Wednesday 26 September 2012
Expertise Development

Second UIC World Congress on Rail Training 2013

New deadline for abstracts submission: 5 October

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There is still time for you to get the chance to share your “best practice” training activity or research with an international audience of training and HR professionals!

Further to requests from some colleagues, and in order to apply a fair approach to all interested parties, the Technical Committee of the World Congress on Rail Training 2013 has decided to postpone the deadline for abstracts to 5 October.

The Second World Congress on Rail Training follows the first World Congress 2011 in Madrid, which brought together 170 attendees from 34 countries.
UIC is pleased to announce that the Congress will be held at St Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Matthias Corvinus Strasse 15), along with technical visits in Vienna from 24 to 26 April, 2013.

The World Congress on Rail Training 2013 is organised at the initiative of the UIC Expertise Development Platform, which draws its expertise from the regional Rail Training Centres Networks (Europe, Asia, Middle East,…). Its main purpose is to enhance workforce development through sharing best practice in rail training across the entire industry.

The key congress aims are to:

  • Promote excellence in railway training through best practice models
  • Highlight research findings in this area which bring innovation and have practical application to the industry
  • Identify new challenges for training and training technologies
  • Provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience amongst training professionals and managers

The Congress is targeted at human resources and training directors, training executives, and training and workforce development experts. Unlike the first World Congress, the 2013 Congress will be held in English, French and German.

Technical facilities can be provided for other languages if delegates come with their interpreter.

More information about submission of abstracts and terms and conditions for sponsorship at the following link:

For further information, please contact Nathalie Amirault, Head of Unit – Expertise Development:

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