European Rail Summit 2016

Bringing together representatives of the EU member states, European Commission, European Parliament and leading executives from across the rail sector, the European Rail Summit has become an essential discussion forum for decision-makers shaping the future of the continent’s railways. 

Organised by the Railway Gazette Group, with the support of the European Railway Agency and leading rail industry associations, the 2016 Summit will once again be hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bayern to the EU in Brussels on April 27-28.

This year’s Summit will focus on the topic of Breaking down Borders, with a series of thought-provoking ‘impulse speeches’ and presentations to give fresh perspectives on key policy issues. Leveraging Railway Gazette’s unrivalled global reach, our thematic round tables will bring together leading industry players and key actors in a series of lively interactive debates. 

  • Keynote Address by European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc
  • Towards a Single European Railway Area
  • Serving the Customer – passenger and freight
  • The Digital Revolution – technology and innovation
  • Investing in Infrastructure
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with the top tier of Europe’s railway decision-makers
  • Evening cocktail reception on April 27

Live and interactive wavecast

Attracting a senior stratum of political and industry leaders, the European Rail Summit is an invitation-only event limited to 250 delegates. To enable a wider global audience to engage in a dynamic and immersive fashion, the Summit is streamed online in real time via our Railway Gazette TV wavecast platform. 

A moderated comment stream allows wavecast viewers interact with the debate and to pose their own questions to the speakers. All participants will be able to access the presentations and related white papers, as well as viewing the recordings of each session following the event.

More than 650 people participated in the inaugural European Rail Summit in 2014. Don’t miss this year’s opportunity– register today!

European Rail Summit: the essential strategic forum for Europe’s railways