On 5th May the Spanish Railway Association organised together with Adif, a virtual conference with the attendance of more than 100 representatives of the railway industry with the aim of sharing the strategic lines of action of the Railways Infrastructure management for the coming years.
In the morning of the 5th of May, the General Manager of Mafex, the Spanish Railway Association, Pedro Fortea, opened the event organized jointly by both organisations in order to share the vision of Adif in the current context and its strategic lines of action for the coming years (Strategic Plan 2030 and presentation of the innovation strategy). This had also the participation of Maria Luisa Domínguez, General Manager of Strategic Planning and Projects: Luis Fernando López, Director of Business Strategy and Carlos Juárez, Director of Functional Planning. Fortea also stressed during his speech “the importance of streamlining the processes and ongoing projects of Adif that, in addition to involving work and contributing to reduce the current situation of uncertainty among companies, serve as an engine that promotes subsequent sales abroad”.
This interest and commitment of the railway industry with the infrastructure management has been reflected in the participation of more than 100 representatives of companies in the sector. It is important to remember that last year Mafex and Adif signed a cooperation agreement. Although both organisations had been collaborating regularly in the search for and development of new business opportunities for companies, the signing of this agreement strengthens the foundations of an even closer cooperation in the organisation of activities that support the internationalisation and the promotion of innovation initiatives. All this is carried out with the common objective of supporting and promoting the competitive improvement of the Spanish business railway sector, which in Spain generates more than 27,000 jobs, and up to 400,000 throughout Europe.