European DAC Day

Room Virgo, Clarion Congress
Freyova 33, Prague
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October 4, 2022
12:00 - 17:00
Time zone: Prague, GMT+02:00
Europe's Rail, DACcelerate, CLOSER, Trafikverket, EDDP
Room Virgo, Clarion Congress
October 4, 2022
12:00 - 17:00
Time zone: Prague, GMT+02:00


The agenda will be updated as speakers and timeschedule gets finalized


12.00 Greeting coffee with VR video of demo train and coupler demonstration

12.30 Welcome - Moderator of the day Dr. Libor Lochman, DAC CSEE ambassador/former CER Executive Director

12.40 Key note "Rail freight of the future" Keir Fitch, European Commission – Head of DG MOVE C4 – Rail Safety and Interoperability Unit

12.55 Key note "What is the Digital Automatic Coupler" Constanze Bannholzer, Programme Manager Digital Automatic Coupling ÖBB-Holding AG

13.10 Presentation of demonstrations and where are we today - Anna Björkman, Project Manager at CLOSER, Lindholmen Science Park AB  & Anja-Maria Sonntag, Head of Asset Management Development SBB Cargo AG

13.45 Reflection in Menti

13.50 Presentation “How to deploy DAC in EU?” Dr. Jens Engelmann, European DAC Delivery Programme Manager

14.00 Presentation of the Czech sector perspective - Petr Jindra, International Affairs Specialist at ČD Cargo

14.15 Panel discussion - Operational deployment in the EU - Johan Ahman, Product Owner at Dellner, Andreas Lipka, Head of Migration Digital Automatic Coupler DB Cargo AG, Petr Jindra, International Affairs Specialist at ČD Cargo, Radek Čech , Mgr. Ing., Ph.D., Director of international relations of Czech IM, Dr. Jens Engelmann, EDDP. Moderator: Dr. Libor Lochman

14.45 Reflection in Menti

14.50 Coffee break with VR video of demo train and coupler demonstration

15.35 Presentation – Financing DAC implementation - Speaker TBD 

15.45 Panel discussion – Feasible financing options - Kire Dimanoski, Transport Community Treaty (Belgrade), Peter Verlic, Chair, SEESARI, Carlo M. Borghini, Executive Director Europe's Rail. Moderator: Dr. Libor Lochman

16.15 Reflection in Menti

16.20 Interactive workshop - What do you see as major challenges and opportunities regarding DAC? What are the most important preconditions to implement DAC? - Moderator Dr. Libor Lochman

16.50 Summary

17.00 End