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Opening ceremony

7 March 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Mr Thami GHORFI

  • Official opening speeches
  • Opening of the Congress: Mr Krzysztof MAMIŃSKY, PKP CEO & UIC Chairman
  • Opening speech: Mr Mohammed Rabie KHLIE, ONCF Director General and UIC Vice-Chairman
  • Introductory speech: Mr François DAVENNE, UIC Director General
  • Introductory remarks: Foreign Officials
  • Status of High-Speed Rail in the World: Mr Marc GUIGON, UIC Passenger Director

Opening debate 1: The future for HSR in the post-covid era

Introduction by Mr Hanyoung KIM, KNR, Platinum sponsor

Moderator: Mr Thami GHORFI

  • Germany, DB E.C.O. Group: Mr Niko Georg WARBANOFF, CEO
  • South Korea, KNR: Mr Hanyoung KIM, Chairman & CEO
  • USA, AMTRAK: Mr Stephen GARDNER, Chief Executive Officer
  • Spain, Renfe: Mr Manel VILLALANTE I LLAURADÓ, General Director of Development & Strategy

Opening debate 2: How to capitalise on HSR sustainable mobility assets in the face of growing competition?

Introduction by Mr Henri POUPART-LAFARGE, CEO Alstom, Platinum sponsor

Moderator: Mr Thami GHORFI

  • France, SNCF: Mr Alain KRAKOVITCH, CEO TGV-Intercités, SNCF Voyageurs
  • Italy, TRENITALIA: Mr Andrea MINUTO-RIZZO, Head of European & International Affairs
  • Spain, ADIF: Ms María Luisa Domínguez GONZÁLEZ, President
  • USA, FRA: Ms Barbara BARR, Director, International Programs at US, Department of Transportation

Opening debate 3: What is at stake when developing HSR?

Introduction by Mr LI Junfeng, Corporate Vice President, CEO of Aviation & Rail BU, Enterprise BG, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Platinum Sponsor

Moderator: Mr Thami GHORFI

  • China, CR: Mr WANG Tongjun, Vice-President
  • KSA, SAR: Dr Bashar AL MALIK, Chief Executive Officer
  • USA, APTA: Mr Dorval R. CARTER, Chairman
  • Morocco, ONCF: Mr Mohamed Rabie KHLIE, Director General

Conclusion by Mr Michael PETER, CEO Siemens Mobility, Platinum Sponsor



7 March 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm