The Ratification Task Force set up by the Rail Preparatory Commission for the establishment of an International Registry under the Luxembourg Protocol met in Rome on 27 September 2017 to discuss the progress of ratification in key countries. The meeting was honoured by the presence of H.E. Paul Dühr, Ambassador of Luxembourg to Italy. Professor Anna Veneziano, Secretary-General a.i. of UNIDROIT, and Mr Peter Bloch, co-chair of the Preparatory Commission and Ratification Task Force, opened the meeting, in which Mr Howard Rosen (Chairman, Rail Working Group), Ms Elizabeth Hirst (Managing Director, Regulis SA), and Mr Andy Smith (SITA), were present. The Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Mr François Davenne, and the Head of Finance and Administration of OTIF, Mr Gousébasha Gaffar, and Rail Working Group Secretary Mr Martin Fleetwood, participated via remote connection.

 

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Shot of the meeting room from left to right:
Mr Howard Rosen, Mr Peter Bloch, Professor
Anna Veneziano, H.E. Ambassador Paul Dühr,
Ms Elizabeth Hirst, and Mr Andy Smith.
  From left to right: Front row H.E. Ambassador
of Luxembourg to Italy Paul Dühr, Secretary-General
a.i. Professor Anna Veneziano, and Mr Andy Smith
(SITA). Back row Mr Howard Rosen (Chairman, Rail
Working Group), Ms Elizabeth Hirst (MD, Regulis SA),
and Mr Peter Bloch (Co-chair of the Preparatory
Commission and Ratification Task Force).