4th February 2020

Future of Transport in Saudi Arabia

13:00

Registration & Networking

13:00

Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr. Adel Al – Ajaji, Executive Director, Alignment Consulting Center (at
Saudi Management Association), King Saud University

14:10

Opening Keynote Address
from the Ministry of Transport of Saudi Arabia
Session reserved for Senior Representative from the
Ministry of Transport

14:30

Keynote Presentation
Prof. Abdulaziz Abdullah A-lhamid,
Rector,
Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

14:50

Keynote Presentation:
Providing Safe Transportation in KSA
Kamal Joharji
Project Management Division Manager,
General Cars Syndicate Naqaba Saudi Arabia

15:20

Presentation:
Technology and the Future of Transport and Logistics
How Technology is Shaping the Future of Transportation and Logistics
Helmut Scholze, Partner, Kearney Middle East

15:50

Prayer Break

16:10

Executive Panel Discussion: Future of Transportation and Logistics in Saudi
Arabia – Overhauling and modernizing existing infrastructure to support
economic diversification and deliver on the Vision 2030
. Evaluating the new transport strategy and how this directly impacts on
vision 2030
Opportunities and challenges in modernizing Saudi transport infrastructure
to improve ease of movement across all modes
Developing the Kingdom as a regional hub for logistics and supply chain
Investment
Moderator: Stephen Beatty, Global Chairman of Infrastructure, KPMG
Panelists:
Dr. Oualid Ali
President, Future Cities Council
Hashim Mushtaq Ahmed Khan
Head of Contract Logistics (Freight, Warehousing, Distribution), Warehousing
and Logistics Services Co.
Amer Badarneh
Institute General Manager, Middle East Logistics High Institute
Helmut Scholze
Partner, Kearney Middle East

16:50

MC Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day 1

5th February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Vision for Smart Public Transportation

13:00

Registration & Networking

13:55

Opening Remarks
Dr. Adel Al – Ajaji, Executive Director, Alignment Consulting Center (at Saudi
Management Association), King Saud University

14:00

Keynote Presentation: Mass-Transit: Driving Increase Usage of Public Transportation
with New Rail Networks, Metros, and Buses
. Overview on the impact of improved and expanded public transportation on mass
transit
. Advantages of connecting the most important cities in Saudi with new Public
Transport Networks
Abdullah Balhaddad, Railway Operation and Maintenance Technical Advisor & former
Saudi Railway President for O&M

14:20

Presentation: Hyperloop—Vision to Reality Overview of Virgin Hyperloop One’s (VHO) technology, capabilities, progress in the GCC and the transformation of future of transportation and trade
. How hyperloop system could help enable Saudi Arabia to become a global
transportation powerhouse, nurture the nation’s innovation and entrepreneurial
culture, grow an innovative knowledge workforce
Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director – Middle East & India, Hyperloop One

14:40

Presentation: Saudi Ground Services Experience
. Saudi ground services GSE maintenance logistics hub (Multiple Locations)
. Smart infrastructure with the latest technology (Facility)
. Implementation of sensor & remote diagnostics on ground support equipment’s (Hardware)
. Introducing the latest technology in planning applications (CMMS)
. Using data intelligence to make better decision in resource allocation and utilization
(ICORN & Inform)
. Demand planning of GSE during peak season in accordance to signed SLA with airlines
(Seasonality Management)
Dr. Abdulatef Halawani, Executive Director Of Strategy, Growth And Market Analysis,
Saudi Ground Services

15:00

Presentation: Rethinking urban mobility planning in the era of smart mobility
. Leveraging latest innovation in smart mobility to achieve improved road and traffic
safety
. Highlighting new mobility options for integrating multiple transport modes such as
shared mobility, Cycling, Public transport etc.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Farhan, Chair Professor and Director – ITS and Smart Mobility
Research, Saudi Aramco and Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University, KSA

15:20

Presentation: Driving the future of the InfraTech agenda and Transportation through
Public Private Partnerships
Stephen Beatty, Global Chairman of Infrastructure, KPMG

15:40

Prayer Break

16:00

Presentation: Personation of Smart Transportation
Osama Fathddin, Information Technology Department Head, General Cars Syndicate
Naqaba Saudi Arabia

16:20

Presentation: Utilising Intelligent Transport Systems and Big Data to Develop a 3D
Transport Plan-ning and Operations Platform
Nabeel Alzaka, Executive Director, Surface Mobility Consultants

16:40

Panel Discussion: Smart Infrastructure – Combining Physical and Digital Infrastructure
for effective transport planning
. Smart city and smart infrastructure planning & delivery
. How city design and innovation can play a role in determining transport
infrastructure
. Using data and intelligence to make better decisions
Moderator: Mauricio Diaz-Brito, Sr. Associate, Urban Design, Planning & Economics,
AECOM
Nabeel Alzaka, Executive Director, Surface Mobility Consultants
Prof. Muhammad Farhan, Saudi Aramco Chair Professor & Director – ITS & Smart
Mobility Research, Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
Dr. Oualid Ali, President, Future Cities Council
Abdulrahman Alruhimi, Head of Transportation Technology, Tatweer Educational
Transportation Services Company

17:20

MC Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day 2

6th February 2020

13:00

Registration & Networking

13:55

Chairman’s Opening Remarks 4th eve

14:00

Presentation: ‘Peek Into Smart & Digital Mobility of Future”
. Impact of IoT, sensors & networks on infrastructure planning & delivery
. Using data and intelligence to make better decisions
. Application of Intelligent Transport Systems and AI to improve road traffic
safety
. Discussing integration of ITS and Artificial Intelligence to optimize road and
traffic monitoring and management
Nadeem Shakir, Technical Director – Integrated Transport & Future Mobility Leader,
Aurecon Group

14:30

Presentation: Vision 2030 and the role of Integrating Smart and sustainable
mobility Solutions
. Increase the efficiency and utility of parking spaces by up to 50 percent
. Reduces the overall space requirement of traditional parking’s
Prof. Muhammad Farhan, Saudi Aramco Chair Professor & Director – ITS & Smart
Mobility Research, Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University, KSA

15:00

Presentation: “Assessing the impact of the development of the ‘Landbridge’ rail
connection to the KSA‘s logistics sector using through support from policy and
regulatory measures.”
. Examining potential of modal shift using the ‘Landbridge’ rail connection
. Understanding the implications of policy measures in assisting the development
of the logistics sector
Nora Nezamuddin, Research Associate, Transport and Urban Infrastructure,
KAPSARC

15:30

Presentation: Importance of safety and regulation in achieving Saudi National
Transport Strategy vision
Chuks Umeh, Railway Safety & Regulations Manager, Riyadh Metro Project, SNC –
Lavalin

15:20

Presentation: Driving the future of the InfraTech agenda and Transportation through
Public Private Partnerships
Stephen Beatty, Global Chairman of Infrastructure, KPMG

16:00

MC Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day 3