INTERNATIONAL RAIL FORUM FOR NORTH AMERICA MEETING 2017

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07/12/2017
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08/12/2017
Washington DC
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About: 

 

The International Rail Forum for North America is a center for discussion amongst public transit agencies in North America that operate rail systems, and an opportunity to bring the region into a global discourse about best practices in the industry.

The primary objective of the Forum is to connect North America’s rail transit agencies to the broader international community that is rich with perspectives and experience, and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

Each year, the International Rail Forum for North America will identify critical issues and themes that transit agencies in North America are concerned about and will host workshops, research or conferences to help its members build the capacity to determine solutions, connect and share resources and attain critical knowledge in each subject.

This year's Forum - “Public Transit as a Business”, together with WMATA and supported by APTA and CUTA, will focus on how to position transit systems as a resource that can leverage commercial opportunities and can generate other funding streams for future investment. Transit industry leaders of North America along with their peers across the globe will be joined by experts in transportation, finance, and commerce to discuss how to measure, harness and reinvest the real financial return of transit investments. The sessions will feature global success stories of generating non-fare income streams, discussions with interested private sector investors, and the latest thoughts on infrastructure public and private financing.

The International Rail Forum for North America will take place on December 7-8, 2017 in Washington DC. We hope to see you there!

Organizer                                                       Local Host

                                        

Supporting Organizations

      

Sponsors

                                        

Speakers: 

  Alain FLAUSCH - Secretary General, UITP

  Paul WIEDEFELD - WMATA General Manager/CEO (Host)

   Ibrahim IBRAHIM - Managing Director, Portland Design, London

  Robert PUENTES - President and CEO, ENO Center for Transportation, Washington D.C.

   Flavio CHEVIS - CEO, ADDAX, São Paulo

   Colin PEPPARD - Manager of Outreach and Strategic Relationships, LA Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles

   Pete RAHN - Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Maryland

   Benjamin Djiounas - Executive Director and Head of P3 and Project Finance, J.P. Morgan, New York

  Beverley SWAIM-STALEY - President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Washington D.C.

   Philippe YVIN - Chief Executive Officer, Société du Grand Paris, Paris (Invited)

   Michael FLYNN - Head of Consulting, Transport for London (TfL), London

   Benjamin LIMMER - Assistant General Manager, MARTA, Atlanta

   Maggie PARKER - Vice President, Communications and Community Outreach, Comstock partners, Washington D.C.

   Roland KRPATA - Wiener Linien, Vienna

   Jeffrey A. ROSEN - Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.

  James MacGREGOR - Market President and Publisher, Washington Business Journal, Washington D.C.

   Randall J. FLEISCHER - Senior Vice President/Program Executive East Side Access, MTA Capital Construction, New York

   Derrick CHEUNG - Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Real Estate, TransLink, Vancouver

   Hiyoku MOTOMURA - Assistant manager, East Japan Railway Company, Tokyo 

   Dr. Tony LEE - Chief of Operations Engineering, MTR, Hong Kong

   Ayman SMADI - Director, UITP MENA Regional Office and Center for Transport Excellence, Dubai

Mercedes VIDAL LAGO - President Transporte Metropolitano, Barcelona (Invited)

   Art GUZZETTI - Vice President, APTA, Washington D.C.

   John MANCONI - General Manager, Transportation Services Department, Ottawa

   David BRAGDON - Executive Director, TransitCenter, New York

   Roderick DIAZ - Director of Planning and Development, Metrolink, Los Angeles

   Edward FANTER - US Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte

   Richard WHITE - President & CEO, APTA, Washington D.C.

   Patrick LECLERC - President & CEO, CUTA, Ottawa

Programme: 

Thursday December 7, 2017

 

8:00 AM   ►  Welcome and forum objectives

Alain FLAUSCH - Secretary General, UITP

Paul WIEDEFELD - WMATA General Manager/CEO, WMATA (Local host)

Muriel BOWSER - Washington DC Mayor (Invited)

Ibrahim IBRAHIM - Keynote Speaker - Engaging the Travelling Consumer - The New Metrics of Winning in a Rapidly Changing Retail Landscape

9:45 AM   ►  Private Investment in Public Infrastructure

During this session, experienced top managers will explain their strategies regarding issues such as; transit as a region's economic backbone, identifying the potential for real estate development and urban growth, and encouraging mixed developments in the suburbs.

Moderator: Robert PUENTES - President and CEO, ENO Center for Transportation, Washington D.C.  

Speakers:

Flavio CHEVIS - Funding LRT Systems CEO/Expert in PPP Modelling, ADDAX, São Paulo - Public-Private Partnership Experience in Brazil

Colin PEPPARD - Manager of Outreach and Strategic Relationships, LA Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles - Considering Unsolicited P3 Proposals

Pete RAHN - Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Maryland - Public Private Transportation in Maryland

Benjamin DJIOUNAS - Executive Director and Head of P3 and Project Finance, J.P. Morgan, New York

11:00 AM - Coffee Break

11:15 AM   ►  Generating Regional Wealth: Transit-Oriented Policy Approaches

This Session aims to showcase examples of concession opportunities for the 21st century, revitalizing stations as transit and commercial nodes, opening new opportunities for advertising to fund better service and information, and creating mechanisms to incorporate unsolicited P3's.

Moderator: Beverley SWAIM-STALEY - President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Washington D.C.

Speakers:

Philippe YVIN - Chief Executive Officer, Société du Grand Paris, Paris (Invited)

Michael FLYNN - Head of Consulting, Transport for London (TfL), London - Maximising Non Farebox Revenue in London

Benjamin LIMMER - Assistant General Manager, MARTA, Atlanta - TOD and Other Community Developments in Atlanta

Maggie Parker - Vice President, Communications and Community Outreach, Comstock partners - WMATA Silver Line Development, Washington D.C. 

