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International Rail Development

International rail Development (IRD) logoInternational Rail Development, 22-23 May 2018, Brussels

There is a real push to improve rail infrastructure, services and systems on an International scale. High Speed Rail is a high priority and large projects, connecting rural and suburban areas, are taking place across the globe. The aim is to provide shorter commutes, allow for better work opportunities, provide a better quality of life and ultimately link up smaller cities into Capital Cities.

Following on from our successful Rail Development series, with past events featuring regions such as Scandinavia, Iberia and Austria, Global Railway Review is utilising its knowledge and expertise within the global market. Announcing the latest in our series: International Rail Development, based in the central European location of Brussels on 22 and 23 May 2018.

International Rail Development is a 24-hour business development and procurement forum, designed to showcase the leading International Rail Projects, all in one place. Bringing together Rail Operators, Transport Authorities, Rail Infrastructure Managers and Project Leads with Rolling Stock Manufacturers, Signalling and Communication Suppliers, System Integrators, Rolling Stock Component Suppliers, Track Suppliers, Rail Sector Consultants for Project Briefings, One-to-One Meetings and Networking.

2018 topics include:

  • Thailand: Railway lines initiative – Connections for the prosperity of South-East Asian countries
  • Sweden: The East Link Project – the first step towards a Swedish high-speed railway
  • United Kingdom: Designing HS2 for high reliability –  Integration of operations and asset management
  • Europe-Asia: Euro-Asian transport links – Market opportunities for rail
  • Germany: Transmission technique at the Project Homburger Damm/Frankfurt
  • Rail Baltica: A Greenfield rail transport infrastructure project –  Intrgrating Baltic states into the European rail network (including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland ) and connecting Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Riga, Panevezys, Kauna, Vilnius and Warsaw.
  • United Kingdom: Midland Metro Alliance –  the transtition to the new digital railway
  • Austria: ÖBB –  The transition to the new digital railway

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Simon Fletcher – Coordinator – Europe, International Union of Railways(UIC) – Chairman
  • Niall Fagan – Head of Track Engineering, HS2
  • Dr. Gerhard Troche – Expert KTH Railway Group, former National Expert at the European Commission
  • Christine Kraft – Project Manager, ETCS, Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Johan Sundin – Head of Strategic Production Support, The East Link Project, Trafikverket
  • Rudolf Koller – Railway Consultant; former Head of International Relations, ÖBBInfrastruktur AG
  • Alejandro Moreno – Alliance Director, Midland Metro Alliance
  • Kaspers Briskens – Business Development Manager, Rail Baltica
  • Gerald Schinagl – Digital Innovation Manager, ÖBB (the Austrian Federal Railway)
  • Nakorn Chantasorn – Adviser to President, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

Register your interest now and we will send you the programme once it’s ready.

Email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1959 563 311



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