A conference with all current topics

FROM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO FREIGHT TRANSPORT, RAIL LIVE! WILL ANALYSE IN DETAIL THE MOST CURRENT TOPICS IN THE RAILWAY SECTOR IN NINE SUMMITS:

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital Transformation will encompass digital products and key innovations that continue to push the boundaries of the railway industry for a better, more efficient, and cost-effective performance. From the latest uses of GIS and digital twins that revolutionise the railway infrastructure projects to the new predictive maintenance capabilities that give us better insights than ever before, the Rail Live Digital Transformation Summit will inspire the fast and revolutionary digitalisation of the railway.

The key themes of this summit will be the Digital Twins and the creation of large-scale models, current and future use cases of GIS, emerging infrastructure and construction technologies, development of predictive maintenance capabilities, accessing and making the most of Big Data, promotion of digital innovations in the railway, drone and satellite technology, and railway track digital monitoring.

SIGNALLING

Train controls and innovative signalling systems are at a critical inflection point in their development. The deployment of CBTC, ETCS and ATO, with the aim of revolutionising track capabilities, continues to accelerate, while, simultaneously, the industry debates how best to facilitate the deployment of FRMCS technology and 5G. The Signalling and Train Control Summit will present key case studies and a long-term vision to help us understand what the future of signalling and train controls looks like.

MEGA PROJECTS AND FINANCING

The advance of the railway around the world continues to grow. Proof of this are the large investments that are made to expand passenger and freight transport. Rail Live! will dedicate a series of specific sessions to the mega projects that are currently being carried out on several continents.

New and innovative financing models that are being implemented by institutional investors will be explored to ensure that the necessary funds are accessible to the railway, while we learn from some of the largest projects about their turnaround times and best practices.

METRO AND LIGHT RAIL

The passenger experience, accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation, urban regeneration…   Metro and light rail systems are the backbone of mobility within cities. As these grow and expand their importance to ensure sustainable travel, they become increasingly relevant. However, these systems have experienced a drop in passenger numbers as a result of the pandemic, so ensuring that passengers feel safe is a priority for all operators.

SMART MOBILITY

Smart cities are starting to become a reality. The use of information technologies (IT) and communications (ICT) allow to interconnect all services and processes and also to ensure their energy, environmental, economic and social sustainability. Discovering the future of mobility, active travel, MaaS and multimodal travel will be situations that the attendees will be able to enjoy at this summit.

INFRASTRUCTURES

The railway infrastructure is under extraordinary pressure to optimise capacity and reliability and, at the same time, reduce costs. The major developments, projects and innovations that take place in the railway infrastructure networks will be discussed. Topics such as  asset management and smart maintenance, data analysis and AI applications, blockchain-based innovation, infrastructure investment and infrastructure inspection will be addressed.

FREIGHT

How can the freight railway transport market compete more effectively with other modes, including road transport? This summit will examine the commercial and technical challenges, which are essential for increasing competitiveness.

Connected transport, automation and digitalisation, ATC development, cross-border standardisation and commercial strategy will be the key points at the freight conferences.

CYBERSECURITY

Safety has always been a priority of the railway industry. Nowadays, this priority has expanded far beyond the physical and towards the digital realm. The summit on safety, protection and cybersecurity will explore a holistic view of safety to discuss how the railway can be guaranteed as the safest method of travel  thanks to the safety on tracks and level crossings, the staff training and management, and the new cybersecurity policies, among others.

ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

The railway industry needs to further reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the new sustainability standards. It will cover key issues around decarbonisation, climate adaptation and environmental problems.

Hydrogen, alternative fuels, solar energy, or battery development will be some of the keys.