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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Time of event

Day 1: 09:00–18:00
Day 2: 09:00–18:00
Day 3: 09:30–12:00


High-quality transport infrastructure development is increasingly important to economic growth and quality of life in Asia and the Pacific.

This conference will examine policy papers submitted to ADBI on high-speed rail and other transport infrastructure projects and their spillover effects on the economy, environment, society, and quality of life. The focus will be on the introduction of measures to boost project planning, implementation, and operations, as well as replicate the results in new projects.

The Handbook on High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life will be launched in a special session at the conference.

  • Share knowledge and experience related to emerging transport infrastructure growth challenges in Asia and the Pacific, with particular attention to high-speed rail projects
  • Explore the impact of transport infrastructure development on quality of life in the region
  • Spotlight innovative ways to enhance and replicate the spillover effects of transport infrastructure growth
  • Government officials, researchers, and railway operators
  • Presentation materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
  • Research papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication as ADBI policy briefs or working papers, as well as possible inclusion in an ADBI book
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

To ensure the health and safety of event participants as the new coronavirus situation develops, registrants will be required to complete health clearance procedures and, depending on the result, may be refused entry to the event venue. The health clearance procedures are subject to change. Related questions may be directed to the event contact(s) above.

  • Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City
  • Chubu University
  • World Conference on Transport Research Society Special Interest Group – High-Speed Rail: Policy, Investments, and Impacts

Event Contact

  • Seetha Ram, KE Senior CBT Specialist Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute
  • Bharule, Shreyas Research Associate Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form
  • Miyazawa, Satoshi ADB Institute E-mail contact form