MILAN TO HOST EXPO FERROVIARIA 2017
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 www.expoferroviaria.com.
ROLLING STOCK DISPLAY
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.
BROAD INDUSTRY SUPPORT
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 (www.mackbrooks.com). 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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