The 7th International Railway Summit will be hosted in association with UIC, it has been announced.
The summit, a comprehensive networking event for the railway sector, is organised by IRITS Events and will take place in Frankfurt, Germany on 20-22 February 2019.
The 7th International Railway Summit will feature a full 2-day conference programme with speeches delivered by sector leaders and experts, as well as concurrent bespoke one-to-one consultation meetings between buyer and expert companies.
The conference programme is organised under the umbrella theme ‘How do we achieve an efficient railway system in the digital era?’.
UIC’s Director General, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux will deliver a keynote speech as part of a session entitled ‘Power in the customer’s hands: How can digital remove barriers to cross-border travel’, plotting the course for how new technologies can bring people, businesses and nations closer together.
Francis Bedel, Chief Digital Officer of UIC, will act as conference chairman, introducing and summarising two days of ideas, agreements, and controversies.
Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC’s Head of Telecom and Signalling, will moderate ‘5G and FRMCS: The post GSM-R strategy for Railways’, discussing the future technologies and standards for rail communications, where UIC is playing a leading role.
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux remarked: “In a world changing its traditional paradigms and accelerating its pace of innovation, the digital input into our railway sector must be taken as an opportunity for more productivity, more interoperability and more services for our customers.”
Jules Omura, Managing Director of IRITS Events, commented: “We are proud to host the 7th International Railway Summit in association with UIC. The summit in Frankfurt will mark the fourth time we have collaborated since our partnership began at the fourth edition of the summit at UIC’s Headquarters in Paris in February 2017.
UIC’s unique reach and influence has greatly helped enhance the quality and impact of the summit. I would like to make a special tribute to Jean-Pierre Loubinoux who has been instrumental in making our partnership a success, as he makes his last appearance at the summit in his capacity as the UIC’s Director General”
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About the International Railway Summit
The International Railway Summit is an exclusive meeting of the world’s key rail operators, national and local governments, and leading technical experts. Rail sector leaders receive free bespoke consultation from innovative experts, relevant to their future projects. The summit also offers a full conference programme, technical visits, and evening dinners, designed to forge lasting relationships between participants.
The 7th edition will take place in Frankfurt on 20-22 February 2019. The International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events Ltd. To find out more visit www.irits.org.