The 10th UIC ERTMS world conference (European Rail Traffic Management System) is to take place in Sweden at Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm International Fairs & Congress Centre), from 24 – 26 April 2012. The conference will kick off on 24 April with a live demonstration of the ERTMS Regional system onboard a Swedish regional train, organised by Trafikverket (the Swedish transport infrastructure administration).
This latest edition will focus its attention and efforts on the roll-out of interoperable ERTMS onboard systems in Europe and, more generally, throughout the world. Initially developed for the European network, ERTMS has become a benchmark for many railway networks around the globe, hence the overarching theme of the conference: “ERTMS – Global Dimensions”. The conference is being organised by UIC and Trafikverket in close collaboration with UNIFE (Association of the European Rail Industry), the ERTMS Users Group and GSM-R Industry Group (radio communication systems for railways), and CER (Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies). All the key stakeholders involved in the roll-out and implementation of ERTMS will be present, including railway experts, manufacturers, consultants and institutional partners from five continents. The last UIC ERTMS world conference was held in April 2009 in Malaga, Spain. The event was attended by 800 participants from 35 countries and 40 exhibiting companies specialising in the fields of rail, signalling systems and telecommunications.