Last updated 16.09.2015

  • 2 September Wednesday
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  • 4 SeptemberFriday
Welcome Coffee
Meeting, NP OPZHT (Association of Rail Machine Manufacturers)
Award ceremony for Best Design Projects
Research and Practice Workshop
Introduction of an Innovative System for non-Destructive Testing and of a Measuring Complex for Railways Assessment
Open meeting, Working Group, Coordination Council, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation
Systematisation of Development Plans for Urban Rail Transport and Tram Production in Russia
Round Table
Focus on clients as a major strategy for rail manufacturers
  • non-destructive speed testing of rails
  • innovative technical solutions for measuring systems on express and high-speed traffic sectors. Results of controlled operation of the Infotrans-Belaro information measuring system
  • key requirements for updating standards and documents regulating the technical condition of the track according to the results of inspection by KVLP and SMDL track measuring wagons based on locomotives
  • assessment of the life expectancy of rails of various quality categories before they reach a hazardous condition
  • the main approaches to and assessment of the designated service life and remaining service life of rails in consideration of physical wear using the URRAN methodology
  • promising technologies for monitoring the actual state of the track
  • use of  robotic complexes for monitoring welded joints under RSP conditions

Artur Akopyan, Deputy Head,Technical Policy Department, Russian Railways
Welcoming speeches:
Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President for Innovative Development, Chief Engineer, Russian Railways; President, NP OPZHT
Igor Mikhalkin, CEO, NPC INFOTRANS
Alexey Startsev, Chief Engineer, Diagnostics and Monitoring Unit, Central Infrastructure Directorate, Russian Railways
Vladimir Tarabrin, CEO, TVEMA
Sergey Bezgodov, Technical Director, Votum
Viktor Bugaenko, Deputy CEO, TVEMA
Alexey Revyakin, Deputy Head of Department for Fixed Asset and New Technology Restoration, Central Infrastructure Directorate, Russian Railways
Oleg Simakov, First Deputy CEO, NPC INFOTRANS
Maxim Shilov, Director of Scientific and Technical Complex for non-destructive control, CandSc (Tech.), Radioavionika
Grigory Volokhov, Head of Dynamics, Durability and Infrastructure Department, VNIKTI
Boris Zenzinov, Head of Laboratory for Improving Methods and Means for Control Analysis of Track Conditions, VNIIZT

  • Outlook for the development of urban rail systems, including on the basis of PPP
  • Ensuring long-term remunerated demand for urban rail rolling-stock
  • Ensuring the compliance of domestically-produced rolling-stock with the current and future requirements of Russia’s urban transport systems
  • Timeliness of the systematisation and regulatory underpinning of development plans for urban rail transport

Virtually all Russian regions are exhibiting demand for the construction of integrated urban rail-transport systems, although municipalities are hesitant to proceed with implementation due to a lack of financing. As a result, high-performance and potentially-profitable trams are being squeezed out by chaotic fixed-route transport. What mechanisms and economic instruments should be adopted in order to fix the situation? The Coordination Council for Transport Machine-Building at the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade is inviting federal authorities, municipalities, carriers and equipment producers to engage in direct and open dialogue. It is anticipated that the discussion will make it possible to adjust current approaches to arranging legislative and investment support for urban rail transport.

Yury Saakyan, CEO, Institute of Natural Monopolies Research
Alexander Gnatyuk, CEO, Federal State Unitary Enterprise Kirov Ust-Katavsky Train-Car Construction Company
Kirill Lipa, CEO, Transmashholding
Andrey Shlyonsky, Deputy CEO for Railroad Machinery and Equipment, Uralvagonzavod
Martin Vaujour, Senior Vice-President, Alstom Transport CIS
Feliks Vinokur, Founder, Transport Systems

  • Meeting Russian Railways expectations through innovative development and technical re-outfitting of the rail industry
  • Monitoring rail product in operation to ensure focus on clients
  • Readiness of rail industry for import substitution
  • Readiness of manufacturers to participate in development and assimilation of the most advanced technologies

