13 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
The prestigious international conference IRFC 2013 (International Rail Freight Conference) will be held on 13-15 March 2013 in Prague with partnerships of the most significant European railway institutions, and under the auspices of the Czech Ministry of Transport.
The aim of this specialized conference is to offer an opportunity to exchange information and experience of companies involved in the existing railway transport between Europe and Asia and to highlight new trends in the field of international transport and logistics. This already 4th year of successful international IRFC 2013 will focus on topics related to the dialogue between railway companies and their customers. The whole event will be held under the patronage of the international institutions and their top-representatives led by the International Union of Railways (UIC), Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OSJD), International European Association of Railway Industry (UNIFE), and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER).
Main topics of the IRFC 2013 Conference are:
- Transportation of goods between Europe and Asia
Tariffs, prices, stability, competition, eBusiness, eCommerce, goods tracking, non-standard transports, etc.
- Transportation systems
Combined transport, container terminals, border crossing stations, cooperation of railway companies, train composition, etc.
- Railway technology
Railway industry, wagons, locomotives, technical equipment, modernization, rolling stock, registers, intelligent vehicle
- Infrastructure, safety
Development of the railway network, logistic centers, interoperability, relationship infrastructure manager - operators, securing of shipments, security services, insurance, etc.
The third day of the Conference will be devoted to thematic excursion with historical train to the railway test ring in Velim. With cooperation of the Rail Research Institute (VUZ) in Velim will be arranged a guided tour of one of the most respected test centers of railway technology and railway facilities in Europe. After getting acquainted with this top test center participants will visit the famous brewery in Nymburk.
This year will also be very rich in accompanying events that will take place in parallel with the program of the Conference. One of the most important accompanying events will be certainly meeting of UIC European Management Committee (EMC) with the participation of top representatives of European railways, including the President of SNCF and CEO of RZD, DB, ÖBB, PKP, FS, MAV, BLS, CP and RFF railways. A professional public can certainly be interested in the International User Forum Galileo entitled "GNSS for Optimizing Logistics" dedicated to the use of global navigation satellite systems in transport and logistics.
On the eve of the Conference will be held EURASIA FORUM (not part of the Conference), where following top representatives of railway organizations will have their presentations:
• Vladimir Yakunin, President Russian Railways
• Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General UIC
• Philippe Citröen, Director General UNIFE
• Libor Lochman, Executive Director CER
This high level Conference calls not only for the participation itself, but also mean exceptionally interesting opportunity for active support of the Conference by means of sponsoring or exhibition. Sponsors are also invited to attend the VIP dinner for EMC and speakers and will be preferred in the selection of lectures for the Conference.
Registration forms, all conditions for potential sponsors and exhibitors and other information can be found on websites www.IRFC.eu.