Consult the latest version of the programme here: https://nextstation.org/programme?lang=en
Register here: https://nextstation.org/
From 11 – 13 November 2019, Iranian Railways, RAI, together with UIC will be hosting in Tehran the 7th edition of the UIC nextstation Conference, the global reference for leaders and decision-makers to share their latest experiences and best practice regarding the design, financing and operation of railway stations.
This year, after six successful editions, the 7th UIC nextstation Conference will address the key issues under the main theme “Railway Stations Boosting the City”.
The conference will include two round tables, parallel sessions, and will be followed by a technical visit to Esfahan organised by RAI on 13 November 2019. A charter flight from Tehran to Esfahan will be arranged for all the participants just after the end of the conference.
In addition, in parallel to the conference, a meeting of newly-appointed CEOs of UIC members will be held on 11 November in order to share new strategic focus areas for UIC. All CEOs from member railways are cordially invited to take part in this meeting in the presence of the UIC Chairman and Director General.
The opening ceremony will be attended by:
- Mr Mohammad Eslami, Minister of Roads and Urban Development of I.R Iran
- Mr Saeed Rasouli, Vice Minister for Roads and Urban Development, and President of Iranian Railways
- Mr Gianluigi Castelli, UIC Chairman and President of FS Group
- Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General
- Mr Pirooz Hanachi, Mayor of Tehran
Technical visit: Isfahan
The participants of the technical visit will stay in the beautiful Abbasi Hotel of Isfahan, the oldest 400-year-old hotel in Iran (http://www.abbasihotel.ir/en) on 12 November.
- The participants will pay in cash for the hotel or they may have an online reservation on the hotel website
- Isfahan, Iran’s top tourist destination, with many tourist attractions
- Isfahan, a historical city with impressive monuments, buildings, architecture
- Isfahan, a museum where people live
- Isfahan is like a piece of jewellery among the cities of Iran
- All the participants interested in the technical visit of Isfahan should announce their intention to go to Isfahan on the registration form of the conference
- A charter ﬂight will leave from Tehran to Isfahan on the evening of 12 November.
- The participants will return to Tehran by air on the evening of 13 November.
- It is recommended that the participants reserve their flights back to their destination in the early morning of 14 November; otherwise please ask RAI for more coordination and information (email@example.com).
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