In the presence of the Turkish authorities, this 6th Security Congress, following the March 2009 congress in Marrakech, will be officially opened by Mr Jean Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General and Mr Süleyman Karaman, Chairman of the Board and Director General of Turkish National Railways TCDD, and also Chairman of the UIC Regional Assembly Middle East (RAME).
Several chairmen or directors general of RAME railways, who will be present in Istanbul for the UIC Regional Assembly Middle-East (RAME), will also attend this official session.
The congress will be an opportunity for people in charge of railway security to exchange experiences and information on a global basis and to address the main security topics in partnership with international bodies (UNECE, OSCE, European Commission, Arab League).
The work carried out within the UIC Security platform will be presented and, as security has become a key component of the railway business, the interface of security and safety, or the specificity of security of high speed trains, will also be tackled.
A technological exhibition will also be organised at the same venue.
Prior to the congress, various RAME meetings (Assistants on 19th April, CEOs on 20th April) should also examine the opportunity to start and develop a specific regional activity on security (working group, training, connections with other regions…)