The conference attracts more than 150 delegates, including up to 50 members of the Asian Railway Operators Association. This comprises delegations of up to five Senior Managers, sent by 10 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 attended Rail Solutions Asia 2017 included;

Malaysia Rapid Rail Ismail Abdullah COO Kelana Jaya Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Abdul Hadi Amran COO Ampang Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Mohd Ariffin Idris COO Monorail Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Muhammad Isom Azis COO MRT SBK Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Zaki Mohamad Head of Rail Academy
Malaysia Rapid Rail Dato' Zohari Sulaiman CEO Rapid Rail
Malaysia Rapid Rail Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin Chief Infra Services Officer
Vietnam VR Ms Nguyen To Trinh Snr. Expert Int Co-op, Sci.& Tech
Vietnam VR Bui Hoang Vu Deputy Director, Hanoi Rlwy Ops
Vietnam VR Dang Hong Bac Dpty Dir. Vinh Locomotive Branch
Vietnam VR Huynh Anh   Snr. Expert Infrastructure Mngmnt
Vietnam VR Nguyen Tuan Anh Dpty Dir. Hanoi Rlwy Facility Ops
Vietnam MAUR Huynh Ngoc An Deputy Head, Tech. - Procurment
Vietnam MAUR Le Phuc Vinh Thuy Expert of PMU2
Vietnam MAUR Ms Huynh Pham Khanh Ngoc Expert Organisation & Training
Vietnam MAUR Pham Quoc Trung Deputy Head, Planning/Investment
Vietnam MAUR Dam Lee Minh Thong Expert of PMU5t
Vietnam MRB Tran Ngoc Duc Leader Dep. & Elevated Viaduct
Vietnam MRB Nguyen Quoc Chinh Chief Pre-Invstmnt & Tech. Support
Vietnam MRB Nguy Nhu Nguyen Dpty Project Management Unit 1
Vietnam MRB Nguyen Xuan Thanh Deputy Technical Division
The Philippines LRMC Emmanuel Lucas Operations Support Manager
The Philippines LRMC Engr. Rodrigo P. Bulario Operations Director
The Philippines LRMC Reinerio Brandon F. Yap Infrastructure Maintenance Mngr
The Philippines LRMC Rodolfo O. Chansuyco Engineering Director
The Philippines LRMC Crestorey T. Janeo Operations Planning Manager
Singapore SBSTransit Jeffey Sim Vee Ming Vice President, Rolling Stock
Singapore SBSTransit Chia Zhi Kun Assistant Manager, DTL Systems
Singapore SBSTransit Hsieh Min Je Deputy Director P. Way Projects
Singapore SMRT Lee Keen Sing Deputy Dir. P. Way Eng. & Planning
Singapore SMRT Mohammad Sami Tahir Mngr System Tech. & Int. Engeering
Singapore SMRT Kelvin Tan Deputy Director P. Way Projects
Thailand MRTA Somprasong Suttayamully

Director Business Development

Thailand SRT Watcharachan Sirisuwannatash Chief Mechanical Engineer
Thailand SRT Chookiat Leelakajonjit Superintending Engineer
Thailand SRT Thana Phuphuakrat Engineer-in-Charge of Loco Technics & Design
Thailand SRT Cherdsakul Buakhao Senior Engineer
Taiwan BOHSR Hing-Kang Sung Chief of Section
Taiwan BOHSR Wu-Hsun Chang Dep. Director General (rtd), Sec. Gen. of CIE
Indonesia MASKA Hermanto Dwiatmoko Chairman
Indonesia MASKA Krishna Hamzah Projects & Planning Delegate
Indonesia MASKA Gunesti Wahyu Handiko Rolling Stock Delegate
Indonesia MASKA Bambang Drajat Permanent Way Delegate
Indonesia MASKA Dewayana Agung Nugruho Signalling & Comms Delegate


The conference sessions include conventional conference papers and workshops. The 2017 conference programme is shown below. The 2018 programme will include the same sessions, but they will run in sequence, i.e. no concurrent workshops on the Wednesday afternoon. Delegates will therefore be able to attend all of the sessions:


- Projects & Planning

CHAIRMAN: Pattanachai Pawittranon, 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:


