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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.
In many countries from Eastern Europe, statistics record worrying falls in the number of passengers or transport volumes, while state-owned railway companies are on the verge of financial collapse. For the countries in Wider Black Sea Area, the proximity of the Economic Union and the intensification of relationships with the latter also imposes the reformation (liberalisation) of the railway system.

Railway Days 2014 - Summit for Railway Business Growth

In this context, the 9th edition of high profile event Railway Days 2014 - WBSA Railway Investment Summit aims to establish a business accelerator platform for WBSA stakeholders in railways. During the 2 days summit, organized under CER, ERFA 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:

  • Philippe Citroën, Director General - UNIFE
  • Klaus Riessberger, President - UEEIV
  • Mathieu Grosch, MEP – Rapporteur for the Transport White paper – European Parliament
  • Tony Berkeley, Chairman - Rail Freight Group UK
  • Joan Amorós, President - FERRMED
  • Trevor Garrod, Chairman - European Passengers' Federation
  • Victor Rebets, Director General - South Caucasus Railway CJSC
  • Gabriel Mocanu, Infrastructure Director - Metrorex
  • Gerdwin Lammers, Secretary General - Romanian Shippers Council
  • Carmen Costache, Deputy General Director - Maritime Danube Ports Administration/ President - Union of Romanian Inland Ports
  • Michael Bares, Head of Traction Power/Key Account Management - ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
  • Gabriel Sburlan, Operations Director - Metrorex
  • Erik Evtimov, Deputy Secretary General - International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  • Tomaž Martin Jamnik, CEO - Fersped
  • Ion Dedu, Head of Transport Department - Bucharest Municipality/ President - Bucharest Mobility Group
  • Howard Rosen, Chairman - Rail Working Group
  • Carmen Filipescu, International Affairs Director - Regiotrans
  • Michael Robson, Managing Director - Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy
  • Corneliu Luscalov, Infrastructure Director - AIF
  • Gottfried Winter, Sales Director - Romkatel Funkwerk
  • Prof. Phd. Eng. Mihaela Popa, Vice Dean - Politechnic University of Bucharest
  • David Goldsborough, Chief Executive Officer - Tibbett Logistics
  • Mariana Ioniţă, Strategy Director - CFR SA
  • PhD. Sorin Lenus Negrea, Advisor to the General Manager - RATB/ Transport Public Expert

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

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