European Rail Summit 2017
Beyond the Fourth Railway Package
Now established as an indispensable policy forum for policy makers and rail industry leaders across the continent, the third European Rail Summit will take place in Brussels.
Organised by the Railway Gazette Group, with the support of leading industry associations, this high-level Summit is hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union. It brings together around 300 top decision-makers to address key aspects of European railway policy and development, through a mix of presentations, round-table discussions and networking opportunities.
|Appointed Vice President of the French Rail and Road Regulatory Body (ARAFER) in November 2014, Anne YVRANDE-BILLON is also Chair of IRG-Rail (Independent Regulators’ Group) for 2017, and President of the “Club des Régulateurs” (Paris-Dauphine Foundation) since July 2017. She worked previously at the French Competition Authority, as senior economist, and deputy chair of Mergers Unit. She holds a PhD in economics from Paris-Sorbonne University. Her research and publications are mostly in the fields of regulation of utilities, with a particular interest in the public transport sector. She was made a Knight in the National Order of Merit in 2016.|
|Elisabeth Werner, an Austrian national, joined the Commission in 1996. She has held various posts in the European Commission dealing with budget, budget control and anti-fraud, incl. as Commission Spokesperson, Member of Cabinet 2004-2008 (Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud) and Head of unit responsible for relations with the Court of Auditors and budgetary discharge. In 2010-2014 she joined DG MOVE and headed the Planning, inter-institutional and communication unit for European transport policy. At the start of the Juncker Commission, Mrs Werner joined the cabinet of Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, in charge of Budget and Human resources, first as senior expert and as Head of Cabinet until end 2016. |
Since 2017 Mrs Werner is back to DG Mobility and Transport and was recently appointed Director for Land Transport (rail and road).
Mrs Werner holds an economics degree from the University of Vienna and an MA in European Affairs (Collège d’Europe, Bruges).