Day 1 - Infrastructure

Between the Current and the Next MFF: CEE’s Rail Infrastructure Challenge


11:00 – 11:30 Registration (welcome coffee)


11:30 – 12:00 Opening speeches

  • Octavian Udriște, Președinte Onorific – Club Feroviar
  • Representative Romanian Ministry of Transport
  • Marian Mihail Călin, Director General – AFER
  • Costin Mihalache, Director General – CFR SA
  • Leon Bărbulescu, Director General – CFR Călători
  • Marinică Voicu, Director General – CFR Marfă
  • Corneliu Luscalov, Director Executiv – AIF / Senior Technical Executive – Vossloh Fastening Systems


12:00 – 13:30 Panel 1: Financing railway projects in Romania – benefits and challenges

Moderator: Ioan Buciuman, Consultant – Club Feroviar


  • Iulian Bleotu, Contracts Support and Investment Finances Director – CFR SA
  • Cristinel Popina, Service Coordinator – voestalpine VAE APCAROM
  • Mihai Frumosu, Senior Transport Expert – Banca Europeană de Investiții
  • Constantin Mustățea, Technical and Investments Director – METROREX
  • Aura Răducu, Director – Inter-community Development Association for Public Transport Bucharest



13:30 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:00 Panel 2: ECE Countries Need to Plan and Prioritize the Rail Investment

Moderator: Michael Robson, Managing Director – Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy


  • Amedeo Neculcea, Director General Adjunct – Grup Feroviar Roman
  • Andrew Keens, Consultant – Robel Bahnbaumaschinen
  • Nicolae Dragu, Business Development Manager – Alstom Romania
  • Vasile Șeclăman, Director – Direcţia de Supraveghere Feroviară – Consiliul Concurenței


16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break


16:15 – 17:45 Panel 3: Technology-inspired Rail Connectivity


Moderator: Gabriel Stanciu, Vicepreședinte – AIF/ General Manager – Alstom Romania


  • Vasile Stănescu, Director ONFR – AFER
  • Adela Chilian, International Project Manager/ Sales – Vossloh Rail Services
  • Mihai Manole, Director Operațiuni Material Rulant – CFR Marfă
  • Andreas Schöbel – Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
  • Ștefan Iovan, Consultant IT – Informatică Feroviară


Day 2 - Technical Visits

The second day of the conference, March 6, will be dedicated to the technical visit to Tehmin Braşov, a producer of equipment and subassemblies for railway rolling stock and modern technologies for railway infrastructure, where production, research and design sections will be presented.

After the presentation of the two divisions, there will be a visit to the Braşov Line and Equipment Repair Section, where the motor vehicle for the revision and diagnosis of the railroad, produced by Tehmin Braşov for the Brasov Railroad Region, will be presented.