Summit Agenda

Day 1

Inaugural Session

Inauguration Session by Hon. Chief Guest – Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways

  • Inaugural Address – Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
  • Analyzing the Opportunities for Foreign & Private Firms to Enter this Huge Market
    • Mr. Jean-Marc FENET (Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Regional Economic Department), Embassy of France
    • Mr. Milan Dostal, Commercial Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Czech Republic
  • Innovative Financing Models for Development of Indian Railways
    Mr. Akshay Purkayastha, Director – Transport & Logistics, CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory
Session II

Station Redevelopment & Port Connectivity


Session Chair: Shri K. K. Kapila, Chairman & Managing Director, ICT (P) Ltd.

  • Redevelopment of Railways Stations: A Plethora of Opportunities for the Private Players
    Shri S K Lohia, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IRSDC
  • Port-Rail Connectivity - Initiative taken by MoS for Last Mile Connectivity to Major & Non-Major Ports
    Sh, Mukul Jain, IRTS (retired); Former Director (Operations) RVNL
  • Financial Investments for Transportation Sector – Unlocking new areas
    Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Assistant Vice President, Invest India
Special Session

Trimble Solutions India

  • Trimble Railway Solutions - Enabling transformation through Technology
    Mr. Anand Sirohi, Director - Key Accounts & Large Projects, Trimble India
  • Feasibility Alignment Planning Technology for Railway Projects
    Mr. Rajesh Monga, National Business Manager, GC-CEC, Trimble India
Session III

Creating the Metro Networks for the Future

  • RDSO - A Facilitating Regulator for Technical Planning & Safety of Metro Railways
    Shri HK Raghu, Executive Director, Urban Transport & High Speed Directorate, RDSO
  • Key Trends & Developments in the Urban Rail Transport System
    Shri Pramod Kumar Jain, Executive Director, NCRTC

Day 2

Session IV

Rail Amenities, Safety & Rolling Stock

  • New Initiatives in Wagon Design
    Shri Mohammad Saif, Director/Wagon Design, RDSO
  • Signaling New Trends: ETCSn
    Mr. Manish Mandal, System Expert ETCS – Infrastructure Engineering, Mobility Division, Siemens Ltd.
  • New Technologies in Rolling Stock
    Mr. Ranjit Thakur, Key Account Manager - India, Talgo
  • Topic to be Announced
    Shri Puneet Chawla, Executive Director (Safety), Railway Board
Special Session


  • Design For Indian Culture: Reincarnation of Indian Aesthetics
    Mr. Aashish Chaudhary, Business Development Director, Studio34
Session V

New Technologies in Railways


Session Chair: Sh. Rajesh Kumar Jain, Executive Director Elec. Engg. (Dev.) Railway Board, Ministry of Railways

  • Technology in the Area of Digitization
    Shri Mukesh Nigam, Managing Director, CRIS
  • Applications of Russian Technologies in Designing and Constructing High Speed Railway Infrastructure in India
    Mr. Vladimir A. Finov, Head of representative office in India, RZD INTERNATIONAL LLC
  • Cost Efficiency and Revenue Management in the HSR: Business Case in the World
    Dr. Andrea Giuricin, CEO, TRA Consulting
  • Case Study: Challenges In Design And Construction Of World's Tallest Rail Bridge
    Shri Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Valedictory Session

Way Forward for Indian Railways

  • Government’s Vision 2020 and Beyond for Railways
    Mr. Kishore Desai, OSD, Niti Aayog
  • Role of a DDC ( Detailed Design Consultant) in Railway Project
    Mr. Praveen Goyal, Director System, SYSTRA
  • Alternative Fuel sources for Indian Railways
    Mr. Subodh Kr. Sagar, Chief Mechanical Engineer, IROAF
  • R&D Eco-System for the Indian Railways
    Mr. Nalinaksh S. Vyas, Chairman, Technology Mission for Indian Railway
  • Financial Aspects of Indian Railways
    Mr. PR Jaishankar, CEO, IIFCL Projects Ltd (IPL); Chief General Manager, IIFCL

Thursday, 29th August

09:30 - 11:15AM

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