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RAIL SOLUTIONS ASIA 2019 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10 – 12 April 2019

Rail Solutions Asia

Asia’s Premier Railway Event th

20 Annual Show

A SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED RSA OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES.

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Rail Solutions Asia KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 10 – 12 2019

THE EVENT Regarded by many as the best railway show in Asia, Rail Solutions Asia combines: • a  wide-ranging exhibition • a  comprehensive conference programme • the Annual Congress of the Asian Railway Operators Association and is designed to be

‘A one-stop solution for all your product and information needs’

EXHIBITOR PICTURES AND TESTIMONIALS FROM RAIL SOLUTIONS ASIA: • • • • • •

Great meeting point for all rail people interested in doing business in SE Asia The show had a great turnout, right till the end of Day 3 RSA gives us an opportunity to network with Asean’s key rail personnel, all under one roof For many years Rail Solutions has been the place to meet in Asia Very well managed and effective event for the railway sector in Asia Well organised and interesting show for exhibitors and visitors alike.

Keen interest from Indonesia’s PT Kerata Api on The India Thermit Corporation stand

Engineers from KL Rapid Rail discussing rail milling technology with Linsinger

A TRULY REGIONAL EVENT

ArcelorMittal Bombardier Delkor Rail Personnel Talgo Tiflex

Rodrigo Bulario from Manila LRMC chatting with staff from Gummi Metall Technik

The event covers much more that just the Malaysian market and the inclusion of the Annual Congress of the Asian Railway Operators Association means that participants have the opportunity to meet Senior Managers from up to 12 railway operators from 8 Asian countries.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORT

The exhibition is supported by Advantage Austria, ICEX from Spain, the VDB from Germany and the Railway Industry Association (RIA) from the UK. For more information regarding grants and National Pavilions, please contact the organisers, or the relevant association.

NETWORKING IS THE KEY

Rail Solutions Asia brings together many of the world's top railway suppliers and most of Asia's most influential railway personnel. With so many people sharing the same interests, all under one roof, we maximise networking and business opportunities through • T  he conference and AROA Workshops are held in rooms close to the exhibition hall • C  onference delegates and AROA members pass through the exhibition hall several times each day • T  he Networking Area in the exhibition hall provides a more relaxed atmosphere for discussions • E  xhibition areas dedicated to Rolling Stock, Permanent Way and Signalling, help create a focused environment


Rail Solutions Asia KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 10 – 12 2019

THE EXHIBITION This major exhibition attracts most of the world’s top railway suppliers covering all aspects of railway activity. • Total exhibition area of more than 4000m.sq • T  he event layout and social functions are designed to maximise networking and business opportunities, with immediate and regular access to the conference delegates and AROA members, as well as general trade visitors. • Conference coffee breaks and social functions are held in the exhibition hall

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS UP TO 1st FEB. 2019 (See website for latest list): A. Rawie Advantage Austria Altpro Arconic Asian Rail Academy Bayerische Kabelwerke Bestsonic Engineering Blaschke Buntmetall Calenberg Ingenieure CRRC DB Engineering & Consulting Delkor Emrail EPHY MESS Evraz Rails FLIR Frauscher Sensor Technology GERB Getzner GIFAS ELECTRIC Gmundner Fertigteile Greenwood Engineering Gummi Metall Tecknik HIMA Hubner Malaysia InnoTrans 2020 Kirow Ardelt Knox Kershaw Koskisen Oy Kraiburg Relastec Lankhorst Mouldings Linsinger MARO Rail Melvelle Nencki Pandrol Panrail Powerlines Progress Rail Rail Power Systems Rehau Safetrack Schrey & Veit Schwihag SMA Railway Technology Taicang Zhongbo Tensar Thales The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. The India Thermit Corp Thermit Australia Track Tec Tricon TWA VDB Voestalpine Group Vogel & Plötscher Vossloh Westermo Windhoff Würth

