Tuesday 6 March 2018

SmartRail 2018 – building the digital railway of the future

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As the annual strategic technology conference for mainline rail, SmartRail is a must-attend event for all railway industry stakeholders including infrastructure managers, operators, solutions providers and governments.

Taking place in Amsterdam on 17-19 April 2018, SmartRail features 80+ experts working in rail technology today such as:

  • Roger van Boxtel, Chief Executive Officer, Nederlandse Spoorwegen
  • Ezequiel Lemos, President, Trenes Argentinos Cargas
  • Dr Bashar Al Malek, Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Railway Company
  • Bart Schmeink, Chief Executive Officer, Transdev Netherlands
  • Alexandra van Huffelen, Chief Executive Officer, GVB Amsterdam
  • Craig Ellis, Group Chief Technology Officer, The Go-Ahead Group
  • Marc Antoni, Director of the Rail System Department, UIC

What’s new for 2018?

  • A global conference: SmartRail will bring together rail industry leaders from around the world, with speakers from the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa.
  • Three streams of exclusive content: Alongside plenary sessions on cyber security and industry collaboration, the conference will feature three streams dedicated to infrastructure management, signalling, telecoms, and train operations.
  • Brand new freight rail session: For the first time, SmartRail will have an entire session dedicated to freight rail on the second day of the conference, looking at major issues facing freight rail and cost-effective strategies for improving reliability and service.
  • Brand new Mobility-as-a-Service session: Day 2 will have a session on making journeys easy for the modern passenger, bringing together leading experts in ticketing, mobility, and customer satisfaction.
  • Workshop day: Day 3 will see the launch of a brand-new workshop day, packed with interactive workshop sessions on a range of topics including predictive maintenance and cyber security.
  • Site visits: Thanks to support from Nederlandse Spoorwegen and ProRail, delegates will have the opportunity to visit key local rail sites in Amsterdam and experience developments first-hand.

If you’re looking to meet, network and learn from railway leaders from around the world, then SmartRail is the ideal event.

UIC members can get a 15% discount on the delegate ticket price. Quote UIC15 when registering.

The early bird date ends on 16th March so please book before then to save up to €300.

To find out more or to contact the organisers please visit the website:


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