he rail industry continues to be a vibrant transportation channel, constantly evolving to handle challenges such as “big data,” community-based training, Positive Train Control (PTC) technology, safety issues and more.
Rail conventions and events for 2018 will keep you on the forefront of the industry. They include:
6th International Railway Summit
Feb. 21st- 23rd, 2018. Prague, Czech Republic
The International Railway Summit brings together key technical experts and industry buyers in 30-minute lighting consultations. There are also presentations from industry experts and leaders from around the globe, giving attendees the opportunity to expand their international network.
Rail Asset Management Summit
Feb. 28th, 2018 – London, UK
Another in a series of summits from Rail Media, the Rail Asset Management Summit looks at topics such as how to move data from the BIM model to a client model, city information modelling, and Integrated Workplace Management.
Mar. 15th, 2018 – London, UK
Accelerate Rail provides live events and digital content to help rail professionals meet current challenges. Industry thought leaders from both rail and aviation will discuss topics ranging from infrastructure to network development.
Rail Tech Conference and Exhibition
April 11th-12th, 2018 – Istanbul, Turkey
Combining an exhibition with a 2-day conference program, Istanbul Rail Tech offers opportunities for discussions, networking, promoting expertize and opens up on the Eurasia and Middle East region. With its 10-year plan of improving and expanding the current rail infrastructure, Turkey is one of the place to look at in terms of development and investment.
Transport Security and Safety Expo
Jun. 11th-12th, 2018 – Washington, USA
With more than 250 attendees, 20 sponsors and exhibits, and over 40 speakers, SafeRail focuses on two topics:
•PTC, CBTC and Operational Safety
Speakers include Paul Comfort from MTA Maryland, Mark Grant from CSX and Gardner Tabon of NJ Transit.
Sept. 18th-21st, 2018 – Berlin, Germany.
With the theme of “The Future of Mobility,” InnoTrans 2018 gives rail technology professionals an opportunity to meet with leaders and experts to learn about current rail issues. The Mobility Vision Lab is a platform showcasing the latest mobility concepts and innovative mass transit applications.
Smart Transit 2018
Dates TBA – Baltimore, USA
Smart Transit features more than 25 exhibitors and sponsors, 50+ speakers and over 300 attendees discussing Data and Asset Management, Ridership and Mobility, and Signaling, Communications and Safety. The conference includes attendees from rail, bus and metro transit organizations.
These are just a few of the high-profile rail events coming in 2018. Take time now to schedule your trip to stay on top of the exciting changes in the industry.
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