Conference Day one:    registration opens at 07:30am / conference starts at 08:40am / conference closes at 06:00pm / Guggenheim reception at 09:00pm  
Conference Day two:    registration opens at 07:30am / conference starts at 09:00am / conference closes at 03:30pm


Exhibition Day one:   registration opens at 08:30 / exhibition opens at 10:00am / Official opening ceremony at 10:20am / Exhibition closes at 05:00pm  
Exhibition Day two:   registration opens at 10:00am / Exhibition closes at 03:30pm




Bringing The World's Rail Community Together

RAIL Live! is an exhibition and sponsored conference that will run alongside the World Metro & Light Rail Congress and Expo. It will bring together a broad rail show with a conference about all that is exciting and innovative in the rail sector.

The expo will showcase the full range of innovation in the sector from track breakthroughs to new machine tools to signeage and construction.

The conference will concentrate on how new technologies (such as AI and machine learning, new sensors and ‘smart’ technology) are being applied to a very traditional industry (from construction to tracks to stations to manufacturing) with revolutionary new outcomes for operators and their partners. 

Based in the centre of Spain’s industrial heartland, Bilbao, where innovation is transforming the future of the industry, we are creating an opportunity for international companies seeking new global opportunities. 



New technologies are revolutionising the rail industry. Predictive Maintenance, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Smart Tracks and a plethora of new applications, software and services are giving engineers, operations directors and CEOs a powerful range of value-adding tools.

But how can the rail industry embrace this digital transformation? How do new projects and existing systems keep up with the pace of change? 800 attendees will be directly inspired on these themes by 150 of the world's most renowned experts.



RAIL Live! brings together the technology, the people and the experts that will keep you ahead of the exciting changes that are sweeping the rail industry.

Whether you are in Power, Ticketing, Signalling, Asset Management, Infrastructure or components, this is the event for you. Where else do you have access to hundreds of new solutions on one giant show floor and a conference agenda that addresses the key skill development needs for your digital future?

RAIL Live! will:

  • Provide the Spanish rail industry with the opportunity to showcase their products and innovation to an international audience.
  • Provide international suppliers with a great opportunity to meet both the Spanish rail sector and international buyers
  • Provide a place where rail operators can learn more about the disruptive forces changing their industry and how to take advantage of them
  • Provide buyers an opportunity to streamline their supply chain by meeting new partners and benchmarking best practice
  • Help to make the rail industry a more attractive career choice for promising graduates
  • Highlight the most exciting research coming out of the world’s engineering faculties
  • Provide innovative start ups with the opportunity to meet accelerators and incubators
  • Provide buyers with a chance to meet new suppliers, benchmark pricing, and purchase new products, saving them time and money
  • Provide ALL participants with the opportunity to meet new people, to establish new relationships and to strengthen existing ones
  • Provide all participants with new ideas and inspiration



Co-located with 

Festival of Biologics

18-19 April 2018, Bilbao

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This event is a professional railway industry congress and exhibition open to industry professionals only. The organisers reserve the right to bar entry either at the door or at the time of registration or on the door at their sole discretion.