18 September 2014

UNIFE/VDB High-Level Dialog Forum at InnoTrans 2014

Every two years, UNIFE and our members (European rail supply companies) play a major role in the organisation of the InnoTrans Trade fair in Berlin. In this year's edition, In addition to setting up a large stand, UNIFE is also preparing a full programme of presentations and events.

We would especially like to draw your attention to a major Dialog Forum UNIFE and VDB have organized on ERTMS rollout plans with a drive to interoperability, which will take place in the main conference area for InnoTrans, Palais am Funkturm on Thursday, 25 September from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Michel van Liefferinge, General Manager of UNISIG, will moderate a panel consisting of high-level EU, industry, infrastructure manager, and railway undertaking leaders on the deployment and development of ERTMS (see the full programme below.)

For further information, please contact Ms Léa Paties (lea.PATIES(@)

We hope to see you there!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

10:00 to 12:00 | Dialog Forum UNIFE/VDB: ERTMS Rollout Plans & Interoperability

  • Michel van Liefferinge, General Manager of UNISIG (Moderator)
  • Olivier Onidi, Director, European Mobility Network, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Klaus Mindel, Head of Product Strategy, Train Control, Thales and Chairman of the UNIFE ETCS Steering Committee (UESC)
  • Luc Lallemand, CEO, Infrabel
  • Andrew Simmons, Technical Development Director, Network Rail
  • Adam Szymankiewicz, Deputy Director, Investment Performance Centre, PKP (Polish State Railways) (TBC)
  • Emin Karaman, Signalling Division Engineer, TCDD (Turkish State Railways)