Information published on 26 February 2019 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 635.

4th UIC Regional Assembly for North America to be held on 25 March 2019 in Colorado Springs

  • North America
  • Research
  • Innovation
  • Promoting
  • Statutory Meeting

https://events.uic.org/4th-uic-regional-assembly-for-north-america

UIC is pleased to invite its North American Members to NARA, the 4th UIC Regional Assembly for North America.

NARA will organise on 25 March a morning panel session focusing on the Vision for Innovation. From UIC, presentations will be given by:

  • Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC Head of Telecom & Signalling: Presentation of the main telecom challenges (Future Railway Mobile Communication System FRMCS)
  • Martin Brennan, European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC): Overview of UIC Research projects
  • Francis Bédel, UIC Chief Digital Officer: Digital developments of the UIC Digital Platform; presentation of DIGIM project, clear station, promotion of the first UIC global Intelligent Digital Rail conference which will take place on 3-5 June in Brussels in partnership with Infrabel (Belgian Infrastructure Manager)

North American speakers will also share their views on the subject, including:

  • Sean Shofield, Senior Advisor Innovation, VIA Rail: presentation of the Ottawa station POC
  • Maryam Allahyar, Director, Research & Development, FRA
  • Representative from Research Team at FRA: transportation of hazardous materials
  • Kari Gonzales, CFO, Transportation Technology Center

In the afternoon, NARA will give the opportunity to discuss the following statutory topics:

  • Addressing the challenges in creating a coherent community of cooperation amongst the major North American players
  • Gathering the community of seven current Members
  • Welcoming observers (among them APTA, Universities, etc.)
  • Highlighting Actions that will sustain the North American community in the coming years (Vision)
  • Presenting François Davenne, UIC Deputy Director General

North American members will have the opportunity at the end to present their key activities and priorities. A work plan will be decided for the coming year.

For further information please contact Marie Plaud-Lombard, UIC Coordinator for the UIC North American Region:

plaud-lombard@uic.org

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