3rd UIC Railway Asset Management Global Conference 2017

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The Asset Management Working Group of the International Union of Railways (UIC) is organizing its third international Conference dedicated to Asset management, in Paris at UIC Headquarters, from the 4th – 6th of October 2017. This Conference is opened to the whole Asset Management world and will present the latest developments in various industries (roads, waterways, energy…) and on different continents. Our recently issued UIC Railway Application Guide “Practical implementation of Asset Management through ISO 55001” will be the backbone of this Conference and will underlie its program.

UIC is pleased to invite you and your representatives to attend this conference. Looking forward to meet you there.

Conference purpose:

  • Provide Railway Infrastructure Managers with concrete examples and guidance to improve their Asset Management capabilities;
  • Explore the latest developments, knowledge and experience across the Asset Management World;
  • Offer opportunities for international and multi-sector networking.


DAY 1: Wednesday 4 October 2017
08h30 09h00 Registration and morning coffee

09h00 09h15 Opening Session

Dr. ANTONI Marc, Director Rail System Department, UIC

09h15 10h00 Keynote Speeches

Coordinator: Dr. ANTONI Marc, UIC

  • Mr. LOUBINOUX Jean-Pierre, Director General, UIC
  • Patrick JEANTET, SNCF Réseau Director
  • Overview of the railway industry in Europe and current trends
  • Dr. ANTONI Marc, Director Rail System Department, UIC
  • Mr. EDWARDS Richard, IAM Chairman or Mr. David McKeown, Chief executive and secretary of IAM

10h00 10h15 Coffee Break

10h15 12h00 Session 1: Introduction and context

Introduction to Asset Management and its benefits for organisations for optimising the cost, risk and performance of their assets portfolios, in alignment with the ISO 55000 standards

Chairman: Mr. GRADINARIU Teodor, Senior Advisor, Rail System Dept., UIC

  • Overview of Asset Management in European railways Mr. KIRWAN Andy, Network Rail, UK
  • Asset Management in different countries:
  • Regulatory Framework in UK
  • Questions & Answers
  • 12h00 13h00 Lunch
13h - 14h40 Session 2: Frameworks and maturity models

Description of activities, processes, schedule and resources needed to build an Asset Management System and methodologies to measure the gap between known good practices and the current capabilities of an organisation

Chairman: Mr. KIRWAN Andy, Network Rail, UK

  • UIC railway Application guide: Practical implementation Mr. CAREY Jude, Irish Rail, Ireland
  • Experience in applying an Asset Management Maturity Model in Italian railways Mr. PAVIRANI Gian Piero, RFI, Italy
  • Mr. RUFFIEUX Alain, Groupe E, Switzerland
  • 14h40 15h00 Coffee Break
15h00 17h00 Session 3: Strategic Decision making

Leadership of the top management in order to diffuse and align an Asset Management System throughout its organisation, by sharing and coordinating strategic objectives, roles and responsibilities

  • Determining stakeholder requirements Mr MANNISTO Vesa, FTA, Finland
  • From objectives to strategies: a one way street? Mr MAIR Richard, ÖBB, Austria
  • Making the right investment decisions on company’s assets Mr DE AZEVEDO Celso, ASSETSMAN / IFRAMI
  • Benefits of Digitalization on Asset Management Mr MAUMY Vincent, SNCF, France
  • Questions & Answers
  • 19h30 22h00 Welcome Reception
DAY 2: Thursday 5 October 2017

8h30 9h00 Registration and morning coffee

09h00 10h40 Session 4: Methods, tools and information

Useful strategies to support organisations implementing all or part of their Asset Management System

  • A view inside OBB’s Asset Management System Mr HOLZER Christian, OBB, Austria
  • Asset investment optimization module Mr VAN VELTHOVEN Marcel, ZNAPZ, Netherlands
  • Risk based decision making for Russian Railways Mr ZAMYSHLYAEV Alexey, NIIAS, Russia
  • LICB 20 year report Mr WITTMEYER Klaus & ZSCHOCHE Frank

10h40 11h00 Coffee Break

11h00 12h30 Session 5 : Methods, tools and information
  • Big Data analysis for maintenance policies and failure anticipation Mr GAYE Serigne Amadou, TERADATA, France (+ Olivier GENIN)
  • SIMEO Platform Mr JACQUIER Rémy, OXAND
  • UIC Digital platform Mr BEDEL Francis, UIC

12h30 13h30 Lunch

Session 6: Asset Management Planning and Delivery

Development of Asset Management Plans throughout the asset lifecycle in order to achieve Asset Management objectives

  • Delivering value through asset rationalization and LEAN Mr CAREY Jude, Irish Rail, Ireland
  • Outsourcing: Experiences from Finland and Sweden Mr MANNISTO Vesa, FTA, Finland
  • Ms KARLSSON Vivianne, Trafikverket, Sweden
  • Questions & Answers
  • 15h30 15h45 Coffee break
15h45 16h40 Session 7: Innovative approaches to Asset Management

Emergence of new trends in Asset Management

  • Game as a tool to enhance asset management implementation Mr SIESWERDA Sander on behalf of Engie Cofely
  • New methods for inspections Nicolas Pollet, Director for drone utilization, Altametris
  • Asset management a complex tool for railway infrastructure companies restructuring. Business Case Mr COSTESCU Dan-Marian, CFR, fomer Romanian Minister for Transport

16h40 17h00 Conclusions Session


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