Information for the 2019 show will be published soon. Contact the organiser for latest details.

The conference attracts up to 150 delegates, including 50+ members of the Asian Railway Operators Association. This comprises delegations of up to five Senior Managers, sent by 12 of the region’s leading railway operators to represent them in each of the five designated key areas of railway activity;

Individual AROA members who will attend Rail Solutions Asia 2018 include;

Malaysia Rapid Rail Khairani Mohamed CEO Rapid Rail
Malaysia Rapid Rail Abdul Hadi Amran COO Ampang Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Mohd Ariffin Idris COO Monorail Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail TBA COO MRT SBK Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Zaki Mohamad Head of Rail Academy
Malaysia Rapid Rail Ismail Abdullah COO Kelana Jaya Linel
Vietnam VR Nguyen Duc Tu Expert, Int.Co-op Science&Tech Dep
Vietnam VR Tran Thien Canh Deputy General Director, VNR
Vietnam VR Nguyen Quy Duong Dep Dir, Invest' & Constr. Mngt. Dep
Vietnam VR Do Trong Lung Director, Gia Lam Train JSC
Vietnam VR Nguyen Huu Hoan Deputy Director, Di An Train JSC
Vietnam MAUR Vu Duc Hiep Project Management Unit, Line 5
Vietnam MAUR Nguyen Hung Phi Project Management Unit, Line 2
Vietnam MAUR Nguyen An Truong Division of Planning&Contract Mngt.
Vietnam MAUR Ms Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai Division of Technics & Procurement
Vietnam MAUR Ms Nguyen Thi Huong Tra Division of Organization & Training
The Philippines PNR Celeste Lauta Acting Div. Mngr. Corp. Prog.&Plan.
The Philippines PNR Roderick B Medroso Dept. Mngr. Rolling Stock & Maint.
The Philippines PNR Emmanuel L Tolentino Dept. Mngr. Engineering Dept
The Philippines PNR Ms Joseline A. Geronimo Dept. Mngr. Operations Dept
The Philippines PNR Ricarte R Galope Jr Jr. Div Man. Train Control Term. Ops
The Philippines LRMC Emmanuel Lucas Operations Support Manager
The Philippines LRMC Engr. Rodrigo P. Bulario Operations Director
The Philippines LRMC Ms Blossom Faith S. Bote Internal Audit Manager
The Philippines LRMC Rodolfo O. Chansuyco Chief Operating Officer
The Philippines LRMC Ms Rochelle Gamboa Corporate Communication Head
The Philippines LRMC Edward H. Alfonso Section Head Maintenance/Planning
The Philippines LRMC Alexander A. Maglonzo Training Manager
The Philippines LRMC Crestorey T. Janeo Operations Planning Manager
The Philippines LRMC Angel Rodriguez Act. Ass. Station Man., Station Ops
Singapore SBSTransit Lee Yam Lim VP (SG), Head of DTL Signalling
Singapore SBSTransit Jumari Bin Najiman Manager, Head of DTL Traffic
Singapore SBSTransit Lim Kiang Yong, Francis Ass Man, Head of Rail Pass. Services
Singapore SMRT Benji Tan Senior Engineer
Singapore SMRT Steven Tsang Senior Principal Engineer
Singapore SMRT Mike Ng Section Manager
Thailand MRTA Somprasong Suttayamully

Director Business Development

Thailand SRT Watcharachan Sirisuwannatash Chief Mechanical Engineer
Thailand SRT Booncherd Rugsart Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer
Thailand SRT Thana Phuphuakrat Engineer-in-Charge of Loco Technics
Thailand SRT Athaphon Kawprasert Div Eng, Permanent Way Division
Thailand SRT Sommart Klinsukoi Superint'. Eng, Signalling & Telecom
Taiwan BOHSR Hing-Kang Sung Chief of Section
Taiwan TRA Dr Jhy-Pyng Lin Director
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway Jagath Madurapperuma Team Leader
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway Jayantha Gunathilake Dep. Team Leader
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway Harsha Siriwardana Project Manager
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway He. Peizhi Project Manager


