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 attended Rail Solutions Asia 2019 included;

Malaysia Rapid Rail Khairani Mohamed CEO Rapid Rail
Malaysia Rapid Rail Ismail Abdullah COO Kelana Jaya Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Abdul Hadi Amran COO Ampang - Sri Petaling Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Mohd Ariffin Idris COO Monorail Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Azmi Mohd Zain COO MRT SBK Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah Head of Ops. Kelana Jaya Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Amizan Ariffin Head of Main., Kelana Jaya Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Abdul Manan Abdul Rahman Head of Maintenance, Ampang Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Ramli Shafie Head of Maintenance, MRT SBK Line
Malaysia Rapid Rail Jaafar Md Amin Head of Maintenance, Monorail Line
Vietnam VR Pham Nguyen Chien Dir., Railway Security & Safety Dept
Vietnam VR Phan Tien Dung Dep. Dir., Infrastructure Mngt. Dept
Vietnam VR Nguyen Tuan Minhg Head of Secretariat Div., Admin. Dep
Vietnam VR Truong Van An Dir., Da Nang Locomotive Enterprise
Vietnam VR Nguyen Canh Tungn Dir., Vinh Railway Signal. & Comms.
Vietnam MAUR Tran Hong Duon Project Management Unit, Line 5
Vietnam MAUR Nguyen Minh Hung Project Management Unit, Line 2
Vietnam MAUR Nguyen Ngoc Hieug Div of Planning & Contract Mngt.
Vietnam MAUR Thai Ha Hoa Div of Technics & Procurement
Vietnam MAUR Dang Thi Xuan Hai Div 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 Engr. Rodrigo P. Bulario Operations Director
The Philippines LRMC Emmanuel D Lucas Operations Support Manager
The Philippines LRMC Alexander A. Maglonzo Training Manager
The Philippines LRMC Cristorey Janeo Operations Support Manager
The Philippines LRMC Angel Rodriguez Acting Asst. Station Manager
The Philippines LRMC Jessie Centro Sen Project Man., Special Projects
The Philippines LRMC Marlon Anciro Power & Catenary Section Manager
The Philippines LRMC Pedro Tesiorna Rolling Stock Section Manager
The Philippines LRMC Ruben Gungon Infrastructure Div Maintenance Man.
The Philippines LRMC Bobby San Jose Operations Control Center Manager
The Philippines LRTA Felix Gerard R Leyson Dep. Man.A, Line 1 Concession Agr. Mngt.
The Philippines LRTA Allan A Arquiza Officer in Charge,Corp. Plan. & Res.
The Philippines LRTA Maria Corazon S Pascual Div Mngr A Budget & Fin. Plan. Div
The Philippines LRTA Lorelie L Reyes Div Mngr A Gen Services Div, Proj. Mngr Line 2
The Philippines LRTA Joseph E Hagos Officer in Charge, Traffic Control Div
Singapore SBSTransit David Cheong Peng Lam Senior Manager, ISCS & Systems
Singapore SBSTransit Jonathan Yong Hong Lengn Senior Manager, Rolling Stock
Singapore SBSTransit Mohamed Ardi Bin Moh'd Is'hak Assistant Manager, DTL Traffic
Singapore SMRT Jean-Francois Chassin Principal Fellow
Singapore SMRT Chen Bonan, Wayne Principal Engineer
Singapore SMRT Isman Bin Seymo Engineering Maintenance Manager
Singapore SMRT Victor Ma Ding Executive Engineer
Taiwan CIE Wu-Hsun Chang Secretary General
Taiwan MOTC Hing-Kang Sung Chief of Section
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway Vijaya Amaratunga Project Director
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway Jayantha Gunathilake Consultant Engineer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Railway Ranjith Peries Signal Engineer
Hong Kong MTR Corporation Grace Kwong Group Station Manager
Hong Kong MTR Corporationy May Tso Acting Engineer Planning Manager
Hong Kong MTR Corporation Edmund Law Fleet Development Manager
Hong Kong MTR Corporation Alex Lo Main. Man-Permanent Way
Hong Kong MTR Corporation Kelvin Mak Main. Man-Signalling & Telecom
Indonesia MRT Jakarta Weni Maulina Head of Engineering Division
Indonesia MRT Jakarta Oka Jatnika Head of Train Operation Dept
Indonesia MRT Jakarta Panji Arum Head of Track, Civil & Mech Elect Main Dep
Indonesia MRT Jakarta Riska Muslimah Head of Civil Infrastructure Dep, Eng.Div.
Indonesia MRT Jakarta Prabowo Setyo Head of Rolling Stock Dep, Railway System Div.

