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Wednesday, February 17
 

10:00

13:45

14:00

14:30

15:00

Presentation on Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof)
Delegates will have the opportunity to visit Vienna's striking new central station, the Hauptbahnhof, courtesy of Austria's national rail operator, ÖBB. In the Skylobby on the 23rd floor of ÖBB’s headquarters, overlooking the Hauptbahnhof, delegates will enjoy a presentation on the station, which was completed in December 2015. The Hauptbahnhof is part of a €3bn nationwide railway station upgrade programme of more than 100 stations and stops, by ÖBB Infrastruktur.

Wednesday February 17, 2016 15:00 - 15:45
Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station) Wien Hauptbahnhof

15:45

16:00

Guided tour of ÖBB Service Centre
Delegates will then be taken on a guided tour of ÖBB’s newly constructed service centre at Matzleinsdorf, which brings together ÖBB’s servicing, maintenance and cleaning facilities. The five-storey building in essence comprises the administration, production, storage, personnel and service areas for the ÖBB technical services, traction and passenger divisions.

Wednesday February 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
Wien Matzleinsdorf ÖBB Service Centre

16:45

19:00

19:30

Welcome Dinner
Speakers
avatar for Christian Kern

Christian Kern

CEO, ÖBB


Wednesday February 17, 2016 19:30 - 22:30
Die Küche, Palais Hansen Kempinski
 
Thursday, February 18
 

06:30

08:00

09:00

Opening remarks
Speakers
avatar for David Briginshaw

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 →


09:00

09:10

Is Rail Transport on the right track?

UIC represents the entire global railway community, which encompasses 1 million km of infrastructure, 7 million members of staff and a significant volume of traffic, providing mobility for 7 billion people around the world. This grants us the somewhat privileged position of being observers as the major trends in mobility unfold in the 21st century.

Our world is becoming more divided and is suffering the full force of an enduring economic crisis. However, it seems that rail is increasinly relevant and is recognised as a primary mode of mobility by those who decide on policy, by major investors and by the operators themselves, who are looking to develop ever further. World forecasts on trade developments show promising perspectives for rail business at global level.


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Pierre Loubinoux

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux

Director General, UIC



09:10

09:30

URBAN RAIL – Recent Developments
Speakers
avatar for Alain Flausch

Alain Flausch

Secretary General, UITP
Alain was appointed Secretary General of UITP in 2011. He has been the Association’s President from 2009 to 2011 and was President and member of different UITP Committees and Commission from 2004 to 2009. From 2000 to 2011, as CEO of the STIB, the Brussels public transport operator, Mr Flausch led the STIB through an in-depth cultural change. Before 2000 he was active as top manager in Television and the Chemical industry. He was a... Read More →



09:50

Shift2Rail - to deliver the ERRAC vision of the future railway?
The presentation will review the progress of Shift2Rail, its current position and how Shift2Rail will help to make rail more competitive and efficient in the future. The presentation will link the work that ERRAC is doing on developing the Strategic Railway Research Innovation Agenda and detailed Route Maps that describe for the key areas such as; trains, infrastructure, customer travel experience, energy etc. how the technologies might provide the solutions that enable the railways to meet the challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Doherty

Andy Doherty

Chairman, ERRAC and Director, System Engineering, Network Rail
Andy is the Chief Rail Technology Officer for Network Rail and the Chair of ERRAC (European Rail Research Advisory Group) in Brussels. Andy's role at Network Rail is to provide vision and leadership to its technology strategy, and leading engineering interaction with the UK railway industry and within the European railway sphere. Andy represents the entire European railway operating community as the Chair of ERRAC and with the ERA as chair of... Read More →



09:50

10:05

Visions of Rail Infrastructure Managers
The rail infrastructure costs are on the one hand important for intermodal competition and on the other hand for the public budget. The expectations of all stakeholders are falling costs. The customer requirements are increasing, more and more convenience must be provided to the passengers. This leads to a dilemma for the railway infrastructure managers, because the different goals are inconsistent with each other. A clear vision, precise long term targets and applying innovation to all processes should be the strategy to fullfill the annual growing expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Johann Pluy

