Warsaw, March 15, 2017

for tomorrow’s

Let’s discuss the future of the Central and Eastern European railway rolling stock market. Join the debate on March 15, 2017 in Warsaw. European Rolling Stock Forum 2017 is the largest and most prestigious business conference in the CEE, devoted to the railway vehicle manufacturing market in the region.

This year’s conference will amongst other topics discuss the most modern technologies used in the construction and maintenance of rolling stock, especially regarding energy consumption, components and design.

European Rolling Stock Forum evolved from one of our flagship conferences – “Prospects for the Locomotive Market”, organized by TOR Conferences in 2010-2013, the biggest and most prestigious conference in Poland and CEE devoted mainly to new projects in locomotive sector. It offers opportunities for local and international companies to reveal their new products and currently ongoing projects.

Register now for 2017 edition and receive a special discount. >>



Registration, morning coffee


Welcome speech


Roll2Rail – innovation for the better rail transport

  • Eduardo de la Guerra Ochoa, Structures Department, Talgo; WP3 Leader, Roll2Rail

Poland and Ukraine: countries with the biggest rolling-stock potential in the region

  • Michał Grobelny, Analysis Department Director, TOR Transport Consultants Group Ltd.
9:50 German experience in innovative propulsion technologies and rail transport perspectives between Germany and Poland

  • Thomas Dill, Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmBH (VBB) (Germany)

DEBATE: Rolling-stock project now and after 2022 – purchase perspectives in the CEE region

– Funds for rolling stock in EU 2014-2020 financial perspective

– CEE – acquistition potential of the region

– High-speed railway rolling stock


  • Andrzej Massel, Deputy Director, Railway Institute (Poland)
  • Jan Raczyński, Railway Institute (Poland)

Pannel discussion:

  • Jarosław Oniszczuk, Member of the Board, PKP Intercity (Poland)
  • Andrzej Massel, Deputy Director, Railway Institute (Poland)
  • Przemysław Gorgol, Acting Director, The Centre for EU Transport Projects (CEUTP, Poland)
  • Marcin Krakowiak, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
  • Moderator: dr. Jakub Majewski, President of the Board, ProKolej Foundation
11:40 Coffee break
12:00 Marketing authorisation of rolling stock in accordance with the 4th Railway Package

  • Jan Siudecki, Director, Office of Rail Transport (Poland)
12:20 Content Partner’s presentation

Rolling-stock pool – private and state-owned

– To buy or to rent?

– Will there be a state-owned rolling stock pool?

– Can the renting companies satisfy the market demand?

– Rolling stock pools and the 4th Railway package

  • Prof. Paweł Wajda, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy sp.k.
13:00 Presentation

  • Katarzyna Kuźma, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
13:20 Citizen-driven rolling stock innovation. Platform for Low-Noise Railways: a dialogue process on rail noise abatement in Germany

  • Jolanta Skalska, Head Projects, Allianz pro Schiene e.V. (Germany)
 13:40 DEBATE: How to implement innovations in rolling stock?
– Innotabor and R&D programs in the railway sector- Energy efficiency, ecology, effectiveness- How to ensure innovativeness in the production of rolling stock

  • Introduction: Representative of The National Centre for Research and Development (Poland)

Discussion Pannel:

  • Representative of The National Centre for Research and Development (Poland)
  • dr. eng. Bartosz Firlik, Poznań University of Technology (Poland)
  • Kazimierz Anhalt, Ministry of Development (Poland)
14:20 Lunch
15:00 DEBATE: Urban rolling stock – priorities of the ordering parties

  • Jerzy Lejk, President of the Board, Warsaw Metro (Poland, invited)
  • Marcin Gąsiewski, Warsaw Tramways (Poland)

New rolling stock for Warsaw Metro – Q&A Session


  • Ireneusz Pietrzak, Rolling Stock Director, Warsaw Metro


  • Representatives of Warsaw Metro
  • Moderator: Michał Grobelny, Analysis Department Director, TOR Transport Consultants Group Ltd.
17:00 End of the Conference
15:00 Content Partner’s Presentation

