Events


  • 21 - 23 February 2018 - Prague

    6th International Railway Summit

    As train travel develops at a rapid rate, and in an uncertain economic and political climate, it is becoming more and more important for rail businesses to have a competitive supply chain in order to remain resilient.

    International Railway Summit enables delegates to network with peers from across the world and across the supply chain, to exchange ideas, build contacts and create strong business partnerships.

    Senior decision makers from the world’s key rail operators, transport authorities and expert solution providers meet at International Railway Summit.

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  • 06 - 08 March 2018 – Karlsruhe / Germany

    IT-TRANS



    IT-TRANS, the International Conference and Exhibition for IT trends and innovations for public transport will take place on 6-8 March 2018 at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany. It is THE pioneering event to explore new technologies, new actors and new trends which are rattling the mobility sector.

    What can blockchain technology or artificial intelligence bring to public transport? What is the impact of the API economy? Account-based ticketing is the future but how to achieve it?

    IT-TRANS is at the heart of this buzz. It is the place which brings together professionals from all over the world to debate these issues.

    You can expect high level discussions on the impact of automation to the im¬plementation of comprehensive digital strategies, and the role of new players in the provision of systems, solutions and services.

    You can also expect vocational sessions with case studies putting these latest tech¬nologies into effect.

    It is the mission of the joint organisers of IT-TRANS, UITP and Messe Karlsruhe, to provide the framework and the forum where new impetus will be given and where everyone - irrespective of the conditions in their local public transport market - can understand the latest trends and find ICT solutions to further grow their business, to become more efficient and more attractive.

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  • 12 - 13 March 2018 – Dubai

    Middle East Rail 2018

    For over a decade Middle East Rail has celebrated being the premier event in the region; the unrivalled meeting place for the leaders of the regional rail industry.

    As Middle East Rail enters its 12th year, it now welcomes over 8,000 attendees and takes up over 22,500 sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in the UAE.

    Over 400 exhibitors will come together to meet the operational needs of regional rail operators.

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  • 20 - 21 March 2018 – Hong Kong

    Asia Pacific Rail 2018

    With over 100 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees, Asia Pacific Rail 2018 is your one-stop shop for railway product demonstrations and networking.

    Asia Pacific Rail brings together key stakeholders across mainline, metro, freight and more, providing you with the perfect platform to connect and engage with your key prospects.

    With leading rail solution providers showcasing what’s new, this is your chance to ask questions, compare suppliers and evaluate what’s best for your organisation.

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  • 26 - 27 March 2018 – London / UK

    Infrastructure Asset Management Exchange

    The Infrastructure Asset Management Exchange returns to London again this year uniting 70 leading executives to discuss the challenges posed by operating and maintaining aging infrastructure assets in the 21st century.


    Join them for 2 days of interactive sessions and collective learning, allowing you to benchmark your current strategies and stimulate innovation to reinvigorate your asset management capabilities.


    Highlights of 2018 include:


    • Interactive roundtables tailored to your industry, ensuring a deep dive discussion into your specific challenges and opportunities for innovation.
    • Flexible at low temperatures up to -40°C
    • Case studies in cutting-edge solutions such as decision analytics, BIM, virtual reality, IoT: understanding what these disruptive technologies mean for you
    • Suitable for outdoor applications
    • Learning from tangential industries: how can you take inspiration from other industries to enhance your own asset management capabilities?



    The Infrastructure Asset Management Exchange returns to London again this year uniting 70 leading executives to discuss the challenges posed by operating and maintaining aging infrastructure assets in the 21st century.


    • Eliane Algaard, Director of Route Safety and Asset Management, Network Rail
    • Jon Kerbey, Director of BIM, HS2C
    • Steven Eglinton, Head, Digital National Asset Register, Cabinet Office
    • Duncan Weir, Head of Track, TFL - London Underground
    • Graham Richards, Director of Planning and Performance, ORR
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  • 26 - 28 March 2018 – Milan / Italy

    1st UIC Global Conference on Signaling

    Welcome to Milano!


    Register now for the first UIC Global signaling conference! Delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, register now!


    Following the long successful history of ERTMS Conferences, the International Union of Railways (UIC), in close cooperation with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Group), is organizing the 1st UIC Global Conference on Signaling, focused on “The Evolution of ERTMS” in Milan Italy, on 25 - 28 March 2018


    It will be a worldwide open place for Stakeholders, Professionals, Local Authorities, Research Institutes and every person interested to understand the current trends of modern railway signaling and telecommunications and how ERTMS and other main CCS&Tlc systems are evolving in the world.


