22 January 2020, KURSAAL-DONOSTIA
4th International Railway Conference
The challenges of commissioning high-speed networks”

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ABOUT THE EVENT

BASQUE RAIL WAY 2020

“The challenges of commissioning high-speed networks” is the motto of BASQUE RAILWAY 2020,the 4th International Railway Conference, organised jointly by the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure of the Basque Government, the operator Eusko Trenbideak – Basque Railways, and the public railway infrastructure agency Euskal Trenbide Sarea – Basque Railway Network.

The event will take place on the morning of 22 January 2020 at the Kursaal conference centre in Donostia-San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) and will be attended by the Lehendakari (First Minister) Iñigo Urkullu, the Regional Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Arantxa Tapia, as well as the main representatives of the railway sector in the Basque Country and European Union institutions.

More than 400 professionals from the industrial sector, as well as construction and equipment companies, infrastructure operators and managers, universities, start-ups, etc. are expected to take part in the conference.

This is the fourth edition of an event that dealt with the issue of ballastless tracks in 2007; transporting freight by rail in 2008; and the operation of high-performance railway lines in 2015.

The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness among society of the benefits of high-speed rail networks and their contribution to the socio-economic development of the regions, among other issues. Indeed, the Basque Government is promoting the event at a key moment, given that the civil work on the “Basque Y” is nearing completion and the infrastructure is being prepared for future operation.

2020-01-22

AGENDA

Kursaal

09.30

Welcome

  • Eneko Goia, Mayor of Donostia-San Sebastian

09.30

Institutional Opening

  • Arantxa Tapia, Basque Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure
  • François Davenne, Director General UIC
  • José Luis Ábalos, Minister of transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda

10.00

Presentation “New Challenges for Railways in Europe”

  • Libor Lochman, Executive Director CER

10.45

Discussion “The Opportunities of the Railway Industry in the Basque Country”

  • Arantxa Tapia, Basque Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure
  • Andres Arizkorreta, President CAF

11.30

Coffee break

11.35

Signing of MoU between SHIFT2RAIL and the Basque Government

  • Monique Van Wortel, Seconded National Expert at Shift2Rail JU
  • Arantxa Tapia, Basque Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure

Multipurpose room A

Multipurpose room B

12.30

INNOVATION and DIGITISATION

Moderator: Alex Arriola (Managing Director of SPRI)

  • Jokin Mugarza, DANOBAT
  • Iñigo Zorriketa, BEGIRALE-DOMINION
  • Estibaliz Mendizabal, ETS
  • Roberto Tionne, WABTEC-FAIVELEY
  • Eneko De Irala, IKUSI
  • Ana Romera, THALES

Multipurpose room A

Round table on OPERATORS

Moderator: José Carlos Domínguez Curiel (Managing Director of the Spanish Railway Foundation)

  • Manel Villalante, RENFE
  • Dariush Kowsar, SNCF
  • Victor Bañares, ILSA – TRENITALIA
  • Antonio Aiz, EUSKOTREN
  • Ricard Font, FGC
  • Andrea Giuricin, NTV

Multipurpose room B

13.30

Round table on CROSS-BORDER EXPERIENCES

Moderator: Imanol Leza (General Manager of EUSKOTREN)

  • Michael Prader, STA
  • Jacques Coutou, Atlantic Freight Corridor
  • Hervé Le Caignec, LISEA
  • Juanjo Montero, University Professor on Railway Liberalisation
  • Matthias Meyer, Deutsche Bahn

Multipurpose room B

Round table on MANUFACTURERS

Moderator: Pedro M. Lekuona (Director of the State Railway Safety Agency)

  • Josu Villar, CAF
  • Jaime Borrell, ALSTOM
  • Emilio García, TALGO
  • Jon Ander Vegas, BOMBARDIER

Multipurpose room B

14.30

Lunch

SPEAKERS

Libor Lochman

CER Executive Director

Andrés Arizkorreta

Presidente CAF

François Davenne

Director General UIC

Arantxa Tapia

Basque Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure

Monique Van Wortel

Seconded National Expert at Shift2Rail JU

José Luis Ábalos

Minister of transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda

Eneko Goia

Mayor of Donostia-San Sebastian

José C. Domínguez

Gerente, Fundación de los ferrocarriles Españoles

Manel Villalante

RENFE – Director general de Estrategia y Desarrollo

Dariush KOWSAR

SNCF Réseau - Europe Director

Víctor Manuel Bañares

Director General-Managing DirectorILSA-Intermodalidad de Levante S.A.

Antonio Aiz

Viceconsejero de Infraestructuras y Transportes de Gobierno Vasco

Ricard Font

Presidente Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Andrea Giuricin

Consultor de Italo - NTV

Pedro M Lekuona

Director de la Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Ferroviaria

Josu Villar

COO Rolling Stock de CAF

Jaime Borrell

ALSTOM Business Development and Marketing Director, Spain & Portugal

Emilio García

Talgo Chief Innovation Officer

Jon Ander Vegas

Director Ventas Iberia Bombardier Transportation

Alex Arriola

Director General de SPRI - Agencia Vasca de Desarrollo Empresarial

Jokin Mugarza

Digital Solutions Manager en Danobat

Iñigo Zorriqueta

Dominion, Director de Begirale

Estíbaliz Mendizabal

Directora de Instalaciones en Euskal Trenbide Sarea

Roberto Tione

Faiveley Transport, a company of the WABTEC Group - Brakes & Safety Innovation Director

Eneko de Irala

Director General de Proyectos de Integración e Ingeniería de Ikusi

Ana Romera

Director Tecnico Thales España

Imanol Leza

Director General Euskotren

Michael Prader

STA Head of Vehicle Department

Jacques Coutou

Atlantic RFC (EEIG Atlantic Corridor), managing director

HERVÉ LE CAIGNEC

CEO, LISEA

Juan José Montero

Profesor, UNED (Madrid) y Florence School of Regulation (Florencia)

Matthias Meyer

Director for Operations & Maintenance and Logistics Consulting bei DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH

EXHIBITORS

BOMBARDIER

https://www.bombardier.com

CAF

https://www.caf.net/

DANOBAT

https://railways.danobatgroup.com

DOMINION

https://www.dominion-global.com

EKIDE

https://www.ekide.es

IKUSI

https://www.ikusi.com/es

INGETEAM

http://www.ingeteam.com

TALGO

http://www.talgo.com

THALES

https://www.thalesgroup.com/es/homepage/espana

Basque Rail Way Technical Secretary