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Annex 3: Committee visit to Lille, Paris and Frankfurt, 4-6 July 2011


11.00  Travel by Eurostar from London to Lille, France; on-board discussion with Reuben Arnold, Head of Commercial Development, Eurostar

14.30   Meeting with Mr Michel Bonord, Director, Euralille Development Corporation (SAEM Euralille) and Mr Thierry Mabille de Poncheville, Managing Director, Greater Lille Development Agency (ADU)


16.30     Meeting with Lille Economic Development Agency (APIM)

18.00     Travel by TGV from Lille to Paris

19.30  Briefing by Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to France, at the Ambassador's Residence; followed by dinner meeting hosted by the Ambassador, with Ms. Barbara Dalibard, Head of SNCF Voyages and Mr. Hervé Moritan, Député UMP. Also Mr. Hugo Shorter, Minister-Counsellor, British Embassy Paris


08.30  Breakfast meeting at Réseau Ferré de France (national rail infrastructure company), with Mr. Jean-Marc Delion (Director for Development and Railway Investment) and Mr. Pierre Denis Coux, (Project Director, High-Speed Line South Europe Atlantic), RFF

10.30  Meeting with French Minister for Transport Mr. Thierry Mariani, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing

13.00    Travel by ICE from Paris to Frankfurt, Germany

18.00    Briefing by Mr Simon Gallagher, British Embassy in Berlin

19.00    Dinner meeting with Dr. Rainer Stephan British Honorary Consul


08.00   Breakfast meeting with Dr. Freundt, Managing Director, Regional Economic Policy Division, IHK Frankfurt and Herr Endemann, Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain

10.00  Meeting at Deutsche Bahn offices with Dr. Manuel Rehkopf, Executive Board, Marketing DB long-distance traffic AG and Dr. Michael-Jürgen Beck, Head of Division time-table & capacity management, DB Netz AG

13.00  Wash-up lunch meeting with Dr. Rainer Stephan and Mr Simon Gallagher

14.15  Travel by ICE and Eurostar from Frankfurt to London via Brussels

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