International Railway Convention: The Industry Analyzes Future Projects

6a Convención Ferroviaria Internacional
6a Convención Ferroviaria Internacional

Dear friends,

The balance of Mafex’s business plan for these months of 2017 is highly positive.

Numerous diffusion initiatives were carried out, new markets were opened and there was also a trade exchange and the sector has been represented inside and outside the Association’s borders for more than half of the year. Among them, the 6th International Railway Convention, which was held in the City of Valencia last June, has a special role; once again, there has been a high level of participation, with delegates from 31 countries, and the Spanish industry’s weight in the achievement of the latest technological breakthroughs has been made clear.

The section “Mafex informs” highlights the attendance at the General Assembly of the European Railway Industry Association (UNIFE), held in the City of Barcelona, ​​where we participate in various committees and working groups, such as the National Associations and Commercial Policy Groups.

In this edition, we would also like to welcome two new companies “Goratu Máquinas Herramienta S.A.” and “SEGULA Tecnologías España S.A.U.”, presented in the following pages. On the other hand, we bring forward details the “14th World Metro & Ligth Rail Congress”, which is already underway. This event, organized by Terrapinn in collaboration with Mafex, will be held for the first time at BEC, in Bilbao on April 18th and 19th, 2018. This is an annual strategic contest for the main players in the sector around the world and it will benefit from the institutional support of a large number of transport organizations and administrations in its next edition.

The “Destination” section includes a large monograph on Australia, where the “National Railway Program” includes an ambitious economic package for the next ten years, which gives a great impetus to this transport means.

In addition, the “In Depth” section addresses the major railway freight lines in Africa, where historical investments are made for their development and modernization. This also includes 13 of the companies associated with Mafex and eight major technological innovations that have been recently developed.

Once again, we hope that all this content is of your interest and that it will serve to know better the latest innovations of this booming sector that drives continuous progress.