Global Railway Review Virtual Industry Summit 2020
29 – 30 July 2020
Webinars | Case Studies | Interactive Roundtables | Networking Exhibition Area | 1-2-1 Meetings | Live Speaker Q&A
Global Railway Review is delighted to announce the launch of its industry summit taking place on 29 – 30 July 2020.
This virtual event will examine the key issues facing the railway sector including what impact COVID-19 will have on the industry in the medium- to long-term.
You can attend this online interactive summit from the comfort of your own device, listen to cutting-edge presentations from global thought-leaders including c-level executives from railway operators and infrastructure owners as well as industry bodies and regulatory authorities.
Four main sessions will examine the challenges and opportunities facing the following key sectors within the railway industry:
Passenger Operators | Freight Rail | High Speed Rail Development | Infrastructure Managers
- Examining the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the railway – analysing regional and global data
- The growth of freight against the backdrop of a global pandemic – unveiling the opportunity
- Future outlook – has passenger and freight rail travel changed forever and how will this impact the long-term outlook of the sector
- How has the pandemic forced the railway industry to innovate and change?
- Case studies examining how railway operators and infrastructure owners have survived and evolved in this brave new world
- Key updates on major technology and digitalisation projects
- Crystal ball – predicting the next five to 10 years
François Davenne, Director General, UIC
Conor Feighan, Secretary General, European Rail Freight Association
Harel Even, Head of Rail Freight Development, Israel Railways
Rick Harnish, Executive Director, High Speed Rail Alliance
Alex Kirk, General Infrastructure Manager, GB Railfreight
Monika Heiming, Executive Director, European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM)
Benefits of attending:
- Listen to thought provoking presentations from railway experts and leaders from around the world
- Network and interact with other attendees and exhibitors via direct chat and video
- Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions
- Visit a virtual exhibition area showcasing the latest innovations
- Schedule 1-2-1 meetings
- Discover the latest technology innovations from product and solution providers
- No need to travel – simply attend this event from the comfort of your own device
Virtual events FAQ’s
Q. What is a virtual event?
A. Virtual events are online events that feature a combination of webinars, interactive roundtables, workshops, exhibition booths, 1-2-1 networking via chat and video, keynote speaker presentations, and much more! In summary, our virtual event is an online event that involves people interacting in a virtual environment, rather than a physical location.
Q. What technology do I need to access the event?
A. Any smart device (mobile, PC, Mac or Laptop) with an internet connection is all you need.
Q. Can I test the technology before the event to check I can gain access to the event?
A. Yes, we will send you a link prior to the event so that you can familiarise yourself the platform and a chance to complete your online profile.
Registration and ticketing
Q. How do I register?
A. You can register at bit.ly/GRRONLINE and pay via credit or debit card. You will receive an email confirmation so make sure you look out for that.
Q. When will I receive my log in details?
A. A week before the event goes live you will receive your unique magic link via email. Simply click on the link to access the event.
Q. I have registered for multiple passes – how will that work?
A. Each pass purchased will receive a unique log in via email.
Q. I want to change the name on my registration – how can I do that?
A. Please email us at [email protected]
Q. Can I get unlimited access for my company or organisation?
A. There are multiple purchase options on the event website. Please email [email protected] for corporate access.
Q. Is VAT applicable?
A. UK clients – VAT chargeable at 20%
EU clients – VAT not chargeable. A valid EU VAT number must be provided.
ROW clients – VAT not chargeable
Q. Do I have to attend all the sessions, or can I pick and choose?
A. You can absolutely attend as much or as little as you want. Our platform allows you to plan your schedule in advance and is as flexible as you need it to be! All sessions will be able available on demand for 4 weeks after the live event days, so you can always catch up on any presentations that you missed.
Q. Will I have access to the presentations post the event in case I am not able to attend the whole day?
A. Yes, you can join live and interact with speakers during the audience Q&A or watch the presentations and Q&A sessions on demand and at your leisure. The event will remain online for 4 weeks post live event days.
Q. How do I network at a virtual event?
A. There are many networking opportunities available. You can chat with all the speakers, attendees and exhibitors via text messaging, you can arrange 1-2-1 video meetings as well attend speed networking sessions.
Our artificial intelligence matches you with other like-minded attendees – to fully enable this feature, be sure to complete your profile and interests when you first log in.
Q. Will I be able to meet exhibitors?
A. Yes! You can interact, set up meetings and view all the collateral that exhibitors have to offer. If there are any specific sponsors or exhibitors you are interested in connecting with, let us know and we can help you get in touch.
Q. Is your platform GDPR compliant and will it protect the privacy of my data?
Q. How will my data be shared at the event and after the event?
A. No data will be shared without your express permission. On registration we will ask for your permission to share data that will enhance your networking opportunities at the event. You can opt out of this on registration or by emailing us at [email protected]
For networking purposes, we inform attendees about the networking solution and have enabled you to opt-out of the networking on registration. If you have opted out of sharing your data with our event platform, you won’t be listed in the networking solution, so no one will be able to connect with you. If you change your mind and want to join the networking platform at a later date, we will ask you for your consent again.
All information requested is required by the event platform and is designed for you to get the most out of the event. The event platform aims to enable users to share content and easily connect with each other before, during and after the event, in order to expand your professional network.
Q. Where can I find your terms and conditions?
A. Purchasing terms and conditions can be found here
Sponsors & exhibitors
Q. How can I get involved as a sponsor or exhibitor?
A. Contact us today and we talk you through the process step by step.
Q. I am an exhibitor and need help with my virtual stand is this something you offer and if so, what are the costs?
A. Once you confirm as an exhibitor, we will walk you through the process and help you build your virtual booth. Contact us today for pricing and full details.
Q. I have more questions, who can I contact?
A. You can contact us at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Become a sponsor/exhibitor
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
We have exciting exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at this virtual summit. Network with new and existing customers, showcase your product or solution and generate leads. Contact us to find out how we can help you expand your reach.
Get in touch to discuss your involvement in 2020
Jess Russell: [email protected]