Track Closing Systems Austrian Association / Organization Safety & Signalling Equipment for Infrastructure & Vehicles Permanent Way Products Academy Independent Training Provider of Railway Courses Cable Solutions for Public Transport Infrastructure Permanent Way Products & Services Exhaust Extraction Systems for Railway Depots Maintenance-free Switch Point Rollers Noise & Vibration Reduction Products Rolling Stock Manufacturer Operations & Maintenance, Testing & Training Consulting Track Fastening Systems & Products Track Construction & Engineering Services Temperature Sensors, Speed Sensors, Oil Level Gauges Rails, Fastening Systems & Wheels Intelligent Transportation Systems Axle Counters & Wheel Detection Systems Vibration Isolation Solutions, FST & Design & Engineering Vibration Solutions for Railway Superstructure Rail Infrastructure & Tunnel Safety Equipment Level Crossings High-Precision Digital Profile Measuring Equipment Rubber Products & Vibration Isolation SIL 4 Safety Controllers Gangways & Articulated Systems International Trade Fair for Transport Technology Railway Crane, Track Construction & Maintenance Machinery Track Maintenance Machinery High Quality Plywood for Rail Sound & Vibration Isolation in Rail Traffic Hybrid Plastic Sleepers Rail Milling and Grinding Trains Signalling Products & Services Track Maintenance Equipment Bogie Maintenance Equipment Track Fastening Systems B2B Marketing & Sales for the Railway Market Railway Electrification Asset Protection & Predictive Condition Monitoring System Design, Innovative Railway Electrification Products Conductor rail systems including composite rails Cable Connection Methods in the Railway Industry Noise & Vibration Solutions for Tracks & Wheels Innovative Switch & Track Technology Power Supply Systems Railway Track Fastening Systems & Products Rail & Track Stabilisation Systems & Products Axle Counter Systems & Services Wheel-Rail Interaction Monitoring System Alumino Thermic Welding Equipment Track Welding & Permanent Way Products Integrated Rail Superstructure Products Complete range of Industrial Design Services A Full Range of Track & Track Maintenance Products German Railway Association Rails, Turnouts, Point Machines & Signalling Solutions Track Measurement Systems, Turnout Inspection Devices Rail Fastening Systems, Sleepers, Switch Systems & Services Data Communication Products Infrastructure Vehicles, Workshop Equipment, Shunting Technologies Tools & Construction Materials

Germany Austria Croatia Australia Malaysia Germany Malaysia Germany Austria Germany China Germany/Asia Australia Malaysia Germany CIS Belgium/Asia Austria Germany Austria Austria Austria Denmark Germany/Malaysia Singapore/Germany Malaysia Germany Germany USA Finland Germany The Netherlands Austria Malaysia Australia Switzerland UK/Australia/Asia Austria Austria Australia Germany Germany Sweden/ Malaysia Germany Switzerland Germany China Malaysia Germany Hong Kong India Australia Poland Germany Malaysia Germany Austria Germany Thailand Singapore Germany Malaysia/Germany

CONTACT US NOW TO BOOK YOUR STAND AT THIS IMPORTANT EVENT UK Office Tel: + 44 1483 548290 Malaysian Office Tel: +603 2385 5395 Email: info@tdhrail.com


Rail Solutions Asia KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 10 – 12 2019

THE CONFERENCE 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 the five designated key areas of railway activity; • Projects & Planning

• Permanent Way & Infrastructure

• Rolling Stock

• Signalling & Communications

• Operations & Maintenance

Wednesday April 10th 9.30 PROJECTS & PLANNING SESSION

Conference papers presented by Asian Railway Operators on the subject of Projects and Planning, giving detailed information about upcoming projects on urban and mainline rail systems. May Tso Acting Engineer Planning Manager MTR Corp Hong Kong 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 Overview of current and planned rail projects in the Philippines

The Philippines

Phan Tien Dung Dep. Dir. Infrastructure Management Dept. Vietnam Railways 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

Indonesia

12.00 ROLLING STOCK WORKSHOP Chairperson

TBA, CRRC

Yan Yihua TBA Future developments in rolling stock design and technology

CRRC Dalian

China

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 Maintenance of Rolling Stock on Rapid Rail system in Kuala Lumpur

Session Chairman

AROA Member Open Forum

Malaysia

14.45 PERMANENT WAY WORKSHOP Chairperson

Wolfgang Lienhart, Area Sales Manager, voestalpine Schienen

Lukas Prettner

Product Management Rails for Metro and Light Rail Systems

voestalpine Schienen Austria

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 Victor Ma Ding

VP – Permanent Way & Engineering Trains SMRT Executive Engineer SMRT Laser Track Trolley – Maintenance Initiative for Safety, Health and Efficiency

Session Chairman

AROA Member Open Forum

Singapore Singapore

AROA Member Open Forum

Up to 10 Asian Railway Operators will send Senior Managers, with relevant expertise, to attend each of the four Specialised Workshops. They will be contacted ahead of the event and asked to supply a short list of current and relevant topics for discussion. The session chairmen will use these topics to lead an open forum between the operators, suppliers and other delegates. Main conference

