International Railway Summit

Elisabeth Werner, Director Land Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission, to speak at 8th International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Jul 17, 2019 14:00 BST

Elisabeth Werner, Director of Land Transport, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) at the European Commission (EC), will deliver a keynote speech at the 8th International Railway summit in New Delhi, India on the future of transport planning on a national and international scale. The summit takes place on 20-22 November 2019.

Ms Werner will also take part in the subsequent panel discussion on the same subject, which will address the next generation of rail planning strategy within the context of rapid population growth and ever-increasing demand. The panel will also include contributions from Gerald Ollivier, Lead Transport Specialist India at The World Bank, as well as from other senior figures from across the rail and wider transport community.

DG MOVE is responsible for developing and implementing European transport policies, including via proposals for legislation and the financing of projects. Ms Werner has been at the Commission for over 20 years during which she has held a variety of senior positions. She has been Director of Land Transport since 2017.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about 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 8th edition will take place in New Delhi, India on 20-22 November 2019. The 9th edition will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 19-21 February 2020