RailFreight Summit Poland 2021
Freight and the European Year of Rail

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Majorie van Leijen
Programme Director

2021 is the European Year of Rail. This is the year rail transportation is in the spotlight more than ever. What does this mean for rail freight in the CEE region? Has it stimulated a modal shift? Has it improved the infrastructure that so many operators need? In other words, what is the result so far? At the RailFreight Summit Poland 2021, we discussed the European Year of Rail for freight. 

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Watch the aftermovie of the event:

It was time to meet each other physically again!

On 1 & 2 September 2021 the rail freight industry gathered physically at the fourth edition of the RailFreight Summit Poland. This edition the city of Łódź was the home of the event. We believed it was safe to meet each other at that time, considering the current vaccination process. We got back in touch with the industry and met our industry peers again!


Networking via matchmaking


Meet the speakers of 2021

Topics that were discussed:

The following topics were addressed at the conference:

  • European Year of Rail: how are extra funds used in Poland? What has changed so far?
  • Multimodal connections in and around Poland
  • New Silk road: connections via Poland and other CEE countries

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Webinar | Road Trip to Poland

On 16 July we organised a special webinar dedicated to RailFreight Summit Poland 2021. During the one-hour webinar you can meet some of our speakers, see a glimpse of the event venue and hear why Łódź is such an important location for the rail freight industry. You can view the webinar below.

Infographic | Development of intermodal transport in the CEE region

Poland is on the rise as an intermodal freight country. It is an important country for the European rail freight industry, but also for connections with China. It’s time for an update on the numbers of the first quarter of 2021! We have created an infographic that includes an overview of the numbers. You can download the infographic for free.

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For whom?

Around 250 logistics specialists attended this international conference. At this event you gained knowledge about the latest developments, understood the routes and connections and learned how to grasp the current business opportunities in the region. You left the conference with new contacts and business relations.

Participating companies 2021

You could meet:

  • logistics providers
  • operators
  • shippers
  • carriers
  • academics
  • policymakers
  • lawyers
  • consultants

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Why Łódź?

Łódź develops very fast. The rise of Eurasian traffic through Poland is the main driver, but the economy in general is boosting the sector. In order to grow with these developments, the city transforms in a rail freight hub. Due its central position, it is linked to many important freight destinations in the country, and it receives trains from several European hubs. It is the ideal location for an international event.

The RailFreight Summit 2021 was made possible by



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The city of Łódź