88th UIC general meeting: digitisation, corridor development and security

Speeches from Mazzoncini, Loubinoux (UIC), Davenne (Otif) and Belozerov (RZD)
Renato Mazzoncini AD FS Italiane.JPG e Alberto Mazzola Responsabile affari internazionali FS Italiane

Rome, 7 July 2016

The challenges and opportunities of digitisation, including the relationships with other modes of transport, and the development of international and intercontinental corridors; but also the first results from UIC Security projects and the evolution and updating of International Railway Standards.

These were the main issues discussed during the 88th general meeting of the International Union of Railways, which was held in the small hall of parliamentary groups at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome.

Renato Mazzoncini, the CEO of FS Italiane and Vice-President of the UIC, did the honours and then joined in the debate together with delegates from all over the world. He was joined by Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways (RZD) and President of the UIC, Jean Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of the UIC, and François Davenne, Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF).

Other participants included Satoshi Seino from Japan, the President of JR-East and President of UIC Asia, as well as Isa Apaydin from Turkey, Director General of TCDD and President of UIC Middle East. From Canada came Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO of ViaRail and President of UIC North America, as well as Bernard Guillelmon, CEO of BLS and President of UIC Europe.

International Union of Railways (UIC)

This international organisation unites railways and major railway stakeholders from all over the world. It promotes the development of global rail transport to meet the challenges of travel and sustainable development.

The UIC is formed of 240 members from 94 countries in total: accounting for a million kilometres of railway line and seven million men and women who work every day to ensure millions of passengers can travel.