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The professional railway sector represented by the International Union of Railways (UIC) is organising the Global Rail Freight Conference on 6-7 July in St Petersburg, at the kind invitation of RZD and their President Mr Vladimir Yakunin.

This event will be a key opportunity to discuss fundamental topics such as :

  • Railway transport in times of the global economic meltdown
  • Green Logistics – An opportunity for rail!
  • Railway liberalisation – How to attract private investments?
  • Rail Land bridges – Conditions for success
  • Combined Traffic – The future of the container
  • Wagonload – Thriving in North America, surviving in Europe?
  • Combined Traffic – The need to drive efficiency
  • Global logistics built on rail – Creating customer value

The conference languages will be Russian and English.

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  • Conference feedback

    13 July 2010

    Around 300 participants from over 30 different countries attended the second edition of the UIC Global Rail Freight Conference (GRFC) which took place on 6-7 July 2010 in Saint Petersburg, jointly organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Russian Railways (RZD). The conference addressed all strategic issues of freight development, focusing on management, products, and international corridors and aimed to develop and promote exchanges and partnerships between all major (...)

  • Social Programme

    2 June 2010

    For accompanying people (spouses) We invite you to join touristic tours on 6-7July. You will have an opportunity to see one of the most beautiful European cities. If you want to admire beauty of Russia’s Cultural Capital, please confirm your participation on the registration website. The tours are included in your registration fee. Please visit your personal online registration page using your id and password, proceed to the Social program section and select number of tickets that you (...)

  • Foreword from RZD

    11 May 2010

    Vladimir Yakunin, President RZD Ladies and gentlemen, Russia is such a vast country that the railway industry is by definition a key factor not only in the transport system but in the entire economy. We have a great interest in the strategic development of international transport, and therefore Russian Railways, which plays the role of a landbridge on the main East-West and North-South routes, regards its hosting of the 2nd UIC Global Rail Freight Conference as an important mission and (...)

  • Fees

    10 May 2010

    Early bookings, until 25 June: 795€ Standard participation fee: 995€ Fee for railway operators and infrastructure managers: 595€ Fee includes: Entry to the conference Conference proceedings Lunches and coffee breaks Drinks reception on 5 July (19.00 - 20.00) Gala dinner on 6 July Tourist event, visit to Peterhof Palace, on 7 July (16.00) Transfer between airport and conference venue Cancellation fees: We fully understand that unexpected events can occur. For this reason, and in relation (...)

  • Foreword from UIC

    19 April 2010

    Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, UIC Director General (Copyright: J-J D’ANGELO) It is a pleasure to invite you to this second edition of the UIC Global Rail Freight Conference organised at the kind invitation of the Russian Railways RZD and their President Mr Vladimir Yakunin. This conference is one of the leading events in the international rail freight sector, dedicated to top executives and decision-makers, rail and logistics professionals, customers, influential politicians and regulators, and (...)

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