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Conference 2022: Night train of the past, present and future

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The conference is over with succes. Here you find pictures and videos from the conference. Thanks to the hard work from our Belgium group, who organised this great event!

The European Year of Rail may be over, but we presented a varied insight into the night train of the past, present and future on our conference that took place on 24 March 2022.

Have a look at the pictures on this Flickr-account.

Video Documentation:

Early Morning

Keynote speech by Georges Gilkinet, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility and the National Railway Company of Belgium 

#Hub4Brussels The vision of Back on Track Belgium about how Brussels van become once more a hub for the future night train traffic in Europe. For details, please visit

Panel and Q&A: Night trains as a factor of development and opening up cities and regions of Europe

  • Mélissa Hanus (Member of the Belgian Federal Parliament )
  • Sigurd Vangermeersch (Deputy CEO Visit.Brussels)
  • Carlos Cipriano (Journalist for el Publico)

Late Morning

Panel and Q&A: private initiatives

  • Kristof Blomme (VentureRail/Ostende Vienne Orient Experience bv, B)
  • Nicolas Debaisieux (Railcoop, FR)
  • Elmer van Buuren (European Sleeper, NL)
  • Emil Frodlund (Member management board EPF)

Early afternoon

Panel and Q&A: The Economic environment of night trains

  • Erwin Kastberger (ÖBB Fernverkehr New Rail Business) 
  • Benoit Vignon  (VP Rail & Retail on Board Development Newrest)
  • Matteo Mussini (CER)
  • Elmer van Buuren (European Sleeper, NL)

Find the whole programme here:

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