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What is The World Rail Festival?


The World Rail Festival is a world leading event that attracts global public transport operators to Amsterdam.

 

Over 1200 attendees will join us to discuss revenue management, digital, ticketing, smart mobility, distribution, customer experience, payments or stations and much more. 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORLD RAIL FESTIVAL

 
 

Why you should attend


The Rail & Public Transport industry is undergoing a comprehensive transformation, with many factors demanding fundamental change across many functions within the rail industry, both digitally and commercially.

 


INCREASING COMPETITION
 

Across the world, rail is facing fierce competition from low cost airlines, long distance bus operators and ease of private cars.

In Europe, additional pressure is being felt from the implementation of the EU’s fourth railway package, namely: liberalisation of the railway sector.

Competition in all these forms is putting pressure on the rail industry to meet customer expectations, compete effectively on price and efficiency and convince travellers that rail and public transport more widely is the best choice.


DIGITISATION
 

In order to meet many of these challenges, the rail industry is turning to technology. The challenge of fundamentally digitally transforming the way in which the rail industry works is unprecedented, impacting a huge number of areas including legacy systems, ticketing and payment solutions, customer facing platforms and the use of data.


FUTURE GROWTH
 

SUSTAINABILITY : URBANISATION : DIGITISATION

A number of factors, including sustainability, global urbanisation and a global shift away from car ownership are creating the opportunity for a global era of rail.

 

KEY AREAS DRIVING CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

Liberalisation, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

LIBERALISATION

 SUSTAINABILITY a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

SUSTAINABILITY

DISTRIBUTION, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

DISTRIBUTION

      ANCILLARY REVENUE              , a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

ANCILLARY REVENUE

REVENUE MANAGEMENT & SALES

REVENUE MANAGEMENT

      DIGITAL PLATFORMS              , a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

DIGITAL PLATFORMS

      PERSONALISATION              , a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

PERSONALISATION

PAYMENTS, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

PAYMENTS

      MULTI MODAL MOBILITY, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

MULTI MODAL MOBILITY

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

TICKETING, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

TICKETING

SMART STATIONS, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

SMART STATIONS

LAST MILE SOLUTIONS, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

LAST MILE SOLUTIONS

MACHINE LEARNING, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

MACHINE LEARNING

BLOCKCHAIN, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

BLOCKCHAIN

WAY FINDING, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

WAY FINDING

ON-BOARD EXPERIENCE, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

ON-BOARD EXPERIENCE

ECOMMERCE, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

ECOMMERCE

PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEMS , a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

INTERNATIONAL HIGH-SPEED RAIL, a key topic at the World Rail Festival event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

INTERNATIONAL HIGH-SPEED RAIL

 

 

KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

Summits

Full day sessions focused on key capabilities including sustainability, connectivity and payments.

Speakers

More senior and global speakers than ever before!

 

Case Studies

Gain access to over 150 exclusive global rail and transport case studies from thought leaders around the world.

 

Round Tables

Get involved with discussion based working groups, where you can examine key topics with industry leaders. A valuable opportunity for learning and knowledge sharing.
 

Disruptors

More disruptive companies & outside industry perspectives than ever before. Find out who the latest competition is in the market, and how their solutions can help you.

Attendees

Gain insight from even more global rail, bus and urban mobility attendees than ever before.

Networking

In 2020 there are even more opportunities for networking than previously, including drink receptions, arranging meetings via the event Jujama phone app and much more.
 

Start-ups

100 start-ups will be joining the World Rail Festival in order to share their ground-breaking ideas and how these will revolutionise transport as we know it.  

 

1200+
Attendees
250+
Speakers
100+
Exhibitors
400+
1-2-1 Meetings
70+
Countries
6
Conference streams
 
3
Unmissable days

 

Join us

The three days of content at the World Rail Festival, and the leaders we bring together are all focused on these critical issues, looking at key themes and areas of innovation which are creating huge opportunities for rail and public transport to shape the future of travel.