Railway PRO Technology & Services Forum

Infrastructure • Passengers • Freight

In a world driven by innovation and efficiency, the development of the railway market is one of the key elements that contribute towards the modernisation of local, regional and international transport, by providing a safer and environmentally friendly alternative.

The event will take place on 5 - 6 April 2017 in Arad, Romania

Infrastructure & Signalling

The Infrastructure and signalling focused panels during the Railway PRO Technology & Services Forum helps decision makers to establish the right strategy for the railway market.

Passengers

To tackle the problem caused by the ever-growing cities, companies are looking for safer and faster ways to address mobility demand.

Freight & Logistics

The railway freight transport market is expected to continue to grow, but this requires higher efficiency and railway operators must find ways to reduce costs.

Programme

Infrastructure Development

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FORUM

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

 

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: Integration in the Single European Railway Area
(policies & strategies; role of railway companies in establishing the European network)

Moderator:     Ioan Buciuman, Scientific Secretary – AFER
Speakers:
Video Message from Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Manager – UIC
Maria Magdalena Grigore, Secretary of State – Romanian Ministry of Transport
Marius Chiper, Director General – CFR SA
Andreas Schöbel – Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
Vasile Șeclăman, Director of the Railway Supervision Department – Competition Council
Marcel Oțoiu, General Manager – CENAFER

 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
 

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 2: Cross-border interoperability for seamless transport
(ERTMS development – challenges and solutions in CEE; development of intelligent transport systems and traffic management; TEN-T corridors)

Moderator:     Michael Robson, Managing Director – Robson’s International Rail Consultancy
Speakers:    Ioana Trif, PhD. Candidate – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

 

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 3: Investments in the development of rail infrastructure across the EU
(public and private investments, EFSI, CEF, Structural Funds, the necessity of developing new financial instruments to accelerate projects; new infrastructure projects – national and cross-border; technologies to improve infrastructure maintenance)

Moderator:     Corneliu Luscalov, Infrastructure Director – AIF/ Senior Technical Executive – Vossloh Fastening Systems
Speakers:
Sergiu Rădulescu, Research&Design Manager – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Claudiu Stoilescu, Marketing Specialist – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Michael Robson, Managing Director – Robson’s International Rail Consultancy
Maria Ion, Commercial Director – ISAF
Șerban Iorga, Managing Director S & I – Alstom Romania

20:00 – 23:00 Dinner

 

Passengers Transport

PASSENGERS TRANSPORT FORUM

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

 

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: Opportunities and challenges in the liberalisation process
(impact of EU legislation on the operators’ activity in the context of liberalisation; methods to increase rail transport attractiveness; rolling stock investment projects)

Moderator:     Octavian Udriște, Honorary Chairman – Club Feroviar
Speakers:
Gheorghe Falcă, Mayor – Arad City Hall
Dragos Titea, Secretary of State – Romanian Ministry of Transport
Carmen Filipescu, Chairwoman of the CIV Committee – CIT/ International Affairs Director – Regiotrans
Iosif Szentes, CEO – CFR Călători
László Kormányos, Head of Marketing and Development – MAV START Zrt

 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

 

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 2: Public rail transport development projects
(development of new air-rail transport connections; new projects to extend metro, tram and LRT networks; improvement of existing infrastructure exploitation and establishment of connections between transport modes)

Moderator:     Carmen Filipescu, Chairwoman of the CIV Committee – CIT/ International Affairs Director – Regiotrans
Speakers:
Istvan Csuzi, General Manager – OTL
Marin Aldea, GeneralManager – Metrorex
Petru Cuvineanu, Technical Manager – CTP Arad
Prof. Ph.D.architect Radu Radoslav, Representative of  Romanian Register of  Urban Planners (RUR) for Romanian West Region
Gabriela Mitran, Senior Lecturer PhD eng. – University of Pitești

 

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 3: Digitalisation – new transport trend
(ticketing and passenger information systems; data integration technologies; traffic and information management systems and solutions)

Moderator:     Carmen Filipescu, Chairwoman of the CIV Committee – CIT/ International Affairs Director – Regiotrans
Speakers:     
Dennis Schut, Research Manager – UIC
Sorin Negrea, Public Transport and Mobility Expert – RATB

 

20:00 – 23:00 Dinner

 

Freight & Logistics

FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS TRANSPORT FORUM

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

 

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: China-Europe – new intermodal transport concepts
(development of rail-maritime intermodal transport; rail industry trends and freight transport role; optimisation of performance of multimodal logistics chains; CEE role in ensuring and attracting freight flows)

Moderator:    Gabriel Popa, Assoc. Prof. PhD. Eng. – “Politechnica” University of Bucharest
Speakers:
Dennis Schut, Research Manager – UIC
Dan M. Costescu, Romanian Ex-Minister of Transport
Valentin Dorobanțu, President – Patronal Organisation of Romanian Private Railway Companies
Vitalie Struna, General Manager – Translogist Intertrans Unigrup

 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

 

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 2: Digitalisation – solution for making connectivity efficient
(data operation in freight transport; rail-road interconnectivity: challenges and solutions; importance of freight transport system digitalisation in increasing attractiveness; new infrastructure projects, facilities and terminals to meet the demand)

Moderator:    Ioan Buciuman, Scientific Secretary – AFER
Speakers:
Amedeo Neculcea, Councellor – GFR
Ovidiu Anicăi, Project Manager – ITC
Ştefan Iovan, IT Consultant – Informatica Feroviară

 

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 3: Freight transport competitiveness
(international freight corridors; measures to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of railways; investments in rolling stock and technologies – more silent cargo trains; single wagon vs block train)

Moderator:    Valentin Dorobanțu, President – Patronal Organisation of Romanian Private Railway Companies
Speakers:
Ralf-Charley Schultze, President – UIRR
Daniel Ciobanu, Traffic and Sales Manager – CFR Marfă
Georgeta Emilia Mocuța, Assoc.Prof.PhD.Eng.  – “POLITEHNICA” University of Timișoara

 

20:00 – 23:00 Dinner

 

Day 2 - Technical Visits

Infrastructure – Arad Rail Station and Arad Control & Command Centre

Passengers Astra Vagoane Calatori

Freight & Logistics Astra Rail Industries and RailPort Arad

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