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UIC, the worldwide organisation representing the rail sector with 240 members in nearly 100countries from 5 continents, together with ITE-EUF – organiser of 22 international transport and logistics events and 21oil & gas events in 19 countries – are jointly organising the 1st International Oil, Rail & Ports Conference that will behosted by the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran RAI, from 15 – 16 May 2016 in Tehran.

This first international railway conference entirely dedicated to cooperation between railways and the oil and gas industryas well as with the major ports and terminals in the Middle-East, Central Asia and neighbouring regions, will be co-located in Tehran with the RAILEXPO 2016 international railway exhibition and held under the Patronage of theMinister of Roads and Urban Development, Ports and Maritime Organisation, and the Minister of Petroleum of theIslamic Republic of Iran.

The conference is also officially supported by OTIF, the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage byRail based in Berne, Switzerland.

The 1st International Oil, Rail & Ports Conference will host decision-makers involved in transport and logisticsissues in the Middle-Eastern and Central Asian Regions, in particular in relation to the oil and gas transportation market,as well as representatives of railway and intermodal operators, oil and gas terminals, ports, railway manufacturers andall authorities with the competence to support or regulate these markets.

Speakers will include ministers and officials from Iran as well as high-level representatives from internationalorganisations – including UIC for the international railway community – directors of market development, transport andlogistics at oil & gas and energy companies, rail rreight operators from the Middle-East, Central Asia, Asia, Europe,wagon fleet/pool managers and oil tank manufacturers, port authorities and terminal operators, security and safetymanagers, oil field service companies…

The following themes will be addressed during the two-day conference:

. Container  market:  the challenges  of  keeping  a position  of  solution provider  in  a fast

changing environment

. Vision and Strategic Action Plan 2013-2020 for Railways in the Middle-East

. Investment opportunities created by the present environment of low global oil and gas prices

. A Middle-East Project Case Study

. The Legal and Regulatory Framework of International Oil Transport – Interoperability and Safety Standards

. Navigating Iranian Sanctions Micro-seminar

. The Multimodal Revolution in Oil and Gas Transportation

At the Opening Session on 15 May, the following high-level participants will take the floor: Mr. Eshaq Jahangiri, VicePresident of the I.R. of Iran, Mr. Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Minister of Petroleum of the I.R. of Iran, Mr. AbbasAhmad Akhoundi, Minister of Transport, Dr. Mohsen Pour Seyed Aghaie, Vice Minister for Roads and UrbanDevelopment, President of Iranian Railways RAI, Mr. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of the InternationalUnion of Railways UIC, Mr.  François  Davenne,  Secretary General of  the Intergovernmental Organisation forInternational Carriage by Rail OTIF.

A keynote speaker will be Mr. Armand Toubol, Honorary Director General of French Railways SNCF.

Mr. Abbas Nazari, Director General International Affairs at RAI, and Director of the UIC Middle-East Regional Officein Tehran will present the Middle-Eastern

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