The Forum is not a part of the IRFC Conference (separated registration)




 Term and Place

  • Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2013
  • Time: 16:00–19:30
  • Venue: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
  • Room: VIRGO+LEO
  • Address: Freyova 33, Prague, Czech Republic




Vladimir Yakunin

Vladimir Jakunin
Russian Railways
and UIC Chairman


 Jean-Pierre Loubinoux Jean-Pierre Loubinoux
Director General
International Union
of Railways (UIC) 
 Philippe Citroën

Philippe Citroën
Director General
Association of the
European Rail Industry

 Libor Lochman Libor Lochman
Executive Director
Community of  European
Railway and
Companies (CER)



 prof. Petr Moos

prof. Petr Moos
Czech Technical University
in Prague (CVUT)


Preliminary Agenda

Block 1

16:00-17:45 The Key Role of the Russian Railways in the Development of the Euro–Asian Railway Corridor

16:00-16:05 Introduction of the speakers

16:05-16:35 Vladimir Yakunin: Directions of Liberalization of Rail Transport in Russia
(Private transport companies and their role in Russia; Access to the infrastructure; Management of fleet; Wagon communities; The role of 1st and 2nd Cargo Companies; Current situation and strategic plans for next periods... the title will be confirmed)

16:35-16:50 Jean-Pierre Loubinoux: East West Interoperability 1435/1520

16:50-17:05 Philippe Citroën: Developing the Technologies to Increase the Attractiveness of Rail Freight Transport

17:05-17:20 Libor Lochman: Impact of the European Legislation on the Rail System

17:20-17:45 Discussion – all speakers (only written questions)

17:45-18:05 Coffee-Break

Block 2

18:05-19:00 Discussion – all speakers (only written questions)

19:00-19:30 Press Conference (the same speakers & moderator) (to be confirmed)

20:00-23:00 IRFC Dinner for UIC European Management Committee, IRFC Speakers and Sponsors

Important Organisation Remarks

  • Only in English language, with simultaneous translation into Russian
  • As audience are expected following guests: European Commission, VIP guests (Ministers, Ambassadors), European Management Committee, General Directors of European and Asian railways, General Directors of transport and forwarding companies
  • Limited capacity (max. 60 listeners) – only for invited guests
  • All places in the audience hall are subject of reservation
  • Reservation Fee: 400 Eur
  • Individual Fee: Sponsors and guests with personal invitations
  • Sponsorship opportunities are still available
  • Official partners / sponsors will be accepted on individual conditions
  • Questions in only written form possible to send in advance or raise during
  • The Forum is not a part of the IRFC Conference (separated registration)