Events for 2017

  • 17 - 20 September 2017 - Indianapolis, Indiana / USA

    Railway Interchange 2017

    Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America.

    Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI).

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  • 26 - 29 September 2017 - Gdansk / Poland


    TRAKO is the largest and most prestigious rail industry meeting in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe.

    A presentation of the state of the art in transport systems and railway infrastructure in Poland, Europe and round the world. The Fair takes place every two years.

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  • 03 - 05 October 2017 – Milan / Italy

    Expo Ferroviaria


    By the beginning of April, the number of companies planning to exhibit at EXPO Ferroviaria 2017, Italy’s rail technology showcase, had reached nearly 200 from 15 countries, with around 4,300m² of floor space already occupied.

    This year the show will be held in Milan for the first time, taking place at the city’s prestigious Rho Fiera from 3 to 5 October. It will be the eighth of these successful events – Italy’s only regular exhibition covering the entire market for railway technology, products and services.

    The list of exhibitors includes many of the industry’s top names, among them Alstom Ferroviaria, Hitachi Rail Italy, Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Italia, PESA Bydgoszcz, Voith Turbo, Vossloh AG and Wabtec Corporation.

    Exhibiting alongside them will be suppliers of rolling stock subsystems including Gebr Bode, Dellner Italy, HaslerRail and Hübner Italia. Firms presenting track products and maintenance equipment will include Cembre, DR Ferroviaria Italiana, Kraiburg STRAIL and Schwihag. Signalling technology specialist ECM and passenger information systems specialists LANCom and Sysco will also be taking part in the event.

    They will be joined by firms representing every sector of the railway supply chain, showcasing advanced electronics, cable technology, test and monitoring equipment, power supply systems and much more. A full list of exhibitors is available at


    Making Milan the new venue for EXPO Ferroviaria has enabled organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions to introduce an exciting new highlight – an outdoor area for the display of rolling stock and on-track equipment. This will be located at the Fiorenza depot of regional train operator TreNord, immediately adjacent to the Rho Fiera exhibition venue.

    Inside the show, a large section of the exhibition hall will be assigned to the Infrastructure Area, underlining the vital importance of this sector of the industry. On Track Displays of equipment will form a central feature of this area, placing exhibitors’ products in an authentic railway setting.

    And to provide insights into trends in rail technology and policy, there will again be a full programme of conferences and seminars, plus technical visits to local railway sites. Details will be added to the show website as plans are finalised.


    Organisations supporting EXPO Ferroviaria as Show Partners include national railway company Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, TreNord, which provides passenger services in the Lombardy region, and engineering company MM SpA, which has designed and supervised the construction of all the Milan Metro lines.

    Also endorsing the event are the Association of Italian Railway Engineers (CIFI), ASSIFER – the Italian railway industries association, ANIAF – the national association of trackwork contractors, and ANCEFERR – representing railway construction companies.

    The last EXPO Ferroviaria show in 2016 proved highly successful. Serving as a key meeting place for the entire industry, it attracted 5,500 visiting managers, engineers and buyers from 65 countries. A total of 270 exhibitors from 22 countries took part in the event.

    EXPO Ferroviaria is organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions ( A world leader in the management of trade events for the rail industry, the company stages regular shows including SIFER in Lille, France, and Railtex and Infrarail, both in the UK.EXPO Ferroviaria 2017
    3 - 5 October 2017
    Rho Fiera, Milan, Italy
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  • 04 - 06 October 2017 – Vienna / Austria

    Wheel Detection Forum 2017

    Look forward to an international industry event focusing on train tracking, axle counters and wheel detection systems.

    You can expect three days in Vienna packed with presentations, discussions and reports on proven as well as future technology.

    In addition, a range of side events will frame the whole programme.

    Furthermore all participants can chose from a selection of technical site visits.

    As we are awaiting about 200 leading experts to join us in Vienna, the 4th Wheel Detection Forum will be the perfect possibility for networking with senior decision makers from all over the globe.

    We are looking forward to seeing you at the WDF 2017 in Vienna.

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  • 17 October 2017 – Durban / South Africa

    Woman in Transport Awards

    The Women in Transport Awards is a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising excellence within the rail and maritime industry in Africa. This year’s awards celebration will be attended by senior-level executives, key decision-makers and suppliers, within the rail and maritime industry.

