Events


  • 26 - 27 February 2019 - Dubai

    MIDDLE EAST RAIL 2019

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime, UAE, is delighted to invite you to attend Middle East Rail 2019.


    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 13th year, it now welcomes over 7,500 attendees and takes up over 22,500 sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in the UAE.


    Over 350 exhibitors will come together to meet the operational needs of regional rail operators.

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  • 05 - 07 Mars 2019 – Bilbao / Spain

    Rail Live! 2019

    Rail Live! is an exhibition and sponsored conference that will be held together with the Digital Rail Show, the World Metro & Light Rail Congress and R.A.I.L. It will bring together an all-encompassing rail show with a conference about all that is exciting and innovative in the rail sector.


    The expo will showcase the full range of innovation in the sector from civil engineering and construction to track innovation to new machine tools to signage and construction.


    The conference will concentrate on how new technologies (such as AI and machine learning, new sensors and ‘smart’ technology) are being applied to a very traditional industry (from construction to tracks to stations to manufacturing) with revolutionary new outcomes for operators and their partners.


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  • 19 March 2019 – London / UK

    Accelerate Rail

    Accelerate Rail brings together key stakeholders representing the whole spectrum of the UK rail industry for a day of open debate and discussion.


    This is your chance to explore the implications of the fares consultation and the Williams Rail Review. Keith Williams, Chair Williams Review will be speaking at Accelerate Rail 2019. Additionally Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail and Ruth Hannant, Director General, Department for Transport will be speaking at the event.


    Join us in March to learn how to harness the opportunities of reform, deliver digital signalling, engage with passengers, innovate in rolling stock and implement devolution.


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  • 26 - 28 March 2019 – Lille / France

    Sifer 2019

    Staged every two years since 1999, SIFER, France’s only B2B international industry exhibition, brings together suppliers and manufacturers of the very latest in railway technology, products and services aimed at meeting the complex needs of main line and urban networks.


    As well as providing a gateway to one of Europe’s major markets, SIFER also helps participating companies to pursue export opportunities, thanks to its track record in attracting international visitors. As the showcase event for France’s dynamic railway supply industry, it sets the scene for wide-ranging and productive exchanges on the future of the industry, and for the establishment of strategic contacts and relationships.


    SIFER is the meeting place for key organisations in the rail industry, as well as a venue for exchanging knowledge and views on the latest developments. Through its cooperation with key organisations leading the development of railway policy and technology, SIFER offers vital insights into future trends of the sector.


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  • 10 - 12 April 2019 – Izmir / Turkey

    Eurasia Rail 2019

    Recognised as Eurasia Region’s only and one of the world’s largest railway industry exhibitions, Eurasia Rail 2019 will bring together the players of the region’s rolling stock infrastructure and logistics industry.

    Eurasia Rail, one of the three biggest railway exhibition in the world, also has the distinction of being the only exhibition in its field in Eurasia Region. Eurasia Rail hosts a comprehensive seminar and conference programme delivering keynote speeches, industry updates and panel discussions on all aspects of the industry.


    Eurasia Rail which hosted 200 companies and 11,949 visitors from 25 countries last year, will be held at fairizmir, Izmir, between 10 – 12 April 2019.


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  • 14 - 15 May 2019 - Washington D.C. / USA

    SafeRail

    Incorporating the 8th annual PTC world congress, the 2019 conference will look at new technologies and strategies to maximise efficiency and reliability whilst operating a safe and secure network. SafeRail is the forum for railroads, transit agencies and solution providers to collaboratively work together to create efficient, secure and reliable networks.


    SafeRail will feature a number of important topics in the rail industry including digitalization, PTC implementation and Asset management.


    For the second time, SafeRail will be co-located with our annual Transport security congress which brings together industry experts from all modes of passenger and goods transportation to discuss the increasing security risk landscape. Delegates will be able to access to both conferences.

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  • 14 - 15 May 2019 - Washington D.C. / USA

    Transport Security Congress

    Maintaining reliability, efficiency, and customer experience whilst prioritizing security is important for any operator.


    A security breach could cause major loss of revenue, a PR disaster, and potentially cause injury and even loss of life to staff and members of the public. It is critical that we make ourselves aware of the different forms of threats so we can understand and mitigate them.


    The 2019 congress will focus on how to leverage the rapid advancement of technology and use it for in your favour. Digitalisation is important in upholding a quick and efficient service for passengers.


    As the transportation sector becomes more modernised keeping up with new technology is important. Using data to efficiently deploy resources on your network, maximise security and reduce costs.


    Engaging with public and staff to tighten security and ensure that avoidable mistakes are not been made.


