(EnergyAsia, April 14, Tuesday) — IBC Asia will be holding its ‘City Rail Asia’ conference at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore from May 26 to 29.

The conference will feature leading case studies from rail operators and governments from Asia, Middle East and the UK.

The case studies and interactive sessions will cover integrated transport hubs, city rail project financing, sustainable rail, rail safety and security, signalling and communication technology.

A pre-conference workshop entitled ‘Green Rail’ will be held on May 26. 

Speakers will discuss integrated rail-property model, integrated fare management, environmentally sustainable rail, new city rail project case studies, track work development in Taiwan, infrastructure developments in Malaysia, international city rail case studies, rail safety and security, and rail project financing.

The conference will provide an overview of Korea’s new private metro, Spain’s latest rail expansion projects, Italy’s metro network, a review of China’s urban mass transit plans and projects, as well as an update on India’s metro development projects.

Other topics addressed include providing real-time information and entertainment in metros, and optimising rail services.

Speakers at the event include fred Briwn (MVA Group), Peter Lewis (Transport for London), Manmohan Parkash (Asian Development Bank), Han Nhu Quynh (Vietnam Railways), Sun Ning (China Academy of Railway Sciences), B.C. Yen (Kaoishung Rapid Transit Corporation), Daniel Cukierman (Veolia Transport Asia), 

G. R. Madan (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority), Zulkifli Mohd. Yusoff (Syarikat Prasarana Berhad), Carlos Esquíroz (Metro de Madrid), Roberto Grappelli (Metro Roma), Peter Khyl (Metroselskabet), Sukhy Lloyd’s Register Rail (Asia) Limited), Sam Lam (Roctec Technology), Toby Chan (MTR Corporation), G P Garg (IL & FS Infrastructure Development Corporation), and Satya Ramamurthy (KPMG Corporate Finance).

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