    The Women in Transport awards is a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising excellence within the rail and maritime industry in Africa.

    Women are now found in many functional roles across the transport sector, from crane operators to senior executives.

    This year’s awards celebration will be attended by senior-level executives, key decision-makers and suppliers, within the rail and maritime industry.

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  • 17 - 18 October 2017 – Durban / South Africa

    African Rail Evolution

    African Rail Evolution will emphasise the benefit of rail upgrade and maintenance projects by highlighting new technology, projects finance and localisation to drive commercial success.

    The forum is geared toward an African audience, with the goal of accessibility to trade corridors and to enhancing cross border trade among African countries and connecting the continent through a rail system that is reliable, efficient and safe.

    Here we will be deep diving into the future capabilities of railways in Africa and touching on ways to amplify your service offering.

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  • 06 - 08 November 2017 – Paris / France



    SmartMetro is the perfect platform for engaging with global metro operators on how technology can solve the key issues affecting the urban transport today; from signalling and safety to the digital passenger.

    We work closely with the transport industry to deliver in-depth technical and operational content via innovative event formats to foster networking & the exchange of information and ideas.


    Our team has a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience across the transport and events industry. We are in a unique position to meet the needs of global railways and metros all over the world, via our industry leading events and meet our goal of providing you with a unbeatable, valuable event experience.


    We are 100% dedicated to the industry and bring you the very best across our 3 unique platforms...

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  • 14 - 15 November 2017 – Amsterdam / The Netherlands

    World Rail Festival

    The World Rail Festival 2017 will be in its 7th year and it continues to grow and attract a large audience of rail operators from around the world. The conference will host hundreds of attendees, 100 speakers and 40 exhibition booths. Over 100 different global rail operators will be represented at this event.

    The festival will take place over two days, the first featuring an opening keynote interview session with some of the most innovative rail CEOs from around the world. Following the keynote, we will host interactive roundtable discussions around some of the latest technology impacting the rail industry.

    In the afternoon and the following day we will host three dedicated streams around the key themes of the event. Over the 2 days we will feature 100 presentations, 20 round table debates and several hours of networking.

    The festival will be a fun and engaging experience designed to help you get the most out of the 2 days of your attendance. In short, this year promises to be the most spectacular event yet!

    Revenue management and strategy is still a large part of the festival, drawing in CEOs and Revenue Management specialist from rail operator’s year on year. But now there are 5 more events and dedicated summits that cater to all aspects of the commercial rail passenger strategy and experience.

    DIGITAL: Digital transformation strategies for the world’s rail operators
    TICKETING: Understand the next generation of mobile ticketing technology
    EXPERIENCE: Improving the rail passenger experience at every touch-point
    ECOMMERCE & REVENUE MANAGEMENT: eCommerce, Revenue Management and booking strategies for the World's rail operators
    MARKETING & SOCIAL: Marketing, social media and brand strategies for the worlds rail operators

    Why not bring your colleagues along too? Register today and benefit from the 15% partner discount. Simply use the voucher code JDGC when you register online here

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  • 21 - 23 November 2017 – Brisbane / Australia

    Ausrail 2017

    AusRAIL PLUS 2017 builds on the established tradition of harnessing the innovation and integration of our people, systems and products to bring together the very best the rail industry has to offer!

    To engage both current and future generations, the three-day conference, complete with technical papers will be accompanied by a fascinating trade exhibition with representation from small and local companies to multinational and overseas enterprises.

    Reflecting the theme, ‘Rail’s Digital Revolution’, the 2017 event will showcase the innovation of our people, systems and products to address the common opportunities and challenges facing industry.

    While plans continue for 2017, let’s reflect on the success of AusRAIL 2016.

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  • 14 - 15 November 2017 – Prague / Czech Republic

    Railway Interiors Expo 2017

    ARailway Interiors Expo is the international showcase of everything within a railcar, from seating and materials, lighting, washroom facilities and flooring to composites, infotainment systems and security concepts.

    Railway Interiors Expo regularly attracts far in excess of 2,000 attendees from all over the world – it is a truly global networking opportunity.

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