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Shift2Rail Dialogue


Official opening & introduction

  • Henrik Hololei - Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
  • Carlo Borghini - Executive Director, Shift2Rail JU


High-level panel discussion on the future of rail in Europe

  • Sanna Marin - Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications (TBC)
  • Henrik Hololei - Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
  • Professor Sabina Jeschke - Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bahn AG for Digitalization and Technology
  • Amaury Joudan - Chief Technical Officer, Thales Ground Transportation Systems
  • Jean-Francois Beaudoin - Senior Vice President Digital Mobility, Alstom (TBC)
  • Marko Mäkinen - CEO, EKE Electronics (TBC)


Coffee Break


Innovative Solutions: Results achieved so far in the Shift2Rail R&I programme

Presentation of Shift2Rail innovations: Mobility as a Service (MaaS); Autonomous train operations; Logistics as a service

  • Esther Bravo/Giorgio Travaini - Programme Manager/Head of Research & Innovation, Shift2Rail JU
  • Dirk Esters – Head of HAFAS Research and Development and COO of HAFAS, HaCon


How to bring these innovations to the market & what are the expectations from Shift2Rail 2? - Panel discussion

  • Philippe Citroën - Director General, UNIFE
  • Libor Lochman - Executive Director, CER
  • François Davenne - Director General, UIC (TBC)
  • Mohamed Mezghani - Secretary General, UITP
  • Lauri Oksanen - Vice President for Research and Technology, Nokia (TBC)


Start of the Digital Transport Days Programme