The appointment, which will take place in Seville (Spain) during June 15th – 17th 2015, will bring together the spanish industry´s operators and administrators from major world railway infrastructure in the framework of the V International Railway Convention organized by MAFEX with the support of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment.
Mafex is organizing the fifth edition of an event that began in 2007 and is held every two years in different Spanish cities during the years in which Innotrans does not take place. On this occasion, the V International Railway Convention will be held in Seville during June 15th-17th, 2015, and will bring together fifty operating companies, infrastructure managers, metros from several cities, governments, manufacturers and suppliers of rail services in different parts of the world, as well as the main Spanish railway companies.
The aim of this event is basically bringing together leading operators and rail infrastructure managers from different countries with the Spanish industry. Thus, foreign companies will present their corresponding present and future investment plans in their respective countries and, also, get to know in first-hand the different technological solutions developed in Spain that more likely meet their current needs.
Railway companies from numerous countries come to Spain
Mafex has gathered over the last four editions of the International Railway Convention more than 175 companies and rail organizations from 62 countries from the five continents.
Thanks to their participation in previous editions, these companies have been able to see in first-hand the great railway development that has taken place in Spain during the last decades. These innovations have been realized in two levels: high speed -where Spain ranks 1st in Europe and 3rd place worldwide- and the creation of a network of over 1,000 kilometres of urban rail systems, like the one owned by Spanish cities. These developments have occurred due to the significant investments that the Spanish government and the regional organizations have undertaken in railway infrastructure in our country, which, in turn, has led to developing a highly competitive and innovative local industry that currently holds a leader position among the other countries of the world.
This way, foreign guests had the opportunity to establish contact with the Spanish companies which have conducted such developments. Companies that are leaders in the various stages of the value chain of the rail industry: Engineering and consulting, construction, electricity, manufacturers of fixed equipment, component manufacturers and board equipment, rolling stock manufacturers, interior design companies, maintenance, signalling, traffic control, telecommunications and ticketing, among others.
V Railway Convention in Seville
During the days in which the Convention will be held, various activities will be conducted with the aim of promoting networking among foreign delegates and Spanish railway companies.
The program of this V Convention will mainly focus on four types of activities. In the first place, there will be individual sessions where Spanish companies will present their business to foreign delegates in a private meeting and where an individual exchange of contacts will be promoted among each other, through the organization of B2B meetings managed by the association itself and according to the mutual interests of both foreign delegates and attendees of the Spanish companies. In addition, various seminars and conferences will be held, where foreign delegates will have the opportunity to present the development plans that are being carried out in their countries and organizations, as well as the current needs to establish a collaboration plan with Spanish companies.
Different technical visits will take place at both levels, generic and in terms of the particular interests of each guest, as well as visits to Spanish companies, in order to make the most of the presence of the attendees in our country. Also, the Convention will continue its philosophy, which has already been consolidated through the previous four editions, to provide a platform of knowledge between professional and organizations in an informal atmosphere via the high number of cafes, lunches and dinners which will be organized in order to promote important business networking.
In other words, the event will once again raise awareness of the national and international Spanish railway experience to major international players in the sector, being able to do this in three days of meetings, seminars, technical visits and networking with Spanish companies in the sector.
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COMPANIES THAT HAVE PARTICIPATED IN MAFEX CONVENTIONS
In the 4 editions of the International Railway Convention, Mafex has gathered over 120 companies and rail organizations from over 50 countries on five continents. This is a sample of the main guests who have visited Spain with Mafex during 2007-2013.
SG the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
King Fahd Causeway Authority
Ministry of Transport
MRS – Mohawarean Railway Services
SRO – Saudi Railways Organization –
Enterprise Metro dÁlger
SNC – Lavalin International
Nuevo Central Argentino, S.A.
Secretaría General – Provincia de Rio Negro
Subsecretaría de Transportes – Dirección de transporte ferroviario
Southport Engineering Pty Ltd
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Federal Ministry of Transport
ABIFER – Asociación Brasileña de la Industria Ferroviaria
CPTM – Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos
Metro DF – Companhia do Metropolitano do Distrito Federal
MRS Logística, S.A.
National Railway Infrastructure Company
EFE – Ferrocarriles del Estado
Ferrocarril de Arica a la Paz, S.A.
Icil Icafal, S.A.
China CNR Corporation Limited
China Railway Related Material Group Co. Ltd
CRCC – China Railway Construction Corporation Limited
CSR Corporation Limited
Shanghai Metro Operation Co Ltd
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co. Ltd
FENOCO – Ferrocarriles del Norte de Colombia
KORAIL – Korea Railroad Corporation
Seoul Metro – Seoul Metropolitan Subway Authority
Duro Dakovic Special Vehicles
Željeznicko Projektno Drustvo, d.d.
DSB – Danish State Railways
FEEP – Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública
Alstom Transport Train Life Services
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
Transportation Technology Center
The Egyptian Company for Metro
National Transport Authority
DRI – Ministry of Transport
ERC – Ethiopian Railways Corporation
PNR – Philippine National Railways
Alstom Transporte, S.A.
RFF – Réseau Ferré de France
Erga Ose S.A.
BKV Ltd, Budapest Transport Closely Held Corporation
Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation
Tata Proyects Limited
Ministry of Transport
PT. Wijaya Karya
RAI – Iranian Islamic Republic Railways
Ministry of Communication
LDZ – Latvijas Dzelzcelš Latvian Railway
Macedonian Railways Transport
Sistema de Transporte Colectivo – Metro
SITEUR – Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano
NRC – Nigerian Railway Corporation
Supreme Committe for Town Planning
Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones del Perú
Ministry of Business & Trade – Department of General Transport
Qatar Rail Company
JSC – “Federal Passenger Company”
TRANSNET Freight Rail
Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand
SRT – State Railway of Thailand
MOTC – Bureau of High Speed Rail
Metro de Ankara
Ministry of Infraestructure of Ukranie
C.A. Metro Caracas
IFE – Instituto de Ferrocarriles del Estado