“Cutting-edge technology for a new generation of freight mobility”
2-4 June 2020 RIGA, LATVIA


Since the first edition in New Delhi in 2007, the UIC has organised a worldwide conference, the Global Rail Freight Conference (GRFC), to promote the intrinsic advantages of rail as the backbone of a sustainable transport system. This leading concept dedicated to the rail freight sector at world level has always gathered prominent representatives from the political and economic sectors, international institutions and all actors of the logistics chain, among them railways, ports and shipping lines, multi-modal operators and shippers.

From 2 – 4 June 2020 the seventh edition of the GRFC will be organised in partnership with Latvian Railways. The main theme of this edition is “Cutting-edge technology for a new generation of freight mobility” and proposes to focus on a range of topics such as the agile transformation of the logistics industry, the internet of logistics, global transport challenges and climate friendly strategies to name but a few.

One of the highlights of the 2020 edition will be the session dedicated to our young generation. During this session, lively discussions will take place on how tomorrow’s decision makers propose to address the key challenges of transport in a global economy.


UIC GRFC 2020 Programme


Sponsorship opportunities

GRFC 2020 sponsorship opportunities will allow you to reach your target groups and business partners. The conference offers you a unique chance to:

  • Position your brand and business activities
  • Get unique access to a group of decision-makers
  • Create new partnerships and alliances
  • Benefit from unrivalled lead generation and profiling

Contact the project team

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75015 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 49 21 37

Sponsorship package

RailData 25th anniversary

As a key actor for UIC, RailData will join the 7th UIC Global Rail Freight Conference to celebrate its 25th Anniversary which will happens right after its General Assembly on 2 June. Because this event is not public, it will be only accessible by invitation. Then, private RailData meetings will take place on the side of the GRFC.

RailData is a UIC special group of European freight RUs. Founded in 1995, the UIC Special Group represents over 70% pf the rail freight transport sector in Europe. The Group has a Steering Committee and a General Assembly in which management from member Rus take part, and oversees Working Groups with experts in rail freight processes. Each group session or meeting offers an opportunity for delegates to share information and news relating to supply chain and transport system.

The main purpose of this Special Group is:

  • Optimise processes by means of centralized data exchange (design, develop and run IT services) in order to support its members’ freight railway business in Europe.
  • Provide collaborative IT solutions for Rus in the rail freight transport sector

Particular focus is given to functionality introduced recently for wagon tracking and tracing, consignment note data exchange for paperless transport and manual data input for advance train consists.


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Practical information

How to come to Riga

By Plane

Riga International Airport (P133, Mārupe, LV-1053, Latvia)
Situation: 8km far from the city center.

Berlin – Riga: 1h40
Paris – Riga: 2h45
Brussels – Riga: 2h25
Moscow – Riga: 1h40
Saint - Petersburg – Riga: 1h15
Talinn – Riga: 0h50
Vilnius – Riga: 0h50

* There is no train connection from airport to the city center.

By Train

Riga Central Station is the main railway station in Riga, located in the city center.

Vilnius – Riga: 4h30
Talinn – Riga: 4h50

* Please note there is no direct connection Vilnius – Riga and Talinn – Riga

How to get to the venue

Radisson Blu, Conference and Spa Hotel - Elizabetes St 55, Riga
Be aware of tapping the full address because there are different locations available for only Radisson Blu

By Taxi

From/to the airport, Riga Taxi Park can reach the city center for €11 in 15-20 minutes (+371 720 7509).
Red Cab and Baltic Taxi are also trustable taxi companies for any journey in Riga

Public transport

Bus No. 22 operates direct services between the Airport and Riga city centre for a cost of €2. Services are also operated by minibuses No. 222 and No. 241.
You can use the website to travel in Riga : https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/en/



16 rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 49 21 37

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