    Following the long successful history of ERTMS Conferences, the International Union of Railways (UIC), in close cooperation with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Group), is organizing the 1st UIC Global Conference on Signaling, focused on “The Evolution of ERTMS” in Milan Italy, on 25 - 28 March 2018


    Complete programme of the conference

    Schedule of the conference:


    Sunday 25th March: 18.30 Cocktail reception at MICO CENTER Milano
    Monday 26th to Tuesday 27th March included: Programme sessions
    Monday 26th March: Gala dinner
    Wednesday 28th March: Technical visits in Milano or Bologna


    Information about Technical visits:


    Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A., as host country and partner of the Conference, proposes to you 2 choices for the technical visits on the last day of the conference: please make your choice at the registration online on the conference website:
    uic.signaling.Milano2018@fsitaliane.it


    Less than 3 weeks to register, Register Now! Delegates, exhibitors, sponsors register now! Delegates registration Exhibitors registration Sponsors registration
  • 04 - 05 April 2018 – Amsterdam / Netherlands

    Track Access Charges Summit 2018



    One area of intense debate in the rail sector is track access charges (TACs), and how infrastructure managers and rail operators can work together to ensure a more transparent and fair system.


    At the 4th edition of the Track Access Charges Summit 2018 that takes place 4-5 April Amsterdam, the Netherlands, industry leaders will discuss TACs in great detail. Expert speakers of infrastructure managers, railway undertakings, and vehicle producers will present their views, solutions and new insights on costs, mark-up and incentives of Track Access Charges. You will meet other TAC professionals and will have the opportunity to part and contribute to the discussion.


    Speakers include Christiane Trampisch (European Commission), Chris Nash (University of Leeds) and Stefan Marching (University of Leeds). Watch the entire programme here:



    See programme



    The Track Access Charges Summit 2018 offers a unique podium to discuss best practices, latest regulations, cost calculation methods and to share experience related to Track Access Charges.


    Are you interested to join as well? You can register via the following page:
    Until the 28th of February you can take advantage of the early bird price.


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  • 09 - 10 April 2018 – Marriott, Riyadh / Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

    5th Annual Saudi Arabia Transport & Infrastructure 2018

    The 5th Annual Saudi Arabia Transport & Infrastructure 2018 conference, is focused on developments in Transport Infrastructure in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East Region.

    This conference will showcase foremost rail infrastructure projects and investment openings in the Kingdom as well as in the Middle East Region and it will also provide a platform for international and regional key decision makers to meet as well as learn about the prevailing and forthcoming infrastructure contracts on offer.

    Come join us at our conference which will be conducted in the presence of the prominent speakers of the industry, where important aspects of the Rail Transport will be discussed in terms of the infrastructure development.

    Contact name – Mr. Fauwad Sable

    Contact email and Contact Number – fauwad@bricsaconsulting.com - +9122 6242 2907

    Organiser name and URL – Bricsa Consulting Pvt. Ltd. - Bricsa Consulting

    This is a paid conference to attend, there is an investment of 1650 USD. To download the brochure click on the link mentioned: Download Brochure

    For further details kindly send us an email to: fauwad@bricsaconsulting.com

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  • 17 - 19 April 2018 – Amsterdam / The Netherlands

    SmartRail

    Building the digital railway of the future – SmartRail is the place to embrace the technological evolution of rail. It is the dedicated and only show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

    Focusing on the latest innovations across rail IT, Big Data, analytics IoT, assets, signaling, telecoms and passenger systems, SmartRail invites the industry’s leading C-level executives and department heads to embrace disruptive innovation and develop implementation strategies.

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  • 18 - 19 April 2018 – Barakaldo / Spain

    World Metro & Light Rail Congress & Expo

    The World Metro & Light Rail Congress & Expo is a flagship annual meeting for rail operators, manufacturers and vendors, the international congress boasts an impressive track record of attracting CEOs and senior leaders from metro and light rail systems across the world.

    The congress will focus on a wide range of topics covering property, signalling, maintenance, non-fare revenue and other issues facing light rail systems.