Aleksey Ivanov, Vice-President, EVRAZ, Director of the Steel Division
Alexander Boretsky, First Deputy Director CDI, Russian Railways
Aleksey Borts, Head of the Laboratory of Transport  Metals Science, VNIIZHT
Vladimir Chepets, Acting Head, Federal Agency for Rail Transport
Igor Dorman, Deputy CEO, Metrogiprotrans
Hervé Imbert, infrastructure expert, International Project Directorate, SNCF
Katsua Ivano, General Manager, Nippon Steel  
Sergey Ivantsov, CEO, Novosibirsk Switch Factory
Vladimir Fedin, Director, Industrial Technologies Centre, Moscow State University of Rail Engineering
Norbert Frank, Chief Production Engineer, VOESTALPINE SCHIENEN
Evgeny Karavayev, Director of the Investment Department, MC Mechel-Stal
Fedor Lychagin, First Deputy CEO, High-Speed Rail Lines
Dmitry Pegov, Head, Moscow Metro
Andrey Ponomarev, Senior Deputy CEO, OOO UK Mechel-Stal
Marcel Taubert, Director Vossloh Rail Service
Oleg Teregulov, Senior Deputy Head of Technical Policy Department, Russian Railways
Lotar Zaifer, Project Head, Evrolinex for Rails

Signing of a long-term agreement for supply of rail products between
Moscow Metropolitan and EVRAZ

Dmitry Pegov, Head, Moscow Metro
Aleksey Ivanov, Vice-President, EVRAZ, Director of the Steel Division
Irina Romanovskaya, Director, Sales, Russian Railways and State Owns Companies, EVRAZ

Opening Ceremony
Fifth International Fair of Railway Equipment and Technologies EXPO 1520

Opening remarks:
Oleg Belozerov, President, Russian Railways
Aleksey Tscydenov, Deputy Minister of Transport, Russian Federation
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation
Philippe Citroen, CEO, Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)

Tour across the Exhibition
for official delegations
Live demonstrations
for official delegations
Plenary Session
Rail Machinery 1520: Outlines of Sustainable Growth
  • Parameters of the updated State Program for the Development of Industry and Increasing Its Competitiveness
  • Strategies for creating growth against the backdrop of soaring prices for metallurgical raw materials and increasingly-complex crediting conditions
  • Import substitution to increase technological independence and guarantee effective self-development for local rail machinery
  • State support measures: stimulating demand for innovative rail cars and expanding leasing options
  • Production partnership 1520 and 1435: impacts of integrated technological and managerial assets

Economic challenges and volatile international relations are pushing both manufacturers and consumers to search for new forms of cooperation. Plenary speakers will talk about how to facilitate the innovative development of rolling-stock manufacturing, reduce costs and power consumption of domestically-produced products, boost labour productivity and rolling-stock quality, and stimulate the development of new types of rolling-stock and infrastructure elements.

Jochen Eickholt, CEO, Mobility Division, Siemens AG; Vice-Chairman, UNIFE
Mikhail Khodorovsky, CEO, Sinara Group
Kirill Lipa, CEO, Transmashholding
Vadim Morozov, First Vice- President, Russian Railways
Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President, Alstom Transport
Aleksey Tscydenov, Deputy Minister of Transport, Russian Federation

Signing Ceremony International Agreements
Postage Stamp Cancellation Ceremony
Coffee Break
Transfer to reception
Reception on behalf of Russian Railways
Welcome Coffee
Scientific and Historical Conference
on the Occasion of the 170th Anniversary of the National Rail Machinery
  • Key historic  landmarks of national rail machinery: from past to future
  • Freight car manufacturing now and in the long run
  • Special rolling stock: from simple to complex
  • How local machinery adds to the creation of economic growth

Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President for Innovative Development, Chief Engineer, Russian Railways; President, NP OPZHT
Nikolay Grom, Chairman of the Central Committee of Veterans of the War and Railway Transport Labour of Russia
Sergey Kaletin, Senior Vice-President - Chief Engineer, SG-trans
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation
Alexander Saltayev, CEO, Ural Locomotives
Igor Savelichev, Technical Director, Kaluga Remputmash
Vladimir Schneydmuller, CEO Adviser, Transmashholding
Andrei Shlyonsky, Deputy CEO for Railway Equipment, UralVagonZavod
Aleksey Vulfov, Chairman of the Inter-Regional Public Organisation, Russian Railroad Amateurs’ Society


Research and Practice Conference
invitation required
Cyber Security of Rail and Transport Machinery

Round Table
Environment Protecton, Power Efficiency and Energy

  • Protecting equipment data with the CNC of modern machine-building companies
  • Cyber threats in design and development of MPCS RAT
  • SCADA and mobile communications systems: assessing the security of applications that turn your smart phone into the ACS of a transport enterprise
  • Designing exploits for the ACS of transport enterprises: double play
  • Identifying goals for tackling cyber threats in the design of transport systems

