Conference 2020 in Indonesia

Conference 2020 will be held in Indonesia. It includes four steam train rides, visit to railway museum in Ambarawa. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.
The details will be updated on this page.

Venue & Schedule
Schedule of the conference programme (TBD):
from Mon 7 to Fri 11 December
Steam train ride on Cepu Forest Railway
Business session
Steam train ride and visit museum in Ambarawa
Jaladara steam train ride and visit Tasik Madu sugar mill

It is advised arrival to Semarang airport until 6 December via Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to take train for Cepu.
The conference will end in the late afternoon of 11 December in Solo(Surakarta).
You fly back from Solo airport or Yogyakarta one and half hours by train from Solo.
Conference fee is less than 300USD, depends on number of participants.
Partner programme will be available on the day of business session.

Accommodation
Accommodation in Cepu ad Solo will be booked by each participants.
The information will be updated.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Indonesian Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw local currency at airport and many other places.
The climate of Java Island in December is warm but it is recommended to bring long sleeve cloths for too much air-conditioned public transport.

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

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