International Railway Summit

Shift2Rail Executive Director to speak at 8th International Railway Summit in New Delhi

Press release   •   Jul 12, 2019 08:00 BST

Carlo Borghini, the Executive Director of Shift2Rail, the European research and development initiative, will speak at the 8th International Railway Summit. Mr Borghini will take part in a panel discussing whether high-speed rail projects are worth the economic and social investment. The summit takes place from 20-22 November 2019 in New Delhi, the first time the event will be hosted in India.

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership established in 2014 under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation funding programme. Shift2Rail helps coordinate research activities aiming to drive innovation in the rail sector, enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of rail, and remove technical obstacles to the integration and interoperability of a proposed Single European Railway Area.

Carlo was appointed Executive Director of the Shift2Rail in 2016. He had previously held a number of high-level positions in the private and the public sector, such as at the European Defence Agency and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

To find out more about Shift2Rail visit their website at

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit 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.