Efim Rozenber, First Deputy CEO, NIIAS
Alexander Bolshev, Director of the APCS Security Audit Department, Digital Security
Dmitry Evdokimov, Director, Digital Security Research Center
Sergey Gordeychik, Deputy Director for Research and Development, Kaspersky Laboratory
Vadim Gross, Executive Director, Bombardier Transportation (Signal)
Oleg Kuzmin, Director, Information Security Department, I-Techo
Andrey Pogodin, CEO, NIIAS
Alexey Polyansky, CEO, NTS Stankoinformzaschita
Igor Shubinsky, Deputy Head, R&D Department for Rail Traffic Safety and Station Process Automation Systems, NIIAS
Igor Yakovlev, Head, FGUP VEI – Rosatom R&D Centre

  • Management of risks, resources and reliability in order to improve power and economic efficiency of infrastructure
  • Comprehensive analysis of various options for modernization of power sources for railway hub infrastructure facilities
  • Mechanisms for financing large projects to improve energy efficiency with attracting external investments to the railway transport sector
  • Energy service contract and its use across Russian Railways businesses
  • Import replacement: Future of Russian technologies in ecology and energy saving
  • Prospects of organizing on-schedule railway transportation projects
  • Improvement of energy management systems
  • Implementation of the energy saving program in Russian Railways
  • Improving efficiency of operation of traction rolling stock
  • Ecology and energy efficiency on railway transport
  • Prospects of development of intellectual energy-effective lighting systems on transport

Boris Ivanov, Deputy Head, Department of Technical Policy, Russian Railways
Gabriel Castañares Hernández, Senior Advisor of Energy and CO2, Sustainable Development Unit, Fundamental Values Department, UIC
Alexander Fedorchuk, Deputy Director, Department for State Policy in the Railway Transport Sphere, Ministry of Transport, Russian Federation
Alexey Gribanov, CEO, Bipron
Sergey Korotkov, Director, UNIDO Centre of International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Vitaliy Kovalchuk, Assistant of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure, Executive Office, Government, Russian Federation
Masako Nakamura, CEO, Panasonic
Dmitry Pantyushin, Sales Director, Phillips Lighting Solutions
Artem Rybalko, Head of Infrastructure and Education Program Foundation, Rusnano 
Leonid Sorkin, Vice-President, Honeywell
Vladimir Stupichev, Head of the Department of Thermal Systems, Alpha Lavalle 
Dmitry Tikhonov, CEO, AVP Technologia
Sergey Vinogradov, Head of Section, All-Russian Research Institute of Railway Transport
Anton Vorobyev, Chairman of the Management Board, Fundamental Institute of Independent Expert Review, Consulting and Service
Alexey Zamyshlyaev, Head of Science and Technology Office, Research Institute of Information Technology, Automation and Communication

Coffee Break

Round table
Import Substitution. Prospects and Priorities

Round Table
Innovative Rail Cars: a Silver Bullet or a Threat to Profits?

  • Creation of a favourable environment for industrial growth: what preferences suppliers and investors expect from the state
  • Synergy between federal assistance and regional import-substitution programmes
  • Revision of science-and-technology potential: what Russian R&D centres are capable of
  • Participation of Russian companies in international production-technology chains: logic of partnerships under the pressure of economic sanctions
  • Development of the patenting system: what are we missing when it comes to the full-fledged use of intellectual property?
  • Dealing with education: what professional qualities are needed to speed up self-sufficiency

The programme for the second day will continue with a more detailed discussion on how to improve the competitive edge of the products produced in wide gauge area. At the heart of the agenda: the feasibility and effectiveness of import-substitution processes – not just in terms of manufacturing, but also with respect to the utilisation of scientific potential, including the refinement of education systems and the institution of patenting.

Anatoly Khodorovsky, Author of the CARGO Index Project; Deputy CEO, REGION Investment Company
Sergey Akulinin, Main Constructor, Tulazheldormash
Erik Brisse, President, Elektroshchit Group
Alexander Gromyko, Director, Centre of Modernization Projects, STAN Group
Kirill Kyak, CEO, All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology
Boris Lapidus, CEO, VNIIZHT
Yury Orlov, CEO, TRTrans
Dmitry Perfilyev, Director for Development of New Wagons and Support for Wagon-Building Output Life Cycle, UralVagonZavod
Alexander Saltaev, CEO, Ural Locomotives

  • How to guarantee sustainability of rail car construction-and-repair market in surplus production
  • Parameters of innovative status and tariff policy 
  • Specialised rolling-stock: how to offset the costs of development and certification
  • Lifecycle costs of innovative rail cars: how the rail car repair system should function?
  • Rail machine manufacturers to provide maintenance of innovative rolling-stock

A pressing issue giving rise to widespread debate – can an innovative rail car become the next starting point for rail machinery? What kind of rail car should be considered innovative, and what characteristics should be included in this concept? Under what conditions are investments in the production of such rail cars pay off? And, finally, why, given the surplus of rail cars, is there such a deficit of specialised rolling-stock?

