Information published on 10 February 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 435.

Third UIC World Congress on Rail Training 2015 “Unite, Inspire, Connect”

  • Expertise Development

Registration and programme of the Congress available at www.wcrt2015.org

You can still apply to become a partner or a sponsor!

Further to the success of the two previous World Congresses on Rail Training which brought together participants from some 30 countries, the UIC, together with its partners CP, REFER, Fertagus, IST and DB Training, is pleased to announce the third World Congress on Rail Training, which will be held at IST (Instituto Superiore Tecnico), Lisbon, Portugal from 15 to 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 and Latin America, will cover a wide spectrum of topical issues for railways, inter alia, strategy & innovation, 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...

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 information please contact the Congress Secretariat at wcrt2015secretariat@leading.pt

Or contact Nathalie Amirault, Head of Expertise Development Unit at UIC, at amirault@uic.org