“ERTMS – Managing long term safety investment in a rapidly changing world”

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The main features of this conference are:

  • Venue: The " Square Brussels meeting centre " Brussels
  • Event structure: 2 days of plenary sessions, the 1 and 2nd March, with opening and closing , 7 sessions
  • Technical visits the 29th February
  • Trade Exhibition: a trade exhibition will take place during the conference at the "Square meeting center"
  • Official working language: English.

29th February till 2nd March 2016.

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UIC, the International Union of Railways, together with INFRABEL, the Belgian Rail Infrastructure Manager, is pleased to organize and to welcome you to the 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference in Brussels!

Following the successful previous editions in Istanbul (2014) , Stockholm (2012),The 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference is due to take in Brussels, at the "Square -Brussels meeting center" in 2016.

This international event entirely dedicated to ERTMS and both its components ETCS for train control and GSM-R for radio-communications, has become a worldwide reference for all decision-makers and railway professionals involved in the development of rail systems across the world.

INFRABEL, the Belgian Rail Infrastructure Manager, is closely involved in the implementation of the unified ETCS train control system on its network: A big national project is called “Masterplan ETCS ”.
On 29th February, INFRABEL will propose 2 technical visits.

The UIC’s purpose in organizing this conference is to support and advance the momentum of ERTMS towards its objective. By bringing together the most knowledgeable professionals in the business to speak on a large variety of topics, the UIC ERTMS World Conference provides the main platform to take stock of progress and to publicly present an agenda for the future.

Debates, exchanges of experience and best practice will focus on the general theme “ERTMS – Managing long term safety investment in a rapidly changing world”.

The UIC ERTMS World Conference programme will propose a variety of sessions from 1 – 2 March 2016.

During the 2016 ERTMS World Conference the railways and supply industry will come together to showcase the latest achievements of ERTMS and prove their commitment to further development and progress. The technical exhibition will convincingly demonstrate the supply potential and the application of leading technologies within the ERTMS concept.

Looking forward to welcoming you on behalf of all organizers in Brussels!

If you need any further information concerning this important event, please contact:

We will be pleased to welcome you in Brussels in 2016.

Yours faithfully

The « UIC ERTMS World Conference » team