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  • Thursday 19th April 2018 – London / UK

    Rail Freight Group Conference

    Conference name: 26th Annual: Rail Freight Group Conference 2018


    Date: Thursday 19th April 2018


    Description: Securing growth through investment in the UK rail freight sector

    Location: Addleshaw Goddard, Central London


    Benefits of attending include:


    • Explore the growth and development opportunities for freight in 2018 and beyond
    • Understand changing trade patterns and the implications for freight
    • Hear the latest insight on the investment in rail freight development and planned improvements for rail routes and connections
    • Anticipate changing locomotive needs and explore the innovation needed for the rolling stock of the future
    • Review the importance of investments in hubs and the development of strategic rail freight interchanges
    • 3+ hours of networking with senior rail freight professionals

    Attendees from across the freight industry will explore the support for freight growth in 2018 and beyond, the planned improvements for the network, and review the investment in freight routes and hubs.


    Attend to receive the latest updates on changing trade patterns, including the challenges these present and the implications for rail freight, and to discuss the changing locomotive needs and what is needed to create rolling stock for the future.


    Visit our website for more information.


    How to register: Call 0207 067 1597, email us

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  • 01 - 03 May 2018 – London / UK

    Infrarail 2018

    First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure technology and expertise, with a strong reputation for attracting visiting managers, engineers and buyers at the highest level.

    Railway infrastructure in the UK is a busy, exciting and challenging market. As well as once-in-a-generation projects like the HS2 high-speed line, numerous large-scale investments are being targeted at enhancing the performance of the existing system and modernising its assets in preparation for future demand.

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  • 08 - 09 May 2018 – London / UK

    ERTMS & ETCS 2018: The Future of Railway Signalling

    ERTMS & ETCS 2018: The Future of Railway Signalling


    Date: Tuesday 8th May - Wednesday 9th May 2018


    Discount Code: 344BtoB (15% discount) Visit our website for more information.

    Description: Implementing the digital railway and delivering ERTMS in the UK
    Location: Addleshaw Goddard, Central London


    Benefits of attending include:


    • Hear the latest timelines and updates for the delivery of ERTMS in the UK
    • Explore how ERTMS relates and interlinks with other systems including ATO
    • Receive the latest insight on ETCS & ERTMS technology including the progress with level 3 testing
    • Understand how ERTMS is progressing outside the UK with the latest case studies from Europe
    • Hear how to future proof for evolving technology and how to plan for the long term operation and maintenance of ERTMS
    • Join, share best practice and network with 140+ representatives from TOCs, FOCs, Network Rail and the wider supply chain

    Take a look at the


    PROGAMME HERE




    Further Information:


    This event is your complete guide to the delivery of ERTMS in the UK, providing the latest insight on the strategic roll out plans, as well as exploring the operational and technical challenges of ERTMS implementation. With the newest updates on the timelines for delivery, presentations on the technology available to support implementation, and the opportunity to explore the progress with level 3 testing, this is an essential strategic and operational update for all involved with ERTMS roll out.


    How to register: Call 0207 067 1597, email us

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  • 08 - 11 May 2018 – Ankara / Turkey

    10th UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail

    In 2009, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) operated the first High Speed Line between Ankara and Eskişehir. It was the first High Speed Line in the Middle-East region. Since then, new High Speed lines have been operated in Turkey, such as Ankara-Konya in 2011 or Ankara-Istanbul in 2014. With several other lines under construction or in project, Turkey is now a full member of the High Speed rail community.





    The Congress was initiated by the International Union of Railways (UIC) in 1992. Twenty-five years later, this 10th edition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all High Speed Rail professionals including decision makers, authorities, railway industry, railway undertakings, infrastructure managers, research institutes, universities and others to envision the future worldwide.


    We are convinced that the 10th edition of UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail in Ankara will meet all expectations and confirm its vocation as a unique platform at world level to benchmark and exchange on all issues and challenges connected with high speed rail transportation and its benefits for market and society.


    We sincerely look forward to welcoming you in Ankara in May 2018.


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  • 11 - 12 June 2018 – Washington D.C / USA

    SafeRail Congress

    Bringing together North America’s leading freight rail and passenger transit networks, SafeRail is the region’s only dedicated safety and security show. Taking place at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC on June 11-12 2017, SafeRail is the perfect place to meet the networks looking to upgrade their systems.

    The congress will bring together over 300 senior level transportation experts from across North America to uncover safety best practice for freight, passenger and metro operators to ensure reliability, competitiveness, federal compliance and a positive public perception.

    Alongside a C-level keynote session on broader issues around safety and investment, the conference will feature specific sessions dedicated to: Preparing for the final stages of PTC installation, Bringing infrastructure up to a State of Good Repair, Mitigating against human error and Trespassing and suicide prevention.

