One month to go until RailTech Europe 2024, what can you expect?
More than 100 participating parties, 4 conference topics and more than 30 workshops. One month from now, the RailTech Europe 2024 edition will kick off in Utrecht, the Netherlands, themed Advancing Rail, Empowering the Future.
RailTech Europe ’24 kicks off thematically on Tuesday 5 March, with a networking evening on the RailTech Express Dinner Train. After that, the two days of 6 & 7 March will be filled with workshops, exhibitors, networking, presentations and discussions. Here is what you can expect from the event in a nutshell.
In the two-day conference, four topics that are highly relevant for the rail sector today will be addressed, with interesting speakers, presentations, and panel discussions. The session High-speed Rail includes talks by Emilien Dang, Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Management Board of Rail Baltica and an interview with promising technology company Nevomo.
Next up is Cybersecurity and Signalling, where the threat landscape for the railway sector of cyber attacks is covered by Ifigeneia Lella, Cybersecurity Expert at the European Agency for Cybersecurity ENISA. Senior advisers at the Norwegian Railway Directorate (NRD) Cecillie Bjørløkke and Ingar Osterby talk about optimising ERTMS investments with ATO, among other speakers.
Competition in Passenger Rail is the third topic. Sector organisations, legislators and legal experts are keeping a close watch on the developments of market opening in Europe, and they will share their insights during this session. The session ends with a debate: Will passengers benefit from market opening? – With Nick Brooks from AllRail, Delphine Grandsart, Senior Researcher at the European Passengers Federation and Viola Sütő, Attorney and owner at LegalRail.
Fourth topic is Reducing Emissions. Matthias Landgraf, CEO and Founder of Evias rail and Sven Schirmer, Corporate Procurement Coordinator at ÖBB-Holding AG will talk about how railway infrastructure can become more sustainable by combining data analytics, life cycle costs and environmental impacts as evaluation parameters, and more topics on how to make the rail sector more sustainable will be discussed.
On the exhibition floor of RailTech Europe ’24, you can find free-to-attend workshops about various topics. The workshops will run throughout both days of RailTech Europe ’24 in three workshops areas. From technical to the passenger’s perspective, and from hands-on to futuristic.
AI on track inspections by Goldschmidt Holding, How to Fix Europe’s International Passenger Railways by rail campaigner and initiator of the #crossborderail project Jon Worth, and the Technical challenges Hyperloop faces by Delft Hyperloop, are just a few examples of the array of workshops.
In workshop area 3, there will be various CEO talks: in-depth interviews with leaders from across the railway sector, including Marc Ullrich, International Senior Executive at Vossloh and Gerard Scheffrahn, director of the ERTMS programme in the Netherlands.
In the panel Women in Rail, we talk about the experiences of women in the rail sector with Babette Müller-Reichenwallner, CRO at Railnova, Linda Thulin, International Development and Relations on Railway at Trafikverket, and Laura ten Have Krieger, QHSE and Marketing representative at Vossloh ETS.
For more information and registration, visit the RailTech Europe website.
- Workshop: new sensor technologies that improve safety of track maintenance
- Workshop: preventing platform accidents with a new solution