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Elisabeth Werner, Director Land Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission to speak at 7th International Railway Summit

Press Release   •   Jun 01, 2018 08:00 BST

Ms Werner to discuss how digital technology and Europe-wide cooperation can address the challenges of cross-border travel

London, 1 June 2018 Elisabeth Werner, Director of Land Transport, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) at the European Commission (EC), will deliver a keynote speech at the 7th International Railway summit in Frankfurt on how digital technology can remove barriers to cross-border travel. The summit takes place on 20-22 February 2019.

Ms Werner will also take part in the subsequent panel discussion on the same subject, with contributions from François Davenne, Secretary General, OTIF, Roland Bosch, CEO of DB Cargo, and Clare Gilmartin, CEO of Trainline. Speakers will address how digital solutions can facilitate a smooth and integrated international and intermodal journey for passengers and freight customers.

DG MOVE is responsible for developing and implementing European transport policies, including via proposals for legislation and the financing of projects. Ms Werner has held a number of senior positions during over 20 years at the Commission. She has been Director of Land Transport since 2017.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts, based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. The 7th International Railway Summit will take place in Frankfurt on 20-22 February 2019.

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