Rolling Stock Highlights at TRAKO 2019
Poland’s accession to the EU in 2004 triggered mass economic investment, including in the country’s railway infrastructure and rolling stock.
Where: AmberExpo Exhibition and Congress Center, Gdańsk. When: 24–27 September 2019
This is the 13th time TRAKO is taking place. And it keeps getting bigger. In 2019 it will fill 30,000 square metres of exhibition space and boast 1,000 metres of tracks for rolling stock, track machines and equipment.
With more than 700 exhibitors from 30 countries, this is Poland’s largest and most prestigious rail industry event.
In 2017 TRAKO had 700 exhibitors, up from 600 in 2015, from 25 countries with 16,421 trade visitors. 47 percent of visitors came from outside of Poland. The main reason visitors gave for attending TRAKO in 2017 was ‘looking for innovations’ (28 percent), followed by ‘supporting trade relations’ and ‘market research’ (both 22 percent).
TRAKO is a truly international event with pavilions for Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
Over the course of the fair, visitors and exhibitors will be able to attend more than 40 events, such as seminars, debates, conferences and presentations, which will address the most pressing topics in the rail industry today.
TRAKO will be the venue where many exhibitors will launch and unveil their innovations for the first time. It therefore promises to be an event full of surprises and excitement.
The objective of this day has always been the same: to create opportunities for direct exchange between employers and employees, to provide information about expectations regarding choosing a university course, specialisation and PhD programmes. Exhibitors at TRAKO will present job, internship and traineeship opportunities on this day (27 Sep).
A number of awards will be handed out at TRAKO, including ‘Best Company Stand Design Award’ and the award for ‘Socially Responsible Railway Company’. One key award is the Józef Nowkuński Special Award. It is handed out for completed projects and designs for new rail infrastructure projects in Poland as well as for rolling stock authorised for operations in at least one EU Member State. There will be two statuettes in total. One for the Infrastructure category, and one for Rolling Stock. Prior registration by submitting the entry form is necessary in order to participate in this competition.
The outdoor display area is one of the major attractions of the show and it is open to the public on all TRAKO days. Read our article ‘Rolling Stock Highlights at TRAKO 2019’ to find out what’s in store!
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