Dr Johann Pluy

General Manager of Railway Systems, ÖBB
Johann is the division manager of “Railway Systems” and authorized representative of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) since 2014. In this position he is responsible for the provision and operation of telematics services, energy supply and train control-, command-, and signaling systems. Johann and around 600 people of the division ensure a reliable and sustainable energy supply for the railway system as well as efficient... Read More →


10:25

Outlook European Railways – more threats than opportunities?

No freight operator is currently profitable, long-distance bus operators are a new competitor to rail operators, strikes affect the operational business and the digitalisation of rail systems is lagging behind.

However, rail has the opportunity to benefit from megatrends like metropolisation, international sourcing and producing. What can be done to get on the right track?


Speakers
avatar for Maria Leenen

Maria Leenen

CEO, SCI Verkehr
Maria has been the CEO of SCI Verkehr since the company was founded in 1994. With a focus on strategic consulting in the rail and logistics business, Maria's company has supported all major players in the global railway industry in their strategic decision-making processes.



10:25

10:40

Panel Discussion : Is Rail Transport on the right track?
Moderators
avatar for David Briginshaw

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Doherty

Andy Doherty

Chairman, ERRAC and Director, System Engineering, Network Rail
Andy is the Chief Rail Technology Officer for Network Rail and the Chair of ERRAC (European Rail Research Advisory Group) in Brussels. Andy's role at Network Rail is to provide vision and leadership to its technology strategy, and leading engineering interaction with the UK railway industry and within the European railway sphere. Andy represents the entire European railway operating community as the Chair of ERRAC and with the ERA as chair of... Read More →
avatar for Alain Flausch

Alain Flausch

Secretary General, UITP
Alain was appointed Secretary General of UITP in 2011. He has been the Association’s President from 2009 to 2011 and was President and member of different UITP Committees and Commission from 2004 to 2009. From 2000 to 2011, as CEO of the STIB, the Brussels public transport operator, Mr Flausch led the STIB through an in-depth cultural change. Before 2000 he was active as top manager in Television and the Chemical industry. He was a... Read More →
avatar for Maria Leenen

Maria Leenen

CEO, SCI Verkehr
Maria has been the CEO of SCI Verkehr since the company was founded in 1994. With a focus on strategic consulting in the rail and logistics business, Maria's company has supported all major players in the global railway industry in their strategic decision-making processes.
avatar for Jean-Pierre Loubinoux

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux

Director General, UIC
avatar for Dr Johann Pluy

Dr Johann Pluy

General Manager of Railway Systems, ÖBB
Johann is the division manager of “Railway Systems” and authorized representative of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) since 2014. In this position he is responsible for the provision and operation of telematics services, energy supply and train control-, command-, and signaling systems. Johann and around 600 people of the division ensure a reliable and sustainable energy supply for the railway system as well as efficient... Read More →


11:00

11:25

11:55

Track technology trends to boost system availability and efficiency
The presentation will discuss the meaning of customer benefit from the point of view of a technology driven company, being as well the only global player that combines rails and turnouts in a single industry setup. Sustainable innovative track solutions are characterised by highest system availability, while the lifecycle costs must be significantly reduced. In this connection also the most important sector developments will be discussed: public procurement by application of the best-bidder principle (“most economically advantageous tender”), the forthcoming Resolution of the European Parliament on the Competitiveness of the European Rail Industry, as well as the impacts of digitalisation of railways on infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Martin Platzer

Dr Martin Platzer

Strategic Marketing, voestalpine Schienen GmbH
After promotion at Vienna University (faculty of law and economics) and postgraduate studies Martin held various positions in the financial and industrial sectors. He joined the voestalpine Group in 2000 and is Senior Vice President Marketing of voestalpine Schienen GmbH as well as member of the UNIFE Strategy Committee and Chairman of UNIRAILINFRA.