Alexander Retyunin, Editor-in-Chief, Gudok Newspaper
Sergey Goncharov, Deputy CEO for Technical Development; Chief Engineer, Freight One
Sergey Kaletin, Senior Vice-President – Chief Engineer, SG-Trans
Alexander Koshkin, Chief Engineer, Department for Traffic Safety, Russian Railways
Dmitry Losev, Deputy CEO for Technical Development, United Wagon Company
Sergey Poryadin, Deputy CEO for Technical Development - Chief Engineer, Member of the Board, Federal Freight
Mikhail Sapetov, CEO, VRK-2
Vladimir Savchuk, Deputy CEO, Institute of Natural Monopolies Research
Andrey Shlyonsky, Deputy CEO for Railroad Machinery and Equipment, Uralvagonzavod

Memorandum of Co-operation signing ceremony between
Railway Trading Company and Agrotorg (Federal Retail Chgain Pyatorochka)

Olga Naumova, CEO, Pyaterochka Retail Chain
Konstantin Daniov, CEO, RZD Trading Company

Hands-on Workshop
Outlook for 3D Printing in Rail Machinery

3D Printing Technology: Specifics, Opportunities, Experience
Sergey Eman, Chief Engineer, Department for Client Service Support, Siemens AG


International Business Forum
Boosting Partnership between Russia and EU: Join Projects Free from Politics

  • Industrial associations — a mechanism for accelerating innovative development and improving the competitiveness of engineering companies
  • Development of railways — a benchmark for industrial development
  • Harmonization of technical regulations, standards and rules in railway transportation between EU and Customs Union countries
  • The international standard IRIS: extending certification to infrastructure components and improving business efficiency for 1520 manufacturers

Oleg Senkovsky, First Deputy Director, Technical Audit Center, Russian Railways; Vice-President, NP OPZHT
Philippe Pegorier, Chairman of the Board, Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
Philippe Citroen, CEO, Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)
Pascal Clere, Senior Vice-President TIS, Alstom Transport
Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President for Innovative Development, Chief Engineer, Russian Railways; President, NP OPZHT
Pascal Clere, Senior Vice-President, Alstom Transport
Bernard Kaufmann, General Manager, IRIS Group
Martin Lange, President, German Railway Industry Association (VDB)*
Vladimir Matushin, CEO, CTK, Vice-President, NP OPZHT
Louis Negre, President, French Railway Industry Association (FIF)
Frank Schauff, CEO, Association of European Businesses
Hans Schabert, Chairman of the Board, Vossloh AG
Vladimir Schneydmueller, Advisor to the CEO, Transmashholding
Andrey Shkabardnya, Business Development Manager, Caterpillar Eurasia
Peter Cedervall, President, RCS Division, Bombardier Transportation Company


Round Table
Economics of Locomotive-Engine Construction in Sluggish Market Conditions: What Manufacturers Should Bank On

  • Improving operational reliability: synthesis between foreign and international experience
  • Cost-cutting mechanisms in the project lifecycle: feedback between manufacturers and maintenance organisations
  • Economics of locomotive propulsion power: finding the right balance between acquisition and maintenance costs
  • Support for sector enterprises via mechanisms of public-private partnership
  • Hiring and retaining: where to find qualified employees?

The result of localisation is not just high-quality rolling-stock, but also minutely-detailed and field-proven management decisions. The ratio between acquisition and operating costs becomes an important factor determining the effectiveness of investments in traction rolling-stock. What decisions are being suggested by manufacturing companies, and what criteria are being used in the customer’s choice of equipment?

Maxim Pogrebnoy, Senior Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Dmitry Evseyev, President, Institute for Transport Engineering and Control Systems, MIIT
Ulrich Jochem, President of Locomotive Technologies, Bombardier Transportation
Dietrich Möller, President, Siemens in Russia; Vice-President, Siemens AG
Sergey Papin, President, Sinara Transport Machines
Sergey Perov, Head of Department for New Products Development, Transmashholding
David Kizhner, Deputy Head of Technical Policy Department, Russian Railways
Sergey Kofman, Business Development Director, Alstom Transport
Yury Saakyan, CEO, Institute for Natural Monopoly Problems

Russo-French Round Table Discussion
Railway infrastructure and rolling stock: Vectors of cooperation
  • Transfer of best cutting-edge technologies in the sphere of rolling stock and infrastructure
  • Exchange of experience in the sphere of high technologies on railway transport
  • Innovations in the sphere of high-speed railway transportation

