Information published on 1 October 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 366.

11th UIC ERTMS World Conference – Istanbul 1-3 April 2014 “ERTMS – Optimizing Rail Investments Worldwide”. Delegates, Exhibitors, Sponsors: online registration now open!

The 2014 UIC ERTMS World Conference will take place in Istanbul from 1 – 3 April.
UIC, the International Union of Railways, together with TCDD, Turkish State Railways, are organising the 11th UIC ERTMS Conference - Optimising Rail Investments Worldwide in the HCC Halic Convention Centre on the Golden Horn of Istanbul near the Bosphorus.
This international event entirely dedicated to ERTMS and both its components ETCS for train control and GSM-R for radio-communications, has become a worldwide reference for all decision-makers and railway professionals involved in the development of rail systems across the world.

UIC’s purpose in organising this conference is to support and advance the momentum of ERTMS towards its objective. By bringing together the most knowledgeable professionals in the business to speak on a large variety of topics, the UIC ERTMS Conference provides the main platform to take stock of progress and to publicly present an agenda for the future.
Debates, exchange of experience and best practice will focus on the general theme “ERTMS– Optimizing Rail Investments Worldwide”. There is currently a continuous demand to make a technological leap and take advantage of the benefits of adopting ERTMS effectively.

The UIC ERTMS World Conference programme will bring together the most knowledgeable professionals in the business to speak on a large variety of topics, and provides the main platform to take stock of progress and to publicly present an agenda for the future. It will propose a variety of sessions from 2 – 3 April 2014.

On 1 April TCDD will propose a selection of technical visits to the city of Istanbul- Marmaray Project, Operational Command Centre, Yenikapi Station by Marmaray Train. It is worth mentioning that Turkish Railways is a railway with the most ambitious plans and achievements in the current period, with the fast development of a high-speed rail system, new links for rail freight including new connections with neighbouring countries, and the Marmaray Project under the Bosphorus linking Europe to Asia, etc.

During the 2014 ERTMS World Conference the railways and supply industry will come together to showcase the latest achievements of ERTMS and prove their commitment to further development and progress. The technical exhibition will convincingly demonstrate the supply potential and the application of leading technologies within the ERTMS Concept.

Looking forward to welcoming you on behalf of all organisers from 1 – 3 April 2014 in Istanbul!

Conference website: http://www.ertms-conference2014.com/

Delegate registration: http://www.ertms-conference2014.com/registration/

Contact for delegates and registration: info@cmsproject.org, mouchel@uic.org

Contact for exhibition and sponsoring: info@cmsproject.org, mouchel@uic.org

Exhibitor registration: booths available at the Exhibition of ERTMS products: http://www.ertms-conference2014.com/sponsorship-exhibition/uic-ertms-trade-exhibition/exhibition-area/

Sponsoring package opportunities: http://www.ertms-conference2014.com/sponsorship-exhibition/sponsorship/sponsoring-packages/