11:55

12:10

NBT - An innovative slab track solution
This paper presents the innovative ballastless trackform solution named NBT, which has developed within the frame of a French collaborative research program. This paper describes NBT through the development process and how this allows to validate the solution today. We trace the history of the development through the conceptual design phase, the real-scale laboratory testing, the construction of the demonstration track and its monitoring during the previous year.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Masson

Caroline Masson

Track solutions innovation Manager, Alstom
Since October 2013, Caroline has been in charge of innovation developments in the Track solutions department. She is currently working on various projects regarding innovative track design for tramways, metro and main lines, but also track method statements improvement by developing innovative tools using new technologies.



12:30

12:30

Recent developments in understanding the long term behaviour of ballasted track

Ballasted track is traditional on many railways, has a relatively low installation cost and is straightforward to adjust in terms of line and level. However, the ongoing maintenance requirement is significant, with railway administrations typically spending up to 50% of total operating costs on track maintenance and renewal.

This presentation will summarise results from the recently completed study "Track 21", with the aim of moving towards "tampless track". It will show how interventions such as under sleeper pads, changing the ballast grading or the shoulder slope, and the addition of randomly placed fibre reinforcements can reduce rates of accumulation of permanent settlement. The presentation will then discuss how these findings are being taken forward in the programme grant "Track to the future".


Speakers
avatar for Prof. William Powrie

Prof. William Powrie

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Dean of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton University
William Powrie is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Dean of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. He was or is Principal Investigator for Rail Research UK, Track21 and Track to the Future. He was a member of the steering group for the 2012 Rail Technical Strategy, with a focus on rail infrastructure.



13:05

How real is Hyperloop?
Suppliers
avatar for Dr Knut Sauer

Dr Knut Sauer

VP Business Development, Strategy & Sales, Hyperloop Technologies
Knut has a PhD in Transportation & Engineering and Computer Science from Centre for Transport, Imperial College, London, an EMBA from the London School of Economics and an MEng. Msc. in Mining and Mining Surveying from the Technical University Freiberg. | | Since February 2016 he has been VP Business Development and Sales at Hyperloop Technologies Inc. Prior to joining Hyperloop, Knut was Vice President and Partner at Siemens AG, Mobility... Read More →


13:05

13:35

14:35

Big Data in a Railway Context

It is important, whether you are a small organisation or large, to get and have control over the data that the organisation generates. Data is generated constantly, and there is a lot to be gained by ensuring that they are collected, stored and utilised.

There are many ways of collecting and using data. This talk is going to deal in-depth with methods of doing that in a way that generates value to the organisation and how to improve data handling and analysis.

This presentaton will include real examples from the railway industry on how to make use of big data, more tangible and approachable as a newcomer to big data.

It is not necessarily big data in general that creates big value, but it is the right amount of data used in the right way that creates the biggest value to an organisation.


Speakers
avatar for Troels Hannecke

Troels Hannecke

CEO & Founder Supeo Group, Supeo
Troels founded Supeo in 2007 and is the CEO in the Supeo Group, ensuring projects comply with standards and regulations. He has a background working with mobile network solutions for rolling stock and seven years of experience in systems development for the railway industry with several as project lead.



14:35

15:10

Significance of cross-border energy management for sustainable railway systems in Europe as example of big data handling for cost cutting
The importance of railway energy costs as a significant production factor is increasing enormously every year on the national level. However, the attention of European railway undertakings is changing to an international point of view. Regulations for energy metering on train vehicles have come to an end, energy billing rules are accepted but cross border energy suppliers and energy bills for corridors are dreams of the future because of big data. Until now...

