Information published on 26 April 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 495.

Register for the First Oil Rail & Ports Conference Programme

15 & 16 May 2016 Tehran, Iran

http://oilrailports.com/register-now/

For the first time, UIC, jointly with ITE and RAI, the Iranian Railways, are organising the first Oil Rail & Ports Conference.

The First Oil Rail & Ports Conference will be hosted by the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) and held under the Patronage of the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Ports and Maritime Organisation, as well as the Minister of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The conference will be co-located with RAILEXPO 2016, the largest international rail transportation exhibition in Iran. Exhibition passes for the First International Oil Rail & Ports Conference include entrance to RAILEXPO 2016.

The First International Oil Rail & Ports Conference will be hosted by high-ranking authorities such as the Transport Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran and attended by top managers and directors from the global energy and transport market.

The conference will take place at Tehran, on 15 & 16 May 2016.
The programme of the conference will be as follow, 2 days of sessions
To see the complete programme online: http://oilrailports.com/agenda/

DAY ONE, 15 MAY 2016

09.00-10.30 Opening Remarks & Patron Welcome

  • Mr. Eshaq Jahangiri, Vice President of Iran
  • Mr. Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Minister of Petroleum Iran
  • Mr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Minister of Transport Iran
  • Dr. Mohesen Pour Seyed Aghaie, Vice Minister Road and Urban Development, President of RAI
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General UIC
  • Mr. Francois Davenne, Secretary General OTIF (Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail

10.30-11.15 Developing Rail Transit with the participation of the Ports of Iran
Presented by Mr. Hossein Ashourri, Vice President for Operation and Movement of Iranian State Railways

Overview. The presentation will cover several aspects of the development of the railways within Iran
About. The Iranian State Railways Mission is to create a modern, progressive and efficient rail transport system for passengers, freight and the entire railway.

11.15 -12.30 The Challenges of Keeping Position in a Fast Changing Environment
Presented by Mr. Armand Toubol, Honorary Deputy Director General, SNCF

Invited Panel:

  • Mr. Hervé de Tarade, International Intermodal Services IIS
  • Mr. Hervé Cornede, Haropa Ports
  • Mr. Zeno D’Agostino, Commissioner, Trieste Port Authority
  • Mr. Mohammed Saeedi, Managing Director, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)

Overview. This presentation will give an overview of the global vessel evolution, the intermodal market and port infrastructure development including success stories and best practices from cargo owners around the globe.

12.30-14.30 Executive Networking Luncheon and RailExpo Exhibition Visit

14.30-15.00 Strategic Action Plan 2013 – 2020 for the Middle East Railways
Presented by Mr. Abbas Nazari, General Director International Affairs of Iranian State Railways

Overview. This presentation will outline the Iranian State Railways Strategic Action Plan including planned Iranian infrastructure development, energy and transportation investment.

About. The Iranian State Railways Mission is to create a modern, progressive and efficient rail transport system for passengers, freight and the entire railway.

15.00-16.00 Investment Opportunities Created by the Present Environment of Low Global Oil and Gas Prices
Presented by Mr. Ed Osterwald, Senior Partner, Competition Economists Group (CEG Europe)

Overview. Mr. Osterwald will share his expertise during this dynamic period and present some examples.
About. Mr. Osterwald applies deep commercial and technical experience in the oil, gas and chemical industries to understand the economic drivers in these sectors aiding in evaluation transactions, green field investments and strategic decisions.

16.00-16-30 Networking Coffee & Tea

16.30-17.30 Iran Project Case Study
Presented by Mr. Siovash & Mr. Ali Sangian, Owners of Seven Seas Shipping Agency and International Transportation Co. Ltd

Overview. This hands-on, solution-focused panel of logistics experts will take a look at a challenging Oil & Gas-related project as well as cargo movement from the standpoint of all major logistics stakeholders.

About. Seven Seas Ltd was established in 1990 by its founding members whose logistics expertise in the Iranian market dates back to the 1970s. The company was predominantly engaged in the container liner agency representing the leading global operators.

19.00 Gala Dinner

DAY TWO, 16 MAY 2016

9:00-10:30 The Legal and Regulatory Framework for International Oil Transport – Interoperability and Safety Standards
Presented by Mr. Jean-Georges Heintz, Industrial Risk Expert SNCF and UIC & Mr. Jochen Conrad, Head of Dangerous Goods Section, OTIF

Overview. An in-depth look at how cooperation between multimodal transport operators of dangerous goods can help reduced the challenges and risks associated with safety and security.

Invited Panel:

  • Mr. Jean-Georges Heintz, Industrial Risk Expert SNCF and UIC
  • Mr. Jochen Conrad, Head of Dangerous Good Section, OTIF
  • Iranian Speaker

10.30-11.00 Networking Coffee & Tea

11.00-12.30 Navigating Iranian Sanctions Microseminar
Taught by Mr. Nigel Kushner from W Legal Limited

Overview. This comprehensive session will help your organisation sort through the legalities, opportunities and best framework for doing business in Iran including an explanation of key elements related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the remaining US and EU Sanctions Laws targeting Iran, and the implications of these recent developments.

About. W Legal’s mission statement is to help leading law firms to grow strategically worldwide by introducing M&A prospects, strategic alliances, open new offices, launching new practices and growing existing offices and practices by hiring practice groups and partners.

12:30 – 14:30 Executive Networking Luncheon and RailExpo Exhibition Visit

14:30 -15:45 The Multimodal Revolution in Oil & Gas Transport

Overview. The oil and gas industry requires complexity, skill and logistics management of the highest degree both in the project stage as well as in the transport of product. This panel of experts will discuss the booming O&G investment in Iran/ GCC and the five-year plan to revolutionise the transport of O&G throughout the region.

Presented by:

  • Mr. Grigore Havarneanu, PhD Research Advisor, UIC Security Division
    Discussing: Security of critical structures, the role of UIC, achievements and perspectives
  • Mr. Vasco Paul Kolmorgen, CEO Bahnkonzept, Germany
    Discussing: Improved rail links between oil exploration and port – Improved capacity through digitalised planning and intelligent operations

15.45-16.30 Closing Session and Summary

General Information:

Registration: http://oilrailports.com/register-now/

Complete programme: http://oilrailports.com/agenda/

Information on official website: http://oilrailports.com/

Hotel accommodation: http://oilrailports.com/hotel-accommodations/