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  • 14 - 16 May 2019 - BIRMINGHAM / UK

    RAILTEX

    The complete showcase for the rail supply market


    Railtex is the UK’s premier exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. It creates maximum engagement for visitors by placing thousands of industry professionals together in one place at one time, featuring companies serving all aspects of the infrastructure and rolling stock sectors.


    Whether you are an established business looking to promote new services or an up and coming organisation looking to make high quality connections, Railtex is the event to showcase your offering.


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  • 16 - 17 May 2019 - Berlin / Germany

    3rd Annual Ticketing Innovations summit

    The Summit will get together entire public & private transport community to discuss the future of smart ticketing, passenger information & latest ticketing technologies.


    Exchange knowledge and informative insights with leading experts and discuss current challenges and dynamics of the transport ticketing field.


    The main objective of the summit is to achieve extra knowledge and have a better insight, in a professional and great atmosphere.


    - Learning from the best practices in smart ticketing systems

    - Complying with consumer & data protection regulations

    - Preventing fraud and improving brand

    - Learning best practices to protect your revenue

    - Building the business case for mobile ticketing


    Who Should Attend


    The Annual Ticketing Innovations summit is for all industry stakeholders, from chip and components manufacturers to ticket manufacturers, ticket bureaus, security printing companies, IT and software developers, systems integrators and end-user customers.


    - CEOs/CIOs/CTOs


    The summit is targeting:


    - Managing Directors

    - Passenger transport executives

    - Product development directors

    - Directors/VPs/heads of ticketing & fare collection

    - Directors/Head of operations

    - Chief/senior advisors


    - Directors/heads of smart and integrated ticketing

    - Chief customer officer

    - Customer experience director/manager

    - Marketing directors/managers

    - Business development directors/managers

    - Head of passenger services

    - R&D directors/manage


    Contact Details

    +420 210 022 036


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  • 22 - 24 May 2019 – New Delhi / India

    Transport India - 5th Smart Cities India 2019 expo

    Transport India - 5th Smart Cities India 2019 expo

    Transport India 2019 expo will address and showcase end-to-end future solutions for smart transport in the country.


    The expo will address the current needs of safe public transportation; inadequate capacity; road safety; overcrowded and poor quality road networks; traffic management; parking; theft; and lack of modal options (including pedestrian walkways), etc.


    Live demonstrations at the exhibition, including a series of conferences and workshops will showcase new technologies and solutions relevant to future smart cities. For more information, visit:


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  • 28 - 29 May 2019 – Munich / Germany

    The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail



    The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail

    ROTAIA MEDIA’s The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail two-day conference will explore the huge breadth of both the predictive maintenance as well as the asset optimisation applications of big data, allowing Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand fully how they can benefit from setting in place the tools to harvest data from across the whole of their railway operations to reduce costs, minimise downtime, increase capacity and improve services.


    Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies which have already implemented data capture systems, there will be the opportunity to consider how their current applications can be taken to the next level, and of course the opportunity to share both best practice and challenges with an audience of their peers.


    Returning to Munich on the 28th & 29th May 2019, the conference once again represents an invaluable and timely opportunity for companies with digital expertise, to help the operations and maintenance heads of global rail Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand how to collect and properly exploit massive sets of data from every aspect of their operations.


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  • 09 - 12 June 2019 – Stockholm / Sweden

    UITP
    Global Public Transport Summit

    Global Public Transport Summit

    Stockholm: the Host City


    Every two years, UITP chooses a new setting for the Global Public Transport Summit. The next edition will take place on 9 – 12 June 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, due to the city’s recent achievements in public transport.


    Stockholm is the city where public transport is a form of art. It is believed that there is a genuine craft in using public transport to unite city districts and the archipelago, create a better environment and dynamic growth, and improve people’s quality of life.


    The entire Stockholm region is connected by an efficient public transport system, whether above ground or below, on land or on the water.


    Almost 800,000 Stockholmers use the ever-growing transport network every day, and the percentage of people travelling on public transport vs those travelling by car has increased since the turn of the century, with 49% of all journeys within the county now made by public transport.




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  • 17 - 19 June 2019 - Munich / Germany

    SmartRail

    SmartRail is the annual strategic technology conference for the global mainline rail sector and is a key event for infrastructure managers, passenger train operating companies, and freight services alike.


    This year the show moves to Munich and will be partnering with Deutsche Bahn. The show will feature a re-imagined agenda looking at the cutting edge developments in the rail sector, including telematics and communications technologies, data analytics, cyber security, Mobility-as-a-Service, artificial intelligence, and skills gaps and gender imbalances in the rail workforce.


    If your organisation needs to keep up to date with the latest technological developments improving the running of the railways, this event is a must-attend.

