Review Hari Stefanatos
The International Union of Railways (UIC) will hold several meetings in the coastal town of Portorož in Slovenia on Thursday and Friday, during which representatives of the railway sector from around the world will meet. UIC is hosted by the national railway operator and its Slovenian member Slovenske železnice.
In what is the biggest meeting in the world regarding the railway sector, around 100 company representatives will discuss on the future of the European and world railways at the regional assembly for Europe today and at the UIC general assembly on Friday.
Among the participants will be the director general of the Slovenian railway operator Dušan Mes, UIC director general Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, president of the Russian railways Vladimir Yakunin, director general of the Italian railways Michele Mario Elia and director of the Chinese State Railways Administration Dongfu Lu.
UIC is the world’s biggest organisation in the railway sector, with the aim to promote rail transport. It associates 197 members (integrated railway companies, infrastructure managers and other companies in the railway sector) from all five continents.