Warsaw, March 21, 2018

‘Rolling stock

Let’s discuss the future of the Central and Eastern European railway rolling stock market. Join the debate in March, 2018 in Warsaw. European Rolling Stock Forum 2018 is the largest and most prestigious business conference in the CEE, devoted to the railway vehicle manufacturing market in the region.

The Forum, which managed to gather over 800 participants from numerous CEE countries since its first edition in 2010 will this year focus on two main topical areas: the modern drive technologies used in rolling stock and the perspectives ahead of this part of the railway sector (including such areas as purchasing plans, financing, rolling stock pool etc.)

Register now for 2018 edition and receive a special discount. >>



Registration, morning coffee


Welcome speech



  • Representative, Ministry of Infrastructure*

Keynote speech

The UIC role in railway equipment standardization, challenges, opportunities

  • Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, International Union of Railways UIC

Keynote speech

UNIFE Contribution to the implementation of the Single European Railway Area

  • Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE – the European Rail Industry
  • Nicolas Furio, Head of Unit – Technical Affairs, UNIFE – the European Rail Industry

New rules of Vehicle Authorisation

  • Ignacy Góra, President, Office of Rail Transport (UTK)
10:20 Renewable energy sources in railway industry

  • Eckhart Meesmann, Deutsche Bahn AG, Electrical Engineering & IT Rolling Stock
10:35 DEBATE: Electromobility, renewable energy sources – how trends in energetic affect the rolling stock market in Europe?

  • Innovative drive solutions in the railway industry
  • Impact of development programs on the railway sector
  • Electrifying railway lines – changes on the rolling stock sector


  • Marc Antoni, Rail Systems Departament Director, International Union of Railways UIC
  • Domantas Grigas, Lietuvos Geležinkeliai
  • Eckhart Meesmann , Deutsche Bahn AG, Electrical Engineering & IT Rolling Stock
  • Ben Möbius, PhD, Managing Director, German Railway Industry Association (VDB)
  • Marcin Piszcz, Solicitor, Managing Partner, Piszcz i Wspólnicy sp. k.
  • Tadeusz Syryjczyk, Partner, TOR Transport Consultants
  • Krzysztof Zgorzelski, President of the Board, Przewozy Regionalne
  • Representative of National Centre of Research and Development*
  • Moderator: Jakub Madrjas, Rynek Kolejowy
11:10 Coffee break
11:30 What rolling stock for the Central Transport Hub?

  • Jan Raczyński, Chief Officer, Railway Institute
11:50 How to order a good vehicle?

  • Jacek Fink-Finowicki , Project Engineer, Mobility, Siemens Sp. z o.o.
12:05 The standardization impact for development of the rolling stock in Europe

  • Marc Antoni, Rail Systems Department Director, International Union of Railways UIC
12:20 Rolling stock investments in the light of recent changes in European and Polish law

  • Marcin Piszcz, Solicitor, Managing Partner, Piszcz i Wspólnicy sp. k.
  • Piotr Szwechłowicz, Solicitor, Piszcz i Wspólnicy sp. k.
12:35 Introduction to the debate: Effectiveness of rolling stock investments

  • Prof. Tadeusz Dyr, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
12:45 DEBATE: Purchasing plans of the operators and the profit margin of the rolling stock sector in Poland

  • The internal market and export – where lies the producers’ potential?
  • Further consolidation of the rolling stock producers


  • Krzysztof Celiński, Division Director – Mobility, Siemens Sp. z o.o.
  • Prof. Tadeusz Dyr, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
  • Przemysław Gorgol, Director, Centre for EU Transport Projects
  • Peter Jančovič, Managing Director Poland and Eastern Europe, LEO Express
  • Marcin Kowalczyk, Head of Ecosystem Eastern Europe & CIS Bombardier Transportation Polska, Bombardier Transportation Polska
  • Jarosław Oniszczuk, Member of the Board, PKP Intercity S.A.
  • Robert Stępień, President of the Board, „Koleje Mazowieckie – KM” Sp. z o.o.
  • Moderator : Jakub Majewski, PhD, President of the Board, Fundacja ProKolej
13:30 Lunch
14:10 Introduction to the debate

  • Andrzej Massel, PhD, Deputy Director, Railway Institute
14:20 DEBATE: Modern rolling stock in realization of infrastructural investments

  • Railway infrastructural projects and the need for technical rolling stock
  • Road-rail machines market


