9:00-12:00, September 2nd 2020
Pearl Hall, 7th Floor, Shanghai International Convention Center
(No. 2727, Binjiang Avenue, Pudong)
The “China International Railway Conference for Urban & Intercity Transit (CIRC)”, with the support and guidance of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Chinese Ministry of Transport and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, explores professional topics within the fields of rail and metropolitan rail transit through its well established platforms, while providing international exchange activities and business networking opportunities. The Opening Forum of the 2020 Conference will be held at the Shanghai International Convention Center on September 2nd with the theme of “Exploring Regional Transportation Integration & Optimal Operation Solutions”.
Looking back over the past 20 years, China’s metropolitan railway systems have undergone a massive amount of development, and now rank first in the world in terms of the number of cities serviced by metros as well as in overall metro rail track mileage. In this historic new era, the country has continued to refine and perfect the means necessary for the continued advancement of its metropolitan rail transit systems, providing the foundation to better support the modernization of its cities and the integration of world-class metropolitan agglomerations. Many solutions and pathways will be presented detailing China’s high-quality rail transit development.
With the recent launching of national infrastructure integration strategies such as the Coordinated Development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Areas, the Integrated Development of the Yangtze River Delta, the Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and the Coordinated Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, urban rail transit has risen to form a crucial element in China’s further development. Metro transit systems are no longer bound to single intra-city transportation developments, but are becoming a pillar of China’s pursuit of “Four Network Integration” – that of mainline railways, intercity railways, city (suburban) railways, and metropolitan (subway) railways. China is now on its way to realizing the development of highly regional clusters, and is entering a new era of comprehensive development.
CIRC 2020’s Opening Forum will take China’s integrated development as its cue, focusing on the Yangtze River Delta, as well as on case studies detailing the status of transportation infrastructure development in several major metropolitan areas in China. Intelligent transportation development trends within large-scale regional integration projects will also be covered, concentrating on the integration of rail transportation in the Yangtze River Delta, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development and the “Four Network Integration” strategy for multi-standard rail transfer connections and efficient operations more generally.
These topics are intended to spark vibrant discussions between industry professionals, including widely respected authorities, experts and scholars at all levels, from national urban rail transit operators to inter-city railway and municipal railway representatives and other related engineering and construction leaders. Together we will explore the impressive advancement of China’s rail transit infrastructure in this promising new era, shedding light on its state of development and bringing you essential insight.
Yangtze River Delta Regional Cooperation Office
Yangtze River Delta Transportation Integration Research Center
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (Shanghai)
Shanghai Transportation Industry Association
Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Speakers and participants will include representatives from:
- Infrastructure Development Department, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
- Transportation Service Department, China’s Ministry of Transport
- Regional Cooperation Office of the Yangtze River Delta
- Shanghai Transportation Commission
- Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd.
- Guangzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd.
- China CRRC Group Co., Ltd.
- China Signal Research & Design Institute
The above invitation list is partial and subject to on-site announcement