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IRS5: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 15-17 November 2017
IRS6: Prague | 21-23 February 2018
The conference programme for the 6th International Railway Summit in Prague is under development.
To view the agenda for the 5th International Railway Summit in Kuala Lumpur please click here.
The agenda for the 4th International Railway Summit, which took place in Paris, can be viewed here.
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Buyer delegates represent 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 buyers will attend the 6th International Railway Summit
Brieuc de Meeûs
Brussels Transport (STIB)
Vice Chairman of the Board
Claus Rehfeld Moshøj
CFL (Luxembourg Railways)
PE Macedonian Railways Infrastructure
Rolling Stock Director
CFR Călători (Romanian National Railways)
Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer
ZSSK (Slovak Rail)
Emilio García García
Director of R&D
Managing Director, Global Transport, Transport Center of Excellence
MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA
Rift Valley Railways
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:
Broadband internet and multimedia on trains
Fastenings for railroads, metro, underground, tramways and turnouts
Extrusions, vulcanized frames, rings, etc. Silicone, EPDM, CR, NBR, NBR, TPE
Products that fasten, fix, identify, protect cables and connecting components
Truck cranes and excavator attachments
Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions for railway
Computer Software: PI System, Real-Time Operational Data Infrastructure
Safe and reliable Traction Power Control and Field Force Management
Turnkey solutions for automatic people counting based on most accurate technologies
Passenger Information Systems, Infotainment, Software, customized solutions
An entry point to feed electric and diesel locomotives in train depots & yards
Locomotive jump starting units for engines up to 6000 horse power and maintenance free batteries
Online control of track machines, quality and productivity of track
Brazilian Association of the Railroad Industry
Representative body for UK-based suppliers to railways world-wide
International Marketing Partner
Premium market research reports
We have a variety of sponsorship, exhibition and meeting packages available to solution providers.
For further information and application enquiries please contact
Jules Omura (email@example.com, +44 20 7112 5397).
During the 6th International Railway Summit in Prague 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 Prague 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.
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
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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Thank you for your interest in joining us at the 6th International Railway Summit in Prague.
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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:
Delegates involved in general management, technology, consultation or business development from solution providers including:
There are no eligibility restrictions for this section. Any organisation or individual is welcome to register for this.