PROGRAMME

DAY 1

Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar
Representative Romanian Ministry of Transport
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
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
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:
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
Mihai Frumosu, Senior Transport Expert – European Investment Bank
Teodor Grădinariu, Deputy Director – UIC
Arturs Alksnis, Public Affairs Manager – UNIFE

(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:
Mihaela Carabineanu, Head of Department – AFER
Christian Chavanel, Director of UIC System Department
Ralf-Charley Schultze, President – UIRR
Francesco Dionori, Chief of Transport Networks & Logistics Section Sustainable Transport Division – UNECE

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)

(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:
Representative CFR SA
Cristi Popina, Service Coordinator – voestalpine VAE APCAROM

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
Andrea Giuricin, Prof.PhD.Eng. in Transport Management – University Milano Bicocca
András Nyíri, Head of International Production – Rail Cargo Carrier Hungary
Vasile Șeclăman, Director – Railway Supervision Department – Competition Council

(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:
Representative STB SA
Nicolae Dragu, Business Development Manager – Alstom Romania
Representative METROREX
Adrian Vlaicu, Marketing & International Affairs Manager – CFR Călători