8.00 AM

WELCOME AND REGISTRATION

 

  9.00 AM

OFFICIAL OPENING

Alain Primatesta, President of Ferroworld Forum

 

 9.30 AM

PLENARY : "The railway of tomorrow"

Institutional insights

Speakers :

  • Eva Molnar, Director UNECE Transport Division
    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - UNECE

 

  • Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General
    International Union of Railways - UIC

 

  • François Davenne, Secretary General
    Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail - OTIF

 

  • Cesare Brand, Secretary General
    International Rail Transport Committee - CIT

 

 10.45 AM

COFFEE BREAK

 

 11.00 AM

Regional Focus

Saudi Arabia and Middle East

Speaker : his Excellency Eng. Mohammad Khalid Alsuwaiket, President of Saudi Railway Organization

 

 12.00 PM

 

LUNCH

 

   

   2.00 PM

WELCOME MESSAGE

Luc Barthassat, Geneva State Councillor for Environnment, Transports and Agriculture

 

   2.15 PM

WORKSHOPS in parallel

Sustainability road map : infrastructure and industry views

  • Development of integrated infrastructures and sustainable railways

  • Addressing maintenance costs

 

Borderless Railway

  • Harmonization in transnational railway extension

  • Development of infrastructure system standards (power, rolling stocks, homologation, security sytems) across nations

 

   3.30 PM

 

Closing plenary

Focus on the issues and questions raised in the discussions of the day.

 

   4.00 PM

 

DAY CLOSING AND COCKTAIL

 



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