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.
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
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 SystemsDeutsche Bahn
I think it’s quite a great opportunity for us to see such a variety of opinions and views from the whole railway sector. So, honestly speaking, I cannot find a similar opportunity.
Ichiro Takahashi Executive Director Brussels BranchEast Japan Railway Company
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 ManagerLinsinger
I think a big advantage is the opportunity to have these face-to-face meetings; you really have time to speak, without any stress, with people who have the same interests and might have the same business needs, and really to get in touch with the right level of people on the right topics. I think the advantage here is not having thousands of people, where you really only have 1 or 2 minutes to have a talk, and this makes a difference. It is also the reason why I intend to participate in the future.
Peter Schedlbauer Director Sales TSO & RailPSI AG
The event that took place in Vienna this year was a first networking event for me. I found it very professionally organised. I thought it was very interesting to attend some of the conference sessions. It enabled me to take a step back on some railway topics and get a global picture of the railway industry too. It was useful as well to meet other participants with various positions and from various companies. 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 ManagerHellermannTyton