UITP is pleased to invite you to the UITP Workshop on "Good Practices for Tendering of Conventional Rail Services", organised on 19 November 2015 in Warsaw (Poland).
Targeted at competent organising authorities at the regional and national level, but also all the rail stakeholders and professionals from Europe, this workshop will serve as a discussion and knowledge platform between passenger rail operators and authorities on how to support operator initiative and potentially attract private investment capital in Poland, Central Eastern Europe and the EU Member States.
The future development of long-distance, regional and suburban rail services in Europe has reached a critical turning point. The current revision of the PSO regulation (No 1370 / 2007) as proposed by the European Commission may contribute to an effective and progressive railway market opening, through the establishment of a general principle of competitive award for rail contracts. On the one side, European legislation currently under discussion is promoting a controlled liberalisation of that market. On the other side, public authorities are facing an ever growing mismatch between demands on public budgets and available resources.
For the rail mobility stakeholders it is essential to rethink existing concepts and develop new views on supporting the development of a thriving rail passenger market, including securing a long-term and sustainable financing scheme.
This event is organised by UITP Central and Eastern Europe and under the aegis of the Office of Rail Transport of the Republic of Poland, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank Group. The event's partner is ProKolej Fundation Poland, the Railway Institute and Arriva RP.
19:00 - 21:00 Conference diner (Restaurant Platter, Hotel Intercontinental, ul. Emili Plater 49, 00-125 Warsaw)
NOVEMBER 19 *
8:30 – 9:00 Registration & welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:45 Welcome & Introduction
Moderation: Artur PERCHEL, Manager, Central Eastern Europe, UITP
Minister of Infrastructure and Development, Poland (tbc)
Krzysztof DYL, Chairman, UTK Office of Rail Transport, Poland
Wieslaw WITEK, Managing Director, Warsaw Transport Authority, Poland
Thomas AVANZATA, Director, European Affairs Department, UITP
9:45 – 11:15 I. INSTITUTIONAL & LEGAL PERSPECTIVE
Regulatory framework, experiences of tendering/contracting and further steps of liberalisation in the Member States
Moderation: Thomas AVANZATA, Director, European Affairs Department, UITP
Laszlo SOMODI, Director, Transport Department, National Development Ministry, Hungary
Jan SNOPEK, Policy Administrator, Public Transport Department, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic
Jochen SCHNEIDER, Project Economist, European Investment Bank, JASPERS
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 II. REGIONAL COMPETENT AUTHORITIES PERSPECTIVE
State of play regarding contracting and tendering rail services in Central and Eastern Europe
Moderation: Michal BEIM, Senior Mobility Expert, Sobieski Institute, Poland
Pavel BLAZEK, Chief Executive, KORDIK LK public transport coordinator Liberec region, Czech Republic
Krzysztof RODZIEWICZ, Deputy Director, Real Estate and Infrastructure Department, Mazowieckie Marshal Office, Poland
Ladislav OLEXA, Head of Transport Department, Kosice Regional Government, Slovakia
David VITEZY, former Ministerial Commissioner, Bus & Rail Services Restructuring Unit, Ministry of Transport, Hungary
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 III. BEST PRACTICES & TENDER EXPERIENCE
What is the best way to guarantee an attractive tender leading to best value for passengers and taxpayers in Europe?
Moderation: Jakub MAJEWSKI, Chairman, ProKolej Foundation, Poland
Piers MARLOW, Director Business Development, Arriva PLC, UK
Christian SCHREYER, CEO, Transdev GmbH, Germany
Bartlomiej BUCZEK, Board Member - Director of Operations, PKP SKM Trójmiasto, Poland
Andrzej WASILEWSKI, Chairman, Lodz Agglomeration Railways, Poland
Mariusz JOZEFOWICZ, Commercial Director, Dolnoslaskie Railways, Poland
15:30 – 16:00 Wrap-up & Conclusions
Artur PERCHEL, Manager Central Eastern Europe, UITP
Andrzej ZURKOWSKI, Director, Railway Institute, Poland
Jochen SCHNEIDER, Project Economist, European Investment Bank, JASPERS
Jakub MAJEWSKI, Chairman, ProKolej Foundation, Poland
* Programme is tentative and subject to change.