Specialist workshop


Rail Solutions Asia KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 10 – 12 2019

Thursday April 11th 9.30 PROJECTS & PLANNING SESSION

Conference papers presented by Asian Railway Operators on the subject of Projects and Planning, giving detailed information about upcoming projects on urban and mainline rail systems. Jayantha Gunathilake Consulting Engineer Sri Lanka Colombo Suburban Railway Electrification Project

Sri Lanka Railways

Sri Lanka

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 Current situation and future plans on Taiwanese railways

BOHSR

Taiwan

12.00 SIGNALLING & COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP Chairperson

Arne Kloosterman, Market Director – Rail Infrastructure & Train Networks, Westermo

Jan-André Völkel

Sales Manager Product Business Thales Deutschland Optimal application conditions for train detection systems in a tropical climate

Germany

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

Session Chairman

14.45 OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP Chairperson

Stefan Sanders, Principal Consulting Lead, South East Asia, ARUP

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 Dirk Slodzinski

Director Business Consulting DB Eng & Con The role of digitalisation and data analytics in asset management

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

AROA Member Open Forum

SILVER SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

DELEGATE TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS SHOWS • • • • •

Consistently one of the best events in S E Asia over the last 10 years Our gain from this conference was way above what we expected A truly complete one stop shop, for your railway needs I found the conference to be informative and great for networking A great opportunity to get a lot of rail solutions at the same time

Arup HK Poly/Univ. LRTA Orient S A VR

CONTACT US NOW TO BOOK YOUR DELEGATE PLACE AT THIS IMPORTANT EVENT UK Office Tel: + 44 1483 548290 Malaysian Office Tel: +603 2385 4024 5395 7717 Email: info@tdhrail.com Email: info@tdhrail.com Web: www.tdhrail.com

Germany


The Asian Railway Operators Association 16th Annual Congress – Kuala Lumpur AROA Members Who will be Attending Rail Solutions Asia 2019 include:

Rapid Rail Malaysia

● Khairani Mohamed ● Ismail Abdullah ● Abdul Hadi Amran ● Mohd Ariffin Idris ● Azmi Mohd Zain ● Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah ● Amizan Ariffin ● Abdul Manan Abdul Rahman ● Ramli Shafie ● Jaafar Md Amin

CEO Rapid Rail COO Kelana Jaya Line COO Ampang - Sri Petaling Line COO Monorail Line COO MRT SBK Line Head of Operation, Kelana Jaya Line Head of Maintenance, Kelana Jaya Line Head of Maintenance, Ampang Line Head of Maintenance, MRT SBK Line Head of Maintenance, Monorail Line

Manila LRMC, The Philippines ● ● Rodrigo Bulario ● Emmanuel D Lucas ● Alexander A. Maglonzo ● Cristorey Janeo ● Angel Rodriguez ● Jessie Centro ● Marlon Anciro ● Pedro Tesiorna ● Ruben Gungon ● Bobby San Jose

Operations Director Operations Support Manager Training Manager Operations Support Manager Acting Asst. Station Manager, Station Ops Div Senior Project Manager, Special Projects Power & Catenary Section Manager Rolling Stock Section Manager Infrastructure Division Maintenance Manager Operations Control Center Manager

PNR, The Philippines

● Celeste Lauta Acting Div. Mngr. Corp. Planning ● Roderick B Medroso Dept. Mngr. Rolling Stock & Maintenance Dept ● Emmanuel L Tolentino Dept. Mngr. Engineering Dept ● Joseline A. Geronimo Dept. Mngr. Operations Dept ● Ricarte R Galope Jr Div. Manager, Train Control Terminal, Ops Div

Manila LRTA, The Philippines

● ● Felix Gerard R Leyson Dept Mngr.A, Line 1 Concession Agr. Mngt. ● Allan A Arquiza Officer in Charge,Corp. Planning & Research ● Maria Corazon S Pascual Div Mngr A Budget & Financial Planning Div ● ● Lorelie L Reyes Div Mngr A Gen Services Div, Proj. Mngr Line 2 ● Joseph E Hagos Officer in Charge, Traffic Control Div

Vietnam Railways, Vietnam

● Pham Nguyen Chien Director, Railway Security & Safety Dept ● Phan Tien Dung Deputy Director, Infrastructure Mngt. Dept ● Nguyen Tuan Minhg Head of Secretariat Div., Administrative Dept ● Truong Van An Director, Da Nang Locomotive Enterprise ● Nguyen Canh Tungn Director, Vinh Railway Signalling & Telecoms.

