Session 2 – Strategies to deliver opportunities and enhance effectiveness
The second session of the 5th UIC Global Rail Freight Conference will take place on Thursday, 23 June 2016. This panel will focus on the means to provide new opportunities and also increase the effectiveness of current freight business models.
The transport industry is a very competitive sector and rail freight is facing many challenges. In order to secure a prominent position in the 21st Century, rail freight has to tailor its approach to business accordingly, maybe revisit its business models, forge partnerships. These concepts will foster lively debates among panelists and with the audience.
Speakers joining the second session will include:
- Joris D’Inca, Partner at Oliver Wyman
Strengths and weaknesses of the rail system in the current environment
- José Viegas, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum, OECD
Trends in the transport industry and the role for rail freight
- Ferdinand Schmidt, CEO Rail Cargo Austria
How is the rail industry addressing modern challenges?
- Bernhard Kunz, Managing Director, Hupac
What are the expectations from the market
- Robert van der Waal, Director Logistics Operations, Samsung
Best practices from shippers
- Dirk Stahl, CEO, BLS Cargo AG
Rail is a system in competition
- Baher El-Hifnaw, Senior Economist in the Transport Unit, World Bank
Rail is a system which needs investments
- Fabrice Walewski, General Partner & CEO Touax Group
Exploit the potential of existing tools and technologies and develop new models
Join this us and find out more about topics such as:
- Current challenges facing rail freight
- The European Freight CEO Task Force
- How local partnership support local distribution
- Latest trends influencing the industry
- Rail as a competitive system
- And more!
The Global Rail Freight Conference (GRFC) is one of the leading events in the international rail freight calendar and will bring together top executives and decision makers, rail and logistics professionals, customers, influential politicians and institutions from across the globe.
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