Specialised events for the transport industry
About Global Transport Forum
High quality events for the transport industry.
Specialised events for the transport industry Collaboration and innovation
We specialise in rail, metro and airport Through key relationships and extensive
infrastructure. We focus on the key issues research interviews, our events are created for
facing the industry, delivering in-depth the industry by the industry. We listen to you,
technical and operational content in our clients, in order to deliver content with
a strategic and commercially minded the power to make a real difference to your
environment. Our team has a wealth of business. We deliver this content via unique
specialist knowledge and experience across event formats: a creative blend of keynotes,
the transport and the events industry. We are case studies, panels, breakout sessions,
in a unique position to meet the needs of the workshops, technical visits and networking
world’s airports, railways and metros through functions. Global Transport Forum events
our events. are powerful platforms for senior industry
professionals to meet, share information,
network and do business.
Our vision is to deliver world-leading,
specialised transport infrastructure events with
the highest quality of content and attendees
Our specialist areas
Dedicated exclusively to transport infrastructure.
To modernise Heathrow’s
Modernising the rail system Maximising metro capacity Delivering the airports
of the future
The capacity crunch Coping with increasing urban populations
The rail industry is experiencing a global Ever increasing urban populations are putting Creating operational efficiency
growth in passenger numbers. In 2008 great strain on the world’s metro systems. The majority of the world’s major airports
Eurostar’s passenger numbers increased There is a need for a fast, efficient and are already operating at close to maximum
by 10.3%. This trend is creating numerous continuous service. Metros old and new, large capacity. The industry has no choice but to
challenges as capacity is stretched. However, and small, face many different challenges. react to these challenges. BAA has recently
it is also a key driver in the development of The one challenge common to all is the need committed to investing £137 million to
the industry. Advances in rail infrastructure to maximise network capacity. One option modernise Heathrow’s IT infrastructure.
maintenance processes and technologies and is to build new lines; another is to extend Leading airport owners and operators are on
the implementation of modern rail signalling existing lines. For optimum network efficiency, a drive to integrate processes and systems for
and train control systems, are driving the ultimate aim is to maximise capacity on greater efficiency in airport operations in order
efficiency, maximising capacity, reducing all lines, whether old or new. to maximise existing capacity, reduce costs
costs and increasing revenues. and increase revenues.
Reducing headways, increasing profitability
A high-speed future To achieve this, metro operators must Expanding airport capacity
Railways are increasing high-speed capacity reduce headways. This requires investment In the medium term it is inevitable that air
to cope with future demand. The Spanish in new lines and new technologies, such traffic will continue to grow, leading to further
government is planning to spend over as automatic train operation. This must be technical and operational challenges. The
€100 million over the next 15 years on the balanced with the constant pressure to reduce industry is reacting to these challenges and
development of their high-speed network, operating costs. Network improvements must creating opportunities for growth through
one of many exciting developments. As we be brought online in a time and cost efficient airport modernisation and expansion. With
move to a future of very high-speed rail, manner, if they are to increase cost recovery over $68 billion worth of infrastructure
selecting and implementing the right high- ratios as well as capacity. In 2008 Eurostar’s passenger
development currently underway across
numbers increased by 10.3%.
speed rail technology is ever more important. South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, we
Global Transport Forum events bring together are witnessing the delivery of the highly
Global Transport Forum events bring together senior managers, technical specialists and advanced airports of the future. Global
rail infrastructure managers, operators and project leaders from metro operators, city Transport Forum events provide a forum for
suppliers to discuss the challenges of today transport authorities and suppliers. They airport owners, operators and suppliers to
and the opportunities of tomorrow. At our discuss the technical and operational discuss the innovations across technology,
events, senior industry professionals shape challenges of designing, building, operating operations, design and development that are
the future for an interoperable, efficient, cost and maintaining the fast and efficient metros driving the industry forward. At our events,
effective and profitable railway network. of the future. attendees share their experiences and form
the relationships that will harness these
innovations and turn the vision into reality.
How we work
Information-driven and innovative events
for the industry, by the industry
Relationships with industry leaders Our specialised Advisory Boards, made up
The quality of Global Transport Forum events of the industry’s most respected leaders and
is enhanced and guaranteed by collaborating innovators, meet once a year and constantly
with key individuals and organisations from provide us with ideas for content, speakers
across the industry. The major infrastructure and sponsors. Collaborating with the industry
owners and operators on our Advisory Boards ensures that our events are always at the
ensure that our content is customer led and cutting edge.
independent. We also consult with each
industry’s leading suppliers to ensure that all
perspectives are considered.
We actively seek the input of the most
respected industry associations, in return
delivering benefits to their members and
widening participation. Partnerships with
international and regional media outlets give
us access to specific content and markets.
The Spanish government is planning
to spend over €100 million over the
next 15 years on the development of
their high-speed network.