Ho Chi Minh City MAUR, Vietnam

● Tran Hong Duon Official of Project Management Unit, Line 5 ● Nguyen Minh Hung Offical of Project Management Unit, Line 2 ● Nguyen Ngoc Hieug Official of Div of Planning & Contract Mngt. ● Thai Ha Hoa Official of Div of Technics & Procurement ● Dang Thi Xuan Hai Official of Div of Organization & Training

Sri Lanka Railways, Sri Lanka

● Vijaya Amaratunga Project Director ● Jayantha Gunathilake Consultant Engineer ● Ranjith Peries Signal Engineer

SBS Transit, Singapore

● David Cheong Peng Lam Senior Manager, ISCS & Systems ● Jonathan Yong Hong Lengn Senior Manager, Rolling Stock ● Mohamed Ardi Bin Moh'd Is'hak  Assistant Manager, DTL Traffic

SMRT, Singapore

● Jean-Francois Chassin Principal Fellow ● Chen Bonan, Wayne Principal Engineer ● Isman Bin Seymo Engineering Maintenance Manager ● Victor Ma Ding Executive Engineer

MTR, Hong Kong

● Grace Kwong Group Station Manager ● May Tso Acting Engineer Planning Manager ● Edmund Law Fleet Development Manager ● Alex Lo Maintenance Manager-Permanent Way ● Kelvin Mak Maintenance Manager-Signalling & Telecom

CIE, MOTC Taiwan ● Wu-Hsun Chang ● Hung-Kang Sung

General Secretary, Chinese Inst. Eng., CIE Chief of Rolling Stock & Maint. Section, MOTC

MRT, Jakarta

● Weni Maulina Head of Engineering Division ● Oka Jatnika Head of Train Operation Dept ● Panji Arum Head of Track, Civil & Mech Elect Main Dep ● Riska Muslimah Head of Civil Infrastructure Dep, Eng.Div. ● Prabowo Setyo Head of Rolling Stock Dep, Railway System Div. The coloured bullet points denote the member’s discipline ● Projects & Planning/Multi-Discipline ● Permanent Way ● Rolling Stock ● Signalling & Comms● Operations & Maintenance

Networking with other members and meeting leading railway suppliers is all part of the AROA experience

Philippine PNR & Thailand SRT delegates chatting after the AROA Open Forum Debate

Vietnam Railways, Manila LRMC and Kuala Lumpur MRT Corp

Lee Yam Lin from Singapore SBS in discussion with Dean Whitmore from Pandrol

AROA is a group of Asian urban and mainline railway operators and is designed to: ■ provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information ■ promote awareness of new technologies ■ highlight, address and respond to the challenges facing rail-bound transportation in Asia. The AROA Annual Congress is the highlight of the AROA year. Senior Managers from railway operators across Asia converged on Kuala Lumpur for three days of unrivalled opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the railway industry. The emphasis of the association is very much on the sharing of expertise and experience for the mutual benefit of all members. With conference papers and specialist workshops, plus many of the world’s top railway suppliers on show, this is an event not to be missed by any railway operator, who wishes to develop their staff’s knowledge and improve their service to the travelling public.


