The General Assembly of the Association of the European Railway Industry (UNIFE) was held in Barcelona from june 21st to 23rd. Mafex, as UNIFE’s partner, was present to support the work and the activities of this entity.
Mafex attended the General Assembly of Unife, which on this occasion, was held in Barcelona from June 21st to 23rd. During the Assembly, Jochen Eickholt (Siemens Mobility Division) was ap- pointed as the new President of the Association, replacing Laurent Tro- ger (Bombardier). The incorporation of CAF, represented by its President Andrés Arizkorreta, to the Presiding Board of the Association, the highest governing body of UNIFE is also emphasized.
As on previous occasions, on the first day, different committees and working groups based on which the As- sociation carries out its activity were organized. Therefore, Mafex representatives took part of the “National Associations” and “Commercial Policy” Groups. Then, the Assembly itself was held, where different actions and milestones that have mar- ked the last year were presented. The second day was reserved for the organization of forums and round tables. They addressed opportunities and challenges facing the European sector. The important participation of the representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament is noteworthy. The presence of the Spanish MEP, Inés Ayala Sender and Begoña Cristeto, Secretary General of Industry and SMEs, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Compe- titiveness was also observed on this occasion. Members of the European Railway Agency, FGV (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana), TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barce- lona) and Renfe have also participated in.