Final Conference

NEAR2050 has analysed and taken into account issues such as development of technologies, new societal trends, and changing demographics among others, in order to obtain a full account of what users currently need and expect from the rail sector, and what they will need and expect from the rail sector in terms of mega-trend based scenarios in 2022, 2030 and 2050.​​​​​​​

The Final Conference is our chance to present the results from NEAR2050 and invite comments and discussion from the general public, interested parties and experts in the field. 

Join us on 6th March 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany and be part of the discussion on the future of Europe's railways.




Panel Speakers


Kurt Bauer, ÖBB Personenverkehr AG

Director of High-Speed and Long-Distance services


Thorsten Osteroh, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Director of Rail Transport and Fleet Management.


Timo Maibach, Teradata

Global Accounts Director for Transportation & Logistics


Shift2Rail Representative




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