Railway PRO Investment Summit
3 – 4 October 2017 | Bucharest

Ground-breaking event in Eastern Europe

Railway Pro Investment Summit 2017

Railway Pro Investment Summit 2017

For more than a decade now, the Railway PRO Investment Summit – the most representative and innovative event of the Railway Pro Communication Platform – has been the gathering place for hundreds of key players from the international railway market, each one offering their insight and contribution towards developing rail related projects.

The exposition

The exposition

that will take place during the Railway Pro Investment Summit will provide the companies with the chance to present their latest products and developments in front of a highly specialised audience .

Debated topics

Debated topics

during this edition of the Railway Pro Investment Summit are comprehensive and diverse, providing the participants details regarding the newest developments of the railway industry.

The 12th edition

The 12th edition

is already looking to surpass the previous events through an increasingly higher attendance of top decision makers and representatives of the railway industry and organisations. Delegates from the European Commission, the European Parliament, international public authorities, IFIs, as well as rail associations will provide valuable insights concerning ongoing and future projects and sharing their visions on the progress and direction of the rail transport market.

Programme

Day 1

The business approach for an efficient railway market

08:00 – 09:00     Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 10:00     Opening Speeches

Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar
Video Message from Martina Werner, MEP – European Parliament
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
Philippe Citroën, Director General – UNIFE
Daniel Birsan, President – AIF
Victor Badea, General Manager – Romanian Railway Authority (AFER)
Paul Gheorghiu, CEO – Railway PRO

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

11:00 – 12:30     Panel 1: Policies and strategies for a high competitive and efficient railway transport sector
(application of the 4th Railway Package, bridging the gap – increasing cross-border rail connections, Shift2Rail – an essential tool for research and innovation, financing infrastructure projects)

Moderator: Maria Price, Head of European Policies and Public Affairs – UIP
Speakers:
Libor Lochman, Executive Director – CER
Philippe Citroën, Director General – UNIFE
Marius Chiper, General Director – CFR SA
Guillaume Foeillet, Head of International Affairs for I&P – SNCF
Bernhard Knoll, Vice President – UEEIV
Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research & Innovation a.i. – Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Bas Leermakers, Head of Technical Interoperability Department – OTIF
Frank Jost, Single European Rail Area, Mobility and Transport – European Commission

12.30 – 14.00     Networking Lunch

14.00 – 15.30     Panel 2: Challenges and opportunities in the Single EU Rail Area
(meet passenger expectations with on-train digital services, rail freight – a sector in transition, future outlook for a railway system able to meet mobility challenges, unlocking the railway infrastructure projects and building the missing links, shaping the TEN-T Core Network – challenges and opportunities)

Moderator: Gabriel Stanciu, General Director – Alstom Romania, Bulgaria & Rep. of Moldova / Vice President – AIF
Speakers:
Lord Tony Berkeley, Vice President – Alliance of Rail New Entrants (ALLRAIL)
Maria Price, Head of European Policies and Public Affairs – UIP
Ralf-Charley Schultze, President – UIRR
Mihai Manole, Head of Operations, Development and Rolling Stock Department- CFR Marfa
Armando Carrillo Zanuy, Secretary General – EURNEX e.V.
Miroslav Haltuf, Chairman of Shift2Rail JU SRG
Vasile Șeclăman, Director of the Railway Supervision Department – Competition Council

15.30 – 16.00     Networking Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00      Railway PRO Investment Summit Day 1 Conclusions

 

19.30         Networking Dinner

 

 

Day 2

08:30 – 09:00     Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 11:00     Panel 1: Make railways more attractive for investors
(ERTMS – the viable solution for a seamless railway transport, the need of a harmonized and interoperable freight transport system to increase competitiveness, use of Internet of things – data collection, rolling stock acquisition, open access to freight terminals for a better logistics, creating a high capacity infrastructure, predictive maintenance, using the UAVs for rail infrastructure maintenance, use of new materials and state-of-the-art technologies in track construction)

Moderator: Michael Robson, Managing Director – Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy
Speakers:
Bo Olsson, Chief Strategist – Trafikverket
Carmen Filipescu, Chairwoman – CIV Committee of the International Rail Transport Committee
Sorin Chinde, General Director – GFR
Ioan Buciuman, Lect.PhD.eng. – “1 Decembrie 1918” University Alba Iulia
Nicolae Dragu, Business Development Manager – Alstom Romania
Sergiu Rădulescu, Research&Design Manager – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Guillaume Foeillet, Head of International Affairs for I&P – SNCF
Mihai Frumosu, Transport Specialist PJ-Mobility Office Bucharest – EIB
Marian Păun, President – Romanian Rail Reform Authority
Horațiu Stroescu, Competition Inspector – Railway Competition Council

11.00 – 11.30    Networking Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00     Panel 2: Multimodal transport in the urban and suburban area
(planning and delivering metro and LRTs projects, reshaping the urban transport system, new solutions for boosting public transport attractiveness – opportunities in rail passenger transport development)

Moderator: Carmen Filipescu, Chairwoman – CIV Committee of the International Rail Transport Committee
Speakers:
Michael Robson, Managing Director – Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy
Iosif Szentes, General Director – CFR Calatori
Balázs Molnár, Product Manager – MAV START zrt
Marin Aldea, General Director – Metrorex
Cătălin Ștefu, CEE Sales Manager – Masabi
Johan Marigny, External Funding Unit – Project Advisor – UIC
Sorin Negrea, Public Transport and Mobility Expert – RATB

13.00 – 14.30     Networking Lunch

14.30 – 15.30      Railway PRO Investment Summit Day 1 & 2 Sum up and Conclusions