DEBATE: User Experience in the passenger rail transport

– Ordering priorities of rail operators

– Passenger expectations and rolling stock design

– Vehicles’ equipment for more comfortable travel

– Needs of passengers with reduced mobility

  • Peter Jančovič, Director, LEO Express a.s. (Czech Republic) 
  • Bartosz Piotrowski, Chief Designer, Pesa Bydgoszcz
  • Sławomir Pipke, Operations Director, PKP SKM Tricity
  • Krystyna Pękała, President of the Board, Szybka Kolej Miejska Sp. z o.o.
  • Piotr Pawłowski, President, Integracja Foundation
  • Representative of Mazovian Railways (Koleje Mazowieckie)
  • Moderator: Jędrzej Puzyński, Conferences Department Director, TOR Transport Consultants Group Ltd.
16:30 End of the Conference
 *Participation of this speaker has not been confirmed.
Agenda is subject to change.



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Content Partners:

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Silver Partner:

 PKP_Intercity logo


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Honorary Patronage:

Media Partners:

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Think Railways  The Center for Transport Strategies

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Amongst other topics, in 2016 the focus was on:

  • EU budget perspective for 2014-2020 and demand for rolling stock projects,
  • modernisation possibilities and their profitability,
  • purchase and modernisation needs of Polish and other operators in the CEE (both passenger and freight companies),
  • R+D in railway rolling stock industry,
  • passenger rolling stock – challenges of today,
  • new regulations – perspectives, difficulties, influence on the market (authorisation, TSI).

About 200 experts and top level managers representing companies and institutions such as Alpha Trains, Amsted Rail, Axtone, Beacon Rail, Bombardier Transportation, Bonatrans Group, Brandenburg Economic Development Board, CAF, Captrain, Center for EU Transport Projects (CUPT, Poland), Colas Rail, Corail, Cracow University of Technology, ČD Cargo, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, DB Schenker Rail Cargo, DVA GmbH, Eneria, ENIKA, European Railway Agency (ERA), Havelländische Eisenbahn, IKB Leasing, Industrial Division, Knorr-Bremse, Koleje Dolnośląskie, Kompetenznetz Rail Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Kovis, Lithuanian Railways (LG), Lotos Kolej, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna (ŁKA), Mazovian Railways (Koleje Mazowieckie), Mitron Information Systems, KZN Bieżanów, Macquarie European Rail, Medcom, MRCE, Regio Jet, National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR, Poland), Newag, PKP Intercity, Polski Tabor Szynowy, Protor, Przewozy Regionalne, Railpool, Railway Institute (IK, Poland), RAWAG, Schaltbau, Siemens, SSK Rail, VIS Systems, Škoda Transportation, Škoda Vagonka, TX Logistik AG, Tabor Dębica, Ukrainian Railways (UZ), UPEC Industrial Group, Vossloh Locomotives, Warsaw University of Technology and TOR Transport Consultants Group Ltd. took part in the event.

European Rolling Stock Forum evolved from one of our flagship conferences – “Prospects for the Locomotive Market”, organized by TOR Conferences in 2010-2013.

“Prospects for the Locomotive Market” 2010-2013:

  • over 450 guests,
  • over 30 industry partners (e.g. Bombardier, Newag, PESA Bydgoszcz, Skoda Transportation and Siemens),
  • numerous passengers and freight operators,
  • consulting companies and research institutions (e.g. VIS Systems, Railway Institute, Instytut Pojazdów Szynowych “Tabor”, VUZ Velim),
  • highly meritorical presentations about new projects (e.g. detailed informations about Newag’s E4MSU “Griffin” revealed for the first time), commercial offers, modern components, market opportunities and niches.

Register now for 2017 edition at tor-konferencje.pl and receive a special discount.

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Base price:

309 net

Special Price:

259 net to 15.02.2017

The price includes:

  • attendance in the event,
  • conference materials,
  • coffee breaks,
  • lunch.

An accommodation fee is not included.



Warsaw – the capital and largest city of Poland. Populated by over 1.7 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 2.6 million residents is the 9th most populated capital city in the European Union. It is well known for its economical and industrial potential. The conference will take place in Novotel Warszawa Centrum Hotel. The venue is ideally located in the heart of Warsaw, just a few steps away from Palace of Culture and Science. Offers variety of accommodation and conference facilities fully meeting the guests’ expectations. Modern and functional interiors, high-class service and delicious international cuisine will make every stay an unforgettable experience. More…