Speakers
avatar for Harald Jony

Harald Jony

Director of Energy Management & Sales, ÖBB-Infrastruktur
Since 2014 Harald has been Director of Energy management & Sales of the business division railway systems at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and has been active in the railway sector since 2003. Before 2014 he was the Director of Sales of the energy department at ÖBB for five years. He is now responsible for the sales and purchasing part of energy in Austria and also responsible for energy management services in Europe, including... Read More →


15:10

15:25

Big Data / Utrecht LRT

Big Data has also entered the railway industry. Board computers, passenger smart cards and cell phones provide valuable data to enhance the design of networks and timetables. Big Data supports the improvement of transport models and cost benefit analyses (CBAs).

An example of such a success was the approval of a new light rail in Utrecht, in the Netherlands. It was not common to consider reliability benefits explicitly, but in this case they were responsible for the positive cost benefit ratio.


Speakers
avatar for Niels van Oort

Niels van Oort

Assistant Professor, Delft Technical University
Niels works as an assistant professor of public transport at Delft University and via his job as a public transport consultant at Goudappel Coffeng he is involved in several public transport projects. His main fields of expertise are public transport planning, dealing with the passenger perspective, service reliability and Big Data.



15:45

Panel Discussion : Are railways making the most of big data?
Moderators
avatar for David Briginshaw

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Troels Hannecke

Troels Hannecke

CEO & Founder Supeo Group, Supeo
Troels founded Supeo in 2007 and is the CEO in the Supeo Group, ensuring projects comply with standards and regulations. He has a background working with mobile network solutions for rolling stock and seven years of experience in systems development for the railway industry with several as project lead.
avatar for Harald Jony

Harald Jony

Director of Energy Management & Sales, ÖBB-Infrastruktur
Since 2014 Harald has been Director of Energy management & Sales of the business division railway systems at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and has been active in the railway sector since 2003. Before 2014 he was the Director of Sales of the energy department at ÖBB for five years. He is now responsible for the sales and purchasing part of energy in Austria and also responsible for energy management services in Europe, including... Read More →
avatar for Niels van Oort

Niels van Oort

Assistant Professor, Delft Technical University
Niels works as an assistant professor of public transport at Delft University and via his job as a public transport consultant at Goudappel Coffeng he is involved in several public transport projects. His main fields of expertise are public transport planning, dealing with the passenger perspective, service reliability and Big Data.


15:45

16:15

16:45

PSItraffic/PSIcontrol. Improving train management network control efficiency

Train operating companies need to offer high-quality passenger transportation while maintaining reliability and competitiveness. Control systems from PSI help to reduce disruptions and irregularities and to enhance the efficiency in rail transportation.

PSItraffic provides the basis for centrally monitoring and controlling rail traffic. PSIcontrol supports network management with traction and power control.


Speakers
avatar for Elke Frommann

Elke Frommann

Head of Sales, Rail Systems, PSI Transcom
Elke is Head of Sales Rail Systems at PSI Transcom. She is responsible for the European sales business of control technology solutions for train operating companies.
avatar for Peter Schedlbauer

Peter Schedlbauer

Director of Sales, TSO & Rail Business, PSI Transcom
Peter is Director of Sales for TSO & Rail business at PSI. He is responsible for the European sales business of software solutions for the electrical energy market.


16:45

Tailored information systems from LAWO: generating confidence and value for customers
Providing appropriate passenger information encompasses a range of aspects. What are the passengers' needs? What is the best way and best practice to improve the "passenger travel experience"? The presentation will look at solutions that work and visions for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Markus Papke

Markus Papke

Key Account Manager Rail, LAWO Informationssysteme
Markus' responsibility at LAWO is to validate the market, especially end customers i.e. transport authorities and train builders/manufacturers in terms of the possibility of utilising LAWO's systems and services. He also is responsible for consulting and presentation of their portfolio and the creation of solutions that match customers needs and demands.



16:45

17:05

Fire Protection solutions for rolling stock

Many people use the rail network every day, confident that they are travelling on a secure form of transport. As a result of some disastrous fires in the past, the demand for comprehensive fire protection solutions for rolling stock is growing. New EU legislation has been passed concerning safety in tunnels.

