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Ukrainian railways are the most powerful railway system in Europe, but to-date it has almost exhausted its service life and needs a radical update. Smooth operation of railway system is one of major drivers of the Ukrainian economy, and achieving this goal requires investment, prompting the State to look for investors.

With a view to creating a positive investment climate in Ukraine and attracting potential investors in railway industry, is holding the International conference “Ukrainian Railways: investment and development” which will be held on April 18, 2017 in the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv.

The European experience shows that the major conditions of attracting private investment are healthy competitive landscape, transparent and clear rules for rail transportation market performance, equal access for all private operators of rolling stock.

The conference will allow free discussion of concrete proposals on how to improve the efficiency of rail transport in Ukraine, involving representatives of rail operators and cargo owners from one side and the leadership of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Economic Development of Ukraine from the other side.

Key topics of the Forum:

State regulation: establishing a competitive market of rail services. Legal framework for healthy competition on the railway. Tariff-setting – an independent regulator and a new calculation method. Antimonopoly regulation – access of all types of shippers to transport, carriers access to infrastructure.
Rolling stock: Size of wagon component in the tariff, which would encourage investing in rolling stock. Prospects for railcar payback on the basis of lease rates and prices for major cargoes. Pricing policy of car manufacturers and car repairers. Solutions to locomotives modernization aimed at reducing both operating costs and maintenance expenses.
Infrastructure: Assessment of investment areas and volumes. Development of port railway infrastructure. Unification of electrified railway sections.
Logistics: Efficient use of rolling stock and reduction of the required number of railcars. Interaction between dispatching services of independent operators and Ukrzaliznytsia.

Who should attend

•           private train operators and the public operator Ukrzaliznytsia

•           consignors

•           wagon manufacturers

•           wagon repairs and service providers

•           suppliers of parts/accessories/equipment

•           investment companies and banks

•           government agencies that determine the strategy and policy of railway development – the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Anti-Monopoly Committee, and others.

This conference is designed for participants of rail transportation market:‚Äč

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Conference paper and sponsorship
Natalya Krut
Deputy head manager of

tel./fax: +38 056 370 18 32 ext. 259
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Galina Skvortsova

Manager of the project
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