Information published on 4 March 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 388.

Register for the Market Place Seminar: 2 – 3 April 2014, Trieste (Italy)

The Market Place Seminar which UIC, the International Union of Railways, and FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, are jointly organising, is holding its 6th conference this year in Trieste, Italy, on 2 and 3 April. The previous editions in Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul, Hamburg and Vienna focused on Rail Transport in Eastern Europe, the French-Iberian Rail Link, Rail Transport connecting South-Eastern Europe and the Middle-East, Challenges of Intermodal Hinterland Traffic, and Intercontinental Corridors respectively.

The Market Place Seminar aims to create opportunities for increased cooperation and business development within the rail sector by offering a common platform for railway undertakings, freight forwarders and customers.

The overall topic of this event is “Strategic Interchange between sea and rail freight: What’s new?"

We will also discuss significant topics such as:

  • Trends and developments when connecting sea and rail modes;
  • New Central European Projects and innovative loading technologies;
  • Rail connectivity between hinterland and ports: Corridors;
  • Best practice in rail shunting and IT terminal technologies.

The key aim of the seminar is to provide a lively exchange platform for railway undertakings, freight forwarders and customers, and their cooperation with sea carriers. By bringing together all participants of the logistics chain, we would like to create an opportunity to brainstorm effective transport solutions and attractive business opportunities. As in previous years, the conference will be conducted in a highly interactive format.

The seminar, which will take place at Trieste’s Government Palace, will be co-hosted by Fedespedi, Federazione Nazionale Delle Imprese Di Spedizioni Internazionali. The social event will be organised on 2 April and a visit of the port will take place after the conference on 3 April.

Speakers will include:

FSI: Mr Mario Castaldo

RCI/RCA: Mr Roberto Castelnovo

Cemat: Mr Stefano Frisoni

Captrain: Mr Mauro Pessano

Hupac: Mr Alberto Grisone

Marcegaglia: Mr Mario Leoni

U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri A.S.: Mr Sedat Gumusoglu

Adria Kombi SLO: Mr Rok Svetek

Metrans Danubia SLK: Mr Kiss

Duslo Sala/Chemlog: Mr Jaroslav Cermak

DHL Estonia: Mr Claudio Richardson

Rail Traction Company: Mr Harald Schmittner

CLECAT: Mrs Nicolette van der Jagt

UIRR: Mr Ralf-Charley Schultze

RZD: Mr Valery Vermeev

KTZ: Mr Kanat Alpysbayev

UIR: Mr Alessandro Ricci

Plaske: Mr Ivan Liptuga

RFI: Mr Andrea Galluzzi

Inrail: Mr Guido Porta

Assoferr: Mr Guido Nicolini

Quadrante Europa: Mr Zeno d’Agostino

Hub telematica: Mr Giorgio Cavo

DBA Lab: Mr Riccardo Gajo

Fretless Idea: Mr Paolo Righetti

As we are keen to use this event to bring together business people from both Asia and Europe, we would like to inform you that simultaneous interpreting will be provided into and out of Russian, English and Italian.

You can find detailed information on this seminar regarding the venue, accommodation, registration as well as the latest version of the seminar programme on our website