"Everything from one source": This is the motto of WAGNER Rail, the leading and certified manufacturer of fire protection solutions for rolling stock. WAGNER's portfolio includes smoke detection, water mist fire fighting and gaseous extinguishing systems.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Markus Müller

Dr Markus Müller

Managing Director, WAGNER
Markus is Managing Director of WAGNER Rail (Munich) and is the co-founder and Managing Director of WAGNER Switzerland. Markus has been in the fire protection business for more than 16 years, 10 with Cerberus and Siemens and 6 with Wagner. He is the Swiss delegate in all major CEN and ISO technical committees and is the President and member of Eurofeu Presidium (Eurofeu: European Trade Association of the Fire Fighting... Read More →



17:05

The challenges of providing internet and multimedia on trains

- Leveraging 21Net's ability to offer Internet and Multimedia on trains

- Addressing the inherent challenges for train operators: how to satisfy high demand while keeping operating costs under control

- Sharing the experience of 21Net projects for the increased benefit of users and train operators


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Francois de Lantsheere

Jean-Francois de Lantsheere

Deputy Managing Director, 21Net
Jean-Francois brings more than 15 years of experience in the telecom and start-up sector. He was responsible for setting up new telecom ventures in Russia and Colombia for Alcatel from 1991 to 1996. Following this he became General Manager of International Operations for Belgacom. Before co-founding 21Net in 2004, he was General Manager of Network Services for Alcatel UK. Jean-Francois holds a law degree from Louvain University in Belgium and an... Read More →


17:20

17:25

18:30

19:00

Technical Visit

Delegates will enjoy a 30 minute presentation by Dinner Sponsor Linsinger at Erdberg Depot. Linsinger will present and demonstrate live their high performance rail milling train SF06-FFS, a top of the range product with 6 processing units, modular configuration, cabin to cabin-gangway and a processing speed up to 20m/min.

Following the presentation delegates will have the opportunity to speak with Linsinger’s experts.


Thursday February 18, 2016 19:00 - 19:30
Erdberg Depot

19:30

19:45

22:30

Transfer to Palais Hansen Kempinski
Thursday February 18, 2016 22:30 - 23:00
TBA
 
Friday, February 19
 

06:30

09:00

4th Railway Package: improving competitiveness and enabling innovation

The technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package marks a major step towards the creation of the Single European Railway Area. With this legislation, coming into force in 2016, ERA will be in charge of a 'one-stop shop' for all applications for safety certification and the authorisation of rolling stock for cross-border services. Thereby, it addresses the problem of cost that hampers railways' chances of competing with other modes of transport.

The simplified, slimmed set of European rules will possibly set the standard worldwide, and, in turn, strengthen the European industry sector in global competition. Care will also be taken that e.g. digital innovations can be picked up much faster.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Josef Doppelbauer

Dr Josef Doppelbauer

Executive Director, European Railway Agency
Josef started his career at Alcatel. He joined Bombardier Transportation in December 2002, where he was Chief Technical Officer from 2008 to 2013. He has been chairman of ERRAC and of the Joint Technology Initiative SHIFT2RAIL. In January 2015 he took up his current position as Executive Director of the European Railway Agency (ERA).



09:00

09:00

09:15

The importance of fast implementation of the Fourth Railway Package Technical Pillar to the competitiveness of the European Rail Supply Industry

The Technical Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package is extremely important as it addresses one of the heaviest burdens on the rail sector: the complex and expensive authorisation procedures in Europe that currently immobilise assets worth €1.2 billion. By addressing this problem and making the European Railway Agency a one-stop-shop for vehicle authorisation and safety certification in the EU, The Technical Pillar, once implemented, will help create the strong home market that the European rail manufacturers need to continue to thrive globally.

This presentation will focus on how the Fourth Railway Package Technical Pillar will help support the industry and the efforts needed to ensure its swift adoption and implementation in Europe.


