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1st UIC Global Conference on Signaling - The Evolution of ERTMS

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Following the long successful history of ERTMS Conferences (Brussels February-March 2016, Istanbul April 2014, Stockholm March 2012, Malaga March-April 2009…), the International Union of Railways (UIC), in close cooperation with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Group), is organizing the 1st UIC Global Conference on Signaling, focused on “The Evolution of ERTMS” in Milan, on 25 - 28 March 2018
It will be a worldwide open place for stakeholders, professionals, local authorities, Research Institutes and every person interested to understand the current trends of modern railway signaling and how the ERTMS system is evolving in the world.

Sunday 25th March: 18.00 Cocktail reception at MICO CENTER Milano
Monday 26th to tuesday 27th March included : Programme sessions
Monday 26th March Gala dinner
Wednesday 28th March: Technical visits

The key features of this conference are:

  • Estimated number of participants: 600
  • Venue: Congress Center “MiCo” - Gate n.13, Via Gattamelata 5, 20149 Milano, Italy Technical visits to Milano and Bologna (Italy)
  • Stand exhibition
  • Working languages: English, Italian, French (other language is possible if the speaker provides an interpreter)
  • All the presentations will be in English

The conference programme includes 7 different themes/sessions:

Session 1 “ERTMS in the world: the Funding Challenges”
Session 2 “ERTMS today, the return of 20 years long experience worldwide”
Session 3 “The EU regulatory context for ERTMS and Global opportunities for CCS deployment and development”
Session 4 “Game Changer: ATO & ATS integration”
Session 5 “Game Changer: the Future Railway Mobile Communication System“
Session 6 “Game Changer: The synergy between Level 3 and Satellite integration”
Session 7 “Cybersecurity” & “Safety” issues