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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. With the booming of world population and rapid urbanisation, there has been an increase of demand for urban rail transits to ease the traffic issues in city centres. The Asia Pacific urban rail market is expected to reach US$90 billion by 2020, growing 5-6 percent annually from an estimated US$50 billion in 2010. The Chinese Government is planning to spend close to US$1.0 trillion on urban and rural rail transport infrastructure over the period of 2011-2015, while Southeast Asian countries are expected to invest US$32 billion over the period 2010-2014. Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea, to an extent, have a developed urban rail infrastructure while countries such as Australia, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, China and Vietnam are currently in the development phase in terms of rail infrastructure, and tenders for construction and rolling stocks are expected to be awarded in 2011 and 2012.
The 2nd Annual Modern Railways Conference will be a one-stop platform to discuss the contemporary issues on rail infrastructure, which including project planning, designing, expansion, funding models, day-to-day operations, round-the-clock maintenance, station management, civil and construction work, signaling and communication systems, ticketing and fare collection systems, rolling stocks, bridges and tunneling, urban underground space, power and tractions, tracks modernisation and pertinent case studies in modern railways. Therefore, whether you are a driver or enabler towards rail infrastructure projects, you will find this highly anticipated 2nd Annual Modern Railways Conference an excellent platform to network, exchange ideas, seek business opportunities and to tap into the experience of key industry leaders.
Tailor-make your own programme by selecting from any of these streams:
Stream I : Project Planning & Economics
Stream II : Operations & Maintenance
Stream III : Technology Advancements
Stream I : Project Financing & Management
Stream II : Signalling & Communications
Stay on top of our exclusive Mainline Day on 16th May 2012 to keep abreast of the challenges and solutions, cost and benefits, operational issues, viable funding model, as well as, technological requirements to make high speed rail and freight rail feasible.
For the full programme please contact Miss Esther Wong at EstherW@marcusevanskl.com
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