Monday 11 January 2010
UIC Global activities

In 2010 a series of major railway events organised by UIC and its Members at global level

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In close cooperation with its members, UIC will initiate a number of major international railway events in 2010. These congresses and conferences will provide unique opportunities to promote international cooperation between members, develop new partnerships and intensify exchanges on best practices at global level.

Major UIC events planned for 2010:

21-23 April 2010, Istanbul: UIC Security 2010, 6th world congress on Railway Security organised by UIC with Turkish Railways TCDD (contact: Jacques Colliard,, Head of the UIC Security Division, Paul Véron, for the specific programme related to Middle-East (RAME) Railways)

7-9 June 2010, Tokyo, 2nd UIC Global Signalling Conference TM & CCS prepared by UIC with Japanese Railways JR-East (contact: George Barbu, Signalling Senior Advisor,,
The UIC General Assembly is also scheduled to take place in Tokyo during this period

16-18 June 2010, Madrid, 11th UIC Sustainability Management Conference (conference theme: “Railways: Mobility for a Sustainable Future”) hosted by RENFE Operadora and co-organised by UIC and RENFE (contact: Henning Schwarz, UIC Coordinator Sustainable Development,

22 June 2010, ILCAD (International Level-Crossing Awareness Day) organised by UIC with ELCF, CER and EIM, and supported by the United Nations, the European Commission, the road organisations FIA, PRI, the European Transport Safety Council ETSC and the ERA

6-7 July 2010: Saint-Petersburg, 2nd UIC Global Rail Freight Conference GRFC (director: Oliver Sellnick, Director UIC Freight Department and UIC Coordinator for Russia,

26-29 October, Tokyo, Level Crossing 2010, 11th Global Level-Crossing Symposium prepared by JR-East in conjunction with UIC (contact: Koichiro Suzuki, project Advisor, , information on the Symposium: Koei Gemba, International Department JR-East, Tokyo,

7-9 December 2010, Beijing, UIC HIGHSPEED 2010, 7th world congress on High Speed rail (director: Ignacio Barron de Angoiti, Director of UIC Passenger Department,
The UIC General Assembly is also due to be held during this period in Beijing

UIC is also one of the founding and organising partners of the WCRR, the world congress on Railway Research. The 9th edition is scheduled to take place in Lille, France, on 22-26 May 2011. Organising (WCRR ORG) and Executive (WCRR EXE) Committees are both chaired by SNCF which is hosting the congress in France (UIC contact: Paul Véron,

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