Partners involved in the PERES project gathered in Belgrade to present the current progress of the project and future plans to the interested member companies of the five Clusters.
Five partner clusters – DITECFER from Italy, BTS from Lower Saxony, I-Trans from France, and the organizer, RCSEE which covers the six countries of Western Balkans, gathered its member companies at the premises of the host, Serbian Railways, for the presentation of current state of affairs of the PERES project and the upcoming organized pilot mission to the United States.
Event participants were welcomed by the representative of the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Ms Vida Jerkovic, Head of Department for Railways and Intermodal Transport, who gave them an overview of numerous projects on maintenance and renovation of the railway infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia, as well as the projects which are planned in the future period.
Executive Director of the Serbian Railways, Mr Rajko Kovic, who expressed his satisfaction with the event, and stated that Serbian Railways will require modern and efficient infrastructure in the upcoming years and decades, and that it can only be done through close cooperation with railways and its suppliers.
Event moved on to the results of the analysis performed by the PERES team – plans and capacity of the cluster member companies, along with the support they might need in order to achieve their internationalization plans.
Finally, PERES team presented the plans for the upcoming pilot mission to United States and visit to the railway companies and stakeholders in Chicago, Cleveland, Erie and Pittsburg area, to be held in the period of March 30th-April 6th.
Presentations from the event: