Multi-modal corridor development in the Latin-American region | UIC-FIATA

14 February 2023 - Online

UIC event organised in collaboration with FIATA
UIC event organised in collaboration with FIATA

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Logistics & Transport corridors are drivers for economic and social development. The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders are very active in supporting all stakeholders in developing these corridors.

FIATA and UIC kindly invite you to a webinar making a state of play of current development of transport and logistics corridors in the context of South a Latam America.

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14 February 2023

10.00h – 12.15h Mexico
13.00h – 15.15h Brasil – Rio de Janeiro
17.00h – 19.15h CET


Online on Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive the link to join the meeting.


The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Interpretation will be available in English & Portuguese.


The programme is set on Mexico time.

1. Opening | 10.00 – 10.30

Welcome & introduction by UIC and FIATA
François Davenne, UIC Director General
Stéphane Graber – FIATA Director General
José Nicanor Villafañe, President of the UIC Latin American Region

Cynthia Perišić Ivandić – FIATA ABIA Chair, ALOG, Chile

2. Current development in Transport & logistics corridors | 10.30 – 11.00

What can corridors bring: testimonials from the silk road
Roel Janssens – UNECE, Secretary to the working party on Transport Trends and Economics

Exploring challenges and opportunities for corridor development in the LATAM region
Miryam Saade Hazin – Officer in Charge, Infrastructure Services and Logistics Unit, UNECLAC

3. Corridor development from a policy perspective | 11.00 – 11.30

Developments in Brazil from a Rail & Road perspective
André Ludolfo – ANTT, National transportation agency

What do freight railways in Latin America do?
Jorge Kohon – International Rail Freight Expert

Port connectivity and corridor development: the port of Panama
Eduardo E. Lugo – Advisory Expert – Maritime & logistics consulting group

4. Business insights in Corridor development | 11.30 – 12.00

Integration of road into corridor development in Mexico
Juan Pablo Pacheco – President Amacarga (tbc)

Rail Corridors Regional Transport perspective: Chile insights
Juan Pablo Bowen – General Manager, TRANSAP S.A
Jonhson Ahumada, Commercial Manager, Fepasa
East-West integration corridor in Brazil, connecting Porto Santo
Cristobal Montecino - Comercial Manager and Corporate Business – EFE
Agustin Special, Undersecretary of Rail Transport of Argentina

5. Conclusion | 12.00 – 12.15

Conclusion & next steps


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