Information published on 3 June 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 402.

4th UIC Global Rail Freight Conference “GRFC 2014” organised with ÖBB from 23 – 26 June in Vienna:

  • Freight
  • GRFC
  • International event

There’s still time to register at www.grfc2014.com!

UIC, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Rail Cargo Group are very pleased to welcome you to the 4th UIC Global Rail Freight Conference (“GRFC 2014”) that will take place from 23 – 26 June in Vienna. The central theme of the “GRFC 2014” global conference is “Seamless Transport Chains through Harmonisation – Success Stories and Global Perspectives for Rail Freight”. It will offer a key opportunity to address all the strategic issues of rail freight development focusing on the management and harmonisation framework, new products and international partnerships, international corridors, multimodal cooperation, new technological trends, etc.

Speakers will include UIC Chairman Vladimir Yakunin, President of JSC Russian Railways (RZD), Mag. Christian Kern, CEO of ÖBB Holding AG, Chairman of CER, the Community of European Rail and Infrastructure Companies, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC, Mrs. Eva Molnar, Director Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), François Davenne, Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Stephan Cathcart, Chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), Semih Kalay, Vice President of TTCI/AAR, USA, Boris Lapidus, Director-General of the Russian Railway Research Institute VNIIZhT, Chairman of UIC International Railway Research Board (IRRB), Dr. Georg Kasperkovitz and Dr. Erik Regter, Members of the Board, Rail Cargo Group, Francesco S. Parisi, President, International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), Gennady Bessonov, Russia, Secretary General, Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT), Ralf-Charley Schultze, Director-General of the International Union of Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR), Bertrand Geoffrey, Bureau International des Containers et du transport Intermodal BIC, Hossein Ashori, Vice President of Iranian Railways (RAI), etc.

The 4th Global Rail Freight Conference will also include a trade exhibition open to all players and stakeholders of rail freight or logistics systems, as well as a programme of technical visits in Vienna.

The 4th UIC Global Rail Freight Conference “GRFC 2014” is supported by a number of international institutions or partner associations:

  • Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
  • Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  • Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT)
  • International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  • Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (BIC)

Register at: www.grfc2014.com

For more information please visit the conference website at the following addresses: www.grfc2014.com; www.uic-grfc2014.com; http://grfc.uic.org; http://grfc2014.com

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