SCHEDULE DETAILS Information of Event Schedules

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Keynote - The Digital Transformation of Railways: A Global Perspective

Listen to our keynote session outlining the global opportunities and challenged the industry faces in 2024. How collectively as an industry we move the industry forward.

Speaker 1
9:30 am - 10:15 pm

Panel Discussion - Advancements in Digital Signalling and Train Control Systems

Our expert panel will cover topics such as the implementation of advanced digital signalling technology, the integration of train control systems for enhanced operational efficiency, and the role of these technologies in improving safety and reliability.

Discussions will also delve into case studies of successful deployments, challenges faced during implementation, and the outlook of digital signalling and train control systems in the context of smart and sustainable rail transportation.

Speaker 6
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Keynote Session - Cyber-Security Challenges in the Digital Railway Era

Our Keynote speaker will address the critical aspects of cybersecurity in the context of increasingly digitalised railway systems. Key points will include the evolving nature of cyber threats targeting rail networks, strategies for protecting digital infrastructure against such threats, and the importance of cybersecurity in ensuring safe and reliable train operations.

Speaker 4
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote Session - Digital Twins: Revolutionising Asset Maintenance in Rail

Exploring the innovative use of digital twin technology in the railway sector. Key discussions would revolve around how digital twins – virtual replicas of physical assets – are transforming maintenance strategies, enabling predictive maintenance, and enhancing operational efficiency.

The session will cover the benefits of real-time monitoring and simulation, the integration of IoT and AI with digital twins for advanced analytics, and case studies demonstrating their impact on reducing downtime and maintenance costs. It would also address the challenges in implementing these technologies and future trends in their application within the rail industry.

Speaker 2
Speaker 1
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Innovations in Passenger Information Systems

Focusing on the latest advancements in information systems designed to enhance the passenger experience in rail travel. Topics will include the development of real-time information systems, mobile applications for journey planning and ticketing, and interactive displays at stations.

The session will also discuss the integration of these systems with other digital platforms, the use of data analytics to improve service delivery, and the role of these innovations in making rail travel more accessible and user-friendly. Additionally, exploring future trends and potential new features in passenger information systems.

Speaker 5
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel Debate - The Role of AI and Automation in Rail Efficiency

Our panel delve into how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies are being utilised to enhance efficiency in rail operations. Key points include the application of AI in optimizing train schedules, predictive maintenance, and energy management. The session could also cover the advancements in autonomous train technology, the integration of AI in managing passenger flow and safety, and case studies showcasing successful implementations.

Additionally, discussions address the challenges of adopting these technologies, their impact on workforce dynamics, and future trends in AI and automation in the rail industry.

Speaker 3
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Closing Keynote - The Future of Alternative Fuels and Green Technology in Rail Transport

Our final session of the day will focus on the evolving landscape of eco-friendly solutions in the railway sector. This session explores current trends and prospects of alternative fuels like hydrogen, biofuels, and electrification in rail transport. It will also discuss the development and implementation of green technologies aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of rail operations, such as energy-efficient propulsion systems and regenerative braking.

The session also will highlight the challenges, opportunities, and the economic and environmental impact of these green initiatives, as well as policy and investment trends shaping the future of sustainable rail transport.

Speaker 6