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Trenitalia will meet expert solution providers at the 7th International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Nov 26, 2018 08:00 GMT

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Trenitalia, the main rail passenger operator in Italy, and one of the leading carriers in Europe, will participate at the 7th International Railway Summit in Frankfurt taking place on 20-22 February 2019.

A subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Group (Italian State Railways), Trenitalia runs over 7,000 trains per day, providing regional and long distance services throughout the country, including high-speed services, via the Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca brands, on more than 1,000km of high speed line.

In recent years the company has developed its international businesses, such as operating night services along the Paris – Milan – Venice and Paris – Milan – Rome routes with Thello (a Trenitalia subsidiary) in France, as well as services to Switzerland. As part of First Trenitalia West Coast, a partnership with First Group, the company is also participating in tenders in the United Kingdom.

Maurizio Capotorto, Director of Foreign Subsidiares Direction, will represent Trenitalia at the summit. Mr Capotorto is also a member of the TSI (Technical Specifications for Interoperability) Working Groups at the European Union Agency for Railways (EUAR), and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER).

Mr Capotorto will take part in pre-arranged consultation meetings with expert solution providers, and attend a variety of networking functions throughout the three-day event.

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

Erratum: The original text published above and within the accompanying pdf contained an error. The original text stated that Trenitalia operates freight services. Mercitalia, another subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FSI) Group, took over freight operations from Trenitalia in 2017. The error has been rectified. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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 7th International Railway Summit will take place on 20-22 February 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.The 8th International Railway Summit will take place on 20-22 November 2019 in New Delhi, the first time the event will have been held in India.

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