Day 1- Rolling Stock


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


11:30 – 12:00 Opening speeches

  • Octavian Udrişte, Honorary President – Club Feroviar
  • Sorin Manda, City Manager – Primăria Municipiului Craiova
  • Gigi Gavrilă, President – Railway Reform Authority
  • Marian Mihail Călin, General Manager – AFER
  • Marinica Voicu, General Manager – CFR Marfă
  • Andrei Creci, General Manager – STB SA
  • Constantin Axinia, General Manager – CFR SA
  • Valentin Dorobanțu, General Manager – CFR Călători
  • Corneliu Luscalov, Executive Director – AIF / Senior Technical Executive – Vossloh Fastening System


12:00 – 13:30 Panel 1: Acquisition of new rolling stock in Romania: news and perspectives
(programs for the purchase of new rolling stock, modernization of the existing vehicle fleet, reduction of lifetime costs, innovations and market trends: offers of rolling stock producers, financing needed for a modern vehicle fleet, freight transport: acquisition or leasing of rolling stock?)
Moderator: Carmen Filipescu, Ex-Chairwoman of the CIV Committee – CIT


  • Mihai Frumosu, Senior Transport Expert – European Investment Bank
  • Gigi Gavrilă, President – Romania Railway Reform Authority
  • Weiwei Li, Senior Marketing Manager – CRRC Qingdao Sifang
  • Adrian Vlaicu, Marketing Manager – CFR Călători
  • Florin Dragomir, Head of Service International Projects – STB SA


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:00 Panel 2 Unified authorization of rolling stock – new conditions starting in 2020

(production of new locomotives and wagons, TSIs, authorizations and certifications, market opportunities, future specifications to meet the requirements of passengers, new solutions for more efficient wagons)

Moderator: Gabriel Popa, – Faculty of Transport, Polytechnic University of Bucharest


  • Lucian Blaga, ASFR Director – AFER
  • Bogdan Dumitrașcu, Sales Manager – Nexans Romania
  • Olimpiu Rațiu, Area Representative – Ganzair LLC
  • Vasile Șeclăman, Director – Railway Supervision Department – Competition Council


16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break


16:15 – 17:45 Panel 3: Modern railway services to meet transport demand

(the development of rail freight and passenger transport, projects and actions to improve rail freight and passenger transport, efficiency of logistics terminals, efficient ticketing and passenger information, which is most efficient: regional or long-haul transport)

Moderator: Octavian Udrişte, Honorary President – Club Feroviar


  • Amedeo Neculcea, Deputy General Manager – Grup Feroviar Roman
  • Gabriel Sburlan, Head of Technical Department – METROREX
  • Adrian Taban, Locomotives Director – CFR Marfă
  • Lucian Popa, Sef Atelier Proiectare Electrica – Reloc SA

Day 2 - Technical Visits

Technical visits, during the 2nd day of the event, will be held at:

  • Depoul de Vagoane Craiova