Speakers
avatar for Philippe Citroën

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 →



09:35

4th RP – delivering growth through competition in a single rail market
As the political discussions draw to a close, the potential for growth, competition, private investment and improved service quality is examined, particularly in respect of a European solution in the face of continuing opposition from some member states.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Berkeley

Tony Berkeley

Board member, European Rail Freight Association
Tony is a Board member and past President of the European Rail Freight Association. He is also Chairman of the UK Rail Freight Group. He is a member of the UK House of Lords and speaks regularly on transport issues. He is a civil engineer and was Public Affairs Manager of Eurotunnel from 1981 to 1994.



09:35

09:50

The Fourth Railway Package: better service for more passengers or budget for empty trains?
Railway newcomers have brought about unquestionable advantages which are recognised by all stakeholders, including incumbents as new services, new investment, new employment, new modal shift to rail. This contrasts with the evolution of the 4th Railway Package which seems to go the opposite direction back into old patterns of protecting domestic markets and preventing real structural reforms dooming the 4th Railway Package and its objectives for at least the next 10 years. Europe needs more competitive, attractive, and sustainable rail transport, therefore the core rules should establish conditions for independent and strong infrastructure managers, full market opening, strict financial transparency, EU-wide harmonised standards and KPIs.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Köhler

Peter Köhler

CEO Europe, LEO Express
Peter is leading LEO Express in Europe, currently connecting over 45 cities in 4 countries, as a multimodal door-to-door railway and bus transportation company, focusing on superior but affordable customer services. 



10:10

Panel Discussion : Fourth Railway Package
Moderators
avatar for David Briginshaw

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Berkeley

Tony Berkeley

Board member, European Rail Freight Association
Tony is a Board member and past President of the European Rail Freight Association. He is also Chairman of the UK Rail Freight Group. He is a member of the UK House of Lords and speaks regularly on transport issues. He is a civil engineer and was Public Affairs Manager of Eurotunnel from 1981 to 1994.
avatar for Philippe Citroën

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 →
avatar for Dr Josef Doppelbauer

Dr Josef Doppelbauer

Executive Director, European Railway Agency
Josef started his career at Alcatel. He joined Bombardier Transportation in December 2002, where he was Chief Technical Officer from 2008 to 2013. He has been chairman of ERRAC and of the Joint Technology Initiative SHIFT2RAIL. In January 2015 he took up his current position as Executive Director of the European Railway Agency (ERA).
avatar for Peter Köhler

Peter Köhler

CEO Europe, LEO Express
Peter is leading LEO Express in Europe, currently connecting over 45 cities in 4 countries, as a multimodal door-to-door railway and bus transportation company, focusing on superior but affordable customer services. 


10:10

10:40

11:10

Bringing user experience to improve mobility services - Methods and practices of experience-based design

In order to design and deliver innovative and valuable services, mobility players should rely, on one hand, on a sound knowledge of users expectations and behaviours and, on the other hand, on proven design methods.

CEO and Senior Design Strategist at Attoma, a leading European service design firm (Paris, Milan, Berlin) with a strong expertise in public transport and combined mobility, Giuseppe Attoma Pepe will present the audience with some key operational takeaways focusing on the human side of the picture.

Giuseppe will enlighten the topic with an overview of the most advanced design approaches illustrated by real business cases, covering the physical environment as well as the digital experience.


Speakers
avatar for Giuseppe Attoma

Giuseppe Attoma

CEO, Attoma
Senior Design Strategist at Attoma (Paris, Milan, Berlin), Giuseppe is passionate about user experience optmisation issues. He created Attoma in Paris in 1997, preaching since then the value of a structured as well as humanistic approach to Information and Interaction Design. Attoma is now a leading consultancy in User Experience and Service Design in the mobility domain in Europe, working with key clients such as SNCF, RATP, Keolis, Transdev... Read More →



11:10

11:25

Managing Vienna’s metro and tram – the beneficial effects of supporting an ever-growing network

The public transport network is one of the bedrocks of Vienna's excellent quality of life. The extensive metro and tramway network contributes by reducing exhaust gas pollution and scaling down Vienna's ecological footprint. For many years public transport's share distinctly exceeds motorised private transport's share of Vienna's modal split.

