European Rail Summit 2017

European Rail Summit 2017

Beyond the Fourth Railway Package

Now established as an indispensable policy forum for policy makers and rail industry leaders across the continent, the third European Rail Summit will take place in Brussels. 

Organised by the Railway Gazette Group, with the support of leading industry associations, this high-level Summit is hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union. It brings together around 300 top decision-makers to address key aspects of European railway policy and development, through a mix of presentations, round-table discussions and networking opportunities.

This year’s Summit will consider the strategic, political and technical challenges facing Europe’s rail sector during the implementation of the Fourth Railway Package and beyond. 

ERS 2017 will address rail’s role in the future transport mix, competition and co-operation with other transport modes, the pace and scale of innovation, and the effects of market opening on the rail sector and its customers.

While the Summit is primarily focused on European railway policy, our International Impulse Speakers can offer a strategic insight into rail markets beyond Europe. This year, we are pleased to confirm that our global case study will be delivered by Iran’s national railway RAI, strategically located at the crossroads of many Eurasian transport flows.

Attendance at the European Rail Summit is by invitation only.

Networking opportunities include an introductory evening reception on November 6 and an informal cocktail following the presentations on November 7.

If your interested in attending the European Rail Summit, please e-mail info@railwaygazette.com

Event Supporters

Czech Railways
European Union Agency for Railways

Key Speakers

Anne Yvrande-Billon Anne Yvrande-Billon Chair IRG-Rail Bio
Elisabeth Werner Elisabeth Werner Director, Land Transport DG MOVE Bio


Hosted by


Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union