Information published on 11 August 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 249.

15th Annual UIC eBusiness Conference on 20-21 October 2011 at UIC in Paris

Conference theme : Driving Rail Sector Productivity through advances in Information Technology

After several years flat growth in the transport sector, rail transport companies need to look at ways to revitalise productivity as a way to become more competitive and profitable. And many are looking at advanced IT solutions to be a key component in their revitalisation strategy. In addition to boosting productivity, the application of Information Technology can help companies reduce their costs, enhance reliability and accuracy and provide better customer service to their customers.

This is why the air cargo industry is investing heavily in their e-Freight project, that will cut supply chain costs of up to US$5.9 billion annually, while cutting transit times and adding valued visibility for the customer. The European Union is also looking for big productivity gains through the Telematics Interoperabilty Regulations for Passengers and Cargo. And of course, the Maritime industry is investing in Freight portals that optimise supply chain performance.

This years conference will focus on productivity and IT tools that will give the sector access to better, more timely information – allowing for more effective decision-making for our freight and passenger companies.

The conference will take place during two half-day sessions at UIC Headquarters (Paris). The plenary session will take place on Thursday, October 20, 14.00-18.00 followed by a welcome cocktail. It will be of interest to the general audience and focus on technology applications and standards. This will be complimented by a half day of workshops in specialised subject areas on Friday, October 21, 9.00-12.00.

Technology Showcase

During the two day session, you will have an opportunity to network with other railway IT professionals. Additionally, over the two days there will be:

An Exhibit Hall to showcase innovative product offerings, solutions and demonstrations of new railway applications.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand technology solutions for Railways
  • Learn about future solutions for Railway IT development
  • Discover New Regulatory Requirements impacting IT System Development
  • Benefit from networking opportunities with peers and vendors

Who You Will Meet

The conference will be of interest to all railway Business and IT professionals, railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and industry executives whose primary functions involve business development, project management and information technology are expected to attend.

CALL for PAPERS

If you are interested in making a presentation on the subject please contact John LUTZ (lutz@uic.org).

For further information about participating as conferee or sponsor please contact: Maria Lafont, lafont@uic.org