(Free, Pre-registration required)

simultaneous interpretation: English and Japanese

Rail Leaders’ Summit in ASIA  
organized by Japan Railway Engineers’ Association (JREA)

Theme :
Improving railway value for a sustainable future
- Innovations from diverse perspectives

10:30~16:00 8th November 2023

International Conference Room, International Conference Hall 2F

Parts of the program may change due to circumstances.

Program R-11

10:30-11:00 Keynote Speech ❶

Recent issues and measures in railway technology administration

Deputy Director-General For Engineering Affairs,
Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism(MLIT)

11:00-11:30 Keynote Speech ❷

JR East’s innovation strategy for a sustainable future

Mr. ISE Katsumi
Executive Vice President,
East Japan Railway Company (JR East)

Registration closed as seats are full.

Program R-12

12:30-13:10 Keynote Speech ❸

Eco-Efficiency in Motion: The Power of Sustainable Automation"

Mr. Rolf Härdi
Chief Technology Innovation Officer and Head of the Strategy,
Innovation and New Technologies Department, Deutsche Bahn AG

13:10-13:50 Keynote Speech ❹

How do we understand Japan's railways today?-Social and technological developments

Dr. IEDA Hitoshi
Senior Professor,
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


Panel Discussion

Part 1: Presentation

Rail 4.0: Moving into the Digital Age

Mr. Jeremy YAP
Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport,
Policy & Planning, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Innovations and achievements for better customer service
: the example of Paris metro

Mr. Henri Pottier
CEO Asia Pacific of RATP Dev

Opportunities and Challenges of Innovation Faced by India's High-Speed Rail Projects

Dr. KE Seetha Ram
Senior Consulting Specialist for Capacity Building and Training Projects,
Asian Development Bank Institute

Technology Development at Tokyo Metro

Member of the Board, Managing Executive Officer,
Deputy General Manager of Railway Headquarters,
P.E.Jp(Mechanical Engineering)
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.

15:00-16:00 Part 2: Discussion

Panelists : 4 presenters,
Mr. Rolf Härdi, Mr. ISE Katsumi

Registration closed as seats are full.