LETTER OF THANKS FROM THE EVENT PRODUCER
Dear Participants of the “2nd Latin America Rail Expansion Summit”
I would like to express my gratitude for your participation in Lnoppen’s “ 2nd Latin America Rail Expansion Summit”. It was a great pleasure meeting you at the conference, and seeing the vibrant interactions that took place on site. We were honored to host parties flying in not only from Latin America but also from Europe, to discuss the current situation how we can work together to create a beneficial future for the Rail industry in the region.
During the conference, 24 eminent speakers shared numerous presentations and their visions with the delegates regarding the current situation of the Rail Industry, the latest technologies, environmentally and commercially sustainable designs, case studies and ongoing investments. Domestic and international experts evaluated current conditions, analyzed strengths & weaknesses and emphasized opportunities to develop the market further.
I would like to start by thanking our Association Partners: Brazilian Association of Railway Industry (ABIFER), National Association of Public Transport (ANTP), Brazilian association of tourist and cultural train operators (ABOTTC), Association of Metro Engineers and Architects (AEAMESP), Association of Railway Engineers Santos a Jundiaí (AEEFSJ) and National Association of Passenger Carriers on Rails (ANPTrilhos).
I also want to thank the Argentine Railways Institute for being our Official Supporter and enelSubte.com, Tunnel Info Services and Railway Magazine for joining us as Media partners. Furthermore I want to thank Martin Machain, Director at enelSubte.com for chairing this conference.
Moreover, my deepest thanks and appreciations to the speakers and panelists for their tireless contributions, exclusive knowledge, expert insight, and unique presentations:
➢ Jean Carlos Pejo, General Secretary for Brazil, Asociación Latinoamericana de Ferrocarriles, Brazil
➢ Vicente Abate, President, Associação Brasileira da Indústria Ferroviária, Brazil
➢ Peter Alouche – Conselheiro de AEAMESP & Consultor Técnico – AEAMESP
➢ Carlos Paricio Ayno, Industrial Director TITM, SGS Mexico
➢ Jorge A. Longoria Treviño, General Director, Agencia para la Racionalización y Modernización del Sistema de Transporte Público de Nuevo León, Mexico
➢ Vanessa Alexandra Cueva León, Specialist in Railway Transport, Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas del Ecuador
➢ Marcelo Dourado, Director – President, Metrô-DF, Brazil
➢ Eric Farcette, Commercial Director Latin America | Project Financing and Export – Brazil and Latin America, Alstom
➢ Juan Pablo Palomino Alvarez, General Manager, Tren Central, Chile
➢ Paulo Ponzetta, General Director, Joca-Molinari, Bolivia
➢ Clodoaldo Pelissioni, State Secretary, Secretaria de Estado dos Transportes Metropolitanos, Brazil
➢ Martin Orduna, Undersecretary of Urban Mobility (Secretariat of Transport Planning), Ministerio de Transporte de la Nación, Argentina
➢ Harald Peter Zwetkoff, Institutional Director, Associação Nacional dos Transportadores de Passageiros sobre Trilhos, Brazil & President, ViaQuatro, Brazil
➢ Carlos Alexandre Ataide Dos Santos, Economist of Planning and Engineering Management, Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos, Brazil
➢ José Eduardo Ribeiro Copello, Director – President, Companhia de Transportes do Estado da Bahia, Brazil
➢ Fabio Barbosa, Director of Institutional Relations, Associação Brasileira de Operadores de Trens Turísticos e Culturais, Brazil
➢ Pablo Martorelli, President, Instituto Argentino de Ferrocarriles, Argentina
➢ German Bussi, Secretary of Transportation Planning, Ministerio de Transporte de la Nación, Argentina
➢ Francisco Javier Galera Alarcon, Latin America Regional Transportation Solutions Leader, Huawei, Mexico
➢ Gregoire Gauthier, Sr. Transport Specialist, World Bank, United States
➢ Manuel J. Casanova Lopes, Structural Engineering Specialist, Cemosa, Colombia
➢ Carmen Deulofeu, General Manager, Metro Lima – Line 2, Peru
➢ Gilberto Quintero Zapata, Secretary of Infrastructure, Gobernación de Antioquia, Colombia
➢ Dina Rafaela Sierra Rochels, Manager of Railway Projects, Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura, Colombia
➢ José Manoel Ferreira Gonçalves, President, FerroFrente, Brazil
➢ Carlos E. Leon, Infrastructure Manager, Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado, Uruguay
Their presentations and insights spoke to the heart of the main issues facing the sector and their eagerness to build the industry is commendable.
Last but not least, I want to thank all our sponsors: ALSTOM – TALGO – HUAWEI – SGS – LUG LIGHT FACTORY -LINSINGER – VERINT –JLANFRANCO – KRAIBURG RELASTIC for their contributions to the event.
Again, thank you for your valuable participation, I have no doubt that your presence and involvement directly contributed to the overall success of this meaningful event. We will keep you abreast of our upcoming industry events and I am earnestly looking forward to meeting with you again.
Isabel Torres | Conference Producer | Lnoppen Latin America
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