You have 5 more days to take advantage of a reduced participation fee for Next Station 2011, 3rd international conference on Railway Stations organised by SNCB Holding and the International Union of Railways (UIC) on 17 and 18 March in Brussels.
“Next Station” is a worldwide reference for benchmarking and exchange of information and best practice on all strategic issues related to the development and management of railway stations. The programme, including round tables and workshops, will feature leading industry figures from around the world speaking on subjects of topical significance.
The station of the future, station operations, intermodality, the station in a business context – project development and financing – accessing trains and stations and new technologies for customers, and stations meeting the challenges of railway liberalisation are the main issues that will be addressed over the two days.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jannie Haek, CEO, SNCB-Holding
- Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director-General, UIC
- Sophie Boissard, CEO, Gares & Connexions, SNCF
- Vincent Bourlard, General Director Stations, SNCB-Holding
- Tetsuro Tomita, Executive Vice President, JR East
- Carlos Ventura, Director of Passenger Stations, ADIF
- Dr. André Zeug, CEO, DB Station&Service AG, DB
- Antoine Hurel, Deputy General Director, Veolia Transport
- Kristoff De Winne, Head of Airport Development and Regulation, Brussels Airport
- Said El Khadraoui, Member of Transport Committee of the European Parliament
- Fabio Battaggia, CEO, Grandi Stazioni, FS
- Paolo Simioni, CEO, Centostazioni, FS
Two technical visits to Belgium’s internationally-renowned railway stations: Antwerp Central and Liège-Guillemins will be held on Friday 18 March. Both rank among the top ten most beautiful stations in the world, according to various specialised magazines and websites and are fantastic examples of this new dynamic of substantial investments in railway stations of SNCB Holding.