Rail Live! 2020: New global event with innovation and the future of the railway


December has a special appointment with the railway sector. The main event of the year, which this time will be in virtual format, brings together the leading representatives of the international railway sector on 1st and 2nd December. Under the slogan “Technology, innovation and strategy for the railway supply chain”, this professional platform will gauge an industry with great growth prospects in the face of growing global investments in the area of sustainable mobility.

Rail Live!, organised by Terrapinn in collaboration with Mafex, reaches new highs in number of participants, speakers and presentation of news and services. It is expected that 4,000 people from more than 85 countries will be able to join the event.

In addition, more than 200 speakers will announce the most relevant transport projects being carried out around the world, as well as the progress being made in the railway networks, both in major lines and in urban systems.

This international platform will focus on conducting an in-depth analysis of the great transformation that the railway is experiencing through discussion about the most critical issues of future developments.

Administrations, companies, operators, and experts share experiences once again in a forum where this year aspects such as R&D, sustainability or safety will have a very special weight.

Broad institutional support

As in all previous editions, there is support from numerous collaborating entities such as the Railway Infrastructure Administrator (Adif), Renfe Operadora, Icex Spain Trade and Investment, The Spanish Railways Foundation (FFE), the Spanish Railway Technological Platform (PTFE), Madrid Metro and the City Council of Madrid.

This broad group also includes the National Association of Independent Builders (ANCI), the Association of Infrastructure Contractor and Concessionaires (Seopan), Shift2-Rail, Tecniberia, the European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE) and the Union of Public Transport and Rail (UTP) of France.

Topics and trends
This event has established itself as one of the main forums for discussion on the present and future of the railway sector. For two consecutive days, there will be discussions about the great challenges facing the sector in the face of the unstoppable growth of new developments, the need to commit to environmentally friendly mobility and the new scenario due to the current context.

Virtual exhibition

In addition, there will be a space for digital exhibition with stands of the companies participating in the edition. There will also be different activities carried out in this area, which will encompass the entire railway value chain.

The exhibition represents all subsectors: consultancy and engineering services; technology suppliers; rolling stock manufacturers; and telecommunication, signalling or security companies, among many other fields. Visitors have a new opportunity to learn about the latest trends, products and related services in areas as diverse as new materials, intelligent maintenance systems, the Internet of Things (IOT), data analysis and digital construction methodologies.

Among the exhibitors it will also be possible to learn more about the complete activity of Mafex, which will have its own stand at the fair.

This year the slogan of Rail Live! is “Technology, innovation and strategy for the railway supply chain”.