08.00 - 08.55


09.00 - 09.20

Opening Speeches Day II


Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institut für Produktionsmanagement
Michael Ziesemer, President, ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
Ralf Meinsen, CEO, Competence Network Rail Berlin-Brandenburg

09.20 - 09.40


The digitized customer journey with Deutsche Bahn in 2025

Stefan Stroh, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG

Keynote: digital


09.40 - 10.00


Without Innovation No Business Model

Kay Euler, CTO & CQO, Deutsche Bahn AG

Keynote: competitive


10.00 - 10.20


Competitiveness in Passenger Rail: Which Innovations will benefit future Profitability

Burkhard Reuter, Member of the Management Board, Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH

Keynote: automated


10.20 - 10.40


Conception of the Future Train: potential Benefits for Operators and Customers

Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives , Bombardier Inc.

Keynote: competitive


10.40 - 11.00


Globalizing Railway: Asia's share in developing European rail

Prof. Weiping Yu, Vice President, CRRC Corporation Ltd.

Keynote: International


11.00 - 11.45

Coffee Break and Official Deutsche Bahn AG tour through the Trade exhibition

11.45 - 12.45

Masterclass Session 1:

Masterclass Session 2:

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Hyperloop: Vaporware or ruin of traditional rail

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
N.N., Bombardier Transportation (tbc)


Moderator: Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis, Berlin School of Economics and Law

European Rail Cargo Transport: Bright Future or Declining Business

Philippe Golder, CEO, FORWARDIS (part of SNCF Group) & Ischtar El-Radhi, BU Manager Special Transports, FORWARDIS (part of SNCF Group)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Höft, Department Marketing - Innovation - Railway System, Technical University of Applied Science Brandenburg


12.45 - 13.45

Street Food Market Lunch in the Exhibition

Track Presentations

13.45 - 15.05


Track 1:


Track 2:


13.45 - 14.05

Mobility of the Future: What does it take for rail to stay competitive

Dirk Junghans, Managing Director, Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG

Green Energy Supply for railway in Austria and Europe

Harald Jony, Head of Energy Management- Rail Systems, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

14.05 - 14.25

Digital Railway Communication: next generation voice & data connectivity

Bernhard Bruckner, Head of Security Management, Kapsch CarrierCom AG

Intelligent Mobility 2020: The Digital Future of Travel

Nial Finnegan, Offerings Manager for Transport, Fujitsu Services

14.25 - 15.15

Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition


Track 3:


Track 4: Digital


15.15 - 15.35


Automated train driving: critical role of the infrastructure

Bernhard Bihr, President, Bosch Engineering GmbH

Traceability in Rail's supply chain: a route to 100 percent quality?

Jörg Pretzel, CEO, GS1 Germany GmbH
Gregor Kolokewitzsch, Project Director "Auto-ID spare part serialization and traceability", Deutsche Bahn AG

15.35 - 15.55


Maintenance 2025: why the train of the future is not standing still

Stefan Gladeck, Director Sales and Marketing Industrial Market Central Europe, SKF GmbH

Predictive Maintenance: why the true potential hides in infrastructure

Mathias Augustyniak, Managing Director, Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH

15.55 - 16.05

Short Bio-Break

16.05 - 17.00

Closing discussion: Executive Outlook


HOW RAILWAY keeps the pace in intermodal competition UNTIL 2025

Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Kay Euler, CTO & CQO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Inc.
Burkhard Reuter, Member of the Management Board, Alstom Deutschland & Österreich
Michael Peter, CEO Business Unit Mobility Management, Siemens Mobility
Oliver Kraft, CEO, voestalpine BWG


Closing Address

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institut für Produktionsmanagement





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