4th East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure
20-21 August 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
From left to right:
Omar A. Chambo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Tanzania,
Hon. Dr Harrison G. Mwakyembe MP, Minister of Transport, Tanzania,
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group,
Daniel Radziszewski, Conference Manager, Magenta Global Pte Ltd,
Maggie Tan, CEO, Magenta Global Pte Ltd
The Rail Working Group (RWG) is a not-for-profit group established at the request of UNIDROIT to represent the position of the rail industry relating to adoption and implementation of the 2007 Luxembourg Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters relating to railway rolling stock (the Luxembourg Rail Protocol).
• actively participates in the preparation for the implementation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol and acts as an interface with UNIDROIT, OTIF and the Luxembourg government in connection therewith
• participates in seminars and generally promotes the signature and ratification of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol;
• issues publications and position papers relating to the Protocol;
• and acts as a forum for consideration of the practical aspects of the operation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol by the rail industry.
Our key tasks is to ensure that the Luxembourg Rail Protocol is brought into force in as many countries as possible as quickly as possible but ensuring that the operation of the Protocol does not lose touch with the commercial realities of the rail industry.
The RWG was represented at the Cape Town Convention of 2001, having been actively involved in the framing of the Convention, which was signed on 16th November, 2001. It also was prominently involved in the drafting and negotiations surrounding the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Convention, had observer status at the Luxembourg Diplomatic Conference of February 2007 which adopted the Luxembourg Rail Protocol and is a member of the Preparatory Commission established by that Diplomatic Conference.