'Berner Tage' 2014 [PDF]
Bern, 6 & 7 March 2014
The traditional ‘Berner Tage’ conference in 2014 will reflect the most recent developments in international rail transport law.
The emphasis of the 2014 event will be on the various aspects of multimodality in freight and passenger transport in terms of both theory and practice. The current revision of COTIF will also be a key item on the agenda of the ‘Berner Tage 2014’ event.
The ‘Berner Tage’ 2014 conference is designed for carriers, customers, multimodal operators, insurers and practising lawyers, with the aim of analysing the environment of multimodal shipments. Shipments do not stop at the interface between the various modes of transport. In view of the nature of global logistics services, it is much more appropriate to base multimodal movements today on end-to-end contracts, so as to compensate for the absence of a multimodal convention.
A round-table on current developments in international railway law will round off the ‘Berner Tage 2014’. The GS CIT is most honoured to welcome ECJ General Advocate Niilo Jääskinen to Bern as a member of the panel. Dr. Libor Lochman (Executive Director of the CER), Ferdinand Schmitt (Chairman of the UIC Freight Forum), in addition to Dr. Thomas Kaufman (European Commission DG MOVE), will also present their views on the European Commission’s Fourth Railway Package and will be available to join in discussions with the participants.
The event will also provide a unique opportunity for participants to exchange views and experience and to network with international experts.