  • Andrzej Massel, PhD, Deputy Director, Railway Institute
  • Janusz Karkula, President of the Board, BTW Wrocław Sp. z o.o.
  • Wojciech Merkwa, Solicitor in Infrastructure Team, Jara Drapała & Partners
  • Wiesław Nowak, President of the Board, ZUE S.A.
  • Krzysztof Szafrański, Director, Rail Road Office, PKP PLK S.A.
  • Moderator: Michał Szymajda, Editor, Rynek Kolejowy
15:00 Presentation

  • Representative, Greenbrier Europe – Wagony Świdnica S.A.
15:20 DEBATE: Renaissance of the freight wagon market?

  • Impact of the diagnostics studies on maintenance and safety of the rolling stock
  • Number of wagons available on the market and the potential of rail freight market


  • Mirosław Antonowicz, PhD, Member of the Board, PKP S.A.
  • Witold Bawor, Member of the Board, PKP Cargo S.A.
  • Wojciech Jurkiewicz, President of the Board, ZNPK
  • Adam Tułecki, PhD, Railway Institute, Cracow University of Technology
  • Representative, Greenbrier Europe – Wagony Świdnica S.A.
  • Moderator: Łukasz Malinowski, Editor in Chief, TOR Publishing House
16:00 UNIFE WORKSHOP: European Rail Research and Innovation – a priority for the competitiveness of the European Rail Supply Industry

  • Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE – the European Rail Industry
  • Nicolas Furio, Head of Technical Affairs Unit, UNIFE – the European Rail Industry
  • Giorgio Travaini, Shift2Rail, Head of Research & Innovation
  • Carlo Borghini, Shift2Rail, Executive Director*
17:00 End of the Conference
 *Participation of this speaker has not been confirmed.
Agenda is subject to change.



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Amongst other topics, in 2017 the focus was on:

  • Roll2Rail – innovation for the better rail transport
  • Rolling-stock projects now and after 2022 – purchase perspectives in the CEE region
  • Rolling-stock pool – private and state-owned
  • How to implement innovations in rolling stock?
  • New rolling stock for Warsaw Metro
  • User Experience in the passenger rail transport.

About 200 experts and top level managers representing companies and institutions such as ABB, Akiem, Allianz pro Schiene e.V., Alstom Konstal S.A., Anglo Belgian Corporation, Autocomp Management, AXTONE S.A., Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy sp.k., Bochumer Verein Verkehrstechnik GmbH, Bombardier Transportation, BONATRANS GROUP a.s., Centre for EU Transport Projects, Comatec Group, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, DB Cargo Polska, Development Ministry, DLA Piper Wiater sp.k., DVA Deutsche Verkehrs-Assekuranz-Vermittlungs-GmbH, EAO GmbH, EBI, Eneria Sp. z o.o., ENIKA Sp. z o.o., Fundacja ProKolej, Glaspo, H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o., Havelländische Eisenbahn, IMPOL-1 Sp.j., Industrial Division, INGETEAM POWER TECHNOLOGY, Instytut Kolejnictwa, ITSnews, Jabil Circiut Poland Sp. z o.o., Kancelaria Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Knorr-Bremse Systemy Kolejowe Polska, Koleje Mazowieckie, Kompetenznetz Rail Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, LEO Express, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna Sp. z o.o., MEDCOM, Metro Warszawskie, Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, Mitron Information Systems Sp. z o.o., Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju, NEWAG S.A., Pars Komponenty s.r.o., PESA Bydgoszcz SA, PJSC LUGCENTROKUZ N.A. S.MONYATOVSKY, PKP Intercity, PKP SKM Trójmiasto, PLASTWAG S.A., Politechnika Poznańska, Polska Grupa Odlewnicza, Railpool GmbH, RBF, Shell Polska, Siemens Mobility, Skoda Transportation, SSK Rail, Stadler Polska Sp. z o.o., Szybka Kolej Miejska, Talgo, TRANSMASHHOLDING, UAB Vilniaus lokomotyvu remonto depas, Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Voith Turbo, WARS S.A., ZTM Warszawa. 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 2018 edition at tor-konferencje.pl and receive a special discount.

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Base price:

309 net

Special Price:

259 net to 21.02.2018

The price includes:

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

An accommodation fee is not included.



Hotel Marriott, Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, Warsaw, Poland

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