At the end of the year, Mafex continues its intense activity. During these months, the Association has opened a new subsidiary in Mexico, a country full of opportunities where the Spanish railway industry has been collaborating for years and where there is a great harmony with the sector. We also inform you that works are already being done on the participation to the next edition of Innotrans 2018.
At the end of the registration period, this time 50 companies will be present at the Spanish Official Pavilion with the group participation coordinated by Mafex for seven editions. The fair to be held during September 18th – September 21st will bring together more than 135,000 professionals and 2,700 exhibitors from 55 countries. Undoubtedly, a showcase of the first order aimed at presenting the latest developments and technological breakthroughs of our companies.
The Association also anticipates that the preparations for the “14th World Metro & Light Rail Bilbao 2018″ are being carried out at a good pace. Representatives from the railway sector (operators, manufacturers, providers), managers and industry delegates will meet so as to establish alliances with the major players in the market. As you know, besides the collaboration with Adif and Renfe, the event is also supported by institutions such as the Basque Government, the SPRI Group, ETS, Euskotren and Metro de Bilbao.
On the other hand, in this issue you will find news about 16 Mafex companies and that indicate the weight that the sector has inside and outside our borders.
The section “Destination” includes an extensive report on India; a country where transport, in particular the railway transport, is an ideal alternative both for the long distance freight trade and for mitigating the urban mobility problems in big cities. The country has designed a road map to achieve modern and efficient infrastructures in the long term. This is reflected in the “IR Vision 2020-Indian Railway” Program. The initiatives include high-speed lines, modernization of existing networks as well as a great impetus given to the metro throughout the country.
On the other hand, the “In Depth” section also dedicates a vision to Egypt. The Ministry of Transport has drafted a list of proposals until 2030. These proposals include the construction of new high-speed kilometers, improvements to the national network, more metro extensions and links to other communication means. A country where the railway has a great future.
Finally, the “Innovation” section presents you new advances and technological projects carried out by some of the Mafex partners.
We hope that you will find this information of your interest and that it will serve to know firsthand the progress of a powerful sector where the Spanish industry plays a very prominent role.