Programme

Day 1

THE CHALLENGES OF RAILWAYS – FROM POLICIES TO PROJECTS

 

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

Speakers:
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General – UIC
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
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

Speakers:
Gilles Peterhans, Secretary General – UIP
Guillaume Foeillet, Head of International Affairs for I&P – SNCF
Cesare Brand, Secretary General – International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
Marian Mihail Călin, Deputy General Manager – AFER
Reprezentant Shift2Rail JU

14.30 – 16.00   Lunch

 

16.30        Departure for the technical visit

 

 

Day 2

08.30 – 09.00   Registration & Welcome coffee

 

FREIGHT & PASSENGER TRANSPORT

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
Speakers:
Bo Olsson
, Chief Strategist – Trafikverket
Leon Bărbulescu, General Manager – CFR Călători
Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar

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 univ.dr.ing. Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar

Speakers:
Maria Price, Expert, Technical Interoperability Department – OTIF
Marinică Voicu, General Manager – CFR Marfă

13.00 – 14.30     Lunch

 


 

URBAN TRANSPORT

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)

 

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)

 

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

 

14.30 – 15.30     Conclusions Day 1 & Day 2