RailTech Europe is back with physical edition in 2022

International trade show and conference RailTech Europe will return as a physical event in 2022 after the digital edition last year. From 8 to 10 March, the conference centre Jaarbeurs in Utrecht will once again be dominated by rail.

On the exhibition floor, more than 200 companies active across the rail sector will present their products and services. Here you can find an overview of all exhibitors so far. There is also room for start-ups, innovations and interactive workshops. This edition, too, will see the presentation of innovation awards and a networking dinner.

Conference programme

During the three-day RailTech Europe Conference which takes place parallel to the exhibition, the following topics will be central:

Day 1: Digital Railways

How to go from ERTMS islands to a seamless European railway system? The implementation of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) enables other technologies such as Automated Train Operation and Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC). What are the latest developments in the implementation of ERTMS, and how are communication systems such as FRMCS developing? This and more will be discussed during the first conference day of RailTech Europe 2022.

Day 2: Resilient Rail and Sustainability

Floods, hotter summers, landslides: climate change is making the weather more extreme. What needs to be done to make the rail infrastructure future-proof, and how can technology and digitalisation help? If railways are faced with calamities, what are the best strategies to allow train traffic to continue as far as possible? And how can rail contribute in becoming more sustainable? These questions will be addressed during the second conference day of RailTech Europe 2022, which will focus entirely on rail resilience and sustainability.

Day 3: International Long Distance Train Connections

Sustainability targets, the Green Deal and the European Year of Rail put the spotlight on rail transport internationally. Governments are trying to improve the conditions for starting new international rail connections and new players are entering the market. What does it take to start a new connection? What are the biggest obstacles and who dares to take the gamble? You will hear this and more on the third day of the RailTech Europe Conference. The last conference day will include network development, night trains, rolling stock availability and maintenance, ticketing and promotion.

Participate

Companies or individuals who can offer an interesting project, product or new insights into one of these topics have until 22 November to submit a proposal for a presentation on the conference. There are also possibilities to join as an exhibitor, and you can pre-register for this event here.

Author: Paul van den Bogaard

Paul van den Bogaard is editor of SpoorPro, a sister title of RailTech

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