• en
  • hu
  • de


November 11, 2019 – day 0 (Monday)
08:00- 16:00 Exhibition construction
16:00-18:00 Registration
November 12, 2019 – 1. day (Tuesday) Plenary Section
08:00-18:00 Registration


Opening ceremony: László MOSÓCZI Secretary of State for Transport, Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), Hungary

Welcome address: Róbert HORVÁTH Managing Director, Swietelsky Vasúttechnika Kft., Hungary


László MOSÓCZI Secretary of State for Transport, Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), Hungary: Development perspectives of the Hungarian railway infrastructure


Imre KERN State Secretary, Ministry of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure, Republic of Serbia


János LÁZÁR Government Commissioner, Hungary: The significance of the Szeged-Hódmezővásárhely tram-train project and the plans of the Southern Railways

10:40 Coffee Break – Exhibition Visit

Christian CHAVANEL Director of the Rail System Department, UIC: How the digitalisation of railway system will rely on relevant TSIs and standards


Libor LOCHMAN Executive Director, CER


Carlo BORGHINI Executive Director, Shift2Rail: European Rail Innovation – from Research and Innovation toward deployment


Philippe CITROËN Director General, UNIFE: Digital future of rail: Contribution of the European rail supply industry to the evolution of the rail transport system

13:00  Lunch Break 

Szilárd KÖVESDI CEO, GYSEV Zrt., Hungary: Operation and developments of a Hungarian-Austrian railway company


Koppány Ajtony BÍRÓ Secretary General, Federation of Logistics Service Companies in Hungary: Combined transport – a solution to optimise the transport subsectors and to improve the competitiveness of the customers

15:50 Coffee Break – Exhibition Visit

Christoph HANDEL Managing Director, Arsenal Railway Certification GmbH, Austria: New Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) – How are new TSIs developed and adopted and what do the last TSI amendments contain?


Dr. Bernhard RÜGER Senior Researcher, Vienna University of Technology & St.Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria: Behaviour of rail passengers in railway stations

17:00 Cocktail-party
November 13, 2019 – 2. day (Wednesday) SmartRail Section
08:00-17:00 Registration

Balázs GYŐRIK Chief Engineer, National Infrastructure Development Corporation (NIF), Hungary: Technical regulatory environment of new rail systems, or: why the trains do not run at 160 km/h on the new tracks


Peter HORVATH BSc, Infrastructure expert – Dr. Andreas KAINZ Head of Infrastructure & Energy, Arsenal Railway Certification GmbH, Austria: EC-certification process – Rules and responsibilities in theory and practice


Dr. Ferenc HORVÁT, Hungarian Road and Rail Society, Hungary: Modernization of Hungarian technical regulatory system on field of railways


Daniel SZIGETI Senior consultant, assessor, TuMotus GmbH, Germany: Reaction of the Assessor for the Modified Standardisation

10:20 Discussion
10:40 Coffee Break – Exhibition Visit

Dipl. Ing Christof NEUMANN CEO – Mag. Johann Georg ENGL Sales Manager, Gmundner Fertigteile, Austria: Improvement of life-cycle costs (LCC) of a level crossing by use of polymer concrete


David San Millán GARCÍA – Francisco Fernández MARTÍNEZ, ACCISA, Spain: DINTRA – Railway sleeper reinforcing track lateral resistance


Lajos SZARVAS Managing Director – Dániel Hudra Project Engineer of Lubrication Technology, Hennlich Ipartechnika Kft., Hungary: Possibilities for innovation in the area of rail and wheel flange lubrication in Hungary


Gábor SZENTIVÁNYI Managing Director – Tamás SZENTIVÁNYI Managing Director, Conwest Kft., Hungary: The advantages and innovations in rubber and concrete use in Level Crossings and composite sleepers

12:20 Discussion
12:30 Lunch Break

Peter KAISER Business Development Manager, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG Germany – Zsolt ZÓLOMY Managing Director, Infocontrol Hungária Kft., Hungary: From Industry 4.0 to Railway 4.0 – New approaches to digitization in railway


Róbert HORVÁTH Managing Director, Swietelsky Vasúttechnika Kft.


Márton FELDMANN Division Director, Prolan Zrt., Hungary: Automatic train operation solutions – Where and to what extent should automation be applied?


