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May 18

Virtual South-East Europe and UK Rail Summit

This event is open for all (whether or not you are a member of the Rail Alliance Community) for free!…


This event is open for all (whether or not you are a member of the Rail Alliance Community) for free!

Please note advance registration has now closed, however if you would like to watch along live you can do so by clicking here

Click here between 08:45 BST and 15:00 to view the session live!

This Rail Summit of 2021 brings together leading actors from the rail supply industries of the South East Europe region and the UK, with policy-makers, government officials, influencers and key rail stakeholders. Attendees will hear details of the plans for major infrastructure investment and improvements in the SEE region and the UK over the next decade and the opportunities these will create for the rail supply industry in both markets.

The one-day conference is split into two sessions:

  1. The morning session will focus on governmental priorities and activities. Attendees will hear details of planned infrastructure projects including major route upgrades and current progress on the development of major projects including the Belgrade Metro and HS2. Panel discussions will also focus on project financing and opportunities for exporting.
  2. The afternoon session is focused on the work of the rail clusters and introduction of the South East Europe Rail Research and Innovation Network (SEERRIN). Panel discussions will focus on strengthening the rail supply industry and developing skills and capabilities, as well as how to encourage innovation activities to support the regional rail network. Attendees will also hear more about plans for trade missions between the SEE Region and UK later this year.

Speakers include:

  • Alex Burrows
    Director at the Rail Alliance
  • Dragoljub Rajic
    Director at Rail Cluster for South East Europe
  • Martin Vickers MP
    UK Trade Envoy to the Western Balkans
  • Richard Robinson
    Director at the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Richlove Mensah
    Regional Director Central Europe for DIT
  • Hari Lokvenec
    Director General at Railways Infrastructure of North Macedonia
  • Miroslav Prokic
    Rail Official at Serbian Ministry of Transport
  • Marko Radovic
    Project Manager at Rail Cluster for South East Europe
  • Ria Bairstow
    Sector Manager at UK DIT
  • Dragoljub Rajic
    Director at Rail Cluster for South East Europe
  • Jovan Markovic
    The Rail Alliance and SEE Coordinator
  • And more

The Summit is being jointly organised by the Rail Cluster for South East Europe and the Rail Alliance and is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the South East Europe Rail Research and Innovation Network and the University of Birmingham.

This event is a FREE for ALL, if you have any friends or colleagues that would be interested in attending this event please do forward the details and registration link below. Joining instructions will be shared on the morning of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, to find out more please email therailalliance@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Please note advance registration has now closed, however if you would like to watch along live you can do so by clicking here

Click here between 08:45 GMT and 15:00 to view the session live!

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