The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the French Railway Industry Federation (FIF) and ASSIFER, Rail Industry Association (a member of Federazione ANIE) announced as main event partners featuring an extensive webinar programme
Railtex, Infrarail, SIFER and EXPO Ferroviaria have recently announced the launch of their first digital event for the European rail industry in March. Following this announcement, the Railway Industry Association (RIA), the French Railway Industry Federation (FIF) and ASSIFER, Rail Industry Association (a member of Federazione ANIE) have been confirmed as the main event partners for the upcoming EuroRail Hub event. This new digital event platform is set to facilitate international business contacts and aims to support the recovery of the European rail industry. It will provide an opportunity for organisations in the UK, Italy and France to gain insights into the current challenges and future issues facing the rail industry in their countries, but also across borders.
Organised in close collaboration with the three main show partners RIA, FIF and ASSIFER, a rich programme of seminars will run alongside the two-day event from 24 – 25 March 2021. Key topics of these sessions will be insights into the three markets United Kingdom, Italy and France and the speakers will also cover various recent industry topics and future-oriented updates in keynotes, panel discussions and presentations. Further details, as well as the session topics and speakers, will be announced in due course.
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community, representing some 300+ companies in the rail supply chain. RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry. Its membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs. Neil Walker, Exports Director at the Railway Industry Association, said: “RIA is delighted to be supporting Mack-Brooks’ EuroRail Hub, from 24 to 25 March, an event which will bring together rail businesses across Europe.
“For the UK rail industry, 2021 will be a crucial year as we look to develop new trading relationships with countries both in the EU and around the world. So it is great to have this opportunity to meet, network and discuss the key issues of the day facing the international rail community.”
The FIF (French railway industry federation) brings together more than 300 member companies and represents all the activities of the railway industry: from rolling stock manufacturers to engineering, including railway equipment manufacturers, track and signalling manufacturers, design and testing. The entire railway industrial chain is present within FIF.
Igor Bilimoff, Délégué Général at the FIF Association, said “FIF is pleased to be supporting Mack-Brooks’ EuroRail Hub, from 24 to 25 March, an event which will bring together rail businesses across Europe. This year will be crucial for the railway sector and this event is the perfect opportunity to highlight what the future holds for the market. The round tables that will be held to tackle major challenges raised by innovation and the ecological transition will contribute to conveying a dynamic image of our industry. EuroRail Hub will also be the meeting place to conduct business for companies that help maintain a dynamic and competitive European market in an increasingly competitive international context.”
ASSIFER, Rail Industry Association (a member of Federazione ANIE) represents companies operating in Italy in the field of railway transport and urban public electrified transport for the construction of vehicles, components and systems for the sectors. Around 130 companies belong to ASSIFER, with a total turnover of 4.2 billion euros.
“We are very happy – said Giuseppe Gaudiello President of ASSIFER – to support this important event relevant to three crucial markets in Europe. In the post-pandemic phase, it’s very important to relaunch investments in the railway sector and today we are called to be protagonists of a new important evolution, a smart and more sustainable mobility.”
Successfully organised by Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, the four trade shows have continued to receive strong support from major organisations shaping the European rail market since their first edition, respectively in 1993 (Railtex), 1994 (Infrarail), 1999 (SIFER) and 2004 (EXPO Ferroviaria). The exhibitions cover all aspects of the railway supply chain and provide an excellent meeting point for decision-makers, government authorities, buyers and engineering companies within the fields of rolling stock and infrastructure technologies. Railtex, Infrarail, SIFER and EXPO Ferroviaria are all scheduled to take place in the second half of 2021 to continue to support the recovery of the European rail market. EuroRail Hub will see all four events united for the first time in a digital format.