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
Video Message from Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General – UIC
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
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
Horațiu Stroescu, Competition Inspector – Railway 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
Mihai Frumosu, Transport Specialist PJ-Mobility Office Bucharest – EIB
Guillaume Foeillet, Head of International Affairs for I&P – SNCF
Nicolae Dragu, Business Development Manager – Alstom Romania
Sergiu Rădulescu, Research&Design Manager – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Ioan Buciuman, Lect.PhD.eng. – “1 Decembrie 1918” University Alba Iulia
Vasile Șeclăman, Director of the Railway Supervision Department – 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
László Kormányos, Head of Marketing and Development – MAV START zrt
Marin Aldea, General Director – Metrorex
Cătălin Ștefu, CEE Sales Manager – Masabi
Dennis Schut, Research Manager – 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