À un mois de RailTech Europe 2024, à quoi peut-on s’attendre ?

More than 100 participants, 4 conference themes and more than 30 workshops. In one month, the 2024 edition of RailTech Europe will begin in Utrecht, Netherlands, with the theme Advancing Rail, Empowering the Future.

The thematic kick-off of RailTech Europe ’24 will be on Tuesday 5 March, with a networking evening on board the RailTech Express dinner train. Then, the two days of March 6 and 7 will be filled with workshops, exhibitors , networking, presentations and discussions. Here’s in a nutshell what you can expect from the event.

The conference

During the two days of the conference , four very important themes for today’s railway sector will be addressed, with interesting speakers, presentations and round tables. The “High Speed ​​Rail” session includes talks by Emilien Dang, Technical Director and Board Member of Rail Baltica, as well as an interview with promising technology company Nevomo.

The next session, Cybersecurity and Signaling, focuses on the threat posed by cyberattacks to the rail sector. Ifigeneia Lella, cybersecurity expert at the European Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA), will speak on this subject. Cecillie Bjørløkke and Ingar Osterby, senior advisors at the Norwegian Railways Directorate (NRD), will talk about optimizing ERTMS investments with the ATO, among other speakers.

The audience can ask many questions during the conference. Image: RailTech Europe 2022

Competition in the passenger rail sector is the third theme. Industry organizations, legislators and legal experts are closely following market opening developments in Europe and will share their views during this session. The session ends with a debate: will passengers benefit from the opening of the market? – With Nick Brooks from AllRail, Delphine Grandsart, senior researcher at the European Passenger Federation and Viola Sütő, lawyer and owner of LegalRail.

The fourth theme is reducing emissions. Matthias Landgraf, CEO and founder of Evias rail, and Sven Schirmer, purchasing coordinator of ÖBB-Holding AG, will explain how railway infrastructure can become more sustainable by combining data analysis, cycle costs life and environmental impacts as evaluation parameters, and other topics will be addressed to make the railway sector more sustainable.

Various workshops

On the exhibition floor of RailTech Europe ’24 you will find free workshops on various topics. Workshops will take place across the two days of RailTech Europe ’24 in three workshop areas. From technology to the passenger’s point of view, and from practice to futurism.

AI on track inspections by Goldschmidt Holding, How to Fix Europe’s International Passenger Railways by Jon Worth, rail activist and initiator of the #crossborderail project, and Technical challenges Hyperloop faces by Delft Hyperloop, are just a few examples of the range of workshops .

Workshop at RailTech 2022
Workshop at the RailTech 2022 edition

In workshop area 3, there will be several CEO conferences: in-depth interviews with rail industry executives, including Marc Ullrich, International Senior Executive at Vossloh and Gerard Scheffrahn, ERTMS Program Director in the Netherlands.

In the « Women in Rail » panel, we will talk about the experiences of women in the railway sector with Babette Müller-Reichenwallner, CRO at Railnova, Linda Thulin, international development and rail relations at Trafikverket, and Laura ten Have Krieger, QHSE and marketing representative at Vossloh ETS.

For more information and to register, visit the RailTech Europe website .

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This article has been automatically translated from the original English to French.

Auteur: RailTech