Khairani Mohamed Rapid Rail Malaysia

Abdul Hadi Amran Rapid Rail Malaysia

Ismail Abdullah Rapid Rail Malaysia

Mohd Ariffin Idris Rapid Rail Malaysia

Azmi Mohd Zain Rapid Rail Malaysia

Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah Rapid Rail Malaysia

Arnizan Ariffin Rapid Rail Malaysia

Abdul Manan Abdul Rahman Rapid Rail Malaysia

Ramli Shafie Rapid Rail Malaysia

Jaafar Md Amin Rapid Rail Malaysia

Rodrigo Bulario LMRC The Phillipines

Emmanuel D Lucaso LMRC The Phillipines

Angel Rodriguez LMRC The Phillipines

Cristorey Juneo LMRC The Phillipines

Alexander A Maglonzo LMRC The Phillipines

Bobby V. San Jose LMRC The Phillipines

Jessie Centro LMRC The Phillipines

Marlon Anciro LMRC The Phillipines

Peter Tesiorna LMRC The Phillipines

Ruben Gungon LMRC The Phillipines

Celeste Lauta PNR The Phillipines

Roderick B Medroso PNR The Phillipines

Emmanuel L Tolentino PNR The Phillipines

Joseline A Geronimo PNR The Phillipines

Ricarte R Galope Jr PNR The Phillipines

Allan A. Arquiza LRTA The Phillipines

Felix Gerard R Leyson LRTA The Phillipines

Joseph E Hagos LRTA The Phillipines

Lorelie L Reyes LRTA The Phillipines

Maria Corazon S Pascual LRTA The Phillipines

Nguyen Canh Tung VR, Vietnam

Nguyen Tuan Minh VR, Vietnam

Pham Nguyen Chien VR, Vietnam

Phan Tien Dung VR, Vietnam

Truong Van An VR, Vietnam

Dang Thi Xuan Hai MAUR, Vietnam

Nguyen Minh Hung MAUR, Vietnam

Nguyen Ngoc Hieu MAUR, Vietnam

Thai Ha Hoa Tuyet Mai MAUR, Vietnam

Tran Hong Duong MAUR, Vietnam

Ranjith Peries Sri Lanka Railways

David Cheong Peng Lam SBS Transit

Jonathan Yong Hong Lengn SBS Transit

Mohamed Ardi Bin Moh'd Is'hak SBS Transit

Jean-Francois Chassin SMRT, Singapore

Wayne Chen Bonan SMRT, Singapore

Isman Bin Seymo SMRT Singapore

Victor Ma Ding SMRT Singapore

Vijaya Jayantha Amaratunga Gunathilake Sri Lanka Railways Sri Lanka Railways

Wu-Hsun Chang BOHSR/TRA/CIE Taiwan

Marco Sung MOTC Taiwan

Grace Kwong MTR Hong Kong

May Tso MTR Hong Kong

Edmund Law MTR Hong Kong

Alex Lo MTR Hong Kong

Kelvin Mak MTR Hong Kong

AROA comments from Rail Solutions Asia 2018 included: An excellent opportunity to network and explore the possibilities available in the Railway Industry. Benji Tan, Senior Engineer, Permanent Way Maintenance & Engineering, Singapore SMRT Great event, providing an opportunity to stay up to date with railway technology. Athaphon Kawprasert, Divisional Engineer, Permanent Way, State Railway of Thailand This is the place to get your "real" solutions to your rail problems. Francis Lim, Head of DTL Signalling, Singapore SBS Transit The RSA Conference and Exhibition is a great achievement, providing a platform to promote the exchange of information about rail transportation in Asia. Marco Sung, Chief of Section, Taiwan BOHSR Enlightening and informative about the latest trends and technology in the railway industry. Also good for benchmarking of processes and projects for railway operators in Asia. Faith S.Bote, Internal Audit Manager, Manila LRMC

Membership includes access to all aspects of the Annual Congress including air flights and accommodation For full details of Membership Benefits, Annual Fees and an Application Form, please contact: info@tdhrail.com


Rail Solutions Asia 2018 – Show Review

2018 was the ninth visit to Kuala Lumpur for Rail Solutions Asia and the sixth consecutive year in the Malaysian capital. The exhibition has grown in size every year for the past five years and this year was no exception, with the available space being fully booked 6 weeks before the event. Austria and Malaysia were the most represented countries with 13 exhibitors each, followed by Germany with 12 and China with 10.

VIPs Senior representatives from the local Malaysian railway operators attended the opening ceremony. VIPs included: Dr Prodyut Dutt, CDO, SPAD (centre above) flanked by Yew Yow Boo, Project Director, Malaysia Rail Link and Mark Loader, Project Delivery Group Director, MyHSR. Prior to the opening ceremony, they were joined by major supporters of the event, including Bombardier and Vossloh, along with Senior Representatives from the Austrian, Spanish and UK Embassies and national railway associations.

THE EXHIBITION

91 companies from 18 countries displayed products, ranging from Slab Track and Rail Lubricants, to Mobile Mapping Solutions and Data Communications Products. Exhibitor comments included:

The first year for TRB and I was very impressed with the attendees, both quantity and quality. This is now in our annual event diary. TRB

We had a very successful time in KL and for our company this is the most important rail fair in Asia. Very good organisation! Powerlines

The exhibition was a great success. It was a pleasure to work with TDH, who were true professionals and delivered an excellent service. Wurth

Our first time exhibiting at RSA and the number of leads we have collected has far exceeded our expectations. Excellent organization. Tensar


THE EXHIBITION (cont.)

