International Railway Summit

Swiss Federal Railways to meet with innovative solution providers at 9th International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Apr 23, 2019 14:00 BST

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), the state-owned national railway company of Switzerland, will take part in one-to-one consultation meetings with pre-matched expert solution providers at the 9th International Railway Summit in Warsaw on 20-22 February 2020.

Founded in 1902, SBB is the predominant railway operator in Switzerland, carrying 1.25m passengers and, as SBB Cargo, 205,000 tonnes of goods every day. Almost a third of their 33,000 strong team of employees is responsible for maintaining, renewing and expanding rail infrastructure. SBB is also one of the country’s biggest real estate companies, owning and developing stations and the surrounding land to create attractive transport hubs and commercial districts.

SBB also operates passenger services beyond Switzerland’s borders via their subsidiaries in Italy and Germany, as well as holding shares in companies operating in additional countries, such as Lyria in France. Regularly ranking highly in international sector-wide service quality, safety, and performance surveys, SBB are noted for their excellence in passenger satisfaction.

Olivier Waeber, Project Manager Innovation & Technology Initiatives, will represent Swiss Federal Railways at the 9th International Railway Summit. Mr Waeber will meet with expert suppliers in focussed 30-minute one-to-one meetings throughout the event, and participate in formal and informal networking with senior figures from across the global rail spectrum.

Organisations interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit http://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. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events Ltd. To find out more visit www.irits.org.