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21-23 March 2017   |  Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre, Lille, France

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The One-stop Event for Rail Professionals

Key organisations come together at SIFER to share expertise and discuss the latest developments affecting the rail market. In collaboration with Show Partners that include leading organisations shaping the industry, the event will feature a diverse supporting programme to provide valuable insights into future trends in policy and technology. Associated events in 2017 featured:

Tuesday 21 March 2017

  • Official Opening in the presence of Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts de France Region; Stephen Brooks, Chairman of Mack Brooks Exhibitions; Pierre de Saintignon, 1st Deputy Mayor of Lille; Dominique Riquet, MEP, Vice-President of the Transport Committee and Member of the European Parliament Industry Committee ; Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE; Louis Nègre, President of the French Railway Industry Association, President of the Transportation Authorities Group (GART); Patrick Jeantet, President of SNCF Réseau (guest of honour)
  • "Grands Prix des Régions" Awards Ceremony organised by Ville, Rail & Transports, rewarding the quality of services in the regions, with an opening conference on "the role of regions in the rail industry"
  • UNIFE round table: "Global Competitiveness of the European Rail Industry: What support does Europe provide to all players in the chain?" Moderation and introduction by Philippe Citroën, Director-General, UNIFE
  • BTP Rail round table: "SNCF Réseau and rail companies: Towards a New Model of Cooperation"
  • ATI INTERCO presentation: Hermetic connectors and miniaturization solutions in harsh environments
  • Networking Reception featuring the SIFER Innovation Awards, presented by i-Trans and Eurailclusters (ERCI)

Wednesday 22 March

Thursday 23 March 2017

Free to attend and reserved to registered SIFER visitors