Seminar on the Development of High-Speed Rail in China

Apr. 19, 2019



Over the past two decades, China has built a railway network of 20,000 miles of high-speed rails, which is more than the rest of the world combined. Michael Lee, who worked in China for 12 years as railway business executive of GE, Siemens, and Thales, will share his insider knowledge of the development of high-speed rail in China: history, strategy, technology policy, and impact to the global market.


The seminar will be delivered by Michael Lee, a Senior Rail System Director at HNTB Corporation. Michael Lee is a seasoned global business leader and an expert in the rail industry. He is currently a senior consultant at HNTB Corporation. Prior to HNTB, Mr. Lee served as North America President of China Railway Signal and Communication (CRSC). Further prior, Mr. Lee served as China Director of Business Development of GE Transportation, China General Manager of Siemens Rail Automation, Greater China Country Director of Thales Transportation. Before going to China, Mr. Lee worked 10 years in the U.S. transportation authorities, including the USDOT, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and Honolulu Public Transit Authority. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor's degree from the Tsinghua University, a master's degree from the University of Hawaii, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Date: April 19, 2019, Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Thomas T. Beam Engineering Complex TBE-A 107, Las Vegas, NV 89154


Contact information: Please RSVP by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to Ershad Mortazavian by e-mail:

Refreshment: pizza and light refreshments