Tuesday 19 March 2013
Expertise Development

Register now for the 2nd WCRT to be held from 24 – 26 April in St Pölten/Vienna

Latest deadline for registration is 14 April

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The UIC, together with its partners St Pölten University of Applied Sciences, ÖBB and DB Mobility Logistics AG DB Training, are organising the 2nd World Congress on Rail training from 24 – 26 April at St Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Matthias Corvinus Strasse 15).

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 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, and 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 on innovative research findings, and by practitioners from the railway industry, presenting concrete achievements, case studies and good practice.

As part of the programme, 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.

For further information (programme, sponsors, venue...) and online registration (latest deadline for registration is 14 April):


For further information please contact Nathalie Amirault, Head of Unit – Expertise Development: amirault@uic.org

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