UIC-KORAIL Workshop on Best Practices of High Speed Line Operations, Maintenance, IT Technologies in Asia-Pacific

1 April 2024, Seoul, Korea & Online


10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Opening

Welcome speech and Brief History of High-Speed Rail in Korea
LEE Eungdae, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, KORAIL, Korea

Status of High-Speed Rail in the world
HUO Baoshi, ICHSC Chairman & Director, Department of Science, Technology and IT Application, CR, China

10:30 – 12.00 1.0. National strategies for High-Speed Lines development in Asia- Pacific region

Strategies and development of High-Speed Rail in Korea
KIM Sangnam, Senior Manager, Passenger Business HQ, KORAIL, Korea

Research and Development of Intelligent High-Speed Railway in China
MA Xiaoning, Senior Researcher, Institute of Computing Science, CARS, China

Shinkansen in JR-EAST - HSR for Regional Connectivity and as its Catalyst for Growth
TOGARI Asako, Deputy Director, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Paris Office

Indonesia High Speed Rail Development
WILMAN Hatoguan Marudut, General Manager PMO and Network Expansion, PT KCIC, Indonesia

Development in Australia
SARGANT Tom, UIC Representative for Pacific, Australia

Questions & Answers

12.00 – 13.00 2.0. Lessons learned in Europe

Focus on Spain: Status of High-Speed Rail Operations
ROMO Eduardo, ICHSC Vice Chairman and FCH President, Spain

Competition in Europe
GIURICIN Andrea, Senior Advisor for investment funds TRA, Italy

Low-cost options for High-Speed Line vs traditional operation in France
VANTALON Gaëlle, Director European Public Affairs for Long Distance & High-Speed Trains, SNCF, France

Questions & Answers

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.00 3.0. Operation in extreme conditions. Key features

Low Temperatures and Snow Risks Impacts on High-Speed Lines and Conventional Lines - High-Speed under extreme natural conditions study
ROMO Eduardo, ICHSC Vice Chairman and FCH President, Spain

HSR track maintenance in extreme weather condition of Korea
KIM Kwangmo, Executive Director, High Speed Railroad Facility Project Group, KORAIL, Korea

Questions & Answers

15:00 – 16:00 4.0. Modern maintenance solutions for HSL - Digital solution, predicting maintenance

Towards predictive maintenance using cumulated Track Data in Korea
CHOI Yeongtae, Principal Researcher of Track, KRRI, Korea

16:00 – 16:45 5.0. Modern IT Solutions

Case of IT development for High-Speed Rail in Korea
KIM Joonsun, Deputy Director, Digital Convergence HQ, KORAIL

16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks by Mr François Davenne, Director General of UIC

19:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception by KORAIL



  • Workshop : Business formal with tie
  • Welcome Reception : Business Casual


Seoul Dragon City Hotel: https://sdc-club.com/en/
95, Cheongpa-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu,
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Location: Seoul Dragon City (sdc-club.com)

Workshop venue: Dragon city Shilla (3F)
Lunch venue: Dragon city King`s vacation (31F)
Welcome reception venue: Dragon city The Ribbon (31F)

Seoul Dragon City Hotel Plan:




If you require a Korean visa, please send a copy of your passport to Ms. JEON Eungyeong: jeg0618@korail.com

A letter of invitation for your visa application will be promptly issued.
Your prompt action in this matter is greatly appreciated.

For those unable to come to Seoul, the Workshop can also be followed online (ZOOM). The ZOOM link will be sent the day before the event.


(Registration will close on 29 March)

UIC contact: Ms. Beatrice SEGERAL, Senior Advisor Institutional Relations & Asia-Pacific Region: segeral@uic.org

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Tuesday 27 February 2024