Registration is now closed.
Attendance to this event is free-of-charge but registration is compulsory. Please note that as seats are limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be open until 15:00 CET on Monday, November 16.
NOTE: Press, independent consultants and academics are kindly requested to contact UITP first before registering to confirm their attendance. Please contact Mr. Artur Perchel at artur.perchel(at)uitp.org.
For any additional questions, please contact Mr. Artur Perchel at artur.perchel(at)uitp.org
Timing: Thursday, 19 November 2015 between 8:30 - 16:00 CET
Venue: Hotel InterContinental Warsaw, Emilii Plater 49, 00-125 Warsaw, Poland
Conference hotel: Hotel InterContinental Warsaw. All conference delegates enjoy a discount: single standard room with breakfast (PLN 520.00 + 8%VAT), double room (PLN 560.00 + 8%VAT). Please make the bookings via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +48 22 328 88 60. Discount's password: "UITP". Bookings upon availability.
Conference diner: November 18, 19:00 CET, Restaurant Platter, Hotel Intercontinental, ul. Emili Plater 49, 00-125 Warsaw
The Office of Rail Transport (UTK) was established on 1 June 2003 on the basis of the Railway Transport Act. Initially, the Office was responsible for supervision over the railway sector’s safety and technical coherence. Then, the UTK was entrusted with tasks of the railway market regulator and finally also tasks in the field of supervision over observance of passenger rights in railway transport. Currently, as required by Community laws relevant to the railway sector, the Office of Rail Transport performs three key functions on the domestic railway market: National Safety Authority (Directive 2004/49/EC); National Regulatory Body (Directive 2001/14/EC); National Enforcement Body for Passenger Rights (Regulation 1371/2007). Learn more at utk.gov.pl/en.
The EIB is the European Union's bank. It is the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. The Bank works closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. The Bank supports projects that make a significant contribution to growth and employment in Europe. As part of our counter-cyclical approach, our activities focus on four priority areas: Innovation/skills; Access to finance for smaller businesses; Environment/climate; and Infrastructure. Learn more at eib.org.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The Bank is not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank’s strategy in the transport sector, adopted in 2008, envisioned mobility solutions for developing countries that would be safer, cleaner and more affordable. Those three principles still guide the Bank’s infrastructure investments and transport policy work.
The Pro Kolej Foundation was set up by five train operating companies. These companies – substantial players in the Polish railway market – are rivals in the course in the course of their day-to-day business activities. Here, however, they are united in a common cause: the future of railway transport in Poland. Learn more at prokolej.eu.
The Railway Institute (formerly Railway Scientific and Technical Centre) is a research institute of the Polish Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, and notified under EU Railway Directive 2008/57/CE concerning railway interoperability. The Railway Institute, operating for 60 years in the railway sector, conducts scientific and research works, as well as services (including calibration of universal masters and measuring instruments) and performs certification works in the fields of railways and urban rail transport. Learn more at http://www.ikolej.pl/en/institute/.
Arriva RP Sp. z o.o. is a part of Arriva Group, which belongs to Deutsche Bahn. Arriva is a leading European operator in the market of transport services, which employs about 47,000 people and operates in 12 countries in Europe. Arriva RP is the first private passenger rail carrier in Poland which provides mass transport services. Arriva's many years' experience in public transport in the European markets resulted in winning a tender for providing passenger transport services covering lines with diesel traction in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province in 2007. This is almost 40% of passenger connections in the region. Arriva began to operate passenger rail lines in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province in north-western Poland in 2007 on the basis of the first contract of this type in the sector of private rail transport in Poland. On 10th December 2010 the company prolonged the term of the contract for the next ten years. The contract for rail services covers about 100 railway stations and transport of over 2 million passengers a year. Learn more at: www.arriva.pl/en