Events


  • 24 February 2021 - Keynote

    ADVANTECH CONNECT
    ONLINE PARTNER CONFERENCE



    Join Us with Co-Creating the Future of the IoT World


    Explore with us the insights and business strategies on the future of IoT, and learn how to uncover new business opportunities in different IoT domains, such as embedded, edge intelligence, AI, 5G, and cloud computing. We will also be sharing strategies for growth, and show you how to accelerate your application integration, embracing digital transformation for your industry.


    We will have several C-level executives and leaders around the world to share their experience and opinions.


    We will start with a visionary keynote on February 24th, which serves as the starting point of our journey through IoT in the upcoming weeks. You will have the possibility to sign up for various tracks of your interest, such as Industrial IoT Solutions, Smart City Solutions and Services, Edge+ Solutions to the Future of IoT and Cloud Platform & Solutions for our WISE Ecosystem.

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  • 22-23 June 2021 - London / UK

    Transport Ticketing Digital



    Transport Ticketing Digital is an online platform where our global community of transport operators, authorities, government and technology providers can gather to share experiences around ticketing and MaaS projects, learn from industry innovators and discuss challenges – especially those associated with COVID-19.


    Sign up and access a year-round series of webinars, interviews, discussions, round tables and networking all hosted on the Transport Ticketing Digital platform. We’ll be tackling a range of topics including MaaS, account-based ticketing, contactless ticketing, mobile ticketing, fare structuring, transport data and ticketing standards, passenger information, smart journey planning and more. Hear from and interact with a global line up of industry leaders and experts from companies including LA Metro, Moscow Metro, Transport for London, New York MTA, Shenzhen Bus Group, Transdev, GVB and many more.


    The platform is completely free for those working for transport operators, transport authorities, local or national government, municipalities, standards bodies and press. Learn more and sign up here:

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  • 23 June 2021 - Stockholm / SWEDEN

    Scandinavian Rail Optimisation



    Following the overwhelming success of the 2018 and 2019 digital rail conference series, ROTAIA MEDIA is delighted to announce the next invaluable conference - Scandinavian Rail Optimisation. The Rail Optimisation series of events are now firmly established in the diaries of rail leaders who attend in order to access the latest strategies and innovations in the rail industry’s digital evolution.


    Scandinavian Rail Optimisation will bring together the Infrastructure Managers and Rail Operators of Scandinavia to discuss their latest investment plans and how they are optimising the latest digital trends to achieve their objectives of increasing quality, improving reliability, enhancing capacity and reducing maintenance costs in the region.


    It’s an opportunity to share experiences – and for vital collaboration.

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  • 26th & 27th May 2021 - Cologne / GERMANY

    The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail



    Firmly established as the Rail industry’s number one event to match buyer requirements with expert solutions during the rail sector’s digital transformation, The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail will return to Germany on the 26th & 27th May 2021.


    This exclusive event produced by Ben Holliday of ROTAIA MEDIA will explore the huge breadth of predictive maintenance as well as asset optimisation applications of big data. It will allow Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand how they can further benefit from setting in place the tools to harvest smart data utilised by the Internet of Things to achieve their objectives of increasing capacity, improving reliability, minimising downtime and reducing maintenance costs.


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  • 22 - 24 June 2021 - London / UK

    Transport Ticketing Digital Summit



    Transport Ticketing Digital Summit


    This three-day online summit, we'll gather the global smart ticketing and mobility community to explore how transport operators and authorities are rethinking the way passengers use their services; leveraging ticketing technology, journey planning, data analytics, and updated fare structures to reduce touch points, improve passenger flow and increase ridership.


    Sign up to hear from, and interact with, over 50 expert speakers from around the world ready to share their experience, advice, and insights. Hear from leaders from Transport for London, Transport for NSW, SBB, POLIS, The Go-Ahead Group, Translink Vancouver, Helsinki Region Transport Authority, Ruter and many more.

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  • 6th October 2021 - Vienna / AUSTRIA

    Alpine Rail Optimisation



    Produced by Ben Holliday of ROTAIA MEDIA, 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 Alpine rail 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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  • 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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  • 11 October 2019 - Rabat / Morocco

    WCRT 2019

    UIC (International Union of Railways) together with its partners ONCF, IFF (Institut de Formation Ferroviaire), EMI (Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs), SNCF and FS have the pleasure to announce that the 5th edition of the World Congress on Rail Training “Unite, Inspire, Connect” will take place from 9th - 11th October 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.


    Based on previous editions, WCRT 2019 aims to attract around 200 participants from all over the world.


    With an average of 40 speakers from 20 countries, WCRT2019 is a unique occasion for education and training and for HR professionals to learn and exchange:

    • experience on best practice in education, training and human resources development;

    • new and innovative technologies, systems and methods to promote effective learning.


    As well as:


    • expand and reinforce international networking among training and development professionals and organisations;

    • enhance cooperation with rail educational and vocational institutions, in order to showcase the different initiatives aimed at young people;

    • help training and development professionals design and implement training and development programmes that contribute to increasing organisational effectiveness.


