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The International Air Rail Organization (IARO), together with Thailand's largest project management firm – Project Planning Service Public Company Limited (PPS), and multi-disciplinary design firm – PPS One Works, are delighted to announce the very first International Air Rail Transport Summit – Bangkok.

Endorsed by Thailand's Ministry of Transport, the summit will bring together leading industry and public sector figures from around the world to learn more about air-rail connectivity and to explore the opportunities and challenges facing infrastructure planning, funding, delivery and operations across the region.

Focused on the rapidly-expanding Asia-Pacific infrastructure pipeline, this one-day event will discuss lessons to be learnt from benchmark mega-projects around the world in relation to improved passenger experiences, efficient operations and innovative construction techniques. With major projects such the new High-Speed Rail Links connecting three major airports coming to conclusion, and important airport expansion projects such as U-Tapao International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport in discussion, what are Thailand's infrastructure priorities post-2020? And what actions are required from all stakeholders to ensure long-term success in achieving Thailand 4.0 targets?

Taking place at The Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World on Wednesday 20 November 2019, the International Air Rail Transport Summit in Bangkok is a new addition to the global infrastructure calendar. Throughout the day, speakers and organisers will offer genuine insight and sector intelligence to an audience of over 500 delegates from across the industry related to planning, developing, building and operating air-rail links – and also organisations, including airlines and airports, who have a business interests in partnerships for their success.

Following a keynote speech from Thailand's Minister of Transport and the Italian Ambassador to Thailand, local and international industry leaders from across Europe, the United States, the Middle East and the wider ASEAN region will discuss and share their experiences. Confirmed speakers at present include Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Manchester Airport Group; STRET – Bangkok Airport Rail Link; and the IATA – International Air Transport Association.

In the afternoon, delegates will be invited to join one of two focus sessions to discuss in more detail key themes that heavily impact infrastructure:

InnoCon Bangkok:As Digital technology continues to power a new era of construction; leading experts discuss how best to leverage the increasingly large amounts of data and technology to achieve greater benefits.

Air Rail Development:Find out more about international trends and best-practice in technology, operations, development, marketing and branding of rail services to airports.

Together with a range of networking opportunities and supplier exhibitions, the International Air Rail Transport Summit will be the best and exclusive place for bringing together the Thai Market and international community to share information and knowledge about this vastly important sector.

More information and tickets are now available at

If you would to become involved in the event, a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available – please contact Head of Marketing and Communications, Dean Bové ( for more details.

Speaker quotes:

"We are looking at an event aimed at companies and financial institutions who are interested in becoming more familiar with the infrastructure projects in Thailand, particularly to improve air and rail connections, as part of a broader regional effort to improve connectivity in a sustainable way"

Lorenzo Galanti – Italian Ambassador to Thailand


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