Igor Vladimirovich KANDALOV Technical Director, Infotrans Ltd., Russia: Automated diagnostic facilities of a railway infrastructure

15:20 Discussion
15:30 Coffee Break – Exhibition Visit

Dr. Szabolcs FISCHER Associate Professor – Erika JUHÁSZ PhD student, Széchenyi István University, Hungary: Analysis of crumbling of crushed stone materials in laboratory test circumstances



Miroslav ĎURKOVSKÝ Head of Accredited Testing Laboratory,  Railway research Institute – Railways of the Slovak Republic (ŽSR): Continuous measurement of rail temperature 24/7, temperature mode of rail, findings for purposes of construction, management and maintenance of the Continuous welded Rail

16:40 Discussion
Bus transfer
18:30 Conference Dinner in a typical hungarian restaurant in Budapest (Szekér Csárda)
November 14, 2019 – 3. day (Thursday) SmartRail Section
Chair: Zsuzsanna LEHOCZKI, International Director, Trenecon Ltd.
08:00-16:00 Registration



Hirut GROSSBERGER PhD – Frank MICHELBERGER, Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research, Austria: Lifecycle Costing of Railway Infrastructures in a Developing Economy


Dr. Tibor PRINCZ-JAKOVICS PhD, Assistant professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Environmental Economics – Dóra BACHMANN Project engineer, Transinvest-Budapest Ltd., Hungary: Financial and Economic Analysis of Traction Transformer Stations


Nikola TUBIC Senior Manager RAM/LCC, TMH International, Switzerland: Digital Maintenance Control Center


László BORBÉLY Executive, FORMEN Plus Bt., Hungary: New tool for measuring and testing the technical condition of rolling stock


Winfried BÖSTERLING Vice President Innovation and Research, Vossloh Fastening Systems, Germany: International requirements for composite sleepers for different application

10:40 Discussion
11:00 Coffee Break – Exhibition Visit

Daniel LOPOUR Segment manager Rail & Logistics, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), Spain – Virginia ANTÓN Adoption Expert, ESSP SAS, Spain: EGNOS, a key enabler in future railway positioning


Andrzej KOCHAN PhDEmilia KOPER MSc, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Transport, Transport Certification Centre, Poland: ETCS Level1 simulation with ERSA Traffic Simulator


Federica FORNARI GSM-R and Safety Responsible – Berardino VITTORINI Safety & Interoperability Assessor, RINA Railway Department, Italy: Regional Railways: Risk Analysis and Safety Management Systems


Franco DE FAZIO Key Account Manager – Shelley ROBERTSON Marketing Manager, Comtest Wireless, Italy: Technical engineering best practices & operational benefits gained through effective troubleshooting ERTMS post-installation

12:50 Discussion
13:10 Lunch Break
Chair: dr. Zoltán MAGYARICS editor, Regionalbahn.hu

Michele MOLINARI President and CEO – Joachim WAGNER Managing Director and COO, Molinari Rail AG, Austria: Environmentally friendly rail vehicles – their contribution to the decarbonization


Richards Kraupsa Business Development Manager, DiGas, Latvia: Economic and ecological effects of dual fuel solution implementation in railway industry


Harald JONY Managing Director, WienCont Container Terminal GmbH, Austria: The Digital Terminal in Line with Environmental Awareness


Wolfgang ZOTTL Key Researcher, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, Austria: HYTRAIL project – hydrogen technology in the railway infrastructure

15:50 Discussion
16:00 Conference Closing
13-14 November 2019 – V4+9 CROSS BORDER INNORAIL section
This two-day section is a new initiative and will be organised for the first time. 
We are inviting for a professional exchange of ideas the leading professionals of the railway operators from the V4 countries, the EU member states in our region and the states of the Western Balkans so that they can share the challenges they face, the results they have achieved, and should share their ideas regarding the developments ahead of us in the region.
On the agenda we will have the high-speed railway link between the V4 countries, guest speakers will be invited from the British, German and French high-speed railways. There will be talks about the reconstruction of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line as well.
The invitation of the guests is in progress, they and us will create the programme of the two days.  In addition to the presentations, we are planning to have round table discussions on the most topical and exciting topics.

Here are some of the presentations that we have already received and approved:

Miroslav HALTUF Chairman of State Representative Group (SRG), Shift2Rail, Czech Republic: Innovation – driver for rail sector competitiveness

Michał PODWYSOCKIProf. dr. hab. Wiesław ZABŁOCKI Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland: Central Communication Port (CPP) “Solidarity” – development of the national railway infrastructure part – current status

Ivan RISTIĆ Chief Engineer, Signalling Solutions Ltd. – Tatjana SIMIĆ Team Leader, TAK & TRACK, Serbia: Modernization of signalling / interlocking system along the railway line Vrbnica-Bar (Montenegro)

Gábor FARKAS Project Manager – Péter FAHN Senior Developer, Data-Press Kft., Hungary: RESERVIRIS – international intermodal seat reservation and management system

Ali JAMSHIDI Development engineer, Strukton Rail, Nederland – Ute KANDLER Research Assistant, Fraunhofer IVI, Germany: Operational daily planning – a use case for the IN2SMART project

Dr. Zsolt SZEPESSY, Managing Director, evopro Innovation Kft., Hungary: Railway diagnostic developments

Tibor SZILÁGYI Head of Project Office, National Infrastructure Development Corporation (NIF), Hungary: Railway electrification – trend or compulsion?