The international rail event RailTech Europe will be moved to 21, 22 and 23 June 2022. Publisher ProMedia, the organisation behind the event, says the decision has been made as this would allow the event to be held during the summer in a safe, responsible and successful manner for all parties involved.

All elements of the event will remain the same as was planned for March, as well as the location of the Jaarbeurs Utrecht in the Netherlands. ProMedia is confident that the new date will offer better opportunities to meet rail professionals in a safe and physical environment.

RailTech Europe is a major three-day international rail event that takes place every two years. For three days, there is a large international exhibition, a three-day international rail congress, as well as workshops, innovation awards and much more.

On the exhibition floor, more than 200 companies active in the full breadth of the rail sector present their products and services. Click here for a complete overview of all exhibitors. In addition, there is plenty of room for start-ups, innovations and there are many networking opportunities.

Conference programme

During the three-day RailTech Europe Conference that runs parallel to the exhibition, the following topics will be discussed:

Day 1: Digital Railways

The implementation of ERTMS also facilitates the use of other technologies, such as ATO and Digital Automatic Coupling. What are the latest developments in the implementation of ERTMS? And what are the main challenges that need to be addressed before a real European system can be realised? How are communication systems developing? This and more will be discussed during the first conference day of RailTech Europe 2022.

Day 2: Resilient Rail and Sustainability

Floods, hotter summers, landslides: climate change is making the weather more extreme. What needs to be done to make the rail infrastructure future-proof? How can technology and digitalisation help? And how can the railways themselves become more sustainable, for instance through energy savings? These questions will be answered during the second conference day of RailTech Europe 2022, which will focus entirely on rail resilience and sustainability.

Day 3: International Long Distance Train Connections

Sustainability targets, the Green Deal and the European Year of Rail last year put the spotlight on rail transport internationally. Governments are trying to improve the conditions for starting new international rail connections and new players are entering the market. What does it take to start a new train connection? What are the biggest obstacles and who dares to take the gamble? You will hear this and more on the third day of the RailTech Europe Conference. The last conference day will include network development, night trains, rolling stock availability and maintenance, ticketing and promotion.