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Technical Visits


The conference programme of the 5th International Railway Summit brings together a wide range of key topics under the theme

"Social and Economic Sustainability for Rail Transport". Industry leaders and experts in innovation will discuss the pressing issues facing the rail sector today.




Buyer delegates representing rail operators, rail infrastructure owners, national governments and local authorities took part in one-to-one meetings with key solution providers who have proven track records of working with leading rail operators.


The following buyer delegates will attend the 5th International Railway Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 15-17 November 2017.



Tony Frazer

General Manager Operations, Interstate Network

Australian Rail Track Corporation


Magesan Hanchinural

Head of Procurement, South East Asia


Vijendran Veeraya

Vice President – Asset Services Management

Express Rail Link


Mahendran R Suppiah

General Manager, Rail Operations

Malayan Railways (KTMB)


Mohd Nur Kamal  (to be confirmed)


MyHSR Corporation


Zohari Sulaiman

CEO, Rapid Rail




Junn B. Magno

General Manager

Philippine National Railways


Sri Lanka

Jayantha Gunathilake

Additional Secretary (Engineering)

Ministry of Higher Education & Highways, Sri Lanka


Sirima Hiruncharoenvate

Deputy Governor of Strategy

State Railway of Thailand




Hristo Alexiev

Chairman of the Board

National Railway Infrastructure Company

Krasimir Papukchiyski

Director General

National Railway Infrastructure Company


Michael Boback

Head of DB International Procurement Office Asia

Deutsche Bahn


Emilio García García

Director of R&D


United Kingdom

Gareth Williams

Strategy Director & Company Secretary

Eurostar International Ltd

Steve Butcher

Managing Director, Global Transport, Transport Center of Excellence




Isaiah Okoth

Group CEO

Rift Valley Railways


Mohammed Rabie Khlie

Director General

ONCF (Moroccan Railways)

Experts & Partners

Selecting good solution providers and forging good relationships with them have become an increasingly vital process of rail transport operation. We are witnessing a marked shift from the traditional dependence on the domestic supply market to an interest in the wider and more competitive international supply chain.


International Railway Summit selects and invites key global solution providers who have proven track records of working with leading rail operators to demonstrate their expertise at the annual meetings. Experts are invited to provide one-to-one consultation sessions to buyer delegates, host workshops and technical review sessions, and showcase their products and services in the exhibition area.


The following experts and partners will take part in the 6th International Railway Summit in Prague, 21-23 February 2018:

In Association With


Worldwide organisation for the promotion of rail transport

Global information and communications technology solutions provider

Gold Sponsors

Technology solutions such as EAM and ITS, built specially for public transport

Fastenings for railroads, metro, underground, tramways and turnouts

Silver Sponsors

Comprehensive, expert signalling solutions for the railway industry

Exclusively designed scroll compressor for transport air conditioning

Fast, flexible and comprehensive simulation training systems for rail and heavy machinery

Legal Sponsor

Global legal counsel across five continents

Participating Experts


Rolling stock, signalling, services and infrastructure, provided separately, bundled or fully integrated

Full service provider for homologation management and assessment of rolling stock


Association Partners


Brazilian Association of the Railroad Industry


The Japan Railway Technical Service


Representative body for UK-based suppliers to railways world-wide

International Marketing Partner

Premium market research reports

Media Partners

We have a variety of sponsorship, exhibition and meeting packages available to solution providers.


For further information and application enquiries please contact

Jules Omura (jules.omura@irits.org, +44 20 7112 5397).


During the 5th International Railway Summit in Kuala Lumpur, the first to take place in the Asia Pacific region, delegates will have a chance to visit rail facilities in the city and to speak with the host experts.


Technical Visits will be announced for Kuala Lumpur shortly.


IRS4, Paris, 2017


Delegates travelled on a new hybrid bus, courtesy of the Paris transport operator RATP, to its newly modernised Boulogne-Billancourt workshop, which maintains the trains of Paris Metro’s Line 9. The workshop, originally opened in 1934, went back into service in June 2015 following three years of refurbishment and modernisation. As a result of the modernisation, Line 9 has operated with nearly 70 five-carriage MF 01 trains since December 2016, providing travellers with improved service.


The 20-kilometre Line 9 is one of the busiest on the Paris metro network, linking 37 stations through the very heart of the city. RATP guided delegates around this vast workshop, which stretches over 14,000 m2 and houses 58 technicians who ensure that the trains run smoothly and efficiently.


Delegates then enjoyed a tour, hosted by French National Railways, SNCF, of 19th-century station, Gare Saint Lazare. The station went through a 15-year, €250 million renovation which was completed in 2012.


The refurbishment has offered larger capacity, greater convenience and improved information to 450,000 daily passengers as well as a significantly higher retail revenue for SNCF. Although travellers now need 25% less time to get to their trains, the 10,000 m² of new retail and service space, offering more than 80 shops and restaurants, mean that they spend 47% more time enjoying this famous station than before the renovation.

Boulogne-Billancourt Workshop

Gare Saint Lazare

IRS3, Vienna, 2016


Delegates visited and enjoyed a presentation on Vienna's striking new central station, the Hauptbahnhof, courtesy of ÖBB. Delegates were then taken on a guided tour of ÖBB’s newly constructed service centre at Matzleinsdorf, which brings together ÖBB’s servicing, maintenance and cleaning facilities.


The following evening delegates enjoyed a 30 minute presentation by Linsinger at Wien Westbahnhof (Vienna West Station). Linsinger demonstrated live their high performance rail milling train SF06-FFS.




IRS2, Barcelona, 2015


Delegates were given an update by Spanish infrastructure manager Adif on progress with Barcelona’s La Sagrera high-speed station, while Barcelona metro operator TMB offered a glimpse behind the scenes of Line 9, the city’s first fully-automated metro line.

La Sagrera presentation

Line 9

IRS1, Berlin, 2013


Delegates were given a guided tour of the impressively refurbished glass and steel Berlin Central Station, courtesy of the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn. The visit also took in the 26 storey modern headquarters of DB, BahnTower, where presentations were given on DB's ethos, structure and current international activities.

Berlin Central Station

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Buyer delegates will take part in one-to-one meetings with technical experts, conference sessions and a networking programme.



Expert delegates will take part in one-to-one meetings with buyers, conference sessions and a networking programme.



General delegates will take part in conference sessions and a networking programme, but not in one-to-one meetings.



Delegates involved in general management, technology or procurement from:


  • National governments
  • Local authorities
  • Rail operators
  • Rail infrastructure owners
  • Rolling stock manufacturers
  • Rolling stock leasing companies



Delegates involved in general management, technology, consultation or business development from solution providers including:


  • Rolling stock manufacturers
  • Rolling stock leasing companies
  • Rolling stock component manufacturers
  • Rolling stock interior solution providers
  • Rolling stock service providers
  • Civil engineering contractors and consultancies
  • Signalling & control solution providers
  • Communication solution providers
  • Infrastructure material manufacturers
  • Station equipment manufacturers
  • Fare collection & ticketing solution providers
  • IT & data solution providers
  • Rail consultancies and service providers



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