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Turkey: Eurasia Rail 2016 Comes to Instanbul

Image courtesy of Eurasia Rail 2016
Image courtesy of Eurasia Rail 2016

The 6th annual Eurasia Rail 2016 Congress and Exhibition will take place in Istanbul from 3–5 March 2016. The Congress and Exhibition takes advantage of the huge infrastructure investment currently taking place in the region.

The Congress expects to welcome around 10,000 high-level executives and decision makers from 300 leading governmental and non-governmental organisations, operators, manufacturers and academics from nearly 70 countries.

Keynote speakers will address issues including safety management systems, legislative changes, urban development, compliancy, and technological developments in rolling stock. The Congress will build on the success of 2015’s Congress which focused on international and regional cooperation.

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There will feature discussions on international developments in the industry, the advancement of high-speed technology, and a focus on national railway projects in Turkey, as well as passenger and freight transportation solutions and developments.

Eurasia Rail Exhibition

As the third biggest rolling stock exhibition in the world, the Eurasia Rail Exhibition expects around 300 exhibitors to the fair, representing leading manufacturers and solutions providers.

The highlight of the Exhibition will be the unveiling of Turkish State Railway’s new high speed train, a 200m long locomotive which will run between the Istanbul Expo Centre and Halkali, free of charge to attendees.

ITE Turkey Transportation & Logistics Group Director Moris Revah said:

“Railway transportation is among the most important transportation modes of 21stcentury due to its line capacity, life cycle not being dependent on oil, being environment-friendly and being the safest transportation alternative. As it is the case every year, this year as well, our goal is to bring together the opinion leaders of the industry at our exhibition and contribute to the efforts for setting the direction of the railways industry and offer a platform whereby new business collaborations are born.”

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