Pont des Allemands

Take a Rail Belgium 2023 deep dive with our knowledge sessions

The Pont des Allemands, a bridge over the river Meuse for line 24.Cédric Cecotti / Infrabel

On June 6 and 7, RailTech will be hosting RailTech Belgium 2023 in Brussels. The event will showcase the Belgian rail sector and put a spot light on all current developments. A separate knowledge session programme will also allow attendees to gather more specific and in-depth information from companies. Here’s how it works and what to expect.

The knowledge sessions during RailTech Belgium 2023 will be on the exhibition floor, allowing you to both browse the stands but also to attend sessions to your liking. In the knowledge session area, companies will discuss recent developments, current projects, specific technologies or interesting research. The sessions last 30 minutes, including time for questions. The programme starts in the morning and finishes towards the end of the afternoon.

During the day, you will hear from the likes of Belgian infrastructure manager Infrabel, whose energy management expert Bart van Spiegel will talk about connected driving advisory systems on the network of Infrabel. voestalpine SIGNALING Siershahn vice-president of sales Richard Lenthall will share with the audience how to establish a data usage strategy, while IES Asset Management general manager Jan Mens will talk about how asset management can help navigate stakeholder complexity and technical challenges.

Staff shortage plague many sectors, the railway sector included. However, Menlo79’s WILSON.Share can help with the professional, transparent and cross-company deployment of train drivers. Make sure you catch this session. Another recurring story in the sector is the night train renaissance. Jan Schermer from Back On Track Belgium will share insights on this development.

Finally, you will get a chance to hear from Belgian provider of autonomous technology for rail OTIV. This firm has been making waves for some time with their technology, and have for the past few months announced cooperation and projects with a host of major players across Europe, most recently with the SNCF Group’s Rail Logistics Europe (RLE) division.

We will be wrapping up the knowledge session programme with a debate on market liberalisation. Belgium is one of the countries were the government wants to dish out the passenger rail service contract through direct award, whereas the EU sees market opening and liberalisation as the way forward. ALLRAIL, which advocates market opening for rail in Europe, and Legal Rail will discuss the matter.

Join RailTech Belgium 2023 now. There will also be a all-encompassing exhibition. Curious about our conference programme? Be sure to sign up in a timely fashion.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Chief Editor, RailTech.com

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