Information published on 12 February 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 332.

Second UIC World Congress on Rail Training 2013: REGISTER NOW!

  • Expertise Development

The UIC together with its partners St Pölten University of Applied Sciences, ÖBB and DB training have the pleasure to inform you that Registration for the Second UIC World Congress on Rail Training is now open at the following address

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 being organised at the initiative of the UIC Expertise Development Platform, which draws its expertise from the Networks of Regional Rail Training Centres. Its main purpose is to enhance workforce development through the sharing of best practice in rail training across the entire industry.

With some 40 different presentations covering 20 nationalities from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the United States, the congress will be the place to promote best practice models and hear about research findings in this area which bring innovation and have practical application to the industry.

Through presentations related to trainer development, training innovations, new technologies, simulation and gaming, non technical skills, the congress will tackle topical issues for railways such as safety, security, customer service, the role of universities in railway training, filling the skill shortages and developing for the future.

The programme is a balanced mixture of presentations delivered by academics, reporting about innovative research findings, and by practitioners from the railway industry, presenting concrete achievements, case studies and good practices.

As part of the programme, the delegates have the choice between four different technical visits: ÖBB’s Wörth training centre, Vienna Main Station building site and Centre of Operations, Vienna Underground Control Centre in Erdberg and Bombardier Transportation’s plant in Vienna.

After the visits, attendees will be offered a sightseeing tour of Vienna with historic and modern trams and a gala dinner.

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 the delegates come with their interpreter.

It is still time to become a partner or a sponsor of the Congress. Potentially interested partners/sponsors can find further information about the various terms and conditions at the following link:

Consult the detailed program and register at:

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