Marcus Evans to Present Modern Railways Conference on 16-18 May in Bangkok

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Marcus Evans to Present Modern Railways Conference on 16-18 May in Bangkok

Marcus Evans will be presenting the Modern Railways Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 16-18 May 2011. It will be a one-stop platform to discuss the future of rail infrastructure, including planning, expansion, execution, project funding, day-to-day operations, round-the-clock maintenance, station management, civil & construction works, power & electrification, track modernisation, cutting-edge technologies of signalling, rolling stocks and other pertinent case studies in modern railways.

The three days agenda includes a choice of three streams over two days. The streams are Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) I & II, Light Rail Transit (LRT) I & II and Mainline I & II.

Staying on top of rapid developments in High Speed Rail, ‘Modern Railways’ conference features an exclusive High Speed Rail Day on the third day – 18th May 2011 to examine the challenges & solutions, cost & benefits, while assessing the viable funding models & technological requirements to make High Speed Rail a reality.

The world railway industry has enjoyed a period of strong growth, partly thanks to rising demand for new infrastructure from emerging markets but also due to broader global economic growth. Factors such as high fuel costs for road and air transport, coupled with the more environmentally-friendly nature of rail transport have prompted a change in consumer travel habits.

Speakers in the Modern Railways event who will be presenting include:

– Hon. Dr. Somchai Sujjapongse Director-General of State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO) Ministry of Finance, Thailand
– Dr. Chula Sukmanop Inspector General Ministry of Transport, Thailand
– John Pistak Chief Network Officer Queensland Rail Ltd, Australia
– Charlotte Muller Director of Business Development American High Speed Rail Alliance (AHSRA), USA
– Scheherazade Zekri-Chevallet Director of Business Development (Non European Markets) HSR & Long Distance Passenger Services, SNCF Voyages, France
– Jack van der Merwe Chief Executive Officer Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, South Africa
– Yeo Meng Hin Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer SMRT Corporation Ltd, Singapore
– David Leung General Manager Technical and Engineering Services MTR Corporation Ltd, Hong Kong
– Dr. P.C. Sehgal Managing Director Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), India
– Yen Bang-Chien President Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation, Taiwan
– Karl U. Dobler Vice President, Maintenance Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC)
– Nguyen Van Quoc Vice Chairman Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), Vietnam
– Silvester Prakasam Director of Fare System Division Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
– Voravuth Mala Director of Marketing State Railway of Thailand (SRT)
– Engr. Emerson Benitez Deputy Administrator for Operations and Engineering Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), Philippines
– Hilmi Hassan General Manager, Finance Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), Malaysia

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2011-01-07 17:25
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