SmartRail Eurasia will Open by Mayor of Istanbul Dr. Kadir Topbaş

Mayor of Istanbul confirmed as delivering SmartRail Eurasia welcome address.

16 January 2016 Saturday, 19:51

Mayor of Istanbul confirmed as delivering SmartRail Eurasia welcome address.

Dr. Kadir Topbaş ,the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, is confirmed as delivering the welcome address at SmartRail & Metro Eurasia (Istanbul, 26-27th January) and will officially open this landmark two day event. A trained architect and strong supporter of public transport, Dr. Topbaş, will welcome delegates attending the event from across the region and will explore plans for the development of the city’s growing transport networks.
With rail and metro in Eurasia undergoing a rapid period of modernization, signalling, telecommunications, rolling stock and IT technology are all the subject of significant investment. Turkey alone will be allocating $46 billion allocated to rail and metro investment by 2023. And in response to this growth, SmartRail Euarasia will bring together the leading organisations and individuals shaping the rapid development of public transport in the region.
Alex Williamson, Managing Director of Global Transport Forum, the organiser of SmartRail Eurasia stated; [quote font=”tahoma” font_size=”20″]“We are honoured to welcome Dr. Topbaş as a speaker and his presence shows the importance of public transport development within the region, and the focus which Eurasia’s leaders place upon it. It’s set to be a fascinating, engaging and important event in the industry calendar.”[/quote]

Dr. Kadir Topbaş will be joining fellow high-level speakers including Fatih Turan (General Manager,(AYGM Ministry of Transport), Sönmez Ale (General Manager, Izmir Metro), Necmettin Tahiroglu, (General Manager Ankara Metro (EGO)), Halil Korkmaz (General Manager TCDD Region 1), Renata Susa (President of Management Board, Croatia Railways), Libor Lochman, Executive Director CER), Asghar Bahramali (Project Director, Iran Railways) and many more.

SmartRail and Metro Eurasia is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on 26-27th January at the Radisson Blu Şişli hotel. This event is a unique business and development platform covering the entire value chain within Eurasia’s leading authorities, rail and metro operators, international contractors and solutions providers. It’s an event not to be missed.

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