Measures taken to improve the quality of public transport are always in accordance with the city's urban development plan. Until 2025 Vienna's metro network will expand by about 12km. In 2025 the whole fleet of about 450 tramways will consist of low-floor-trams and new metro trains will operate on Vienna's first fully automated metro line.


Speakers


11:45

Construction of the second metro line as the impulse for the development of the city
Speakers
avatar for Jerzy Lejk

Jerzy Lejk

CEO, Warsaw Metro
Jerzy started working for Warsaw Metro Company in 2002, holding a position of Deputy Director and in 2003 he became a member of the Executive Board. He was responsible for the completion of metro line 1, including construction of four stations, four route tunnels (with a total length of 3.9km) and a road junction with Park & Ride, bus and tram terminals located next to the last metro station. In January 2006 Jerzy was appointed President... Read More →



11:45

12:00

Urban Rail: Casablanca Transport
Speakers
avatar for Youssef Draiss

Youssef Draiss

Managing Director, Casablanca Transport
In 2008 Youssef was appointed General Manager of Casa Transports, the company in charge of the construction of public transportation in dedicated lanes network, including the first tramway line in Casablanca. In May 2013 the MENA Executive Committee of UITP appointed Youssef Vice President representing the Maghreb Region.


12:20

12:20

Panel Discussion: Urban Rail
Moderators
avatar for David Briginshaw

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Giuseppe Attoma

Giuseppe Attoma

CEO, Attoma
Senior Design Strategist at Attoma (Paris, Milan, Berlin), Giuseppe is passionate about user experience optmisation issues. He created Attoma in Paris in 1997, preaching since then the value of a structured as well as humanistic approach to Information and Interaction Design. Attoma is now a leading consultancy in User Experience and Service Design in the mobility domain in Europe, working with key clients such as SNCF, RATP, Keolis, Transdev... Read More →
avatar for Youssef Draiss

Youssef Draiss

Managing Director, Casablanca Transport
In 2008 Youssef was appointed General Manager of Casa Transports, the company in charge of the construction of public transportation in dedicated lanes network, including the first tramway line in Casablanca. In May 2013 the MENA Executive Committee of UITP appointed Youssef Vice President representing the Maghreb Region.
avatar for Jerzy Lejk

Jerzy Lejk

CEO, Warsaw Metro
Jerzy started working for Warsaw Metro Company in 2002, holding a position of Deputy Director and in 2003 he became a member of the Executive Board. He was responsible for the completion of metro line 1, including construction of four stations, four route tunnels (with a total length of 3.9km) and a road junction with Park & Ride, bus and tram terminals located next to the last metro station. In January 2006 Jerzy was appointed President... Read More →
avatar for Günter Steinbauer

Günter Steinbauer

CEO, Wiener Linien
Gunter joined what is today known as Wiener Linien in 1982. In 1995 he became head of department for "structural engineering matters of the metro network" and in 2001 the CEO for technical matters. Gunter became Chairman of the Board of Wiener Linien in January 2014. He is also a member of UITP's Metro-Division and member of the administrative board of VDV's Tram-Division.


12:50

13:50

JR East’s procurement policy and procedures – Internationalization of procurement
Internationalisation of procurement is one of the important agendas of JR East. JR East's objective is to find the best products, both in terms of price and quality. It is also the most important issue for JR East to realise the efficient procurement as well as the efficient administration.

Speakers
avatar for Ichiro Takahashi

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 →



13:50

14:05

Creating a level playing field on global rail equipment markets: EU Public Procurement Policy and ongoing trade negotiations

The EU boasts one of the most open and fair international public procurement regulations in the world and is even in the process of developing a procurement framework that will insist that all public contracting entities base the award of their contracts on the "Most Economically Advantageous Tender" (MEAT) principle which will take into account many aspects of tenders and not only the upfront price. However, as the global leader and cutting edge innovator on rail equipment, European rail manufacturers are facing significant market access challenges on the global marketplace.

