PROGRAMME

DAY 1

Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar
Răzvan Cuc, Minister – Romanian Ministry of Transport
Andrew Noble, British Ambassador to Romania
Gigi Gavrilă, President – Romanian Railway Reform Authority
Christian Chavanel, Director of UIC System Department
Marian Mihail Călin, General Manager – AFER
Constantin Axinia, General Manager – CFR SA
Valentin Dorobanțu, General Manager – CFR Călători
Marinică Voicu, General Manager – CFR Marfă
Andrei Creci, General Manager – STB SA
Marin Aldea, General Manager – Metrorex
Bogdan Chirițoiu, President – Romanian Competition Council
Corneliu Luscalov, Executive Director – AIF / Senior Technical Executive – Vossloh Fastening Systems

(strategies for strengthening the TEN-T network, the Multi-annual Financial Framework post-2020, Connecting Europe Facility, facilitating access to European structural funds)

Moderator: Gabriel Stanciu, Vicepresident – AIF/ General Manager – Alstom Romania

Speakers:
Matteo Mussini, Strategy & Process Management – CER
Marius Chiper, Investments Deputy General Manager – CFR SA
Mihai Frumosu, Senior Transport Expert – European Investment Bank
Teodor Grădinariu, Deputy Director – UIC
Arturs Alksnis, Public Affairs Manager – UNIFE
Ionuț Micu, Deputy General Manager, Managing Authority – Romanian Ministry of European Funds

(commercial and cost-cutting efficiency, ERTMS deployment, Shift2Rail, Technical Specification for Interoperability-news, TEN-T Corridor Development, Enhanced Connectivity in Eurasia)

Moderator: Michael Robson, Managing Director – Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy

Speakers:
Christian Chavanel
, Director of UIC System Department
Francesco Dionori, Chief of Transport Networks & Logistics Section Sustainable Transport Division – UNECE
Ralf-Charley Schultze, President – UIRR
Mihaela Carabineanu, Head of Department – AFER
Amedeo Neculcea, Deputy General Manager – GFR

DAY 2

Rail Infrastructure

(ERTMS in Central and Eastern Europe, predictive maintenance, asset management, use of Intelligent Artificial Infrastructure, state-of-the-art railway equipments, electrification projects, research and development within Shift2Rail, high speed in Central and Eastern Europe)

Moderator: Lect.dr.eng Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar

Speakers:
Guillaume Foeillet, Head of International Affairs for I&P – SNCF
Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research & Innovation – Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Andreas Schöbel – Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
Flavio Cosma, Business Development Manager – Southern Europe – Concrete Canvas
Ștefan Iovan, Consultant IT – Informatică Feroviară

(consolidation of infrastructure to enhance Europe-Asia trade relations, attracting large logistics companies to ports and hinterland in Central and Eastern Europe, East / Med Middle East development stage, standardization role to enhance interoperability border)

Moderator: Corneliu Luscalov, Executive Director – AIF / Senior Technical Executive – Vossloh Fastening Systems

Speakers:
Adrian Dragomirescu, Head of Department – CFR SA
Cristi Popina, Service Coordinator – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
David Moore, Partner – CMS Cameron McKenna Olswang LLP
Lect.dr.eng Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar
Cătălin Ionuț Niță, Project and Technical Account Manager – OPINSTA

Freight, passengers and urban transport

(improving the efficiency of international freight and passenger transport, the potential of international freight corridors, the liberalization of the rail passenger transport market, digitization solutions, modern ticketing applications, financing tools for the acquisition new rolling stock, Industry 4.0 in rail transport, smart cities choose rail transport, financing solutions for tram and metro acquisition)

Moderator: Carmen Filipescu, Ex-Chairwoman of the CIV Committee – CIT

Speakers:
Mihai Manole, Director of Rolling Stock Operations – CFR Marfă
Jonas Decressin, Policy Officer – UIP
Gigi Gavrilă, President – Romanian Railway Reform Authority
Andrea Giuricin, Prof.PhD.Eng. in Transport Management – University Milano Bicocca
Abdullah Bocan, General Manager – Durmazlar
András Nyíri, International Operational Director – Rail Cargo Carrier Kft.
Adrian Vlaicu, Marketing & International Affairs Manager – CFR Călători

(new technologies for competitive railway products: hydrogen trains and locomotives, hybrids or batteries, trams and automated metro, digitization of railway freight operations, new trends in rolling stock design, rail safety systems and solutions, air projects -rail in Central and Eastern Europe, Internet of Things, Big Data, energy recovery solutions)

Moderator: Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar

Speakers:
Daniel Doman, Electric Transport Division Director – STB SA
Gabriel Stanciu
, Rolling Stock and Customer Services Director – Siemens Mobility
Marin Aldea
, General Manager – Metrorex
Gabriel Stanciu,  General Manager – Alstom Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova / Vicepresident – AIF
Mehmet Özdemir, Project Manager – Bozankaya
Virgil Pop, General Manager – Oradea Transport Local (OTL)
Olimpiu Rațiu, Area Representative – Ganzair LLC