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Odense Letbane CEO to participate in one-to-one meetings with experts at International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Apr 19, 2018 08:00 BST

Image courtesy of Odense Letbane (©Kennett Krebs)

Odense Letbane, the public agency responsible for the light rail transit (LRT) system currently under construction in the city of Odense, Denmark, will meet with potential business partners at the 7th International Railway Summit in Frankfurt on 20-22 February 2019.

The first phase of the LRT, which is scheduled to open by the end of 2020, will be a 14.5km cross-city line of 26 stations. Odense Letbane envisage that 35,000 passengers per weekday (around 13m per year) will use the new system, replacing a predicted 3,900 car journeys per day and significantly reducing traffic congestion, carbon emissions, and noise pollution. The local economy of Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, is also set to benefit from increased connectivity.

Mogens Hagelskær, Odense Letbane’s CEO, will take part in pre-arranged one-to-one consultation meetings with expert solution providers at the 7th International Railway Summit. He will also take part in a variety of formal and informal networking events throughout the event.

Mr Hagelskær has been leading Odense Letbane and managing the project’s planning and construction, since 2012. Prior to this he was the head of DSB’s (Danish Railways) Travel Agency, where his responsibilities included large scale transformation, strategic focus, and programme management.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

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, 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. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. The 5th International Railway Summit will take place on 15-17 November 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the first time the event will be hosted in Asia. The 6th International Railway Summit on 21-23 February 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.