABDULAZIZ AL HARBI
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Industrial Security
MA'ADEN
KHALED SULAIMAN ALOHALI
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
MA'ADEN
JIM COWAN
President
The Greenbrier Companies
ABDULLAH YOUSEF ALYOUSEF
Engineering Support Services Director
Saudi Railway Company (SAR)
FRANÇOIS DAVENNE
UIC Director General
UIC
ANDRES DE LEON
Chief Executive Officer
HYPERLOOP TT
KAI TAYLOR
Marketing & Communications Director
THALES
EMANUELE DI LIBERTO
Head of EMEA Transport
Nokia
VINCENT PASSAU
Mainline Signaling, Onboard Solution Director
Alstom
FRANÇOIS DESTRIBOIS
Sales, Bidding & Business Development BD
Hitachi Rail

MODERATORS

SAMME ALLEN
MC
Samme Allen Limited
NASER EL TIBI
Senior Producer and Presenter of Business News
Al Arabyia News Channel

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

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.

 

 

TOUR

VISITORS’ JOURNEY

 

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 Partners
Executive Partner
 
 
Business Partners
Media Partners

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