Global Rail Freight Conference


The professional rail sector represented by the International Union of Railways (UIC) is organising the Global Rail Freight Conference on 6-7 July 2010, at the kind invitation of the Russian Railways and their President, Mr Vladimir Yakunin.

Conference Highlights

  • Railway transport in times of the global economic meltdown and the future recovery - Challenges and opportunities
  • The need to drive efficiency in combined traffic
  • Legal harmonization and paperless transport
  • Conditions for the success of landbridges
  • Investing in the development of rail - How to attract private
  • Wagonload - Thriving in North America, surviving in Europe?
  • Green Logistics – An opportunity for rail
  • Creating customer value with global logistics built on rail
  • Intermodal traffic and the future of the container


Conference overview

  • Conference languages: English and Russian (simultaneous interpreting provided)
  • Term: 5-7 July 2010 (registration possible on 5 July followed by a drinks reception)
  • Gala dinner: A gala dinner will be organized on 6 July
  • Tourist visit to Peterhof Palace on 7 July (16.00)
  • Venue: Astoria and Angleterre hotels