The conference sessions will include conventional conference papers and 4 specialist workshops. The AROA Member Open Forums are a new aspect of the workshops. The Senior Managers listed above will be attending the workshops relevant to their area of expertise. They will be providing a list of current and relevant topics for discussion and the Session Chairman will use these topics to lead an open forum debate between the operators, suppliers and other delegates


CHAIRMAN: Craig Winfrey, Head of Services, South East Asia, Bombardier Transportation

Conference papers presented by Asian Railway Operators on the subject of projects and Planning, giving detailed information of upcoming projects on urban and mainline rail systems. Confirmed presentations include:


Ramesh Balakrishan Deputy General Manager SPAD Malaysia
  Railway Development & Regulatory Compliance In Malaysia  
Craig Winfrey Head of Services, South East Asia Bombardier Asia
  Achieving world class fleet performance by improving life cycle cost
Rochelle Gamboa Head, Corporate Communications LRMC Philippines
  Achievements of the public-private partnership on Manila LRT-1
Nguyen Quy Duong Deputy Director VNR Vietnam
  Rehabilitation plans on the Hanoi- Hochiminh Railway line    


Chairman: Alice Shengtao, Senior Commercial Manager, CRRC

Zhang Yanping General Design Engineer for Metro & Trams CRRC China
  Tram and Modern Eco-city
Dr Jhy-Pyng Lin Director TRA Taiwan
  Reconstruction of two railway workshops for Taiwan Railway Administration    
Ralph Yew VP Business Development Siemens Malaysia
  Catenary-free tram system    
Yuan Wen Guo Senior Principal Engineer DNV GL Singapore
  Laboratory testing for the safe operation of MRT railways    
Session Chairman TBA
  AROA Member Open Forum    


Chairman: Reinfried Pichler, Vice President Sales, voestalpine Schienen

Lukas Prettner Product Management VAS Austria

Rail – a superstructure component in the focus of public perception

Dr. Mahesa Bhawanin Design Engineer Tensar Malaysia
  Geogrid stabilisation of ballast and sub-ballast layers    
Michael Weber Senior Executive Manager Calenberg Germany
  Mitigation of vibrations & structure-borne sound from wheel-rail contact
Session Chairman TBA  
  AROA Member Open Forum    


Chairman: Tonny Yeap, Director Commercial, MyHSR

Stephane Mortier Director, Engineering MyHSR Malaysia
  Application of GIS for the Public Inspection of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project    
Rina Meileene Adam General Manager, Commercial MyHSR Malaysia
  Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail – Gaining Momentum
Marco Sung Section Chief BOHSR Taiwan
  Taiwan High Speed Rail achievements in 11 years of operations    
Session Chairman TBA
  HSR Open Forum Debate    



Chairman: Alok Sinha, Managing Director, Frauscher India

Akhilesh Yadavd COO Frauscher India India
  Scalable architecture, intelligent redundancy and open interfaces: the successful features of the Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC®    
Aiman bin Abdul Wahab Director of Sales, North and South East Asia HIMA  Singapore
  Benefits of using COTS controllers for rail applications
Romesh Srinivasan Managing Director KL Consult Malaysia
  The significance of wheel detection and axle counting in Asia    
  AROA Member Open Forum    



Chairman: Jens Hartmann, Senior Expert Railway – Systems, DB Eng. & Consult

Jens Hartmann Senior Expert Railway Systems DB Eng. & Consult. Singapore
  The future of railway maintenance through digital asset management systems
John Robert Aniceto Account Director Trapeze Group Australia
  How Condition-Based Maintenance Can Optimise Asset Performance
Philipp Goetz Managing Director & Chief Systems Engineer Rail Systems Engineering Malaysia
  Timetable Planning, Service Concept and Infrastructure Capacity
Session Chairman TBA
  AROA Member Open Forum    


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