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  • 27 - 28 June 2019 – Bangkok / Thailand

    Asia Rail Summit 2019

    Asia Rail Summit 2019


    The Asia Rail Summit, which is strongly supported by State Railway of Thailand, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Ltd, Bangkok Expressway and Metro, will be held from 27th to 28th June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.


    Southeast Asia is already a key market for rail industry suppliers. The long-term nature of rail developments in the region confirms that it will be of continuing international importance.


    Asia Rail Summit 2019 (ARS 2019) will continue to serve as the leading platform for major industry players to establish winning Southeast Asia strategies.


    Under the theme of “Planning Better Rail for the Future”, we will address the most crucial issues which determine your performance objectives in Southeast Asia. ARS 2019 will help you to better analyze of Asia’s dynamic rail industry and further identify the strategic role of Southeast Asia in your global business plan.


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  • 02 - 03 July 2019 – London / UK

    Railway Customer Information 2019

    Railway Customer Information 2019


    Railway Customer Information 2019 is a conference for TOCs, infrastructure managers and leading industry organisations involved in the provision of customer and passenger information.


    Our shared objective is to ensure the access of accurate, real-time information that is consistent across all touch points, and to ensure the railway experience is competitive against alternative transport methods.


    You’ll hear how to integrate systems, manage control rooms and create a customer-first culture to ensure your delivery of information aligns with customer expectations.


    At a time when many railway employees and customers are frustrated by the snail-pace rate of change, it’s critical that the industry works together to compete with the improvements of alternative transport options.


    This conference is a platform to collaborate, share best practices and act as a catalyst for the delivery of accurate, consistent, real-time information. Join us to help drive change!


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  • 18 July 2019 - London / UK

    Future of Infrastructure Conference 2019

    The Future of Infrastructure will be held on Thursday 18th July 2019 at the QEII Centre, London. The Conference will bring together 300+ policy leaders and senior decision makers across transport, construction, energy, investment and government organisation to discuss, debate and determine the direction of the infrastructure industry in Britain.


    Through interactive presentations and panel discussions, the programme will range from regulatory updates and overviews, to the increasingly innovative practices taking place within the industry.


    Guided by some of the most experienced and inspirational leaders in infrastructure, sessions will tackle some of the industry's biggest challenges and opportunities; including cross-border investment, supply-chain collaboration, workforce and low-carbon infrastructure. Future of Infrastructure 2019 is committed to providing the insight and tools your organisation needs to successfully turn policy into practice.


    Innovation and infrastructure are at the heart of the government’s economic and industrial strategy and professionals will unite in a bid to radically improve the way infrastructure is managed.


    For more information and to register your place, please contact a member of the team on info@infrastructure.co.uk.

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  • 10 October 2019 - London / UK

    Accelerate Rail Infrastructure



    Accelerate: Rail Infrastructure 2019 is the UK’s leading conference that brings together senior decision-makers delivering major rail projects in the UK and beyond.


    The event offers unique access to leading figures connected to a whole host of rail infrastructure projects. From CP6 to BIM, ERTMS Signalling to large-scale construction projects, we’ve got everything covered.


    New to 2019 sees the addition of asset management and the role of AI in the railways! Find out what the industry can learn by harnessing data for a predictive and preventative railway as well as the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence!

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  • 31 October 2019 – Vienna / Austria

    Alpine Rail Optimisation



    Alpine Rail Optimisation

    ROTAIA MEDIA’s Alpine Rail Optimisation is where heavy rail meets the future. Established now as the key event in people’s diaries to access the latest updates and investments for the region, the conference has become the number one platform to facilitate critical dialogue between the region’s infrastructure heads and rail operators to discuss how they are harnessing the latest digital trends that are revolutionising the rail sector for better quality, improved reliability and greater customer service.


    From developing and upgrading existing infrastructure, helping to advance customer experience, improving maintenance through effective using the Internet of Things, investing in state-of-the-art rolling stock, and capitalising on the latest technologies to make Rail the first-choice mode of transport, this unique conference is the perfect stage to bring together those with the questions, and those with the answers. It’s an opportunity to share experiences – and for vital collaboration.


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  • 11 - 13 November 2019 – Tehran / IRAN

    UIC nextstation 2019

    UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, is organising “UIC nextstation 2019”, the 7th International Conference on Railway Stations to be held from 11 – 13 November 2019 in Tehran, Iran


    The theme of the conference is “Railway Stations Boosting the City"


    UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, is co-organising with Iranian Railways RAI the 7th International conference on railway stations “UIC nextstation 2019”, which will take place in Tehran from 11 – 13 November 2019. All information can now be found at

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    This kind of UIC international conference is the opportunity every two years to exchange on best practices, to learn more about innovations, to network with other railway representatives from the world of mobility.


