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Conference on “Low carbon mobility: making modal shift desirable” to be held on 13 February 2020 in Brussels

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UIC actively promotes at international level a multimodal vision shared with public transport and supply chain stakeholders.

Based on its members’ expertise, UIC is developing the technical enablers to transform this concept into reality. In order to share the initiatives already taken and to find the ways to make modal shift desirable, UIC is pleased to invite you to a one-day conference on 13 February 2020 in Brussels. It will also be an occasion rediscover an unexpected advantage inherent to railway, the virtue of frugality.


09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 Opening
François Davenne, UIC Director General

09:40-10:40 Keynote Speakers
09:40 Umberto Guida, Senior Director for Knowledge & Innovation, UITP
10:00 Bernard Soulage, Expert in Urban Planning
10:20 Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, POLIS

10:40-11:10 Networking coffee break

11:10-13:10 Round Table 1
Moving towards low carbon mobility: the initiatives already taken
11:10 Omi Iryo, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters, JR East
11:35 Mohamed Rabie Khlie Director General of Moroccan Railways, ONCF
12:05 Thomas Möhring Policy Advisor Environment & Sustainability & Eva Dijkema, ProRail
12:30 Paul Hegge Director Public Affairs & CSR, Lineas, Vision “30 by 2030”

12:55 Discussion and Q&A with the audience

13:10-14:15 Lunch break

14:15-16:15 Round Table 2
How to make modal shift desirable: Rediscovering the virtue of frugality
14:15 Evgeny Charkin, Director of Information Technologies, Russian Railways, RZD (TBC)
14:40 Pietro Calabrese, Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Rome
15:05 Representative from Hamburg
15:30 TBC

15:55 Discussion and Q&A with the audience

16:20 Conclusions and closing
François Davenne

16:30-17:15 Networking drinks reception

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