Specialised content Thought-provoking delivery
Uniquely, Global Transport Forum events Global Transport Forum delivers specialised
deliver in-depth technical and operational content in creative ways. We select the best
content that addresses the industry’s specific venues in the world’s major cities and invest
strategic and commercial needs. We undertake in professional presentation. Delegates sit
extensive phone and face-to-face research with in an open round table format to maximise
key stakeholders and subject matter experts. information sharing. Dedicated networking
As well as our events, we facilitate specialised time is programmed in to increase the learning
online communities that communicate and and business development opportunities.
network all year round.
Our keynote speakers are the most respected
Our highly focused conference agendas industry figures, and we carefully select
feature the industry’s most senior figures. case studies to give insights into the most
Our speakers bring extensive technical and innovative industry projects. We restrict the
operational expertise to bear. Global Transport use of slide-show presentations and maximise
Forum events always feature case studies participant involvement through multiple
and insights from the major projects in each panel sessions, round tables and breakout
sector we cover. sessions, all led by specialist facilitators. We
deliver hands-on technical and operational
workshops, demonstrations and site visits.
The result is that Global Transport Forum events are productive,
information-packed and stimulating experiences.
Our events offer specialised technical and operational content.
The European rail network is operating at close to High-speed rail is now connecting cities across Europe has thousands of kilometres of existing
maximum capacity. Traditional signalling and train Europe. High-speed rail delivers a clean, efficient rail infrastructure that is struggling to cope with
control systems significantly limit the frequency and sustainable mode of rail transport that offers ever increasing volumes of traffic. Whilst new rail
of trains and hamper interoperability. This results dramatically reduced travel times. With numerous infrastructure is being planned and delivered it is
in high costs and an inefficient use of network projects either in the planning phase or currently crucial that this existing infrastructure is efficiently
capacity. Integrating advanced communications underway, there are numerous technological maintained, renewed and upgraded. Firstly, rail
based signalling and train control systems will choices that must be made across infrastructure, infrastructure must remain functional, reliable
reduce maintenance and lifecycle costs, and signalling and communications and rolling stock. and safe in order to cope with existing traffic.
deliver increased safety, efficiency and speed. The Secondly, well-planned maintenance, renewals
result is an increase in network capacity, offering and upgrades have the power to increase capacity
rail infrastructure managers and operators greater on these overstretched networks.
revenue generating potential.
Signalling and Train Control 2010 brings High-Speed Rail Design, Build and Operations At Infrastructure Maintenance, Renewals
together rail infrastructure managers, train 2010 is a forum for the world’s leading high- and Upgrades 2010 senior figures from rail
operating companies, engineering consultants speed rail infrastructure managers, operators infrastructure managers, contractors and suppliers
and suppliers. The industry’s innovators will and technology providers. They will discuss will meet to discuss technical solutions to the
discuss system requirements, technology selection, the challenges of selecting and implementing challenges of managing rail infrastructure assets
implementation and testing, helping to create a the correct technologies in order to deliver the and planning and delivering maintenance,
cost effective, efficient, interoperable and profitable sustainable, fast and efficient high-speed networks renewals and upgrades
European rail network. of the future. in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Our events provide specialised platforms for senior industry
professionals to meet, share information, network and do business.
Over $68 billion worth of airport
infrastructure development currently
underway across South Asia, the
Middle East and Africa.
Ever increasing urban populations are putting great Whilst the global recession has had a huge impact In addition to delivering increased efficiency across
strain on the world’s metro systems. There is a need for on the aviation industry, the majority of the capacity to manage the capacity challenge in
a fast, efficient and continuous service. Metro operators world’s major airports are still operating at close to the short term, airports are undertaking major
must reduce headways to increase service frequency. maximum capacity. It is inevitable that in the long airport expansion and modernisation projects to
To do so, they must invest in new technologies and term air traffic will continue to grow, fuel prices meet the forecast mid-term growth in passenger
bring these system improvements online in a time and will continue to rise and security will remain strict. numbers. With unprecedented airline expansions
cost efficient manner. This must be balanced against Airport capacity will be stretched to the limit. and ever-soaring traffic the Middle East is one
the constant pressure to reduce operating costs. Integrated, efficient airside and landside operations region that is aggressively pursuing a series of major
are essential in minimising delayed flights, long developments. However it is vital that these big-
queues, lost baggage, wasted time and rising costs ticket projects are delivered on time and on budget,
and in maximising existing capacity. with minimal disruption to existing airport operations.
CBTC World Congress 2010 brings together Airport Terminal Capacity 2010 focuses on the Airport Modernisation and Expansion 2010
senior management, technical specialists and specific challenges facing senior management will bring together airport owners, operators,
project leaders from the world’s metros. Leading from airport owners, operators, ground support design, engineering and construction companies,
innovators will discuss system requirements and companies, consultancies and technology providers. consultancies and technology providers. Industry
technology selection, and best practice strategies The event will shape the operational strategies leaders will address the specific technical and
for implementation, operations and maintenance,
and highlight the technologies that will drive operational challenges of planning, designing and
for both new lines and retrofits. They will shape
the strategies that will define the fast, efficient, efficient ground support, cargo, baggage and delivering airport modernisation and expansion
automated metro networks of the future. passenger handling operations that will maximise projects in order to increase capacity and cope
competitiveness and profitability. with future demands.
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