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  • 12 - 13 June 2018 – Johannesburg / South Africa

    Africa Rail 2018

    Africa’s longest running and most successful railways event now enters its 21st successful year. From humble beginnings as a small conference with a handful of exhibition stands, it now takes up 2 massive halls at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

    And has grown to become Africa’s most important and best supported railways conference and exhibition. For 2 decades, Africa Rail has become the undisputed leader. It is an unrivalled platform for the continent’s railways industry to come together… to learn, to network and to do business.

    Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, concluded or influenced at this show. And it continues to provide the meeting place for buyers, sellers and their partners to do the deals that drive Africa’s railway sector. The organisers, Terrapinn, design, produce and create conference agendas that are truly world class.

    Our formats are unique. Our keynotes are genuine disruptors, innovators and thought leaders. Our content and topics are relevant, well-researched and at the cusp of global and regional trends. And our expo presents the largest gathering of solution providers to the African continent.

    For over 21 years, African railway operators and their partners continue to attend the high-level conference. As many of them will attest, this is where they find solutions to their challenges. Its where they open the doors to fantastic opportunities. Its where they form new and lucrative relationships & partnerships.

    And its where they source and invest in new railway solutions. Our partners and solution providers are global leaders and innovators. They use Africa Rail as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers.

    It provides them with access into African railway markets that are traditionally difficult to penetrate. And most importantly, the show allows them to meet real buyers.

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  • 12 - 14 June 2018 – Paris / France

    Transports Publics 2018

    Mobility - a market with a host of different opportunities


    Today, mobility is a key driving force in regional development. Projects are springing up in cities throughout Europe. Local authorities and operators are adjusting to new travel needs by providing intermodal solutions. In response to this demand, industry players, OEMs and service providers are constantly coming up with new, environmentally-friendly innovations.


    This increasingly globalised market encompasses activities that now go hand in hand with the development of sustainable mobility – telephony, information technology, parking, self-service car hire, and more. The European mobility exhibition offers a whole range of opportunities for meeting partners in an ever-expanding sector.


    Find out all about the latest advances and innovations at Transports Publics 2018


    Users’ expectations of public transport are increasingly stringent – and diverse. Consequently, the challenge is to respond to demand in a variety of ways: innovating in terms of multimodal solutions and promoting complementary offerings, geared to current lifestyles and the requirements of sustainable development.


    The exhibition brings together the latest innovations in equipment, techniques and management, as implemented throughout Europe.



    Featured innovations include:


    ‘Clean’ technologies', with means of transport which are increasingly environmentally-friendly, quieter and less polluting: hybrid systems, electric motors, energy recovery and storage devices, renewable energies, ‘green driving’ trainings and more;


    Solutions for developing intermodality: mobility centres, real-time passenger information, all-mode travel cards, ticketing over the internet or by mobile phone, optimising changes during journeys, etc.


    Active mobility and complementary transport solutions: self-service bikes, car-sharing, car-pooling, boat-buses, and so on.

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  • 26 - 28 June 2018 – Genoa / Italy

    UIC Global Rail Freight Conference

    After a series of successful editions in Delhi (2007), Saint-Petersburg (2010), Tangier (2012), Vienna (2014) and Rotterdam (2016), UIC, in cooperation with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS), will organise its 6th Edition of the Global Rail Freight Conference, from 27 – 29 June 2018 in Genoa, Italy.


    GRFC is one of the leading and most prestigious events dedicated to rail freight and logistics at world level. The main theme of this year’s edition is “Modal Integration at the service of Global Distribution”.


    Why Genoa? Because Genoa has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean Sea: it is currently the busiest in Italy and twelfth-busiest in the European Union. It is also one of the extremities of Rail Freight Corridor (RFC) 1 - Corridor Rhine-Alpine (Rotterdam – Genoa). Traditionally, Genoa also has an important role in the global maritime transport flows.




    A host of prominent speakers representing the political and economic sectors, international institutions, and all actors of the logistics chain, among them railways, ports and shipping lines, multi-modal operators, business and trade, will hold round table discussions and sessions on key themes such as mega trends, mental shift to foster modal shift, transcontinental corridors – including Euro-Asian corridors and the New Silk Roads – or innovation to boost productivity.


    A series of events will also provide a unique opportunity for networking and promotional activities as a professional exhibition will run in parallel.


    All information can be found on the dedicated website


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    For further information concerning organisational aspects of the conference please contact Mrs Gaëlle Quentin, Project Manager GRFC 2018:grfc@uic.org

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