Revolutionise rail procurement
International Railway Summit is an exclusive platform for rail sector leaders to get free bespoke consultation for their future projects based on our matchmaking service between buyers' requirements and experts' know-how.
Learn from future possibilities
At International Railway Summit, you will learn from a panel of rail sector leaders and technical experts what's in store for the rail sector and how to improve customer experience and the bottom line.
Build and expand your network
Just like your rail network, your rail business benefits from a strong human network that you can rely on when you need any advice. International Railway Summit helps build, expand and maintain your human network.
International Railway Summit
IRS4: UIC Headquarters, Paris | 15-17 February 2017
IRS5: Kuala Lumpur | 15-17 November 2017
'International Railway Summit introduced a very unique, interesting and useful model for getting parties together with shared interests in very specific topics, like railway infrastructure. The intimate nature of the event and the scheduled one-on-one networking sessions made the overall experience very structured and worthwhile.'
Brooks Bentz, Managing Director, Accenture
'The unique format of the International Railway Summit really does connect suppliers with transport bodies in a way I've not seen elsewhere. With great content, this is an event worth attending.'
Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester
'The summit I attended was a great success for our company. Good balance between attending buyers and sellers. Perfect location, good speakers and nice framework programme. Excellent opportunity for presenting our products and networking.'
Johannes Hainbucher, International Sales Manager, Linsinger
'The format was highly innovative allowing one to one meetings with a range of suppliers and also presentations on topics covering railways in Europe and beyond.'
Stephen Rhodes, Director of Operations, Centro
'The Summit was invaluable in gaining direct access to senior representative of major European Railways, both the formal and informal activities were well organised and provided an environment where suppliers and clients were relaxed in a “neutral” environment – well done IRITS!'
Robert Hudd, International Sales and Marketing Manager Beena Vision Systems
'Through its well balanced agenda, the presentations of keynote speakers, which I was happy to be part of, the panel discussions and the bilateral contacts, the latest edition of International Railway Summit in Vienna was certainly a particularly interesting event.'
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, UIC
'This was a top quality, highly professional event with excellent speakers providing stimulating and valuable insights into the current and future state of the rail industry.'
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
'A well organized event with excellent networking opportunities. A good mixture of conference programme and 1:1 sessions in superb surroundings.'
Jan Grothe, Head of Procurement Principles & IT Systems
'There have been some really high profile speakers. They get under the skin of some of the real big debates across Europe.'
Amanda White, Head of Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester
'LEO Express, as a global alternative rail passenger transport operator, is constantly looking for inspiration and new partners - International Railway Summit is just the right place for that.'
Peter Köhler, CEO Europe, Leo Express
'The event that took place in Vienna this year was a first networking event for me. I found it very professionally organised. Meeting people during visits, lunches and dinners is an effective way of networking. I did leave the event with some business opportunities. I am going to attend next year's edition in Paris with hopefully the same satisfaction as a result!'
Paul Cocheril, EMEA Railway Market Manager, HellermannTyton
What is International Railway Summit?
International Railway Summit is a meeting of the world’s key rail sector buyers and carefully selected technical experts.
Buyers’ project requirements are matched with experts’ solutions, which leads to 30-minute one-to-one consultation meetings during the International Railway Summit.
In addition, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network with industry colleagues and potential business partners over lunches, dinners and a site visit.
IRS4 Speakers include:
Dr Josef Doppelbauer
EU Agency for Railways
Dr Erich Forster
CEO - European Business
Prof. Andy Doherty
Chief Rail Technology
Deutsche Bahn AG
VP Regional Platform -
Products & Innovation
Participating buyers have included:
Participating experts have included:
Participating supporting organisations have included:
International Railway Summit is about...
Procurement has now become one of the key commercial differentiators in the rail industry worldwide. Rail operators are making a proactive and strategic approach to selecting their partners.
We believe better alternatives are created through open and meaningful encounters. Being in the right place at the right time gives you a better chance of meeting the right people.
Management of rail business requires not only clear foresight into decades of technological advance but also a strong drive to lead the entire supply chain to a brighter future for rail transport.
International Railway Summit offers personalised and pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with industry partners based on your requirements, allowing you to source your future business partners.
Encounters on the sidelines often provide nice surprises. Technical visits, coffee breaks, lunches, drinks receptions, dinners and post-dinner networking are all designed to help forge new partnerships.
Keynote presentations given by industry leaders are accentuated by interactive workshops and specialist-led technical reviews.
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