'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 perfect platform to meet the "railway family". Well-organized conference sessions and meetings, and the attractive supporting programme, offer easy access to constructive dialogues.'
Elke Frommann, Head of Sales Rail Systems, PSI Transcom
International Railway Summit was a really interesting summit. We met some of our key clients in a friendly, handy and productive atmosphere. Everyone was in an open and cooperative attitude.'
Vanessa Gutiérrez Artés, Civil Technical Engineer, FCC Construcción
'International Railway Summit is a very useful opportunity to refresh your mind in respect to railways innovations.'
Prof. Stefan Karch, Head of Technology and Innovation
Swiss Federal Railways
'The International Railway Summit was an excellent networking event offering both the possibility to get up-to-date information on major trends in the railway industry through high level keynote speeches and to meet potential new business partners in individual sessions. Very well organized, excellent new contacts, highly recommendable!'
Peter Krall, Business Development, Berner & Mattner
'It was a very interesting event with top management participants from the rolling stock business all around the world.'
Björn Möhle, Team Leader Sales, Rail Systems, FOGTEC Brandschutz
'International Railway Summit was a very beneficial event for JR East as we met with many new suppliers and exchanged ideas with them about the products and services they provide.'
Ichiro Takahashi, Executive Director, Brussels Branch
East Japan Railway Company
'IRS 2015 was an interesting and well-organised exhibition-summit. I appreciate the opportunity for KleinTech to have a speech in front of Railway Industry leaders to present our innovative machine vision and deep learning based inspection systems, and also the chance to have one-on-one meetings with railway management decision makers. We gained good contacts and overall are pleased with the outcome of the International Railway Summit.'
Kristine Tarvida, Marketing Manager, KleinTech Services
International Railway Summit 2015
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International Railway Summit 2016
17-19 February 2016, Vienna
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International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.
International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts ('suppliers'), based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.
In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world.
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.
Keynote presentations given by industry leaders are accentuated by interactive workshops and specialist-led technical reviews, under the common theme of ‘Driving forward trains of thought’.
Encounters on the sidelines often provide nice surprises. A site visit, coffee breaks, lunches, drinks receptions, dinners and post-dinner networking are all designed to help forge new partnerships.