Day 1



08:00 – 09:00   Registration & Welcome coffee


09:00 – 10:00   Opening ceremony

Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar
Representative Romanian Ministry of Transport
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General – UIC
Philippe Citroen, Director General – UNIFE
Constantin Andronache, General Manager – AFER
Daniel Birsan, President – AIF

10:00 – 11:00   Official opening and tour of the railway technology exhibition


11:00 – 12:30   Panel 1: Central and Eastern Europe between current and future EU budget
(strategies for revitalizing EU’s railway system, post-2020 MFF, financing tools for railway infrastructure projects)

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

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General – UIC
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
Mihaela Williams, Policy Officer, DG Move – European Commission
Gigi Gavrilă, President – ARF
Mihai Frumosu, Senior Transport Expert – European Investment Bank
Ion Gavrilă, General Manager – CFR SA

12.30 – 12.45   Coffee break


12.45 – 14.15    Panel 2: Making a fully interoperable railway system in the EU
(policies, strategies, EU Corridors, ERTMS deployment, new projects – new investments, Shift2Rail, Internet of Things)

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

Gilles Peterhans, Secretary General – UIP
Cesare Brand, Secretary General – International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
Marian Mihail Călin, Deputy General Manager – AFER
Guillaume Foeillet, Head of International Affairs for I&P – SNCF
Cristi Popina, Service Coordinator – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Reprezentant Shift2Rail JU

14.30 – 16.00   Lunch


16.30        Departure for the technical visit



Day 2

08.30 – 09.00   Registration & Welcome coffee



09:00 – 11:00      Panel 1: Key players are shaping the railway market
(railway operators to implement new projects and programmes, the needed rolling stock for an increased demand, encouraging rail passenger competitiveness and market opening, intermodality, comfort, speed, modern stations and intelligent apps, ticketing, use of new materials and latest-generation technologies in building railways)

Moderator: Gilles Peterhans, Secretary General – UIP
Bo Olsson
, Chief Strategist – Trafikverket
Leon Bărbulescu, General Manager – CFR Călători
Nick Brooks, Secretary General – ALLRAIL
Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar
Vasile Șeclăman, Director Railway Supervision Department – Competition Council

11.00 – 11.30     Coffee break


11.30 – 13.00    Panel 2: Transcontinental railway corridors – solution for global freight distribution
(developing railways and logistics chain between Europe and Asia, modern rolling stock, boosting railway transport through innovation, integration of Internet of Things apps)

Moderator: Lector Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar

Maria Price, Expert, Technical Interoperability Department – OTIF
Marinică Voicu, General Manager – CFR Marfă
Lyubomir Iliev, General Manager – BDZ Cargo
Marian Constantinescu, General Manager – TPF CPROJECT
Ștefan Iovan, IT Consultant – Informatică Feroviară
Peter Sorger, Expert Advisor

13.00 – 14.30     Lunch




09:00 – 11:00 Panel 1: Policies encourage cities to grow smart
(developing a sustainable mobility, new measures and strategies to increase public transport share, financing the right urban transport project)

Moderator: Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar
Speakers: Pere Torres, CEO – Metropolitan Transport Authority – ATM Barcelona

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break


11.30 – 13.00 Panel 2: Cities are getting green by developing their urban rail transport system
(metro, tram, LRT – projects, new action plans, optimizing the access to urban transport services, transport hubs, integrated services)

Representative Metrorex
Adrian Sorin Mihail, General Manager – RATB

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch


14.30 – 15.30     Conclusions Day 1 & Day 2