The Rail Technology Conferences Paris will take place on 26, 27 and 28 January 2016 at the UIC Headquarters Paris

Wheel/rail interface is a dynamic and complex area in railway operations. Scientific studies and technological developments are continuously trying to improve the performance of both systems and reduce side effects such as noise and vibrations. This task becomes even more complex when considering the influences of sensitive track structures such as switches. The Rail Technology Conferences will take place from 26 – 28 January 2016 at the UIC headquarters in Paris. This three-day event will address the topics Wheel/Rail Interface & Switches, Noise & Vibrations and Railways & Environment.

Expert speakers

Jean-Francois Reynaud, Product Development Manager - CAF Power & Automation & UNIFE
Yuewei Ma, PhD Candidate - Delft University of Technology
Bart van der Spiegel, Energy Management – Infrabel & Board Member – Eress
Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen, Director - Eress
Filip Coumans, Senior Consultant – DEKRA Insight
Gabriel Castañares Hernández, Senior Advisor on Energy & CO2 – UIC / Ecopassenger
Günther Koller, CEO – Koocoo technology & consulting GmbH
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Manager – International Union of Railways (UIC)
Luca Lategan, Master student in Electrical Engineering – University of Stellenbosch
Martijn Wolf, Technical Consultant – Ricardo Rail (formerly Lloyd’s Register Rail)
Per Corshammar, Manager – Tüv-Süd Danmark ApS
Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe - International Union of Railways (UIC)
Anna Weber, Dipl. -Ing. Architect - Orange Architekten
Christian Noël, Founder - CARE-TRACK
David Benton, Product Marketing Manager Rail Sector – Tata Steel
Franck Poisson, Deputy Manager Physics of the Railway System Department – SNCF
Hans van Leeuwen, CEO & Senior Consultant Traffic and Environment - DGMR consulting engineers
Hielke Zandberg, Specialist Noise and Vibrations - ProRail
Hoessein Alkisaei, Honours Program Delft University of Technology
Micha Köpfli, CEO – N-Sphere AG
Pedro Alves Costa, Assistant Professor - University of Porto
Peter Tschada, Dipl. -Ing. Architekt – Orange Architekten
Rick Scholte, Managing Director and Founder – Sorama
Christian Eichwald, Team Leader Customer Support Rail – Amberg Technologies AG
Edward de Jong, Senior Consultant - Ricardo Rail (formerly Lloyd's Register Rail)
Eric Baars, Maintenance Consultant – Strukton Systems bv
Giuseppe Aurisicchio, Product Line Manager for Railway Infrastructure Measuring Trains and Systems - MER MEC S.p.A.
Juliette van Driel, Chain Director Wayside Monitoring Systems - ProRail
Marc Antoni, Director Rail System – UIC
Martin Hiensch, Specialist Mechanics - Dekra Rail
Matthias Manhart, Head Rhomberg Sersa Technology - Sersa Maschineller Gleisbau AG
Pierre Etienne Gautier, VP Innovation - Systra
Yann Bezin, Head of Research – Institute of Railway Research | University of Huddersfield

Because of the environmental impact the various railway networks have put sustainability high on their agenda. Full insight in the interaction between all of these topics is essential to make important improvements to today’s complex railway operations. 36 expert speakers will share their knowledge about these topics.

Conference Programme

Wheel/Rail Interface & Switches – 26th of January 2016

  • Loads, Stress & Rail defects
  • Optimising opposite demands
  • Strategy & Technology
  • Maintenance & Renewal

View programme: Wheel/Rail Interface & Switches

Noise & Vibrations – 27th of January 2016

  • Rail and its direct surroundings – experiences and best practises
  • Noise & Maintenance
  • Sound management by material choice
  • Vibration reduction methods

View programme: Noise & Vibrations

Railways & Environment – 28th of January 2016

  • Environmental footprint of railways / Towards more energy efficient railways
  • Sustainable materials – new materials, more with less, best practices
  • Energy vision & trends
  • Alternative fuels/energy

View programme: Railways & Environment

Who should attend the conference?

The present Rail Technology Conferences Paris offers a three-day podium in order to discuss best practices, tangible tools, industry solutions and current information at an international setting. At the Rail Technology Conferences Paris you can discuss with:

  • Scientists
  • Authorities
  • Infrastructure managers
  • Rolling stock manufacturers
  • Operators
  • Constructors
  • Technical engineers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Consultants


The Rail Technology Conferences Paris 2016 is now open for registration. Don’t miss this opportunity to join other railway experts in the field of wheel/rail interface, switches, noise & vibrations and railways & environment at this unique event! Register today and be part of these international conferences.

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