Tuesday 2 April 2019

UIC will hold the 4th Global Asset Management Conference from 17 – 19 April 2019 in Paris

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The Asset Management Working Group of UIC is organising its 4th international conference dedicated to Asset Management at its Headquarters in Paris from 17 – 19 April 2019.

This conference is open to actors involved in all areas of Asset Management. Over 30 speakers will present the latest developments of Asset Management in the railways, as well as in various sectors (such as roads, waterways, energy…) and on different continents.

Mr François Davenne, UIC Deputy Director General, said:

“Asset management in this digital era will not only provide a dramatic drop in maintenance costs but will also enable a level of scalability and flexibility that has never been experienced before. It will help differentiate subsystems by their respective life cycles in order to anticipate the ever-shorter life cycles of the modern digital component. Sound and early definition of interfaces defined by UIC will deliver faster and less costly implementation of the new services our societies expect from rail.”

Among the main topics, UIC plans to address the following:

  • Strategic Asset Management Plans
  • Relation between asset managers and suppliers
  • Big data and digitalisation for Asset Management
  • Software assisted modelling of investment plans
  • Asset Management for signalling

Key speakers
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, UIC
Peter Kohler, Australia Asset Management Council
Marc Antoni, Director Rail System, UIC
Aurimas Brazys, DG MOVE

The event will be held over a three-day period as follows:

Day 1 and 2 (17-18 April 2019):
Keynote speakers, case study presentations and discussions to provide railway infrastructure organisations with concrete examples and guidance to improve their Asset Management capabilities. Parallel sessions will be organised in two different rooms on Day 2 to present a large range of asset management strategies

Day 3 (19 April 2019) – Option 1:
9:00am to 2.30pm: technical visit to ALTAMETRIS (using drones to improve network performance and operations)

Day 3 (19 April 2019) – Option 2:
9:00am to 4.30pm: Business game organised by ASSETSMAN at UIC. Through the use of the ASSETSGAME, participants will learn in one day how an Asset Management programme benefits an organisation and the changes that are needed to achieve success

The conference is also open to exhibitors and sponsors. Opportunities will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor or a sponsor, or for any other questions, please contact Ms Christine Hassoun, UIC Rail System Department.

For further information please contact Christine Hassoun, UIC Rail System Department:


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