Square Brussels meeting centre, ERTMS conference Brussels

UIC ERTMS World Conference 1-2 March 2016

The 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference will take place on 29th February, 1th March and 2nd March at Square Brussels meeting Centre. A technical visit is part of this event and will be organised by the Belgian infrastructure manager Infrabel on the 29th of February. On 1th and 2nd March high level speakers will give their vision on ERTMS at the conference.

During the 2016 ERTMS World Conference, the railways and supply industry will come together to showcase the latest achievements of ERTMS and prove their commitment to further development and progress. The technical exhibition will convincingly demonstrate the supply potential and the application of leading technologies within the ERTMS concept.


The UIC ERTMS 2016 conference is following the successful previous editions in Istanbul (2014) and Stockholm (2012). The event will take place at ‘Square Brussels meeting Centre’, an attractive location in the centre of Brussels city, prized for its position and practicality, situated in the cultural quarter of Brussels in front of the Central Station, with easy access to train connections and accommodation. 
More information will follow soon regarding the exhibition and sponsoring possibilities.

Conference programme

Opening Session

SESSION 1: Long term vision on safety
IT/cyber security

SESSION 2: Migration
Interoperability, interference, eciency, national, best practices

SESSION 3: Global opportunities and Challenge
ERTMS outside Europe, new environments, new lines, technology changes

SESSION 4: Financing and Asset Management
Business cases, return on investment, optimisation

SESSION 5: Operation
Training, track management, maintenance of various assets, L1LS Level 1

SESSION 6: Evolution
Innovation, IP Radio/GSMR/public, Satellite, ATO Automatic Train Operation, ERTMS L3, application levels of ERTMS

Closing Session

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website:

Author: Marieke van Gompel

Marieke van Gompel is editor-in-chief of RailTech.com, RailFreight.com and SpoorPro.nl, online magazines for railway professionals.

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