AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHICH TOOK PLACE IN MADRID LAST JUNE 27, WITH SIGNIFICANT PARTNER INPUT, THE PROMISING EVOLUTION OF THE DRE ACTIVITIES PLAN AND THE GROWTH OF THE ASSOCIATION WERE ALL STUDIED IN DEPTH.
The Spanish Railway Association, Mafex, held the Annual Meeting in Madrid in a call that was widely attended by the representatives of the 85 companies that currently hold partner status. The minutes of the Board of the previous year were approved and the 2017 financial statements submitted. Another item included in the agenda was the presentation of 11 of the 18 new members that have been accepted as partners since the beginning of 2018. This significant increase represents a path that consolidates the trajectory of Mafex and strengthens its service work both in the assistance in the internationalisation processes and in the defence of the sector’s general interests.
Within the framework of this meeting, the endeavours of the Communications Committee were reported, under the auspice of Thales España, International and Patents by Talgo; Competitiveness, headed by Patentes Talgo, as well as the works of the Management Committee.
Furthermore, the development of activities for the period 2018-2019 was analysed, a complete programme worthy of special mention due to its notable progress. Amongst the most relevant actions, it is worth mentioning the celebration, for the second consecutive year in Bilbao, of the congress “World Metro & Light Rail”, which enjoys its fifteenth edition. Regarding the international fair Innotrans 2018, which hosts this month the city of Berlin, it was indicated that Renfe and Adif will support the Spanish industry forming part of the Mafex stand in this important professional platform worldwide.