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RailFreight Summit 2021: programme now complete

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With only the summer months separating us from our next event, it is a pleasure to share that the programme of the RailFreight Summit in Lodz is now complete. More than 20 speakers from around the world are lined up to share their latest knowledge of intermodal transport in and around Poland. What is more, the city of Lodz has officially partnered up.

The RailFreight Summit Poland is taking place on 1 & 2 September this year, in the centrally located city of Lodz. It is already the 4th edition of this industry event. The previous editions took place in Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan. Until now, this event has always taken place in physical form, and also this year we are meeting each other in person in Poland.

City of Lodz

The city of Lodz has officially signed as a partnering city of this event. The city has gone through several developments in order to grow as an intermodal and important freight hub. It already has links to many major cities, and it lies at the crossways of main European transportation corridors. It is planning to carve out a much larger space on the logistics map.

A good example is the airport of Lodz. Offering air cargo services as well as possibilities for logistics growth, it is now looking to develop as a logistics cluster. The plans of the airports will be outlined by CEO Anna Mideira. The Deputy Mayor of Lodz, Adam Pustelnik, will tell us more about the city.

The programme

The programme includes more than only the city of Lodz. Poland as an intermodal market, and as a key transit country on the New Silk Road will be discussed in detail.

2021 is the European Year of Rail. This is the year rail transportation is in the spotlight more than ever. What does this mean for rail freight in the CEE region? Has it stimulated a modal shift? Has it improved the infrastructure that so many operators need? In other words, what is the result so far?

Moreover, what has happened on the New Silk Road this year? In Poland, or in the countries around Poland? It was a year full of unexpected events. In a CEO panel, the CEO’s of UTLC, Metrans, DB Cargo Eurasia and FELB will share their experience, while others share their side of the story.


There will be some high-level speakers, such as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland and a representative from the European Commission. The ministries of both Poland and the Netherlands will also be represented.

And of course there are also many speakers representing the market, in Poland and from the region. Large industry players such as DB Cargo, PKP Cargo and DHL will be present, but also newcomers to the market will have the chance to present their business case.


Registration is now possible and can be done here. Do you want to see the programme first? Have a look at the programme page, or scroll through the speakers.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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