Broadcasting conference business session

We will broadcast business session of next conference in Amman through the Internet by Adobe Connect.
It has presentation pain, video image of speaker and text chat for Q&A.
You can watch it on your PC or mobile device that Adobe Connect application is installed.
Account is required, please ask by email. Our email addrss is on ‘Contact Us’ page.

The business session is planned from 13:30 to 18:00 (UTC+3) on Wednesday 9 October.
Check your local time not to miss it.

Four speakers will show their presentation as:
1. Mr. Sallah Allouzi (General Manager of Jordan Hejaz Railways), Introduction of Jordan Hejaz Railways
2. Mr. Naiyi Hasu (Vice President, APHTRO), Douglas the Engine, A Trip to Taiwan
3. Mr. Stephen Wiggs (Chairman, New Europa Railway Heritage Trust), THE WORK OF THE NEW EUROPE RAILWAY HERITAGE TRUST
4. Mr. Kyoichi Oda (President, APHTRO), The Wolsztyn Experience, Steam train driving course to save railway heritage
5. Conference 2020 – Kyoichi Oda

Conference 2019 in Amman, Jordan

Conference 2019 in Amman, Jordan will be held through the courtesy of Jordan Hejaz Railways. It includes a couple of days train ride, visit to new railway museum and workshop. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is open now. It is advised earlier booking. Booking form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page. Conference fee 300USD would be reduced by the number of participants.

Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Amman station of Jordan Hejaz Railways. You can take a taxi from your hotel.

Schedule of the conference programme:
Tue 8 OCT Visit to Museum and Workshop in Amman Station
Wed 9 OCT General meeting and Business Session
Thu 10 OCT Steam train ride to North
Fri 11 OCT Local excursion train ride to South
Partner programme will be available on 9 October.

Accommodation
Toledo Amman Hotel★★★
Rafi Hotel Amman★★
Accommodation will be booked by each participants.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Jordanian Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Jordan Dinar(JOD) at airport and many other places.
The climate of Amman in October is warm but cool in the morning and evening.

1.00 EUR = 0.71 JOD as of December 2018

Conference & AGM 2018 in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China

Conference & AGM 2018 in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China

Unfortunately, conference 2017 has been postponed to 2018 due to problem of preparation process and getting participants. It is planning to be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is open now. It is advised earlier booking, no train seat is available just before the event. Booking form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川).

Expected schedule of the conference programme (TBD) is;
15 Oct Mon – Visit Giant Panda research and breeding centre in Chengdu (optional)
16 Oct Tue – Move from Chengdu to Qianwei
17 Oct Wed – Visit and Ride Shibanxi Railway steam train
18 Oct Thu – AGM and business session
19 Oct Fri – Visit Leshan Giant Buddha and Luocheng Ancient Town (optional)

Accommodation
Baihai Holiday Inn ( Qianwei)★★★★

Leeden Hotel (Chengdu)★★★★

Accommodation will be booked by each attendees.

Access to Qianwei(犍为)
Qianwei(犍为) is a small rural town, two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川). Bus services departs from Shiyangchang bus station (石羊客运站), less than 30 minutes by taxi from Chengdu airport (成都双流国际机场) where you fly to.
Bus services are available from 7:30 to 17:30, every 20-30 minutes. ticket costs around 75RMB.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Chinese Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Renminbi(RMB) at airport and many other places.
The climate of Sichuan in October is warm but cool in the morning and evening.
Please note few people speak English in countryside of China.
It is advised showing in Chinese character to taxi driver or at bus terminal ticket counter etc., it is much easier.

For long distance delegates
The other steam train rides are available in Bangkok, Thailand
on 23 rd October and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on every Wednesday and Saturday.
Please ask for details.

1.00 USD = 6.5 RNB as of January 2018

Conference 2017

Our next conference will be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China, 18-20 October. Please visit our facebook page for further information.
https://www.facebook.com/aphtro/
The details will be posted here soon.

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