Anton Zubikhin, Deputy CEO for Sales and Government Relations, STM, Vice-President, NP OPZT
Luis Negre, President, FIF (French Association of the Railroad Industry)
Christina Anderiz, Vice-President infrastructure Platform, Alstom Transport
Frrderic Parde, Director for Russia and CIS, SNCF
Sebastirn Pillot, managing Director, Faiveley Transport Russia
Sergey Konyshev, Deputy Head, Central Infrastructure Directorate, Russian Railways
Vladimir Schneydmueller, Advisor to the CEO, Transmashholding
Oleg Teregulov, First Deputy Head, Department of Technical Policy, Russian Railways
Philippe Voignier, Executive Director, SETEC

Welcome Coffee
Fourth International Forum
Transport Science: Innovative Solutions for Business

Plenary Session
Key Challenges and Assessment of the Socioeconomic Effectiveness of HSR Projects

  • Strategy for the development of high-speed and express railroads in Russia
  • Regional aspects of implementing HSR projects
  • Speed of motion: social mobility as a factor of sustainable development
  • Socioeconomic drivers behind the creation of high-speed railroad transport in Russia
  • Socioeconomic effects of implemented HSR projects, international experience and recoupment issues in infrastructural projects
  • Implementation of the Kazan-Moscow high-speed railroad project and outlook for a high-speed transport corridor across Eurasia between Moscow and Beijing
  • Instruments of public-private partnership for HSR projects
  • Complementarity and balance between high-speed, express and traditional transportation: who will be transporting passengers - and how?
  • Issues of HR support for HSR projects. Role of universities in preparing highly-qualified personnel for HSR projects

Boris Lapidus, CEO, VNIIZHT
Rolf Epstein, Global Account Manager, Mobility Department, Siemens in Russia
Christoph Gipp, Managing Director and Head of Mobility Department, IGES Institute GmbH
Vladimir Kosoy, President, Centre for the Infrastructure Economy
Valentin Miller, Business development manager Systems and Infra, Alstom Transport
Fedor Pekhterev, CEO, Institute of Transport Economics and Transport Studies
Georgy Petrushenko, Head of Centre for Organisation of Express and High-Speed Traffic, Russian Railways
Tomasz Szuba, Chairman of the Board, CEO, TINES
Gennady Talashkin, President, Union of Railway Constructors
Anatoly Zaytsev, Head, Research and Education Center for the Innovative Development of Passenger Rail Transportation
Andrzej Żurkowski, Director of the Institute for Railroad Transport (Poland)
Sergey Vakulenko, Director, Institute of Management and Information Technologies,  Moscow State University of Railway Engineering

Coffee Break
Fourth International Forum
Transport Science: Innovative Solutions for Business

Panel Discussion
Choice of Optimal Technical Solutions and Development of Innovative Technologies in High-Speed Transport

  • Implementation of HSR projects in Russia as a driver for the expansion of innovations and modernisations in the sphere of transport in the Russian Federation.
  • High-speed railroads as a channel for attracting innovative technologies and new technical means
  • Scientific support for HSR construction projects. Use of cutting-edge technologies and advancements in HSR projects in Russia Creation of the necessary design and technology resources
  • 400 km/h: technical solutions and economic feasibility
  • Trends in the development of high-speed railway transport
  • Using cutting-edge materials in the development of transport infrastructure in high-speed transportation projects
  • Opportunities for cooperation between Russian and foreign companies in the sphere of design, construction, servicing, and equipment-technology delivery within the scope of HSR projects
  • Energy-supply systems for HSR: experience and perspectives of managing high-speed transportation projects
  • Environmental problems in high-speed transport: international integration and foreign experience

Boris Lapidus, CEO, VNIIZHT
Roman Bortnik, CEO  Adviser for Corporations and Natural Monopolies, THERMISSION RUS
Mikhail Bykov, Department Head, Moscow State Institute of Railway Engineering
Evgeny Dorot, Deputy CEO, RZDstroy
Rhomberg Hubert, CEO, Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group
Nikolay Makhutov, Head of the Section “Stability, Endurance and Safety of Machinery,” Blagonravov Institute of Machinery Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences
Oleg Nazarov, Deputy CEO, VNIIZHT
Andrey Romanchikov, Managing Director TIS, Alstom Transport CIS
Efim Rozenbeg, First Deputy CEO, NIIAS
Valery Talalaev, Deputy CEO for Prospective Lines of Development, Radioavionica