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Swiss Federal Railways to meet expert solution providers at 7th International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Nov 15, 2018 08:00 GMT

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Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Switzerland’s state-owned national rail operator, will participate in one-to-one consultation meetings with expert solution providers at the 7th International Railway Summit in Frankfurt from 20-22 February 2019.

SBB have been transporting people and freight for over 100 years. Today, they move 1.26million passengers and, as SBB Cargo, 210,000 tonnes of goods every day. The organisation also run services in Italy and Germany via their subsidiaries and hold shares in companies operating in additional countries, such as Lyria in France.

Almost a third of SBB’s 33,000 employees are responsible for the network infrastructure, and the company also owns and develops real estate, stations and the surrounding areas to create service hubs and new attractive districts.

Olivier Waeber, Project Manager Innovation & Technology Initiatives, will represent Swiss Federal Railways at the 7th International Railway Summit. Mr Waeber will take part in bespoke pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with expert suppliers throughout the event, as well as participate in formal and informal networking.

In his role, Mr Waeber coordinates 8 technological, cross-functional competence centers: Augmented and Virtual Reality, Predictive Maintenance, Interaction between Rail and Rolling Stock, Drones, RFID in Rail, Additive Manufacturing, Energy Storage and Machine Perception.The conference programme of the 7th International Railway Summit revolves around the revolutionary digitalisation of railway systems.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about the 7th 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 7th International Railway Summit will take place on 20-22 February 2019 in Frankfurt Germany. The 8th International Railway Summit on 20-22 November 2019 will take place in New Delhi, the first time the summit will have been held in India.

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