07.30 - 08.20

Registration & Check-In

08.30 - 12.00

Plant Tours

Plant Tour 1:
Deutsche Bahn AG
ICE Plant Berlin-Rummelsburg

Train Operator

Plant Tour 2:
Knorr Bremse
Production Plant Berlin-Marzahn

1st Tier Component Supplier

Plant Tour 3:
Talgo Germany
Maintenance Plant Berlin

Train Manufacturer

Plant Tour 4:
EBK Krueger Group
Production Plant Teltow

Spare-Part Management

Plant Tour 5:
Stadler Rail
Production Plant Pankow

Train Manufacturer

Plant Tour 6:
Bombardier Transportation
Production Plant Hennigsdorf

Train Manufacturer

10.00 - 13.00

Ladies Brunch: Top 100 at 5. RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2017

Room IV

supported by Allianz pro Schiene, Berlin Partner, Deutsche Bahn AG, IHK Berlin, LAT, VdU

12.00 - 13.00

Street Food Lunch in the Exhibition

13.00 - 13.20

Conference Opening Speeches

Saal Europa

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institut für Produktionsmanagement
Regine Günther, Senator for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, State of Berlin
Dr. Ben Möbius, Managing Director, German Railway Industry Association (VDB)

13.20 - 13.40


Global Procurement: Innovation and Efficiency Potentials for DB

Saal Europa

Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG

Keynote: international


13.40 - 14.00


Digitization of the infrastructure: railways' true treasure of gold

Saal Europa

Oliver Kraft, CEO, voestalpine BWG GmbH

Keynote: digital


14.00 - 14.20


Connectivity – the Value of digital infrastructure technologies for operations

Saal Europa

Michael Peter, CEO Business Unit Mobility Management, Siemens Mobility

Keynote: automated


14.20 - 14.40


Infrastructure Construction 2020: what rail can learn from other industries

Saal Europa

Karl-Heinz Strauss, CEO, PORR AG

Keynote: competitive


14.40 - 15.30

Coffee Break and Visit of the Trade Exhibition

15.30 - 19.00

Working Sessions

(in parallel)

   15.30 - 19.00

Workshop 1: competitive (English), Room I
Strategies for utilizing more innovations in the railway sector

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle, Universität St. Gallen

Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Dr. Joachim Winter, Project Director Next-Generation Train, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Mathias Beer, Director Global Technical Solutions und Director Global Marketing, MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH
Daniel Heidrich, Owner & CEO, EBK Gruppe
Dr. Fabian Hess, Vice President Sustainable Mobility, ABB Automation Products GmbH
Dr. Arne Ostermann, Head of Business Development & Consulting, CIMPA PLM Services

15.30 - 19.00

Workshop 2: international (English), Room II
Market entry scenarios for new players into European rail

Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Michael Boback, Head of International Procurement Office Asia, Deutsche Bahn AG
Bram Kuijpers, Partner, Parthenon-EY
Mike Greenan, Group Sector Director – Rail, Infrastructure & Transport, Altran
Beatrice Lippus, Head of Global Sales, BD & Marketing, Transportation BU, Cyient Ltd.
Amit Sengupta, Vice President Marketing & Central Sales, ArcelorMittal
Joachim Hermes, Member of the Management Board, Karl Berrang GmbH

15.30 - 19.00

Workshop 3: digital (German), Room III
Railway industry 4.0: revolution of new business models?

Prof Dr. Andreas Zaby, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Dr. Eberhard Kurz, CIO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Gerhard Paal, Head of Sales Data Services, Siemens Mobility
Asmus Hammer, Senior Account Manager, Consist Software Solutions GmbH
Stefan Olding, Managing Director, HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO, Software AG
Manfred Bock, Global Industry Leader Rail, T-Systems International GmbH

15.30 - 19.00

Workshop 4: automated (German), Room IV
Automatization beyond train driving: perspectives for 2025

Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerhard Seeba, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Klaus Müller, CTO, DB Netz AG
Dr. Florian Auer, Senior Expert Track Technology, Plasser & Theurer
Dr. Gert Fregien, Head of Support Operators and Technology, Knorr-Bremse - Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
Berthold Steinmann, Head of Systems and Components, Bosch Engineering GmbH
Thomas Schmölzer, Associate Partner, Drozak Consulting

 15.30 - 19.00

Special Workshop Session: 3D printing for rail - The future of spare part procurement at Deutsche Bahn,
Room V

Prof. Dr. Gerd Witt, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Stefanie Brickwede, Project Manager 3D Printing & Network Mobility goes Additive, Deutsche Bahn AG
Dr. Matthias Höh, Business Development Manager Industry, EOS GmbH
Wolfgang Kochan, General Manager Deutschland, Stratasys GmbH
Stefan Ritt, VP - Head of Global Marketing and Communications, SLM Solutions
Torsten Wehrkamp, Vice President Spare Part Services, Siemens Mobility
Florens Lichte, Project Director 3D printing, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH

15.30 - 18.00

Round-Table: Digital Supplier Management (German), Estrel Festival Center

Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, ETH Zürich

Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Ralf Lüthi, Head of Procurement General Demands and Services, Deutsche Bahn AG
Dr. Torsten Latz, Head of Procurement Rail Infrastrucure, Deutsche Bahn AG
Gorden Falk, Head of Procurement Rail Vehicles & Spare Parts, Deutsche Bahn AG
Alexander von Lieven, CEO, SPITZKE Fahrwegsysteme GmbH
Helmut Schmid, CTO, RIB Software AG
Markus Quicken, CEO, SupplyOn AG
Maciej Zaleski, CEO, Procurence

15.30 - 17.00


Panel discussion: Competitive (English/German), Saal Europa
Competition between modes of transport: bright future prospects for railway?

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Birgit Bohle, CEO, DB Fernverkehr AG
Jochen Engert, Founder of FlixBus, CEO FlixMobility GmbH
Olaf Riedel, Partner, Ernst & Young GmbH
Ingo Winkler, Account Partner Travel & Transportation, IBM
Bruno Ginnuth, CEO & Co-Founder, CleverShuttle
Michael Linne, Sales Director Vertical Industries Transportation & Integrators, Alcatel Lucent
Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Senior Vice President RBU Rail - Industrial Europe, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co.KG

19.00 - 19.30

Champagne Reception in the exhibition

from 19.30

Gala Dinner, CSR Awards & Dinner Speech

Saal Europa

20.00 - 20.15


presented by: Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG


20.15 - 20.30

Dinner Speech

Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG