The 2020 Railway Forum in Riyadh will be addressed by ministers, leaders and influential figures in the transport industry from various countries around the world.
The forum, under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, will be organised by the Saudi Railway Company (SAR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, on January 28 and 29 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh.
It seeks to showcase the latest developments in the railways and transportation industry, while expanding the horizon of cooperation between international companies.
The forum also aims to shed light on the development and growth of the railway sector in the Kingdom, attract pioneering investments and local and global partnerships.
It hopes to place the railways sector in the kingdom on the global map, by attracting pioneers in the transportation sector, and creating an international platform to present new concepts and exchange successful experiences.
Ammar bin Ahmed Al Nahdi, Director General of Corporate Communications and Marketing at SAR, said that the forum will witness - on the first day - a discussion session titled ‘Towards 2030’, in which Saudi Minister of Transport Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser will take part with a group of transport ministers from around the world. It will be followed by the participation of CEOs from the most prominent international companies in another session.
The second day will include three presentations, the first of which will be related to ‘Safety and security in the railway industry’. The discussion sessions will also include topics such as: Global trade paths to expand business; Infrastructure development; Expansion activities in local markets; Increased demographic pressures and urban expansion; Organising future development; Investing in pipeline projects; Railways transport and logistics; Competitive advantage; Logistical advantages of railways; Multimodal supply chain; Future of railways; Hyperloop system; Technological innovation”; Rail operations technologies; Smart rail, improving customer experience; “Safe Digital wallet, and Governance and investment.
Al-Nahdi thanked the group of partners who have sponsored the event, including the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden), the Etihad Rail Company, Sabic, Bahri Company, the Public Authority for Transport and others. – TradeArabia News Service