UIC, the Worldwide Railway Organisation, confirms partnership with Intelligent Transport and Global Railway Review
On 22 May 2018, Director General of the International Union of Railways (UIC), Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, signed a wide-ranging new partnership with Russell Publishing, the independent, international publishers of Intelligent Transport and Global Railway Review…
The breadth of this exciting agreement offers a platform for both parties to deliver collaborative, industry-led events as well as insightful multi-media cooperation in print and online.
Speaking at the formal signing ceremony, Clare King, Head of Events at Russell Publishing, stated: “This new partnership will benefit our audience by bringing them closer to the UIC’s vast knowledge base and established network of key industry figures. Equally, the UIC and its members will now have exposure to our magazines and websites, which are designed to keep the wider transport community up to speed with all the latest developments. We are looking forward to working with the UIC across our network to forge the future of mobility across cities and continents.”
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of the UIC described the association’s commitment to partner with the wider railway community and the globally inclusive foundations the UIC has been built on: “The UIC was created in 1922 to rebuild a fragmented Europe on the basis of interoperability and with a global vision. We now have 200 members, we cover 100 countries and we represent over 1 million kilometres of infrastructure and 7 million people. We have three values: unity, universality and solidarity and three pillars of philosophy, which are; to be open, to share and to connect.”
Digital Rail Revolution & Intelligent Transport Conferences
Spearheading the collaboration with the UIC will be two industry-leading events in 2018 – Intelligent Transport Conference held in London on 1-2 November and Digital Rail Revolution Conference, to be held at the UIC Headquarters in Paris on 21 November. Each event will attract hundreds of attendees from across the globe, to discuss the latest breakthroughs, innovations, challenges and developments in the public transport industry.
Intelligent Transport Conference
London | 1-2 November 2018
Having attracted more than 350 attendees last year, with presentations from leading organisations such as; Google UK, MaaS Global, UITP, Transport Focus, Polis and many more, Intelligent Transport Conference will once again take place in London on 1-2 November 2018.
The conference will discuss, deliberate and showcase the new technologies that are shaping the future of the transport sector.
Key speakers for 2018 include:
- Christian Wolmar, Award-Winning Writer and Broadcaster
- Matthew Hudson, Head of Strategy Technology and Data, TfL
- Chris Perry, Head of UK Expansion, MaaS Global
- Carlos Gonzalez, Strategic Partner Manager, Google UK
- Jeremy Long, CEO of MTR Corporations, European Business
- Andreas Schönström, Deputy Mayor of Malmo City, Malmo City Council
- Alistair Lenczner, Director at Expedition and Lead on HS4Air
- Jyri Niemimuukko, COO, Travel Services, Oy Matkahuolto Ab
- Sebastian Hofer, Innovation Manager, Hochbahn AG
- Jan Lüdtke, Director, Business Development Europe, Via Transportation and ViaVan
- Ivan Grumelli, ICT Manager, Arriva Italy
- Carol Schweiger, Chairperson, New England ITS.
Digital Rail Revolution
Paris | 21 November 2018
Digital Rail Revolution will bring together over 300 railway professionals from across the world to network, learn, discuss and debate the effect of digitalisation in the railway industry. The event will explore how the rail community and the public transport sector can maximise the potential of new technology and continue to lead the digitalised revolution.
This year’s topics include:
- Cyber securing the digitalisation of rail
- Blockchain technology
- Artificial intelligence
- Predictive maintenance
- Big data analysis
- Modernising existing infrastructure
- Improving passenger satisfaction
- Investing in new technologies
- Signalling and communication.
UIC is the worldwide organisation for the promotion of rail transport at a global level and collaborative development of the railway system. It brings together some 200 members on all five continents, among them rail operators, infrastructure managers, railway service providers, etc. UIC maintains close cooperation links with all actors in the rail transport domain right around the world, including manufacturers, railway associations, public authorities and stakeholders in other domains and sectors whose experiences may be beneficial to rail development. The UIC’s main tasks include understanding the business needs of the rail community, developing programmes of innovation to identify solutions to those needs and preparing and publishing a series of documents known as IRS that facilitate the implementation of the innovative solutions.
About Intelligent Transport
Exploring new technologies and the latest developments within this vitally important sector, Intelligent Transport provides high-quality analysis across core topics: Smart Cities, Digitalisation, Intermodality, Ticketing and Payments, Safety and Security, The Passenger, The Fleet, Business Models and Regulation and Legislation. With articles from across the globe, Intelligent Transport reviews how and why industry decision makers operate the way they do, and examines how technology is changing the dynamics of transport. The expansion in technology and our international reach are the reasons we’ve transitioned from Eurotransport to become Intelligent Transport. We continue to bring the latest news and views from industry insiders and experts, but with a global reach that will offer insight on developments and projects from all seven continents.
About Global Railway Review
Global Railway Review, formerly known as European Railway Review, has been one of the leading sources of information in the rail sector since 1994. In 2017, we bid a fond farewell to the European Railway Review name, launching a brand new annual conference, and building on our established international focus. To reflect significant changes in the railway industry, driven by technologies and globalisation, Global Railway Review invested in new content, a new website and a broader circulation for our bi-monthly magazine.