EXPO Ferroviaria, the event dedicated to the international railway industry, has opened its doors at Rho Fiera Milano. 188 exhibitors from 14 countries are participating in the only trade show dedicated to the sector in Italy, with its tenth edition held in the European Year of Rail, identified by the European Commission as an essential step towards the ecological transition.
The opening ceremony was attended by Luigi Corradi, CEO and General Manager, Trenitalia; Aldo Colombo, General Manager of Infrastructures, Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Lombardy Region; Andrea Gibelli, President, FNM; Marco Piuri, CEO, Trenord; Giuseppe Gaudiello, President of ANIE-ASSIFER and Mario Virano, General Director at TELT.
Organised by Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, a world leader in commercial events management, EXPO Ferroviaria is strongly supported by the entire industrial sector, which sees the event in Milan as an important appointment to learn about new technologies and innovations, investments, policies and the future of freight and passenger transport.
“EXPO Ferroviaria, especially with this edition, shows its strong positioning and acceptance in the Italian railway industry. This is where the ‘who’s who’ of the industry meets to exchange ideas on environment, sustainability, passenger and network safety and railway infrastructures – and to drive the development of the Italian railway industry. This year, for the first time, also about the topic of tunnelling”, comments Olaf Freier, Director for EXPO Ferroviaria and the Transport Portfolio at Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.
For the first time, EXPO Ferroviaria will also have a digital component. All registered visitors will be able to attend seminars and conferences virtually and arrange online meetings with exhibitors from the website https://digital.expoferroviaria.com. Two experiences that complement the event offer, similarly to other events that Mack-Brooks Exhibitions organised during the pandemic.
Amongst the leading participating companies, we can count: Alstom Ferroviaria SpA, Colas Rail SpA, Stadler Rail Management AG, Mermec, Knorr Bremse Rail System Italia Srl, ABB SpA, Hitachi Rail STS SpA, Lucchini RS SpA, Wabtec Corporation, Salcef Group SpA, Vossloh Locomotive GmbH, Vossloh Sistemi Srl Siemens SpA and many other industry key players.
“It will be the first time key players of the infrastructure and rolling stock sectors will meet face-to-face at an event of this stature, to network and exchange in a professional environment since the beginning of the pandemic. We have done everything we can to ensure that we provide a safe, but also extremely valuable and stimulating show for our participants. It’s been a long road, but we’ve made it – we thank our partners and loyal exhibitors for their support over the last few months,” concludes Olaf Freier.