Information published on 9 February 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 484.

11th edition of the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR 2016) will take place in Milan from 29 May – 2 June 2016

Research & Innovation from Today Towards 2050

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The World Congress on Railway Research is the world’s foremost international forum for the promotion, development and exchange of the latest innovations in the global rail industry. The international community of railway companies, researchers and other interested stakeholders will come together sharing experiences.

This 11th edition of the WCRR will be hosted by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group and Trenitalia.

They will therefore also chair the “ORG” (Organisation) and the “EXE”(Executive) Committees whose members are made up of representatives of the WCRR founding members, AAR/TTCI, JR East/RTRI, UIC, DB, FSi/Trenitalia, RSSB UK, SNCF.

For this edition, the representatives of the European Association of the Railway Supply Industry UNIFE have also been invited to take part in both organisational committees as their members play an important role in the rail research and innovation activities in Europe and beyond.

Railway research and innovation that involve operators, infrastructure managers and industry planners, are not only related to technical areas, but they also pervade all industrial and financial processes needed to build and offer train services to customers in a higher-capacity, better-performing and more cost-effective railway.

This is the goal we will pursue in this WCRR edition with its conference theme Railway Research and Innovation from Today Towards 2050. Stimulating all railway stakeholders to show and share what they do to innovate their activities targeting, to deliver a better-performing, more sustainable railway and more attractive for new and existing customers into two horizons: a long term vision and the next future.

The WCRR 2016 will take place in Milan, Italy, in the heart of Europe, a world tourist and business destination, becoming the biggest ever rail conference/exhibition hosted in the region, with more than 1000 attendees from more than 30 nations around the world, more than 200 speakers, papers and proof of concept.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend WCRR 2016.

For further information please email info@wcrr2016.org or schut@uic.org

To consult the website please visit: www.wcrr2016.org