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Next Station
March 17-18, 2011

Square Brussels Meeting Center
The 3rd international conference on railway stations

SNCB-Holding will be organising the third Next Station international conference in cooperation with the UIC (International Union of Railways).

Following the conference, you will have the possibility to download the presentations of the speakers and the conclusions of the congress from this site.

For agenda and registration: Next Station 2011 Folder (Dutch)

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Shippers’ Forum on the Future of Railfreight in Europe

PROGRAMME
13.30 | 14.00 REGISTRATION
14.00 OPENING
Dick van den Broek Humphreij, ESC Chairman
Key note speaker: Keir Fitch, Cabinet Commissioner Kallas

RAIL FREIGHT IN EUROPE’S FUTURE TRANSPORT POLICY
14.10 | 14.30 FIRST SESSION

‘IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRST RAILWAY PACKAGE’
DOES LIBERALIZATION HELP IN MAKING RAIL MORE ATTRACTIVE?
14.30 | 14.45 Henk Schaafstal, Senior Supply Chain Engineer, SABIC
14.45 | 15.00 Maurizio Castelletti, head of unit E2: rail transport & interoperability, DG MOVE European Commission
15.00 | 15.15 Monica Heiming, ERFA
An overview of complaints from the private operators
Technical, legal and commercial barriers to competition
Anti-competitive practices

15.15 | 15.30 QUESTION & ANSWERS SESSION
15.30 | 15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45 | 17.00 SECOND SESSION

MAKING RAIL FREIGHT WORK COMMERCIALLY.
IS THERE SCOPE FOR NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR RAIL FREIGHT?
Moderator: Andrew Traill – ESC Policy Director

Martin van Dop, European Rail Transport Manager, Electrolux

George di Lallo, Chairman Transport Working Group Eurofer

Günther Ferk, CEO X-Rail SA
Scope for revival of Single Wagonload Service in Europe

BEST PRACTICE: DOES RAIL FIT INTO A GREEN LOGISTICS SUPPLY CHAIN?
Patrick Installe, Managing Director, Efico –
Rail in a green coffee supply chain (invited)

Mats Berlin, Managing Director, Scand Fibre Logistics
A busniness model for and by shippers offering environmentally friendly transport solutions

PANEL DEBATE WITH ALL SPEAKERS

SUMMARY/CONCLUSIONS OF THE DAY
17.45 | 18.15 COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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