Program

Program

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

9.30 – 10.00 Registration of participants + welcome coffee/croissants

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome & Opening speeches
Ştefan Roşeanu, General Manager – Association for Metropolitan Mobility (AMM)
Artur Perchel, Manager Central Eastern Europe – UITP
Istvan Csuzi, Director – OTL Oradea SA
Ilie Bolojan, Mayor – Municipality of Oradea

10.30 – 12.00 Light rail in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends, needs and perspectives
Moderator: Stefan Roseanu, General Manager – Association for Metropolitan Mobility (AMM)
Speakers: Daniel Doman, CEO – RATB Bucharest
Gergely Horn, Head of Strategy, Investments and Projects – BKK Budapest
Tsvetan Tsolov, Transport Project Manager – Sofia Municipality
Rafał Świerczyński, Vice-President and CFO – MPK Kraków

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 – 14.00 Financing light rail 2014-2020: Chances and challenges for CEEC
Moderator: Artur Perchel, Manager Central Eastern Europe – UITP
Speakers: Venera Vlad, Senior Banker – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Moshe Hirsch, General Manager – ROM Transport Engineering
Alan O’Brien, Transportation Specialist, Jaspers – European Investment Bank
Sava Chiser, Councillor – MA ROP Directorate – Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Modernizing light rail in CEEC: Best practices and lessons learned
Moderator Laurent Dauby, Director Light Rail – UITP
Speakers Istvan Csuzi, Director – OTL Oradea SA
Grzegorz Madrjas, Head of Strategy of the Tramway System’s Development – Warsaw Trams
Gradimir Stefanovic, Consultant – UITP LRC Member
Miroslav Penc, Head of Tram Infrastructure – Public Transit Company Prague
Jörn Schwarze, Board Member – Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG (KVB)

16.30 – 17.00 Wrap-up and conclusions/ End of the workshop

18.00 – 20.00 Workshop/ UITP LR Committee reception and networking (Hilton Hotel)