Infrastructure & Signalling


IMG_0757The Infrastructure and signalling focused panels during the Railway Pro Technology & Services Forum helps decision makers to establish the right strategy for the railway market.

The event fosters novelty in railways and encourages collaboration between companies, academia and government specialists. Every year, this event brings together organisations interested in developing new railway projects and identifying new partners, project generators presenting current opportunities and future plans, investors looking for new railway business opportunities.

The participants will benefit from the latest information on the market and will have the chance to take part in fruitful discussions, during which they will be able to offer their insight and contribution towards developing projects.

The debated topics during the forum:

  • Integration into the Single European Railway Area – policies and strategies;
  • Cross-border interoperability for seamless transport
  • Investments for rail infrastructure development in the EU (EFSI, CEF, public and private investments)
  • ERTMS deployment – challenges and solutions in CEE


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, Lect.PhD.eng - "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia
Video Message from Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Manager - UIC
Daniel Birsan, President - AIF/ General Manager - Wiebe Romania
Marius Chiper, Director General – CFR SA
Dragoș Floroiu, General Manager - AFER
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
Mihai Frumosu, Transport Specialist PJ - European Investment Bank
Petru Cuvineanu, Technical Manager – CTP Arad
Andreas Schöbel - Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
Marian Coțofană, Traffic Director – CFR SA
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
Maria Magdalena Grigore, Secretary of State – Romanian Ministry of Transport
Sergiu Rădulescu, Research&Design Manager - voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Claudiu Stoilescu, Marketing Specialist - voestalpine VAE APCAROM
Michael Robson, Managing Director - Robson’s International Rail Consultancy
Jacques Guillemot de Liniers, Managing Director – ISAF
Șerban Iorga, Managing Director S & I – Alstom Romania

20:00 – 23:00 Dinner


Technical visit

The technical visits, on the 2nd day of the forum, will take place at:

  • RailPort Arad
  • Arad County Council - Rolling Stock Exhibition
  • Arad Rail Station and Arad Control & Command Centre
  • Astra Rail Industries
  • Astra Vagoane Călători


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