Information published on 7 April 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 443.

3rd UIC World Congress on Rail Training 2015 « Unite, Inspire, Connect »

  • Expertise Development

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience with your international peers!

All information (registration, programme with review of abstracts, sponsors...) available at

Further to the success of the two previous World Congresses on Rail Training respectively held in Madrid and St-Pölten/Vienna, the UIC, together with its partners CP, REFER, Fertagus, IST, DB Training and SNCF is pleased to announce the Third World Congress on Rail Training, which will be held at IST (Instituto Superiore Tecnico), Lisbon, Portugal from 15 – 17 April 2015.

The World Congress on Rail Training 2015 is being 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. The Congress will be held in English, French, German and Portuguese.

The speakers who are coming from Asia, Oceania, Europe, Latin America and North America will cover a wide spectrum of topical issues for railways, inter alia, strategic & innovative practices, safety & security skills, customer service training, new technologies/e-learning, knowledge management, non technical skills, war for talents, co-operation between rail industries and universities, etc.

The programme of the Congress is designed in such a way (parallel sessions and workshops) as to provide extensive interactivity and in-depth discussions and exchanges between the attendees.

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon!

For further informaton please contact the World Congress secretariat:

Or Nathalie Amirault, Head of Expertise Development Unit: