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Friday, February 19 • 15:00 - 15:30
Panel Discussion : Procurement
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David Briginshaw

Editor-in-Chief, International Railway Journal
David holds a Higher National Diploma (with distinction) in Transport & Physical Distribution from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic (now the University of Northumbria). He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). He has been a railway journalist since 1979. David joined IRJ in 1982 as associate editor, and was appointed editor-in-chief in 2001. He took on the additional role of associate publisher in 2013... Read More →

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Philippe Citroën

Director General, UNIFE
Philippe joined UNIFE in June 2011. He began his career as Transport Advisor at the French Permanent Representation to the EU in 1986 and then became Member of the Cabinet of the French Transport Minister in 1990. In 1993 he became Manager and Chief of Staff at RATP Paris, and joined SNCF as Strategy Director in 1999. Prior to assuming his position at UNIFE, he served for 8 years as CEO of Systra, one of the world's leading public transport... Read More →
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Howard Rosen

Chairman, Rail Working Group
Howard studied law at Oxford University, qualified as an English solicitor in 1980, and since 1989 has led a boutique law firm, Howard Rosen Solicitors, in Zug, Switzerland, specialising in international commercial and finance law, with a particular emphasis on rail finance. Since 1996 he has been chairman of the Rail Working Group, a world-wide not for profit industry association, constituted by UNIDROIT, which is dedicated to the... Read More →
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Ichiro Takahashi

Executive Director, Brussels Branch, East Japan Railway Company
As Executive Director of Brussels Branch, Ichiro is responsible for the daily management of Brussels Branch and representative of JR East with respect to third parties regarding the activities of Brussels Branch. He joined Japanese National Railway (JNR) in 1985. When the JNR division and privatisation reform occurred in 1987, he joined JR East. Recently he has been in charge of the administrative issues for international affairs for... Read More →

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Matthew Smith

Partner, London Office, K&L Gates
Matthew advises on UK and International transport, energy and infrastructure projects and disputes. With more than 18 years' experience, he has acted for owners, contractors and consultants on many different many disputes using many forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Matthew qualified as a lawyer in 1995 and has been with the firm since 2000. He is recommended in Chambers for his... Read More →