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EU Rail Policy Conference 2012 - Unravelling the new Railway Package

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The European Commission is preparing the ground for a further Railway Package, scheduled for autumn 2012. The new package is expected to take up a number of highly important issues supporting the necessary expansion of the European rail network, including new measures in the key areas of unbundling, passenger market competition and regulation.

In reaction to these developments a second edition of the successful conference“Effectiveness of EU Rail policy” in 2010 in Brussels is called for. Following the Commission’s time line, Europoint will organise the international EU Rail Policy Conference 2012 on 28 November 2012 in Brussels, in cooperation with the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds (UK).

Key topics:

Overview policy developments
Vertical separation
Passenger market liberalisation
Ensuring effective regulation

The conference will be dedicated to a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the package’s major issues with experts from government, industry and science. Questions that will be addressed include: Vertical separation -  what is the most efficient approach? How to best introduce competition into the passenger market? And how to ensure effective regulation?

This conference will bring together latest research results with practical experience in order to reconsider these issues.

Speakers include:

Keir Fitch, S Kallas (Transport) at European Commission
Libor Lochman, CER
Monika Heiming, EIM
Michael Cramer, MEP
Bruno Auger, Keolis
Iris Henseler-Unger, IRG-Rail
Chris Nash, ITS – University of Leeds
Didier van der Velde, InnoV
Garry White, Network Rail
Andrew Smith, ITS – University of Leeds
Miguel Amaral, ARAF
And many more!

Take a look at for more information and an up-to-date conference programme. At EU Rail Policy Conference 2012 you will not only learn about the latest EU policy plans and its implications for the European rail market, it also represents your best opportunity to meet key influencers of the European rail sector!

Join the DISCUSSION and EVALUATE rail rules and regulations with European rail experts on 28 November 2012 in Brussels, belgium.