Schedule of Events

Conference Days

Friday, September 24, 2021

Location: Hotel 21WOL Milano Centro + ZOOM
13:00 Board Meeting (all Executive Board members)
15:00 General Members Meeting (all IMA members)

Location: Bar Basso
18:00 Welcome Cocktail Reception sponsored by HITACHI (all registered Monorailex conference participants)

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Location: Hotel 21WOL Milano Centro + ZOOM

09:10Keynote Speech Carlo Bianco,
Director Safety Metro Systems, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi
09:30P1 – Monorail – A True Urban Mobility Solution
Claudio Tavella / ALSTOM
09:55P2 – An Overview of Railway Transportation Systems for High and Medium Steep Gradients
in Operation and Under-construction Worldwide
Prof. Christos Pyrgidis / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
10:20P3 – Advantages of Multi-standard Monorail System in Logistics Transportation
Prof. Eryu Zhu / Beijing Jiaotong University
10:45Coffee Break
11:05P4 – Energy Consumption Analysis of Straddle Monorail Transit in the Operational Phase Based on Grey Relational Method
Teng Li / Beijing Jiaotong University
11:30P5 – Hydrogen: New City Energy Concepts
Jürg Fürst / Balance Drive AG, Peter Keller / DERAP AG
11:55P6 – Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines in Rail: A Step Towards a Hydrogen Future
Jonathan Brown, Marko Kroenke / Ricardo Rail
12:20Lunch – sponsored by BEIJING JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
13:30Workshop Specification Groups, part one
15:30P7 – The Important Factors That Define the Choice for a Transportation Solution
Eugenio Dotta, Allan Immel / HITACHI
15:55Coffee Break
16:25Workshop Specification Groups, part two
19:30Formal Dinner at Ristorante Giacomo Arengario – sponsored by DERAP, FOGTEC & INNOVA

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Location: Hotel 21WOL Milano Centro + ZOOM

09:05P8 – An Overview of Norms and Standards for Monorail Systems
Michele Barbagli / TÜV Rheinland
09:30P9 – Catamaran Spherical Bearings for Monorail
Peter Günther / Maurer SPS
09:55P10 – Structural Bearings for Monorail and Light Rail Bridges
Agostino Marioni / HIRUN International
10:20P11 – Special Structural Solutions for Longspan Monorail System
Tarun Goyal / Structural Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
10:45Coffee Break
11:15P12 – Evaluation of Pile Axial Stiffness for Large Diameter Monopiles
Anwar Elkadi, Ahmed Ebid, Ahmed Fikry, Dr. Walaa Eltahawy / NECB
11:40P13 – Cairo Monorails – Comparison Between Actual and Theoretical Lateral Pile Stiffness and Effect on Monolithic Monorail Guideway Structures
Anwar Elkadi, Dr. Walaa Eltahawy, Dr. A. Farghal Maree / Innova & NECB
12:05P14 – Cairo Monorail Project Structural Design – Construction Observation Interface
Dr. A. Farghal Maree, Lucas B. Moreira / Innova
13:45Kahoot Session
14:05P15 – Line 15-Silver: Seven Years in São Paulo Subway – Activities, Expansion and Challenges
Silvia Giacobbe, Débora Gramani, Ricardo Novaes, Celso Liboni / Metro São Paolo
14:30P16 – Lessons Learned at Construction of Monorail of São Paulo – Line 15
Rodolfo Szmidkem Tatiana da Fonzeca / Metro São Paolo
14:55P17 – Panama L3 Monorail Project: A New Extensive Transportation Solution for Growing Cities
Enzo Carpanetti, Hirabaya Yoshitaki, Gianluca Gallo, Marino Torre / HITACHI
15:25Break, Refresh
15:45Bus transfer incl sightseeing tour to Montalto Pavese
17:45Welcome Reception in Casteggio – sponsored by HIRUN International
18:30Visit of historical wine producer „Frecciarossa“
19:45Closing Dinner at Ristorante Italia, Montalto Pavese – sponsored by DERAP, FOGTEC & INNOVA
22:00Bus transfer to Milan
23:30Arrival at Hotel 21WOL

Technical Visits Days

Monday, September 27, 2021

Milan, Bologna
08:00 Start from hotel, Bus transfer
08:45 Visit Politecnico di Milano (Mechanical Department)
11:15 Quick Lunch at Politecnico
12:00 Bus transfer to Milan Central Station
13:00 Train transfer Milan to Bologna
14:30 Visit to Bologna Marconi Express
18:30 Train transfer Bologna to Milan Central Station
20:00 Arrival in Milan

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

09:00 Start from Hotel 21WOL to Hitachi Site Office, bus tranfer
09:30 Visit Hitachi Site Office Via Gatti Milan
Introduction of Hitachi
Presentation technical CBTC Solution
Visit of Metro Line 4 – temporary maintenance track at Linate
13:00 Quick Lunch
14:00 Bus transfer to Expo Ferroviaria
15:00 Visit Expo Ferroviaria
Meeting with Representatives of Expo Ferroviaria (tbc.)
Visit of Fair
18:00 Individual Departure

*subject to change