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One week to go until the 4th International Railway Summit in Paris

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2017 08:30 GMT

There is only one week to go until the 4th edition of the successful International Railway Summit takes place at UIC Headquarters in Paris. The summit offers international delegates pre-arranged one-to-one consultation meetings, a full high-level conference programme, and a number of formal and informal networking opportunities. The 4th International Railway Summit takes place on 15-17 February 2017.

International Railway Summit brings together the world’s major rail sector buyers and carefully selected technical experts.One-to-one consultation meetings form the backbone of the event; buyers’ project requirements are matched with experts’ solutions, leading to 30-minute one-to-one meetings. Buyer companies taking part in the meeting programme include Network Rail, Bombardier France, Deutsche Bahn, Swiss Federal Railways, the Gulf Cooperation Council, East Japan Railway Company, and the Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai. Among the expert companies sharing their knowledge are SNCF, 21net, ZB Rail Fastening, OSIsoft, LAWO, Johnson-Controls Hitachi Air Conditioning and PSI.

Delegates will also attend a full conference programme, curated and chaired by co-organisers International Railway Journal, and delivered by industry leaders and experts. Keynote speakers addressing the future opportunities and challenges of rail include: Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC; Guillaume Pepy, President of SNCF; Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of the EU Agency for Railways; Kurt Bauer, Director high-speed and long distance, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG; and Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail.

Attendees can create friendships and build partnerships during lunches, dinners and technical visits. At this year’s summit there will be guided tours and presentations of the newly refurbished Boulogne-Billancourt Metro Line 9 maintenance facility and Saint Lazare Station, hosted by RATP and SNCF respectively. Delegates will enjoy an offsite dinner, sponsored by OSIsoft, in central Paris on the evening of 16 February.

Organisations and individuals interested in participating at International Railway Summit can register at or contact the organisers, IRJ and 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 ('suppliers'), 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 co-hosted by International Railway Journal and IRITS Events and will take place on 15-17 February 2017 in Paris, France.

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