    This international conference, which will welcome high-level personalities from the political and economic world, international institutions, experts, researchers, students, from Iran, the Middle-East as well as from other parts of the world, will be the occasion to exchange on several key subjects such as Station Management and Station Financing, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, Mobility, Accessibility and Interconnectivity, Services & Commercial, Interaction between stations and cities, Station Design, Safety & Security, and Smart Technology.


    Two round tables will be an opportunity to discuss “Rail based city” and “Generating added value for cities: main challenges”. In addition to the conference, participants will have the possibility to discover the railway station of Esfahan on 13 November.


    UIC Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux said:


    “Since their development, stations have always been interesting places: places of interface between intracity and intercity mobility, between all modes of transport, in a sustainable combination.


    Beyond their historic importance, we have to highlight their role in global travel, of which they are the cause, the consequence, and the symbol. Around the world 1 million kilometres of rail infrastructure carry one million trains everyday which transport 100 million passengers from or to around 10,000 stations.


    . But on this huge network each station is unique as a social mirror of its city, its country, its people. Railway stations also have the capacity to make us dream, to dream of the smart mobilities of tomorrow, by inviting younger generations to dream even higher and smarter than the heritage our forefathers left us. In a nutshell, here is the spirit of the last UIC nextstation conference, which took place in 2017 in Madrid.


    Which now transmits the torch to the Tehran conference to be held in November 2019. I give the floor to François Davenne, upcoming Director General of UIC, who will make the transition with the Tehran edition.”


    UIC Deputy Director General François Davenne added: “UIC nextstation usually gives the opportunity every two years to bring together all the actors involved in this complex object that the station represents. This year, the theme is “Railway stations boosting the city”, that is to say that we will bring together actors from all horizons to understand what stations bring to the urban life, taking into account all the possible angles.


    Indeed, a station is the entry point to the backbone of the railways. It is now well understood, as transport and structural functions to the city, railway stations must be adapted to the new characteristics of the city, and because the city is changing, the station must follow the same model. Which means that if cities turn into smart cities, stations have to become smart stations. This is one of the main strategic axes which form the station sector activity.


    We are living in an increasingly digital world, and what we will explore is the capacity of the stations of the future to play their role of smart interfaces.


    Stations should interface smoothly with the complex ecosystem of the local transports, whether they are public or private, on one hand, and with the rail system, on the other hand, that ensure both regional and long-distance transport. We have here a huge technical challenge, in particular for dealing with big data management in order to offer the best services possible, but also privacy and a high level of cyber-security.


    Beyond those technical aspects, we have above all a common purpose. We all know that whatever happens, urban mobility will increase, an there is a very simple reason for that: we will live increasingly in cities, not only in Europe or Asia, but also in Africa. If we want our cities to offer healthy, safe and sustainable public space we need to transform the stations of today into the smart connecting nodes of the polycentric cities of tomorrow.


    From our collective thinking during the UIC nexstation event in Tehran in November 2019 will emerge concrete and shared solutions. Particularly the role of the station in generating the cities. Arak, in Iran, is a new city generated by the building of a railway station.


    So save the date! and do not hesitate to join us in Tehran on 11 – 13 November!

    Mr Saeid Rasouli, Vice Minister and President of Iranian Raiways RAI said about UIC nexstation conference: “nextstation 2019 will be dedicated to the theme “Railway Stations Boosting the City”. Being a subject of interest for the rail transport players and experts, the event will be a platform for decision-makers, representatives of industries and academic individuals to share information and exchange experiences concerning the latest developments on designing and operating rail stations across the world, stations governance, multimodality of stations, security, etc.


    During the conference, we would like to discuss the future of railway stations’ needs with a systemic approach, its connectivity with the city and how the railway stations feed commercial and social ties. Nowadays, policy-makers and transport activists pay serious attention to certain concepts such as commercialisation, economisation of activities, improvement of efficiency and quality of services.


    To achieve these goals, it is necessary to create certain conditions such as the modernisation of railway stations. In this regard RAI, as one of the largest rail networks in the Middle-East, is pleased to host the UIC nextstation 2019 for the first time in the region.”


    Information about the themes, practical information and registration at:


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  • 19 November 2019 - London / UK

    Digital Rail Revolution

    Produced by Global Railway Review magazine, Digital Rail Revolution is a one-day conference that brings together a delegate audience of managers and heads of data, assets, innovations and operations from train operating companies and railway authorities to learn, discuss and debate how digitalisation is transforming the rail sector – improving assets, streamlining operations and improving passenger experience while reducing costs.

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