The World Rail Festival 2017 (Formerly Rail Revenue World Congress) will be in its 7th year and it continues to grow and attract a large audience of rail operators from around the world. The conference will host 600 attendees, 150 speakers and 40 exhibition booths. Over 100 different global rail operators will be represented at this event. 

The festival will take place over two days, the first featuring an opening keynote interview session with some of the most innovative rail CEOs from around the world. Following the keynote, we will host interactive roundtable discussions around some of the latest technology impacting the rail industry. In the afternoon and the following day we will host three dedicated streams around the key themes of the event. Over the 2 days we will feature 100 presentations, 20 round table debates and several hours of networking. The festival will be a fun and engaging experience designed to help you get the most out of the 2 days of your attendance. 

In short, this year promises to be the most spectacular event yet!



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NEW FOR 2017:

>Cross-industry insights from travel industry disruptors

>Brand new stream focussing on digital technology

>100+ rail operators in attendance

>A new concierge networking service

>An unbeatable list of VIP attendees

>Summits on social media communications and loyalty



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World Rail Festival sponsorship prospectus








I joined Irish Rail in 2012 which was my first encounter with the rail Industry and attended the Terrapin Revenue Management conference later that year.
This was my initial experience in meeting and networking with other operators and vendors which provided a deep insight into best practice capabilities to improve customer experiences and grow revenues.
I am delighted that in April 2017, Irish Rail successfully launched our new Customer First sales, distribution, revenue management and CRM platforms replacing the existing and dated legacy systems whilst introducing dynamic pricing capabilities for the first time.
This solution was delivered through a consortium which included Cubic Transportation Systems, Sqills & Rail Solutions, all of whom I had occasion to meet for the first time at the 2012 conference. 

Gerry Culligan, CCO, Irish Rail




Erich Forster, CEO, Westbahn

Erich Forster

Andreas Willich, Head of Passenger, BLS

Andreas Willich
Head of Passenger

Gerry Culligan, CCO, Irish Rail

Gerry Culligan
Irish Rail

Birgit Wirth, Head of Innovation, Deutsche Bahn

Birgit Wirth
Head of Innovation
Deutsche Bahn

Markus Basler, Head of Digital Transformation & Strategy, SBB

Markus Basler
Head of Digital Transformation & Strategy





  • Platinum Sponsor

    Accenture at World Rail Festival
  • Gold Sponsor

    Amadeus at World Rail Festival
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    Sqills at World Rail Festival
  • Associate Sponsor

    Al Tamimi & Co at World Rail Festival
  • Associate Sponsor

    Expretio at World Rail Festival
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    Opinsta at World Rail Festival
  • Associate Sponsor

    SilverRail at World Rail Festival
  • Associate Sponsor

    Waynaut at World Rail Festival






“ The conference is the unique opportunity in Europe to discuss about the rail distribution and ticketing.
The railway operators, distribution systems and IT-companies can be met in one conference  ”

Stefan Jugelt, Project Officer, European Union Agency for Railways



"The topics on the 2017 agenda meet the main issues currently discussed across the rail industry." 

Birgit Wirth, Head of In/Out Systems and Projects, Deutsche Bahn / Arriva