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

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Why Exhibit?

France's only exhibition dedicated to the rail sector 

Covering the entire rail market, SIFER is the perfect platform for suppliers to present their capabilities and latest technologies to the market’s top buyers, specifiers and engineers.  The exhibition showcases the latest technological advances in the rail industry within 3 exhibition halls. More than 160 product categories are represented. Exhibit categories include: 

  • Rail vehicle manufacturing
  • Major subsystems and components
  • Vehicle interiors, including seating, HVAC and lighting
  • Vehicle maintenance and refurbishment
  • Track products
  • Track construction and maintenance equipment and services
  • Civil works products and services
  • Signalling and communications
  • Electrification
  • Passenger information and fare collection systems
  • Station facilities
  • Security and safety
  • IT systems
  • Cable systems
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical engineering services and products
  • Testing and monitoring systems
  • Consultancy services

7 good reasons to exhibit:

  • The only exhibition of its kind in France since 1999 – 100% dedicated to rail, 100% b2b
  • Held in Lille, France’s leading rail industry region
  • Actively supported by partners representing the entire rail sector and shaping its future direction
  • Increased attendance at every successive edition
  • 436 exhibitors, 4,900 qualified visitors, 40 nationalities represented in 2017
  • With 1,500 businesses, the French rail supply industry is Europe's second biggest, generating a turnover in excess of €4 billion
  • One-quarter of the industry's sales are from exports

Who visits SIFER?

Senior managers, buyers, influential business leaders, policy makers and engineers attended the last show. SIFER attracts senior industry professionals looking for the very latest technologies and products and seeking new business partners. Visitors include representatives of:

  • Main line and urban rail operators
  • Infrastructure authorities
  • Vehicle builders
  • Maintenance and refurbishment companies
  • Infrastructure construction and maintenance contractors
  • Suppliers seeking industry partners
  • Rail transport policy makers, planners and consultants

If your company supplies the rail market, you should exhibit. Taking part will help you to:

  • Present your products to 5,000 industry professionals, including overseas buyers
  • Meet potential and existing clients face-to-face
  • Achieve sales to visitors seeking new suppliers
  • Gather business leads
  • Learn more about your market
  • Build brand awareness

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  • SIFER is a must-attend event in France to showcase the expertise and the latest innovations by Mecateamcluster® members. Manufacturers and buyers also welcome the collective approach of member companies and the collaborative work developed within the Mecateamcluster® in order to meet their expectations.
    David Deslandes
    Commercial Developer, Mecateamcluster
  • Colas Rail participated to SIFER for the first time at the 9th edition, in 2015. We got to meet the major players in the French and European industry. The highly qualified visitors that the exhibition brought to us showed a strong interest in OSCAR, our new headphones communicating system, which was the main attraction on our stand. We were able to highlight our innovations and meet partners, as well as local and international suppliers. SIFER has become an unmissable event in terms of infrastructure and railway innovation.
    Agnès Pioger
    Communications Manager
  • East Japan Railway Company broadly seeks superior technology and goods. We wish to find high-quality and low-cost goods with sufficient after-sales services in a timely manner. This is the reason why we exhibit at SIFER.
    Masaaki Ikeno
    Senior Manager, East Japan Railway
  • The French Railway Industries Association (FIF) considers SIFER as the major international showcase for the French rail industry, with participation by exhibitors from more than 20 countries. The event is a platform for exchanges within the railway sector.
    Jean-Pierre Audoux
    Director General, French Railway Industries Association (FIF)