Malaysia to Host International Rail Expo

2012-09-05 09:00 1564

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Construction Industry Development Board will host and co-organise RAIL ASIA 2013 Exhibition & Conference next year from 26-28 March 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with the theme: 'Transforming Rail Mobility in Asia'. This was announced at the Soft Launch of the event officiated by the Honorable Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Hamid b Syed Jaafar Albar, Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). Rail Asia 2013 is organised by UBM, one of the world's leading organisers of trade exhibitions.

Rail Asia 2013 will be held from 26 - 28 March 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Malaysia
Rail Asia 2013 will be held from 26 - 28 March 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Malaysia

Rail Asia 2013 official launch by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Hamid b Syed Jaafar Albar, Chairman of SPAD
Rail Asia 2013 official launch by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Hamid b Syed Jaafar Albar, Chairman of SPAD

"RAIL ASIA 2013 is a high level industry platform catered to Asia's fast growing demand for rail transportation. We have seen that even with the advent of road transportation all over the world, trains continue to play a significant role in providing a systematic and efficient mode to transport goods and people.  In fact, over the last decade, the role of rail transportation had increased significantly with rapid urban development in Asian Cities," said Dato' Seri Prof. Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim, Chief Executive, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia.

Rail development in Asia is on a fast track as a result of the rapid urban migration, growth and density of cities and connectivity among the countries. Malaysia, in particular, has embarked upon a RM36.6 billion Mass Rapid Transit and multi-Electrified Double Tracking projects that will transform and improve mobility.

RAIL ASIA 2013 is an integrated rail industry event that will be the single most important stop for industry professionals in the region to get up to speed on what's new in rail development. It will include an international exhibition, a major international conference, business networking events and technology symposiums.

"The RAIL ASIA 2013 Exhibition will bring together the biggest industry players to showcase a comprehensive range of technology and services on rail infrastructure, rail technology, rail revenue management, tunneling and rail services," said Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, Chairman, UBM Malaysia.

The 2-day RAIL ASIA Conference is expected to be the largest forum for the rail industry in the region and will address key policy and operational issues in the region. Over 300 top decision makers are expected to gather and learn and interact with industry speakers and role players. The Conference will include a special keynote and covers private sector participation in rail development, financing and funding, multi-modal transportation hub, designing passenger friendly rail station and case studies.

Over 3,000 delegates and trade visitors representing Government & Regulators, Rail Operators, Contractors, City Planners, Designers, Consultants, Engineers, Security/Safety Management and Facility/Maintenance Managers from the Asian region are expected at RAIL ASIA 2013.

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (

UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of UBM Asia part of UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

2. About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,600 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For press inquiries, please contact:

UBM Malaysia
A-8-1, Level 8,
Hampshire Place Office,
157 Hampshire1,
Jalan Mayang Sari,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60-3-2176-8788
Fax: +60-3-2164-8786

Source: UBM Malaysia
Keywords: Transportation