On 18 September 2017, Secretary-General a.i. Professor Anna Veneziano delivered a remote presentation on the Cape Town Convention and its Protocols at a seminar hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Kyiv on the Luxembourg Rail Protocol. The seminar was opened by Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, HE Volodymyr Omelyan and also addressed by Mark Magaletsky and Jelena Madir from EBRD, Olexiy Soshenko, a partner at Redcliffe Partners, Oleg Shipilov from the MT Group, Elizabeth Hirst, Registrar-designate, Regulis SA and RWG Chairman Howard Rosen. Minister Omelyan set out his clear support for the Protocol and then the seminar looked in detail on the different benefits it would bring to the rail sector in Ukraine and some of the technical issues that would need to be dealt with as part of the adoption process.
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