Roland KRPATA - Wiener Linien, Vienna

12:30 PM - Lunch

12:30 PM   ►  Lunch Session with Jeffrey A. Rosen - Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation

1:30 PM   ►  Commercial Development: Leveraging Today's Lifestyle Choices

This session will look at: linking capital plans with city development stratagies, multi-purposing assets & transit spaces, and creating innovative "new lifestyle" spaces and services connected with public transport.

Moderator: James MacGREGOR - Market President and Publisher, Washington Business Journal, Washington D.C.

Speakers:

Randall J. FLEISCHER - Senior Vice President/Program Executive East Side Access, MTA Capital Construction - New York East Side Access at Grand Central Terminal: Passenger Lifestyle/Experience and Commercial Program

Derrick Cheung - Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Real Estate, TransLink, Vancouver - Commercial Programs @ TransLink   

Hiyoku Motomura - Assistant manager, East Japan Railway Company, Tokyo 

Dr. Tony Lee - Chief of Operations Engineering, MTR, Hong Kong

Ayman SMADI - Director, UITP MENA Regional Office and Center for Transport Excellence, Dubai - Middle East Regional Development

2:45 PM - Coffee Break

 

3:00 PM   ►  The Broader Community Benefits: Making the Case for Public Investment

This session will address the issues of reaching out to those who do not take transit, operations & capital costs to acknowledge fiscal concerns, providing economic & social mobility to communities, and developing the right message to win public funding referendums.

Moderator: Mercedes Vidal Lago - President Transporte Metropolitano, Barcelona - invited 

Speakers:

Art GUZZETTI - Vice President APTA - Summarizing US Referendums

John MANCONI - General Manager, Transportation Services Department, Ottawa - The Ottawa Light Rail Project, Public support and regional development implications

David BRAGDON - Executive Director, TransitCenter, New York – Transit, prosperity and social equity

Roderick DIAZ - Director of Planning and Development, Metrolink, Los Angeles - Strategic Planning in a Constrained Financial Environment  

Edward FANTER - US Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte 

4:15 PM   ►  Closing Remarks - Next Steps

 

5:15PM - End of sessions

6:30 PM - Reception

7:15 PM - Dinner

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2017

 

8:30 AM   ►  UITP Breakfast and Business Meeting for Members and Pending Members

(Location: WMATA Headquarters - 600 5th Street, NW  Washington, DC 20001. Room TBC) 

 

Registration: 

The International Rail Forum for North America meeting is open to all rail transit agencies.

Fees

UITP members: €210   (Approximately $250)

non-members: €340   (Approximately $400)

Practical information: 

Thursday - Forum Venue

JW Marriott, Washington, DC

Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Phone: +1 202-393-2000

 

Friday Morning - UITP Members Meeting Venue

WMATA Headquarters

Address: 600 5th Street, NW  Washington, DC 20001

(Room TBD)
 

Accommodation

A discounted rate of $249/night (+tax) is available at the JW Marriott hotel for Forum participants for December 6 and 7.

To book a room at the discounted rate click here.

If you have difficulties booking a room online, please call 800-393-2503 (US/CA)  

* Note - this special rate will apply only to bookings made until mid November.

 

Contact

Andrew Bata
UITP Regional Manager for North America  
andrew.bata@uitp.org
+1-9174033445

Speakers: 

  Alain FLAUSCH - Secretary General, UITP

  Paul WIEDEFELD - WMATA General Manager/CEO (Host)

   Ibrahim IBRAHIM - Managing Director, Portland Design, London

  Robert PUENTES - President and CEO, ENO Center for Transportation, Washington D.C.

   Flavio CHEVIS - CEO, ADDAX, São Paulo

   Colin PEPPARD - Manager of Outreach and Strategic Relationships, LA Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles

   Pete RAHN - Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Maryland

   Benjamin Djiounas - Executive Director and Head of P3 and Project Finance, J.P. Morgan, New York

  Beverley SWAIM-STALEY - President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Washington D.C.

   Philippe YVIN - Chief Executive Officer, Société du Grand Paris, Paris (Invited)

   Michael FLYNN - Head of Consulting, Transport for London (TfL), London

   Benjamin LIMMER - Assistant General Manager, MARTA, Atlanta

   Maggie PARKER - Vice President, Communications and Community Outreach, Comstock partners, Washington D.C.

   Roland KRPATA - Wiener Linien, Vienna

   Jeffrey A. ROSEN - Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.

  James MacGREGOR - Market President and Publisher, Washington Business Journal, Washington D.C.

   Randall J. FLEISCHER - Senior Vice President/Program Executive East Side Access, MTA Capital Construction, New York

   Derrick CHEUNG - Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Real Estate, TransLink, Vancouver

   Hiyoku MOTOMURA - Assistant manager, East Japan Railway Company, Tokyo 

   Dr. Tony LEE - Chief of Operations Engineering, MTR, Hong Kong

   Ayman SMADI - Director, UITP MENA Regional Office and Center for Transport Excellence, Dubai

Mercedes VIDAL LAGO - President Transporte Metropolitano, Barcelona (Invited)

   Art GUZZETTI - Vice President, APTA, Washington D.C.

   John MANCONI - General Manager, Transportation Services Department, Ottawa

   David BRAGDON - Executive Director, TransitCenter, New York

   Roderick DIAZ - Director of Planning and Development, Metrolink, Los Angeles

   Edward FANTER - US Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte

   Richard WHITE - President & CEO, APTA, Washington D.C.

   Patrick LECLERC - President & CEO, CUTA, Ottawa

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