Yusliza bin Daud Head of Rail SPAD Malaysia
  Malaysia's expansion plans, including an update on projects  
Pattanachai Pawittranon Project Engineer Bombardier Canada
  Optimising the flow of trains in the Klang Valley rail network with CITYFLO 650
Hermanto Dwiatmoko Chairman MASKA Indonesia
  The role of the Indonesian Railway Society in Indonesian railway development
Rodrigo Bulario Operations Director LRMC The Philippines
  Update on Manila's LRT Line 1    
Ms Nguyen To Trinh International Cooperation - Science & Technology Dept. VR Vietnam
  Upgrading national railway infrastructure - resource mobilisation methods    



 - Rolling Stock

 - Signalling & Communications

 - Permanent Way & Infrastructure


Three workshops with presentations given on the following subjects, Open to all delegates - delegates must choose which workshop to attend. Confirmed presentations include:

Signalling & Communications

Chairman: Peter Bradley, Frauscher

Peter Bradley Director, Frauscher Tracking Solutions Frauscher Austria
  Track and monitor trains, personnel and assets over existing trackside fibre network
Matthias Brinkman Regional Manager Asia Pacific Pilz Germany
  Pilz PSS 4000 automation system - proven innovation for cost-effective safety applications    
Vincent Ng Design Manager Datumstruct Malaysia
  The fundamentals of design for the command centre    
Pascal Braconnier Sales Engineer Acksys France
  Designing performance mobile broadband connectivity for rail    
Neil Voce Head of Business Development ASL UK
  New technology improves PIDS/PA experience for customers, neighbours and operators    
Bassam Mansour Systems Director HSS Engineering Malaysia
  Signalling & train control systems; CBTC specification, design & implementation    

Permanent Way & Infrastructure (Sponsored by Vossloh)

Chairman: David Munt, Vossloh

Xuanhui Ming Technical Director Vossloh         Germany

Vossloh chamber filling element for tramway - Promoting tramway system solutions

Thomas Dorfner Vice President Asia Pacifc Getzner Austria
  Why use under sleeper pads (UPS) in rail track?    
Aran van Belkom Technical Director Lankhorst/e/Eng.  Thailand
  Tecycled plastic railway sleepers
Stirling Kimkeran Head of Technology Development and Solutions Balfour Beatty UK
  Video-based automatic track inspection
Lim Chor Sheng Managing Director GPSLands  Malaysia
  Mobile laser scanning for railways
Bjorn Kufver Director Ferroplan  
  The new European standard for track alignment - Is there anything for Asian railways?    

Rolling Stock

Chairman: TBA

Dirk Slodzinski Director Business Consulting DB Eng. & Consulting Germany
  The ICE 4 - A paradigm shift for Deutsche Bahn's high speed fleet    
David Mullins Head of Rolling Stock CH2M USA
  Rolling stock procurement
Ignazio Rizzo Key Account Manager SMA Germany
  How SMARTconverters can help develop and benefit the Asian market    
Walter Kellenberg Business Development Manager Nencki Switzerland
  The importance of the correct wheel load and what factors are influencing it    
Zarismail bin Abd Rahman Head of Testing Services Dept. SIRIM QAS Int. Malaysia
  Electromagnetic compatability (EMC) in railway rolling stock    
Fu Jin Electric System Design Supervisor CRRC Zhuzhou China
  The development of metre gauge locomotives    



Projects & Planning and High Speed Rail

Chairman: Mark Load, CH2M

Hung Kang Sung Chief of section BOHSR Taiwan
  The Foreign Foundation Railways Construction Project    
Somprasong Suttayamully  Director Land Development & Management Dept. MRTA  Thailand
  Thailand's on-going expansion of rail networks


Rina Meileene General Manager Commercial MyHSR Malaysia
  Kuala Lumpur to Singapore HSR line - Project update    
Stephane Mortier Engineering Director, KL HSR Project CH2M Asia Pacific
  Key opportunities for the KL - Singapore HSR Project    


- Operations & Maintenance

Chairman: Ken Chan, Orient Consulting

Ravindran Kalidas Project & Business Manager Vibratec Malaysia     
  Mechanical behaviour prediction - Robustness and reliability of railway equipment
Ken Chan Director Orient Consulting Malaysia
  Systems Assurance Management - Keeping your customers assured and you profitable
Atsushi Oikubo/Tabayashi Seiji MMJV Project Manager Meidensha Japan
  Catenary Eye supplied to KTMB
Rick Simpson Senior Corrosion Consultant Zingametall Singapore
  Enhancing safety with superior corrosion protection    
Christian McEntegart Project & Business Manager Phoenix Asia Hong Kong
  Enterprise Asset Management    
Wesley Lim Director, DCIM Business, Asia Vertiv Singapore
  Optimised response to critical railway infrastructure failure    


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