A year full of challenges for the Spanish railway industry begins

Dear friends,
As promised, we’re here with the second issue of the Corporate Magazine of our Association.
Since launching the first issue last September, MAFEX has embarked itself on a substantial number of actions and events.
On September 16th, we celebrated our tenth anniversary. Time is running at high speed. In 2004 we attended the fair INNOTRANS along with 11 companies, forming the Spanish flag. This year we participated, as we announced in the first issue of this magazine, with 53 companies. Indeed the fair was, once again, a success for Spanish participation.

In recent months, the renewal of the Steering Committee of MAFEX has taken place. Mr. Victor Ruiz Piñeiro, who already occupied the presidency since 2006, has been re-elected to be the President of the Association for the next four years.

The association has also organized various activities, focusing efforts in the region of Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and countries such as Turkey, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Israel, Panama, Peru, Chile and Brazil.
2015 presents an ambitious plan of activities in which we must highlight the celebration of the V INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY CONVENTION, organized by MAFEX and where organizations and railway companies from over 25 countries will hold meetings with representatives from the Spanish railway industry. In this occasion, Seville is the city chosen to host the event that we celebrate every 2 years.

2015 will feature the presence of MAFEX through various actions in countries like Oman (GCC Rail and Metro Conference), Mexico (Exporail), UAE (Middle East Rail), Malaysia (Rail Solutions), Italy (UITP World Congress & Exhibition), Japan (UIC High Speed Congress & Exhibition), UK (Metro Rail), United States (Railway Interchange), Peru, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Also, the work done by several existing committees in the Association will continue, as well as our participation in national and international forums.

You can find this information on this second issue, which also addresses topics such as urban transport in India and current rail projects in Mexico, as well as, of course, news about our associates and their successes abroad, their innovations and new products.

At the same time, we would like to wish you our best wishes for the year 2015, which is about to begin. A year full of challenges!

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