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9th International Railway Summit will explore digital for smooth intercontinental freight

How digital technologies can be the passport to smooth intercontinental rail freight will be debated at the 9th International Railway Summit in Warsaw, Poland.

With Poland a strategically important gateway between Europe and Asia, and in the context of China’s Belt and Road megaproject, a session of the summit’s conference programme will focus on rail freight trade between the continents.

Sandra Gehenot, Freight Director, International Union of Railways (UIC), Carsten Hinne, SVP Corridor Development China/New Silk Road, DB Cargo, Satoko Kagawa, Technical Officer Procedures and Facilitation Sub-Directorate, World Customs Organization, Keith Dierkx, IBM’s Global Industry Leader for Freight Logistics and Rail, and Mark Verhulst, Chairman, RAILDATA, will debate ‘Digital as passport to secure and smooth intercontinental rail freight’ on the afternoon of 20 February 2020.

Amongst the topics to be discussed are the digitisation of documents, harmonisation of regulations, border and customs controls, goods tracking and scanning processes, and the interoperability of communication and signalling systems.

The 9th International Railway Summit will take place from 19-21 February 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.The summit’s conference programme will tackle ‘breaking down barriers through digital transformation’.

Organisations 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 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

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