    WCRT2019 will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including the transfer of knowledge, research & development, human factors, attraction and retention of new generations, innovation, digitalisation, development of competences, cooperation between academia and industry, challenging mindsets, internationalisation and safety & security.


    WCRT 2019 is supporting Talent Attraction & Retention through a new partnership option

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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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  • 13 November 2019 – Birmingham / UK

    Regeneration and Transport Growth in the Midlands 2019


    Attend to hear the most up to date insight on the key transport and development plans which are modernising the Midlands and optimising the regeneration opportunities these projects create.


    The event will explore how the region can maximise and respond to major infrastructure delivery through increased collaboration, improved connectivity and future planning.


    Highlights of attending:


    • Receive the most up to date future plans and priorities for West and East Midlands developments


    • Hear the latest progress with HS2’s and learn about the impact on further transport transformation across the region including what this means for future housing and commercial development


    • Take away the latest updates on the preparation for the Commonwealth Games and the Midland’s short term and long term plans for boosting its legacy


    • Discover the Midlands Metro expansion plans and how this is responding to current environmental challenges and also acting as a catalyst for new housing development


    • Join in and hear key expertise on how to increase connectivity across the region through encouraging combined strategic thinking


    • Learn how local authorities are responding to major ongoing transport development, maximising the opportunities for these projects, and the effects on local communities


    How to register: Call 0207 067 1597, email or register online and quote discount code 388BTB.



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  • 15 - 16 April 2020 - Munich / GERMANY

    The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail





    The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail


    Firmly established as the Rail industry’s number one event to match buyer requirements with expert solutions during the rail sector’s digital transformation, The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail will return to Munich on the 15th & 16th April 2020.


    This exclusive conference produced by Ben Holliday of ROTAIA MEDIA will explore the huge breadth of predictive maintenance as well as asset optimisation applications of big data. It will allow Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand how they can further benefit from setting in place the tools to harvest smart data utilised by the Internet of Things to achieve their objectives of increasing capacity, improving reliability, minimising downtime and reducing maintenance costs.

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  • 30 June - 3 July 2020 – Beijing / CHINA

    11th world congress on High-Speed Rail




    UIC HIGHSPEED 2020, the 11th world congress on High-Speed Rail, is being coordinated by the International Union of Railways (UIC), China State Railway Group, Co., Ltd. (CR) and China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited (CARS) in collaboration with all parties involved in high-speed rail in China, and more generally with all UIC member railways.


    The congress will be held from 30 June – 3 July 2020 at National Railway Track Test Center, Beijing, China.


    The theme of the congress is “Augmenting intelligent mobility” which will merge High-Speed Rail (HSR) and its interfaces with other transport modes.


    More than 2,000 participants are expected at UIC HIGHSPEED 2020 at Beijing, among them policy makers, authorities, railway companies, suppliers, customers, research institutes, universities, etc.


    The congress is being organised around three main blocks: sessions, exhibition and technical visit. Two round tables respectively addressing artificial intelligence and future high-speed rail developments for mobility and intermodality will give participants the opportunity to interact and exchange best practices.


    In addition, 30 parallel sessions will revolve around different technical streams. A special plenary session will be held by the academic sector to report on the results of the work conducted by the Alliance for Universities.


    A series of new activities will be introduced in the general organisation: a hackathon and workshop demos during plenary sessions.


    The trade exhibition will illustrate the latest developments of high-speed rail systems in China and across the world and Modern Railways 2020 exhibition will be held in parallel.


    Every year, over two billion passengers travel on high-speed trains. High-speed is still experiencing development around the world. For example, since 2008, China has introduced 29,000 km of high-speed lines, and carries more than 2 billion passengers a year, more than three quarters of the annual volume of high-speed traffic in the world.


    Nowadays there are nearly 47,000 km of lines operating in the world. In 30 years, this figure will at least double. This means a significant challenge from industrial, technological, financial points of view.


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  • 27 - 28 October 2020 – Dubai / UAE

    RAIL MAINTENANCE MIDDLE EAST 2020


    The #1 Conference for Rail Professionals in the Middle East


    Following the success of the Rolling Stock & Track Maintenance Middle East 2019 which saw an unprecedented turn out, the Rolling Stock & Track Maintenance Middle East 2020 taking place on the 27th & 28th October, will demonstrate the most advanced Condition Based Maintenance.


    Technologies and BIG DATA management solutions showing how to successfully implement advanced maintenance strategies and best leverage IoT and BIG DATA to drive innovative remote maintenance business cases.


    New Rolling Stock maintenance and Track Maintenance technologies and SaaS (Software Services) business models are innovating optimisation of maintenance strategies, improving data analytics’ and reducing cost.


    Advanced data capture systems and analysis provide a whole new dimension of visibility on rail assets and allow rail operators to improve the return they get from their assets by developing new.


    The Middle East is undergoing huge development in the rail sector, with multiple new projects approaching completion; with that will come higher passenger numbers, greater journey opportunities and more passenger expectations.


    The Middle East is undertaking a revolution in rail digitalisation and transformation at an accelerated pace, backed by huge government interest and investment. This summit is the only ‘maintenance specific’ - strategic, high-level, content-lead conference representing the key stake holders across the entire region.


    We look forward to you joining us


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