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UIC special partner for 7th International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Jan 08, 2019 08:00 GMT

The 7th International Railway Summit will be hosted in association with the International Union of Railways (UIC), it has been announced. The summit, a comprehensive networking event for the railway sector, is organised by IRITS Events and will take place in Frankfurt, Germany on 20-22 February 2019.

UIC is the worldwide professional association which represents 200-member organisations in 100 countries, encompassing 1 million km of rail track. The association helps members meet sustainable development and mobility challenges, creates standards and common solutions, and proposes new ways to improve technical performance, competitiveness and cost efficiency. UIC develops and facilitates cooperation and the sharing of best practices among members.

The 7th International Railway Summit will feature a full 2-day conference programme with speeches delivered by sector leaders and experts, as well as concurrent bespoke one-to-one consultation meetings between buyer and expert companies.

The conference programme is organised under the umbrella theme ‘How do we achieve an efficient railway system in the digital era?’.

UIC’s Director General, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux will deliver a keynote speech as part of a session entitled ‘Power in the customer’s hands: How can digital remove barriers to cross-border travel’, plotting the course for how new technologies can bring people, businesses and nations closer together.

Francis Bedel, Chief Digital Officer of UIC, will act as conference chairman, introducing and summarising two days of ideas, agreements, and controversies. Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC’s Head of Telecom and Signalling, will moderate ‘5G and FRMCS: The post GSM-R strategy for Railways’, discussing the future technologies and standards for rail communications, where UIC is playing a leading role.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux remarked: “In a world changing its traditional paradigms and accelerating its pace of innovation, the digital input into our railway sector must be taken as an opportunity for more productivity, more interoperability and more services for our customers.”

Jules Omura, Managing Director of IRITS Events, commented: “We are proud to host the 7th International Railway Summit in association with UIC. The summit in Frankfurt will mark the fourth time we have collaborated since our partnership began at the fourth edition of the summit at UIC’s Headquarters in Paris in February 2017. UIC's unique reach and influence has greatly helped enhance the quality and impact of the summit. I would like to make a special tribute to Jean-Pierre Loubinoux who has been instrumental in making our partnership a success, as he makes his last appearance at the summit in his capacity as the UIC's Director General”

To learn more about UIC’s activities visit: http://www.uic.org/

UIC members are eligible for a special discount for participation at the 7th International Railway Summit. Book today to receive up to 18% off.

Please follow the link to receive the discount code in your inbox. Valid for a limited time only:
http://www.irits.org/special-offer-for-uic-members

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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