IHRA Forum 2016

IHRA Fourm 2016
A New Society and the Future Created by High-Speed Rail
— Challenge to truly leverage the transformational impacts of high-speed rail —

Opening Remarks

Masafumi Shukuri
Chairman, International High-speed Rail Association

Opening Session
“Transportation and Economic Development of the Asia-Pacific”


Indrani Bagchi
Senior Editor, Times of India


Syed Hamid Albar
Chairman, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysia
Mike Mrdak
Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australia
Surin Pitsuwan
Former Secretary General, ASEAN
NK Singh
Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Review Committee, India
Akihiko Tanaka
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Tokyo Univ.
Former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

“Challenges to Connectivity, Integration and Sustainability in HSR Projects”
— Maximizing the Benefit of HSR Development —


Roderick Smith
Professor, Imperial College, UK


Azmi Abdul Aziz
CEO, Prasarana, Malaysia
Nakorn Chantasorn
Adviser to President, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand
Chua Chong-Kheng
Deputy Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Mohamed Nur Kamal
CEO, MyHSR Corp., Malaysia
Arunendra Kumar
Former Chairman, Railway Board, India
Takao Nishiyama
Executive Director, East Japan Railway Company

Special Session
“Future of India with HSR”


Shishir Gupta
Executive Director, Hindustan Times, India


Shaurya Doval
Director, India Foundation
Jyotiraditya Scindia
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Chief Whip-Congress Party, India

Session 2
“International Affairs, Strategy and HSR”


Aiko Doden
Senior Commentator / Senior Producer, NHK, Japan


Tom Daschle
Former Senator and Senate Majority Leader, USA
David Howell
Former UK Transport Secretary
Yoshiyuki Kasai
Chairman Emeritus & Representative Director, Central Japan Railway Company
Andrew Robb
Former Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia

Session 3
“HSR and Regional Development”
— Examples of Implementation in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Europe —


Shigeru Morichi
Director, Policy Research Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan


Toshihiko Aoyagi
President & Representative Director,
Kyushu Railway Company
Jaehak Oh
Vice President, Korea Transport Institute, South Korea
Werner Rothengatter
Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Yasunori Yamazaki
Director-General, Management and Administration Department, Toyama Pref., Japan
Yao-Chung Chiang
Chairman, Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation

Closing Remarks

Seiji Manabe
Chairman & Director, West Japan Railway Company

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