While the European rail market has visibly opened to foreign rail manufacturers; other key markets (notably in Asia) do not yet appear to be reciprocating or are further closing their markets. Japan and China are key markets for the European rail industry and in this presentation Philippe Citroen will outline EU public procurement regulation and developments as well as the market access challenges faced by European manufacturers on these markets and the efforts of the European industry to elicit a meaningful opening of the Japanese rail market within the ongoing Eu-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations.


Speakers
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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 →



14:25

Why the Luxembourg Protocol will make a difference
The Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment is not yet in force but it is coming soon. This international treaty will make it much easier for the private sector worldwide to provide finance for acquisition of rolling stock by operators and rail lessors. It would not just facilitate more and cheaper finance but it would open the way for new types of financing which will in turn help make the rail industry more competitive and move the industry towards a more standardised procurement process.

Speakers
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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 →



14:25

14:40

Allocating and Managing Risk in Major Rail Contracts
There are numerous common risks which should be carefully considered at the outset of procuring a major rail project in choosing the form of contract and such key risks need to be managed and allocated through any negotiation process with a contractor. We will look at issues such as design responsibility, payment mechanisms, completing structures, defects liability, performance regimes and maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Ellis

Nicola Ellis

Special Counsel, K&L Gates
Nicola is Special Counsel with the Construction and Engineering practice in the London office. She acts for clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including advising on negotiating and drafting construction documentation and the various forms of dispute resolution. Nicola has extensive experience advising developers, contractors and consultants on numerous standard form contracts (particularly NEC3) and appointments, as well... Read More →



15:00

15:00

Panel Discussion : Procurement
Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Citroën

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 →
avatar for Howard Rosen

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 →
avatar for Ichiro Takahashi

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 →

Suppliers
avatar for Matthew Smith

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 →


15:30

16:00

Real-time monitoring and control of track maintenance machines

West-Ter develops and produces high-technology computer systems for ballast cleaning and tamping machines. They provide remote real-time computer monitoring and diagnostic systems of the most important parts of track machines, with automated control of ballast cleaning and track surfacing processes, which improves the quality of track maintenance, increases productivity, reduces operation cost, and improves the safety of personnel.


Speakers
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Dr Michael Nikonchuk

CEO, West-Ter Oy
Michael is the CEO and owner of West-Ter Oy. Since 1993 he has been involved in the engineering, manufacturing and finance of railway infrastructure. | Main company's fields of activities are railways track and track machine monitoring and control, railways track predicted maintenance with IoT and M2M functionality, long 100-800 meters rails crane system, smart wearing spare parts manufacturing. He holds dozens of engineering patents... Read More →


16:00

16:20

Progress achieved in the implementation of lightweight materials for primary railway structures

Talgo was the first company to use aluminium material to lighten the structure of railways worldwide. Since 2011, Talgo has been focussing its efforts on achieving lighter structures using composite materials, trying to transfer the aeronautical knowledge to the railway sector, and creating a new generation of primary structures, 15-30% lighter than the current ones.

REFRESCO (FP7 project) and ESTAVRIL (granted by Spanish national programs) have been two key projects in achieving this objective. The results achieved to date, together with railway industry efforts and the Shift2Rail project (H2020) will allow the design, manufacture and validation of a full carbody made by lighter materials for high speed trains.


Speakers
avatar for Emilio García García

Emilio García García

Director of R&D, Talgo
As Director of Innovation at Talgo, Emilio's responsibility is based on four pillars: product development and new lines of research and development; innovation and knowledge management; representation to European and local bodies regarding railway innovation matters; member of Talgo in Spanish Notified Body.



16:40

Closing remarks
Speakers
avatar for David Briginshaw

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 →