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IRITS Rail Summit online registration now open

Press Release   •   Jul 24, 2013 11:22 BST

London, 24 July 2013 - IRITS (International Rail Infrastructure and Technology Summit) is delighted to announce that delegate registration is now open at www.irits.org

Taking place in the luxurious setting of Kempinski Hotel Bristol in the heart of Berlin on 6-8 November 2013, IRITS 2013 will host up to 100 VIP guests representing key rail operators, infrastructure managers and transport ministries from across the world.

In addition to high-level discussions on the future of rail transport given by industry leaders, VIP guests will attend one-to-one meetings with solution providers to learn about the latest technology available to them and to source solutions for their future projects. Delegates will also enjoy an exclusive networking opportunity over coffee breaks, lunches, drinks receptions and dinners.

Confirmed speakers include:

David Briginshaw, Editor-in-Chief, International Railway Journal (Conference chair)

Ignacio Barron, Director Passengers and High Speed, International Union of Railways (UIC) (TBC)

Dr Libor Lochman, Executive Director, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)

Prof. Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director, HS2 Ltd, UK Government

Dr Ramiz Al Assar, Senior Advisor to Secretary General, Gulf Cooperation Council & Resident Adviser, World Bank

Steffen Bobsien, SVP Head of Technical Management Europe, DB Schenker Rail

Valerie Dehlinger, Managing Director, Ouigo, SNCF

Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways

Dr Bashar AlMalik, Project Director, Saudi Railway Company

• Senior Representative, Etihad Rail


Confirmed VIP guests taking part in one-to-one procurement meetings include:


Valerie Dehlinger, Managing Director, Ouigo, SNCF (France)

Steffen Bobsien, SVP Head of Technical Management Europe, DB Schenker Rail (Germany)

Zsolt Völgyesi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, MÁV (Hungary)

Marcin Celejewski, Member of the Management Board, PKP Intercity (Poland)

Cristian Ghibu, Secretary of State for Transport, Romanian Government

Dr Stefan Karch, Head of Technology and Innovation, Swiss Federal Railways

Prof. Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director, HS2 Ltd, UK Government

Andrew Chivers, Managing Director, Rail, National Express Group (UK)

Mike Brown, Managing Director, London Underground and Rail, Transport for London

Dr Ramiz Al Assar, Advisor to Secretary General, Gulf Cooperation Council & Resident Adviser, World Bank

Mohammed K. Al-Suwaiket, President, Saudi Railways Organization

Abdullah S. Balhaddad, VP Operations & Maintenance, Saudi Railways Organization

Wasmy Faraj, Director, Expansion Projects, Saudi Railways Organization

Dr Bashar AlMalik, Project Director, Saudi Railway Company

Dursun Balcioğlu, Head of Rail Systems Department, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Ömer Yildiz, General Manager, Istanbul Transport

• Senior representative (TBC), Etihad Rail (UAE)

Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways

Biswaranjan Beura, Manager, Signals and Telecommunication, Mumbai Metro

Mohd Nur Kamal, CEO, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysian Government

Bernardo Figueiredo, President, Planning and Logistics Authority (EPL), Brazilian Government


Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about IRITS 2013 and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, FIGevents.

The International Rail Infrastructure and Technology Summit (IRITS) brings together senior executives from the world's key rail operators and infrastructure management companies as well as senior government officials. The summit will feature a conference programme given by industry leaders, one-to-one business meetings with select solution providers and evening networking functions. IRITS 2013 will take place on 6-8 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany and is organised by FIGevents.

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