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (The 2021 Programme will be published closer to the event)

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



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:


May Tso Acting Engineer Planning Manager MTR HongKong
  The challenges and engineering insights of constructing new railway lines in integration and interface with an operating railway  
Celeste Lauta Acting Div. Mngr. Corp. Planning PNR Philippines
  Overview of current and planned rail projects in the Philippines
Phan Tien Dung Dep. Dir. Infrastructure Management Dept. VNR Vietnam
  The application of machinery and equipment for infrastructure maintenance on Vietnam Railways    
Weni Maulina Head of Engineering Division MRT Jakarta
  Future challenges for Jakarta MRT in planning, construction and operation    


Chairman: TBA

Yan Yihua TBA CRRC China
  Future developments in rolling stock design and technology
Patrick Trost Head of Sales SMA Germany
  How static inverters increased the energy efficiency of rolling stock on two Asian metro systems    
Bukhari Mohamed Head of Project Interface Rapid Rail Malaysia
  Maintenance of Rolling Stock on Rapid Rail system in Kuala Lumpur    
Session Chairman TBA
  AROA Member Open Forum    


Chairman: Wolfgang Lienhart, Area Sales Manager, voestalpine Schienen

Lukas Prettner Product Management VAS Austria

Rails for Metro and Light Rail Systems

Arvid Reschke Assistant to the CEO Kirow Ardelt Germany
  Developments in the application of construction machinery for switch renewal – from In Situ to Just-In-Time delivery    
Jean-Francois Chassin VP – Permanent Way & Engineering Trains SMRT Singapore
Victor Ma Ding Senior Executive Engineer SMRT Singapore
  Laser Track Trolley – Maintenance Initiative for Safety, Health and Efficiency
Session Chairman TBA  
  AROA Member Open Forum    


Chairman: TBA

Jayantha Gunathilake Consulting Engineer MyHSR Malaysia
  Sri Lanka Colombo Suburban Railway Electrification Project    
Chien Ming Lai Technical Manager, Mass Transit Eng. Dept. Sinotech Taiwan
Sherry Wang Operations Engineer, Mass Transit Eng. Dept. Sinotech Taiwan
  The Whole Life Cycle and Good i-Design for MRT - A Case Study of Taipei Wanda Zhonghu Shulin Line Phase II
Marco Sung Section Chief BOHSR Taiwan
  Current situation and future plans on Taiwanese railways    



Chairman: TBA

Jan-André Völkel Sales Manager Product Business Thales Germany
  Optimal application conditions for train detection systems in tropical climate    
Arne Kloosterman Market Director, Rail Infrastructure & Train Networks Westermo  Singapore
  Ethernet and wireless communication solutions for rolling stock and trackside applications
TBA Senior Signalling Engineer TBA Malaysia
  Signalling - a driver for improved safety and profitability on Malaysia’s rail system    
  AROA Member Open Forum    



Chairman: TBA

Stefan Sanders Principal, Consulting Lead, South East Asia Arup Malaysia
  Using a Project Management Office based approach to deliver performance improvements and capacity enhancements to railways
Ralf Barth Account Management International Mobility DB Systel Germany
  IT Innovations in staff training & predictive maintenance solutions
Prof. Yiqing Ni Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Hong Kong Poly. Uni. Hong Kong
  Applying machine learning to sensor data for advanced fault detection in railway systems
Session Chairman TBA
  AROA Member Open Forum    


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