UIC International Conference on Railway Stations NEXTSTATION 2017: all the key players involved in the development and operation of railway stations will meet in Madrid on 19-20 October
The theme of the conference is “Smart Stations in Smart Cities”
On 19-20 October during NEXTSTATION 2017, the UIC International Conference on Railway Stations, Madrid will be station capital of the world. Under the High Patronage of the Spanish Ministry of Development, Madrid will host this Conference, jointly organised by the Spanish Rail Infrastructure Manager (Adif) and the International Union of Railways (UIC). The conference will address the key issues under the main theme “Smart Stations in Smart Cities”.
The latest developments in railway station design and operation, and also the integration of the station in the city will be presented by world-class speakers, including decision-makers and representatives of leading industries. They will have the opportunity to share experiences and good practices on many topics: linking cities, services and technologies such as low carbon stations, city services, competitiveness, innovation, Big Data, governance, accessibility, intermodality, business, security, urban integration, social networks, etc.
In addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, which will be attended by high-ranking Spanish Government officials, NEXTSTATION 2017 will include two round tables during the plenary session. The themes of the first and second round tables will focus on “Smart stations in a connected world” and “Smart stations, the manager’s perspective”.
The conference programme will also feature eight parallel sessions, as well as a professional exhibition for all railway partners specialising in products and services related to railway stations. On 21 October, a programme of technical visits (Madrid Atocha, Malaga and Toledo Railway stations) will be offered to participants.
Sponsors of the event are Renfe, Ineco, Acciona, Areas, Indra, Saba, Sopra Steria, Telefónica and Siemens.
NEXTSTATION 2017 will take place at Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel, located next to Chamartin Railway Station in Madrid’s new financial district.