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Eurasian rail tech leaders to gather in Turkey to take advantage of $545bn of regional opportunities.

Posted by Luke Upton on Nov 13, 2017

Marmaray Train.jpgRail and metro technology experts from across Eurasia, the Middle East and rest of the world are set to gather in Turkey, for two days of expert insight, practical case studies, detailed discussion and interactive workshops plus attend a busy Expo packed full of leading industry suppliers at Istanbul Rail Tech on 11th-12th April 2018.

With US$45 billion in Turkey and US$500 billion in Eurasia and the Middle East scheduled to be invested by 2023, Istanbul is at the heart of these plans and makes the Turkish capital the perfect venue for technology suppliers to showcase their solutions to those who are actively seeking them.

The region is the most exciting for rail investment anywhere in the world in the coming years, with Turkey seeing 13,000km of new track being built, a total that includes 3,500km of high-speed lines and 8,500km of fast-rail lines. This increase of track infrastructure will grow passenger transport from 1% to 10 % of journeys, and boost the share of freight movement from 4.4% to 15%. Adjacent to these developments, a period of liberalization of Turkish State Railways will begin allowing more rapid production mechanism and opening up of opportunities.

Istanbul Rail Tech provides you with access to one of the fastest growing rail technology markets in the world. Across two packed days you will be able to meet, network and conduct business with senior buyers from rail networks, stations and governments. Istanbul Rail Tech provides you with the opportunity to place your technologies and products at the forefront of this developing market.

With fantastic local and regional support,Istanbul Rail Tech is more than just an exhibition; it is the ultimate best practice sharing and thought leadership opportunity. Istanbul Rail Tech includes a C-level two day conference, powered by industry leader SmartRail World where executives share, learn and plan for future of rail in the region.

Organised by ITE Turkey, part of the international exhibition giant ITE Group, who bring immense experience in both the rail industry and event planning and management, most prominently with Eurasia Rail, the 3rd biggest rolling stock exhibition in the world also has the distinction of being the only exhibition in its field in Eurasia Region.

And we are at SmartRail World will curate the Istanbul Rail Tech conference agenda and ensure a host of regional and international leaders will share their expertise at the event.

Moris Revah, Transport & Logistics Group Director at ITE-Turkey on the importance of the event; "Railway transportation is noteworthy for its use as a safe means of transportation as well as its line capacity life, energy consumption, environmental friendliness and non-dependence on oil. For all these reasons, besides its proved importance in 19th and 20th centuries, rail transport is considered to be the transport system of the 21st century. The railway sector is making a difference because it is a sector that is constantly open to investments and developments. In this sense, important developments are taking place every day on railway and its technologies in Turkey. Because of that we organise an event which will focus on only technologies in railway sector."

SmartRail World Managing Director Alex Williamson added; “We are delighted to working with the ITE at this landmark event and proud to use all our industry knowledge, and global community of rail and metro experts to deliver its conference. With so many major projects confirmed, not just for Turkey but for the region as a whole, it’s the perfect venue for the home of Eurasian rail innovation.”

Istanbul Rail Tech ( is taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center Istanbul, Turkey, 11th-12th April. For further information contact or call +90 212 291 83 10

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Topics: Rolling Stock, projects

Luke Upton

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