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

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Railway Clusters at SIFER

SIFER hosts the following pavilions and clusters:

AIFi-TransRegion Hauts-de-France Northern France Rail

The Northern region of France happens to be the first one concerning the development of the railway industry. As an assembler of skills, the AIF (Railway Industries Association) draws together more than 120 companies which can bring global solutions (systems or functions) to the clients. Its scope of action covers the entire railway system (be it the infrastructure, the freight and passenger rolling stock, the maintenance, the services, the deconstruction and the formation). Being a major player of the French railway sector, the AIF is able through its members to bring you integrated solutions for your industrial needs.

CCI Grand Est

The Grand Est Chamber of Commerce has a strategy of support for the regional sectors of excellence, in order to promote specific know-hows. The large industrial diversity of the Region Grand Est proposes a significant expertise in the following domains: mechanics, food-processing industry, eco-companies, plastics processing industry, aeronautics and the defense and security.

neopolia rail

Located in Region Pays de la Loire, Neopolia Rail brings together 37 companies that unite their expertise to meet the demands of the rail transport market with innovative solutions. By drawing on the diversity and complementary skills of its members, Neopolia Rail offers comprehensive solutions for the rolling stock and infrastructure sectors.


Created in 2010,  the Mipyrail cluster brings together more than 30 companies specialising in rail from the French Region of Occitanie. It promotes the development and visibility of the rail sector locally, nationally and internationally. Its offer focuses more particularly on 4 technical themes (on-board energy management, ground energy management, services to users and connected systems) as well as on 3 professional skills (renovation, industrial manufacturing and engineering).


CCI Seine-et-Marne accompanies business on trade shows in France and abroad in the sectors of industry (Midest, Micronara), defense (Eurosatory, Milipol Milipol Qatar), aerospace (The Bourget, Aeromart, Aerospace Meetings Casablanca), nuclear (WNE), at SIFER, CCI Seine et Marne organizes a pavilion that includes companies of the Ile de France.

Bourgogne Region

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Bourgogne Franche-Comté Region represents the interests of the industry at a regional level. At SIFER, with the support of the Regional Council, it organises the participation of companies specialising in rolling stock (machining and precision engineering, sheet metal work, boilermaking, industrial painting, brakes, hydraulic components).


The Burgundy Region is home to MECATEAMCLUSTER®: founded in March 2011 and certified by DATAR, the Association machinery Mobiles - Mecateamcluster® now has over 100 members including SOHO / local SMEs, large groups, communities, universities and training players, all involved in all the business of design, construction and maintenance of rail infrastructure equipment. To consolidate its development Mecateamcluster ® has implemented a shared website - Mecateamplatform® a technical platform of 12ha, unique in France located in Montceau / Bourgogne Franche-Comté. This site has shared infrastructure on railway tracks and sidings to the national grid, which will be organized around 2017, workshops maintenance of construction machines and locomotives, a paint shop and a training center .


WalloniaThe Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency is the department of the Walloon Regional Authority of Belgium in charge of promoting foreign trade and foreign investment. Its mission includes providing support for Walloon exports worldwide, seeking foreign investors, and promoting Wallonia internationally. The agency has a worldwide network of more than 100 economic and trade advisors and has been certified ISO 9001 (ed. 2008) since April 2002.

Advantage AustriaWith a worldwide network of nearly 110 offices in more than 70 countries, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA offers Austrian companies and their international partners a wide range of services. Almost 800 employees and 35 consultants accompany you in your search for Austrian suppliers and business partners. Advantage Austria organise nearly 1,200 events each year to promote the establishment of commercial relationships. Your contact : Catherine Quinzler.

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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)