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Why Munich?

  • Munich is a thriving city among the top league of most urban rankings for the last few years, not least because of its efficient and ambitious mobility policy and system.

  • Discover a metro and tram network that has grown considerably since 1993, with metro (+44%, reaching 94 km) and trams (+22%, reaching 79 km), and which is increasing capacity to adapt to rising demand.

  • Visit one of the densest S-Bahn commuter train services in Germany as well as local and regional lines with various operators – public and private – organised by the Bavaria regional authority.

Is the smart city concept driving change in the rail industry?

The 2015 UITP International Rail Conference will analyze whether our sector is embracing the potential the Smart cities concept brings.
 
By attending you can get to grips with the hot topics affecting your business and daily challenges. See what the future holds for your business – topics covered include:
  • Making efficiency savings with predictive "just in time” rather than preventive “to be on the safe side” maintenance strategies
  • How technology can improve safety and reduce human error
  • How energy consumption will be reduced and optimised to reduce costs and waste
  • How our relationship with the customer is set to become ever more personalised
See the full programme: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
 
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Speakers

Michael RÜFFER
Head of Operations Rail, Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Andrew GRAY
Power Engineer, London Underground, United Kingdom
S.D. SHARMA
Director Business Development, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., New Delhi, India
Johannes EMMELHEINZ
CEO, Siemens Mobility Services, Erlangen, Germany
Nozomu ASHIDA
Deputy Director, East Japan Railway Company, Paris, France
Jiri HOFMAN
Sales - Technical Manager, Skoda Transportation A.S., Plzen, Czech Republic
Gunnar HEIPP
Director – Strategic Planning Department, MVG, Munich, Germany
Alexandre SAVARD
Senior Account Manager, GIRO, Montreal, Canada
Jaroslav DURIS
Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dopravni Podnik hlm Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
Crystal LANGLOIS
Urban mobility and rail projects analyst, RATP, Paris, France
Tobias HEINEMANN
Member of the Board & CCO, TRANSDEV, Berlin, Germany
Guido VOGEL
Technical Director, Skoda Transportation Germany, Munich, Germany
Suleyman ACIKBAS
General Manager, RailSis Engineering & Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey
Richard KEEFE
General Manager – Rolling Stock Fleet, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong, China
François CHAMBERLAND
Executive Director, Société de Transport de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Mario FAVAITS
Managing Director, Singapore Rail Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore
Bruno AUGER
Director Rail, Keolis, Paris, France
Andrew BATA
Retired Chief, Strategic improvements and best practices, MTA New York City Transit, New York, United States of America
Luigi LEGNANI
Chairperson UITP Regional and Suburban Railways Assembly and General Manager, FNM, Milan, Italy
Peter LUNDEN-WELDEN
President and CEO, Seoul Line 9 Operation Co. Ltd., Seoul, South Korea
Andreas OBERHAUSER
Head of Business Unit Infrastructure Inspection, Wiener Linien, Vienna, Austria
Henry YU
Operations Planning Manager, MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong, China
Johann NIGGL
Managing Director, Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH (BEG), Munich, Germany
Lambert VAN OUWERKERK
Sales Manager, Strukton Rolling Stock, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Harald ZWETKOFF
President, ViaQuatro, São Paulo, Brazil
Flávio MOTA MONTEIRO
Coordinator of CBTU Projects in the Growth Acceleration Program - PAC, CBTU, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kenichi YOSHIDA
Manager, Technical Center, Research and Development Center of JR East Group, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Richard CLARKE
Executive Officer, Program Management, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, United States of America
Thorsten BOMKE
Market Portfolio Director Services, Alstom Transport, Saint-Ouen, France
Christoph KLAES
Head of Light Rail, eBus & VAL, Siemens AG - Mobility, Erlangen, Germany
Claude ANDLAUER
Responsable d'Unité du Département ING, RATP Group, Paris, France
Oriol JUNCADELLA I FORTUNY
Director FGC Operadora, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Sandra GOTT-KARLBAUER
CEO Urban Transport, SIEMENS, Vienna, Austria
Steve BANTA
CEO, Valley Metro, Phoenix, United States of America
Manfred RUDHART
CEO, DB-Regio AG
SIU Yow Wee
Director, Passenger Service Department, SMRT Corporation Ltd., Singapore
Laetitia FONTAINE
Chargée d’Affaires Tramway, Service technique des remontées mécaniques et des transports guidés, Saint Martin d'Hères, France

Visitors will find in the municipal operator MVG (Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH) a living example of well-run modern multimodal company that covers 100% of its operating costs for metros, trams and buses with fare income. MVG serves a populat...