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UAE: Middle East Rail 2016 Comes to Dubai

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Image courtesy of Middle East Rail 2016

Middle East Rail 2016 Comes to Dubai

The Middle East Rail Conference and Exhibition 2016 will take place in Dubai on 8 and 9 March 2016. As the region ’s longest running event, it will host more than 9,000 attendees from the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, as well as Europe and America.

300 exhibitors will take up an 18,000m2 space to showcase the latest innovations and solutions for the freight and passenger rail sectors, with industry giants Bombardier, Ansaldo and Siemens among the exhibitors.

Speakers include representatives from Hyperloop Rail, the European Rail Agency, UNIFE, the European Commission, Oman Rail, Metrolinx and Transport for London, addressing issues including the role of technology in the future of railway infrastructure, innovations and solutions, as well as projects being undertaken in the region including Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran and Kuwait.

Cross border cooperation will be a hot topic, as well as the role of transport in urban development, ridership and passenger experience and ways to enhance the competitiveness of freight rail, while increasing safety and efficiency.

There will plenty of opportunity to network, with regular coffee breaks and a gala dinner, giving delegates to meet up with existing contacts and make new acquaintances.

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