SIFER 2019

26 - 28 March 2019   |  Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre, Lille, France


The One-stop Event for Rail Professionals

Key organisations come together at SIFER to share expertise and discuss the latest developments affecting the rail market. In collaboration with Show Partners that include leading organisations shaping the industry, the event will feature a diverse supporting programme to provide valuable insights into future trends in policy and technology. The programme for SIFER 2019 will be announced in this section closer to the show. Associated events in 2017 featured:

21 March 2017

  • Official Opening in the presence of Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts de France Region; Stephen Brooks, Chairman of Mack Brooks Exhibitions; Pierre de Saintignon, 1st Deputy Mayor of Lille; Dominique Riquet, MEP, Vice-President of the Transport Committee and Member of the European Parliament Industry Committee ; Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE; Louis Nègre, President of the French Railway Industry Association, President of the Transportation Authorities Group (GART); Patrick Jeantet, President of SNCF Réseau (guest of honour)
  • "Grands Prix des Régions" Awards Ceremony organised by Ville, Rail & Transports, rewarding the quality of services in the regions, with an opening conference on "the role of regions in the rail industry"
  • UNIFE round table: "Global Competitiveness of the European Rail Industry: What support does Europe provide to all players in the chain?" Moderation and introduction by Philippe Citroën, Director-General, UNIFE
  • BTP Rail round table: "SNCF Réseau and rail companies: Towards a New Model of Cooperation"
  • ATI INTERCO presentation: Hermetic connectors and miniaturization solutions in harsh environments
  • Networking Reception featuring the SIFER Innovation Awards, presented by i-Trans and Eurailclusters (ERCI)

22 March 2017

  • Conference by the French Railway Industries Association (FIF): "The Industry of the Future within the Rail Sector" 
  • European B2B Meetings Railway Sector, in association with i-Trans and Enterprise Europe Network
  • Innovation in railways, a key to competitiveness for the sector and the region: i-Trans and Railenium
  • AMPHENOL AIR presentation: The connectivity of tomorrow for new challenges of the railway
  • CLEARSY presentation: SIL4 LCHIP Electronic Safety System Development Platform
  • Association des Industries Ferroviaires (AIF): AIF: anchored in a region, open to the world
  • SNCF seminars: Train telediagnostics and The communicating train
  • CARL Software, Oc'Via and RAMFER conference: Mobility, GIS, CMMS connected objects etc . Learn how to rely on these technological innovations to improve your maintenance performance

23 March 2017

  • Rail & Spatial session with CNES (French Space Agency): Satellite tracking technology for railway signalling: what are the latest advances?
  • "Export Day" by Business France, in Partnership with Fer de France
  • European B2B Meetings Railway Sector, in association with i-Trans and Enterprise Europe Network
  • SEKISUI presentation: FFU synthetic sleeper technology
  • Sites Visits: EUROTUNNEL (maintenance area and entrance to the service tunnel) and DELTA 3 Douges (intermodal and logistics hub)

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Opening Days and Times

  • Tuesday 26 March 2019            10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 27 March 2019      10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 28 March 2019          10:00 - 16:00


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