Low-carbon mobility: making modal shift desirable

13 February 2020, Brussels

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

09:30 Opening
François Davenne, Director General of UIC

09:40-11:00 Keynote Speakers
09:40 Francesco Dionori, Chief of Transport Networks & Logistics Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
10:00 Umberto Guida, Senior Director for Knowledge & Innovation, UITP
10:20 Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, POLIS
10:40 Judit Sandor, Programme Manager for the Cross-Cutting Activities, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

11:00 – 11:15 – Networking Coffee Break

11:15-13:15 Round table 1
Moving towards low carbon mobility: the initiatives already taken

Moderator: Simon Fletcher, UIC
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

13:15-14:15 Lunch break

14:15-16:15 Round table 2
How to make modal shift desirable: Rediscovering the virtue of frugality

Moderator: Carole Escolan-Zeno, SNCF Voyageurs
14:15 Bertrand Minary, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer Rail Freight & Multimodal Division / Fret (SNCF)
14:40 Enrico Stefàno, President of the Committee for Mobility of the City Council of Rome
15:05 Dr Stefan Tobias, Head of Economics and Tax Policy (CER)
15:30 Laurent Castaignède, BCO2 Ingénierie
15:55 Discussion and Q&A with the audience

16:20 Conclusions and closing
François Davenne, Director General of UIC

Networking Coffee Break


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