Information published on 15 January 2019 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 629.

Manel Villalante, Director General of development and strategy of Renfe is appointed Chair of the UIC Passenger Forum

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Mr Manel Villalante i Llauradó, Director-General of Development and Strategy at Renfe, has been nominated as chair of UIC’s Global Passenger Forum and High-Level Passenger Forum by Mr Isaías Táboas Suárez, President of Renfe.

UIC’s Global Passenger Forum represents and coordinates all of the sectors encompassed by the UIC Passenger department: the intercity and high-speed committee, the passenger services group, commuter and regional train services, the station managers’ global group, tourism opportunities for rail and the RIC special group.

The High-Level Passenger Forum is the UIC/CER body in charge of determining the main targets and steering the priority lines of action for passenger railway business at global level.

Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux welcomed the initiative taken by Renfe and extended his thanks to Messrs Táboas Suárez and Villalante i Llauradó.
Member involvement in UIC’s groups, platforms and fora is essential to ensure that the organisation develops coordinated activities and approaches for the rail sector. UIC has a broad range of passenger transport-related activities in complementary areas, and this forum will ensure that they are developed effectively.

For further information please contact Marc Guigon, Director of the UIC Passenger Department: