India to Host International Railway Summit for First Time Next Year (Photo Credit: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images).

India will host the 8th International Railway Summit, the organiser IRITS Events has announced on Friday (14).

This unique two day long networking event will take place in India for the first time  from November 20, 2019.

The International railway summit combines bespoke one-to-one meetings with a full two-day conference programme, and it will return to Asia following a successful event in Kuala Lumpur in November 2017 and six editions in Europe, including the forthcoming 7th summit in Frankfurt in February 2019.

With the global rail market as busy as ever, the International Railway Summit helps companies to identify and meet with the right potential business partners, where buyers’ project requirements are matched with technical experts’ solutions.

How can rail transport best keep pace with rapid population growth? This is the question that will be debated by thought leaders during the summit’s conference agenda. Planned topics of discussion range from safety and passenger experience to investment, from high-speed rail and metro to freight corridors, from AI and IoT to predictive maintenance.

India is experiencing a growing mobility of passengers and goods, presenting a battle for Indian Railways to ensure rail’s share in a competitive transportation market. This challenge has been met by bold plans for transformative projects. From constructing the brand new to modernising the old: from Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail, Dedicated Freight Corridors and Hyperloop’s potential first steps to expanding metro networks, redeveloping stations nationwide and electrifying India’s entire network.

Indeed, the rail sector throughout Asia is experiencing a great period of revolution and renewal. Due to rising population, urbanisation, and a shrinking globalised world, high-speed rail, automation, standardisation, and the kind of connectivity offered in China, south east Asia and south Asia are increasingly vital considerations.

Partnered for many years with the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Railway Summit has a history of attracting senior figures from the most significant organisations, including the European Commission, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Deutsche Bahn, East Japan Railway, SNCF, Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi, Huawei, and IBM.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about the International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a ‘matchmaking’ service between rail industry leaders (‘buyers’) and technical experts, based on buyer delegates’ project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.