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Railway Days 2013 - WBSA Railway Investment Summit

The Wider Black Sea Area (WBSA), a median area of the Eurasian platform, expands from Central Asia to Central Europe and from Northern to Southern Europe and Asia Minor. The macro-area includes 28 dynamic railway markets, a mixture of mature, developing and ascending markets that bring about a spectrum of opportunities across the railway sector. Processes like privatisation, vertical integration and liberalisation are shaping the railway business ecosystems of the 28 WBSA markets. Read the WBSA facts & figures guide and take a look at the WBSA railway networks>>

Railway Days 2013 - Summit for Railway Business Growth

In this context, the 8th edition of high profile event Railway Days 2013 - WBSA Railway Investment Summit aims to establish a business accelerator platform for WBSA stakeholders in railways. During the 2 days summit, organized under CER, OTIF and UNIFE auspices, 300 railway business champions will share insight into the challenges and opportunities of their industries, with thought leaders in railway politics and academia. Join these informative and interactive discussions, part of a call - for - action for the development of railway system in WBSA.
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Among the top line speakers confirmed:

  • Libor Lochman, Executive Director - CER
  • Philippe Citroen, Director General UNIFE
  • Peter Sorger, Expert - OTIF
  • Stephane Ouaki, Head of Unit, Connecting Europe - Infrastructure Investment Strategies, European Commission
  • Anton Schrag, Deputy Head of Unit for Romania, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
  • Klaus Riessberger, President - UEEIV
  • Chris Nash, Research Professor - Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Prof. Aristotelis Naniopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Civil Engineering Department Transport Systems Research Groups
  • Prof. D. Sc. Econ. Yury Shcherbanin, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Science
  • Wiktor Szydarowski, Project Manager - Baltic Sea Region Trans Governance & Baltic Sea Region Transport Cluster
  • Anzor Glonti, Specialist - Commission on Transport Policy and Development Strategy - OSJD
  • Roberta Calcina, Project Manager - Joint Technical Secretariat "South East Europe"
  • Joachim Kroll, Secretary General - RailNetEurope
  • Trevor Garrod, Chairman European Passengers' Federation
  • Laszlo Mosoczi, President - Hungarian Rail Association
  • Gilles Peterhans, Secretary General UIP
  • Deda Djelovic, Director of the Development Department - Port of Bar
  • Ivan Petrov, Chairman - CLECAT Rail Transport Institute / Vice President - The Bulgarian National Forwarders Association (NSBS)
  • Dr. Phd. Kenneth Gavin - Earth Institute, University College Dublin
  • Pierre Messulam, Director for Strategy, Research, Innovation and Regulation - SNCF
  • Victor Rebets, Director General - South Caucasus Railway CJSC
  • Peter Wolters, Secretary General - EIA
  • Ivan Leskovic, CEO - HZ Cargo
  • Drazen Ratkovic, President of the Management Board - HZ Passenger Transport
  • Carmen Filipescu, International Affairs Director - REGIOTRANS
  • Michael Bares, Head of Key Account Manaement / Traction Power - OBB Infrastruktur AG
  • Cesare Brand, General Secretary - International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  • Ventsislav Trifonov, General Manager - RASTIA (Association for Railway Automation, Signalling, Telecomunication and Industry, Bulgaria)
  • Sorin Chinde, General Manager - Grup Feroviar Roman
  • Vasile Diaconescu, Rolling Stock Manager - AIF / Head of Division Infrastructure & Cities, Mobility and Logistic Division, Rail Systems Division - Siemens
  • Gabriel Stanciu, Vice President - AIF / CEO - Alstom Transport Romania & Bulgaria
  • Thomas Kargl, Managing Director - Far East Landbridge
  • Simeon Ananiev, Chairman - Association of Bulgarian Railway Carriers and Intermodal Operators (ABZHP)

    *Railway infrastructure managers, governmental bodies, development agencies, local authorities get a free all access admission provided they register before the event.

    More valuable insight into WBSA railway markets and information about the high level Summit are available on

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