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Two weeks to go until the 4th International Railway Summit in Paris

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2017 14:00 GMT

Photo courtesy of UIC

There are only two weeks to go until the 4th edition of the successful International Railway Summit takes place in Paris. The summit offers delegates from across the globe bespoke one-to-one consultation meetings, a full high-level conference programme, and numerous networking opportunities. The 4th International Railway Summit takes place on 15-17 February 2017 at the headquarters of the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Paris.

International Railway Summit brings together the world’s key rail sector buyers and carefully selected technical experts, andone-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 consultation meetings during the two-day summit. Among the buyer companies taking part in the meeting programme are Network Rail, Bombardier France, Deutsche Bahn, Swiss Federal Railways, the Gulf Cooperation Council, East Japan Railway Company, and the Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai. Expert companies include 21net, ZB Rail Fastening, OSIsoft, LAWO, Johnson-Controls Hitachi Air Conditioning and PSI.

In addition, delegates attend a full conference programme, curated by co-organisers International Railway Journal, and delivered by key industry leaders and experts. Keynote speakers 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.

Networking opportunities to create friendships and forge partnerships with industry colleagues and are spread throughout the summit, over lunches, dinners and technical visits. At this year’s summit there will be guided tours and presentations of the newly renovated Boulogne-Billancourt Metro Line 9 maintenance facility and Saint Lazare Station, hosted by RATP and SNCF respectively.

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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