Railway PRO Investment Summit
3 – 4 October 2017 | Bucharest

Railway PRO Investment Summit – also known as the Railway Days, is the most representative and innovative event of the Railway Pro Communication Platform that gathers every year, in a joint partnership with Club Feroviar, hundreds of players from the railway international market.

Ground-breaking event in Eastern Europe

Railway Pro Investment Summit 2017

Railway Pro Investment Summit 2017

For more than a decade now, the Railway PRO Investment Summit – the most representative and innovative event of the Railway Pro Communication Platform – has been the gathering place for hundreds of key players from the international railway market, each one offering their insight and contribution towards developing rail related projects.

The exposition

The exposition

that will take place during the Railway Pro Investment Summit will provide the companies with the chance to present their latest products and developments in front of a highly specialised audience .

Debated topics

Debated topics

during this edition of the Railway Pro Investment Summit are comprehensive and diverse, providing the participants details regarding the newest developments of the railway industry.

The 12th edition

The 12th edition

is already looking to surpass the previous events through an increasingly higher attendance of top decision makers and representatives of the railway industry and organisations. Delegates from the European Commission, the European Parliament, international public authorities, IFIs, as well as rail associations will provide valuable insights concerning ongoing and future projects and sharing their visions on the progress and direction of the rail transport market.


Day 1

The business approach for an efficient railway market


08:00 – 09:00     Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 10:00     Opening Speeches

10:00 – 11:00     Official opening of the railway technology exhibition & tour

11:00 – 12:30     Panel 1: Policies and strategies for a high competitive and efficient railway transport sector
(application of the 4th Railway Package, bridging the gap – increasing cross-border rail connections, Shift2Rail – an essential tool for research and innovation, financing infrastructure projects)


12.30 – 14.00     Networking Lunch

14.00 – 15.30     Panel 2: Challenges and opportunities in the Single EU Rail Area
(meet passenger expectations with on-train digital services, rail freight – a sector in transition, future outlook for a railway system able to meet mobility challenges, unlocking the railway infrastructure projects and building the missing links, shaping the TEN-T Core Network – challenges and opportunities)


15.30 – 16.00     Networking Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00      Railway PRO Investment Summit Day 1 Conclusions


19.30         Networking Dinner



Day 2

09:00 – 09:30     Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 11:00     Panel 1: Make railways more attractive for investors
(ERTMS – the viable solution for a seamless railway transport, the need of a harmonized and interoperable freight transport system to increase competitiveness, use of Internet of things – data collection, rolling stock acquisition, open access to freight terminals for a better logistics, creating a high capacity infrastructure, predictive maintenance, using the UAVs for rail infrastructure maintenance, use of new materials and state-of-the-art technologies in track construction)


11.00 – 11.30    Networking Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00     Panel 2: Smarter and Greener Cities
(planning and delivering metro and LRTs projects, reshaping the urban transport system, new solutions for boosting public transport attractiveness – opportunities in rail passenger transport development)


13.00 – 14.30     Networking Lunch

14.30 – 15.30      Railway PRO Investment Summit Day 1 & 2 Sum up and Conclusions