During their subsequent tour of the exhibition the VIPs, visited many of the stands and showed a keen interest in the exhibits including:

Bombardier

Austrian Pavilion

CRRC

Promelectronica

Delkor

Tiflex

GOS Tool & Engineering

Spanish Pavilion

Rail Systems Engineering

Senior Managers from other Asian rail operators and authorities visited the exhibition stands, including;

Joe Belavic presents Melvelle & Knox Kershaw products to Sri Lanka Railways delegates

Frank Meyer from Schwihag with Permanent Way & Signalling Managers from Thailand SRT

Keen interest from Singapore SMRT Managers on the Greenwood Engineering stand

Two delegates from Vietnam Railways chatting with staff on the huge CRRC stand

Rodrigo Bulario, Operations Director, Manila LRMC with staff from EVRAZ East Metals

Lee Yam Lin from Singapore SBS in discussion with Dean Whitmore from Pandrol


THE CONFERENCE More than 130 delegates attended the conference sessions and specialist workshops, which included topics ranging from “Catenary-free Tram Systems” to “Digital Asset Management Systems”. The conference included a specialist session on High Speed Rail, focusing on the KL-Singapore HSR Line.

130 Delegates and AROA members from more than 20 countries attended the two day conference

Marco Sung from Taiwan BOHSR during the Q&A session following his paper on Taiwan High Speed Rail

Philippine PNR & Thailand SRT delegates continue chatting after the AROA Open Forum Debate

NETWORKING & SOCIALISING With conference coffee and lunch breaks held in the exhibition hall, delegates, exhibitors and general trade visitors have ample opportunities to network and relax in both formal and informal environments. Informal Drinks Receptions held at the end of both conference days in the exhibition hall are popular with all of the participants.

Cormac Brady from reception sponsors, John Holland Group with UEM delegate.

Alice Shengtao from CRRC with Yuan Wen Guo from DNV GL

The Informal Drinks Receptions, held in the Exhibition Hall, are an opportunity for all participants to relax and network together

Marcus Malatitisch from Hubner with Luke Cherviakov & George Stamboulos from Delkor

Cheers from the staff at Indra, who had the largest stand on the Spanish Pavilion

Martin Soosay Raj from Frauscher with Abdul Hadi Amran COO Ampang Line, Rapid Rail


The Asian Railway Operators Association 15th Annual Congress – Kuala Lumpur AROA is a group of Asian urban and mainline railway operators and is designed to: ■ provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information ■ promote awareness of new technologies ■ highlight, address and respond to the challenges facing rail-bound transportation in Asia. The AROA Annual Congress is the highlight of the AROA year. Senior Managers from railway operators across Asia converged on Kuala Lumpur for three days of unrivalled opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the railway industry. The emphasis of the association is very much on the sharing of expertise and experience for the mutual benefit of all members. With conference papers and specialist workshops, plus many of the world’s top railway suppliers on show, this is an event not to be missed by any railway operator, who wishes to develop their staff’s knowledge and improve their service to the travelling public. Delegations, which attended this year’s Congress included the following:

Taiwan TRA, BOHSR & CIE

Manila LRMC

Vietnam Railways

Ho Chi Minh City MAUR

Singapore SMRT

Philippine PNR

Comments from AROA members included: An excellent opportunity to network and explore the possibilities available in the Railway Industry. Benji Tan, Senior Engineer, Permanent Way Maintenance & Engineering, Singapore SMRT Great event, providing an opportunity to stay up to date with railway technology. Athaphon Kawprasert, Divisional Engineer, Permanent Way, State Railway of Thailand This is the place to get your "real" solutions to your rail problems. Francis Lim, Head of DTL Signalling, Singapore SBS Transit The RSA Conference and Exhibition is a great achievement, providing a platform to promote the exchange of information about rail transportation in Asia. Marco Sung, Chief of Section, Taiwan BOHSR Enlightening and informative about the latest trends and technology in the railway industry. Also good for benchmarking of processes and projects for railway operators in Asia. Faith S.Bote, Internal Audit Manager, Manila LRMC

Membership includes access to all aspects of the Annual Congress including air flights and accommodation For full details of Membership Benefits, Annual Fees and an Application Form, please contact: info@tdhrail.com

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The Official 2019 Show Information of the Asian Railway Operators Association and Rail Solutions Asia.

TDHRail Show Information 2019  

The Official 2019 Show Information of the Asian Railway Operators Association and Rail Solutions Asia.