I N T R O D U C T I O N 

The RailSIMtech in the beautiful city of Birmingham is the only business meeting in the world for the rail industry with a full focus on simulators. It will bring together those who are involved with simulation technology for training personnel, operations, planing , safety, design and anyone with an interest in Rail simulation who develop or use technology simulation tools on the rail industry.

 
 The latest technologies, projects, codes, 3D modelling visualisation, VR immersive scenarios, strategies and focus points for the present and future of the industry will be presented and demonstrated by an excellent speaker line-up. This event will give an excellent opportunity for networking, benchmarking and business development with industry peers, technology developers and regulators. We are really looking forward to meeting you in Birmingham!
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TOP INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS

Top Industry Leading Speakers sharing unique information and experience through a two day exclusive stream of presentations for you to take strategic insights back to your company.

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TECHNICAL TOUR

A selected group of delegates will enjoy an exclusive tour/visit to a brand new technology state of the art facility for a full day of interactive sessions and simulators interaction.

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UNIQUE PRESENTATIONS

Unique Panel Discussions and Presentations to provide you with the answers to overcome your future plans and challenges. Presentations material will be shared for after/internal review.

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The must go event of the year!

RailSIMtech
[ keynote presentations - tech tour -  exhibition ]
8th - 9th - 10th November 2017

Birmingham - UK 

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DEMO TECHNOLOGY AREA

Technology Exhibiting Area demonstrating the latest developments in Simulation Technologies applications and Training services. Witness technology from first hand.

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SPECIFIC TOPICS

How Simulation Technology is impacting Drivers Training - Operations - Safety developments in the rail industry. To be discussed through presentations, panel discussions and other interactive activities.

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EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Networking and benchmarking opportunities from a selected group of Professionals eager to meet, share and network during the Forum.

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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - BCRRE

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - BCRRE

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With over 130 academics, researchers and professional support staff, we deliver world class research and thought leadership within railways, and offer an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. Our close relationships with the rail industry mean that our research and teaching draws in real-world situations. By studying in depth what is happening across the world's railways, we prepare our graduates for the challenges of the future.
Our perspective is truly international and we collaborate closely with many overseas universities. We also welcome undergraduates and post-graduates from around the world to study and research with us, joining our 200+ student population. We’re excited by the transformational power of railways. We believe that rail has a vital role in creating the world of tomorrow and are developing the people to lead it.
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/

GTR - Govia Thameslink Railway

GTR - Govia Thameslink Railway

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GTR is a brand new train operating company, made up of a family of trusted local brands. From 2015, 22% of all passenger rail journeys in the UK will be run by us. We’re investing heavily in the infrastructure and technology on our lines, so we can deliver more. More trains, more seats, more services, more routes, more station improvements, more platforms with WiFi and more information. Above all, we want to give our customers and our people more say – to help us create a better rail service for everyone.

From 2015, we’ll be running Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink services.

GTR is part of Govia – a partnership between two world-class transport operators – the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis.

TfL - London underground

TfL - London underground

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Virtually everyone who visits, lives or works in London will use one of our services and every one of those journeys matters to us.We are here to keep London working and growing, and to make life in the Capital better. But a rapidly growing population means achieving this goal is more challenging than ever.

Currently, 8.4 million people live in the Capital. This is expected to become 10 million in the 2030s. We must carry on supporting this growth if London’s success is to continue.

We also have to balance delivering our services with one of the biggest savings and efficiency programmes in the public sector. Our success depends on Government support through grants and borrowing, our fare payers, developing our commercial income and achieving our efficiency targets.

https://tfl.gov.uk/

GWR – Great Western Railway

GWR – Great Western Railway

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GWR reaches from London in the east to Brighton and Gatwick in the south, Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock and Penzance in the west and Banbury, Hereford and Worcester in the north.It’s one of the UK’s largest and most complex rail networks, carrying 1.5 million passengers every week on 9,000 services, and calling at 276 stations. GWR is the only UK rail company to operate High Speed Inter-city, commuter, regional and sleeper services.

In short, we keep the west moving. For as long as FirstGroup is the custodians of GWR, we will work tirelessly to make sure the west runs faster, smoother and more efficiently. And we’ll keep striving to Build a Greater West.

 

http://www.gwr.com/

  OUR SPEAKERS
... - invited & confirmed companies includes - among many others!
 
Hitachi Information Control Systems

Hitachi Information Control Systems

Collaborative Sponsor

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe brings together many years of experience in delivery and support of simulation, control and traffic management systems.

In the U.K. our products form an essential part of Network Rail’s operational infrastructure, enabling safe and efficient performance via our TREsim training simulator and TREsa automated route setting systems.

To meet rail sector challenges, our team are driving industry-changing innovations in full lifecycle modelling and simulation, including automated data validation and design optimisation solutions.

We are now combining our products and experience with those of our parent company, Hitachi Limited, to deliver market leading information and control solutions such as the Tranista traffic management platform.

Transurb Simulation

Transurb Simulation

GOLD SPONSOR - Follow Us

Since almost 15 years, Transurb Simulation delivers Rail Simulation and Advanced Training Solutions. Our range contains driving simulators providing different degrees of immersion and portability. Each of our simulators is equipped with the latest 3D computer-generated imagery so as to place the driver in a highly realistic simulation enviroment.

http://www.transurb.com/simulation/

NS

NS

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People want to be able to move around without having to worry. Fast, safe, simple and at any time. NS wants to make this possible, and does not limit itself to just trains. NS has developed into a comprehensive service provider, enabling its customers to blend social, business and recreational goals seamlessly. This is done by making the journey from door to door comfortable, accessible and efficient and by giving the customer the opportunity to choose ‘smart’ travel options based on the most recent information.
http://www.ns.nl/

Leading Research in advanced technology platforms for smart city applications, collaborative engineering, multi-agency collaboration environments, serious game applications, interactive learning and training environments and community spaces.
http://www.salford.ac.uk/thinklab

Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. The 18 largest stations are run by the company itself, while all the others, over 2,500, are run by one of the country’s train operating companies.

ProRail

ProRail

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ProRail is a government task organisation that takes care of maintenance and extensions of the national
railway network infrastructure (not the metro or tram), of allocating rail capacity, and of traffic control.
Prorail is a part of NS Railinfratrust, the Dutch railway infrastructure owner.

https://www.prorail.nl/

Scheidt & Bachmann

Scheidt & Bachmann

Collaborative Sponsor

Our family business was founded in 1872 and is currently under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Norbert Miller,
now in the fifth generation of the family shareholders.

About 3,000 employees from nearly 50 nations worldwide are working on our solutions for a mobile world.
It is no longer sufficient to provide barriers and machines, the real challenge lies in the intelligence and wholesome of our system solutions.
Software development and service management have become the heart of our systems for predictive, intelligent mobility.

The secret of our long-term success is simple: We trust in the skills of our employees and work daily from supplying our customers
with products, developments and services of the highest quality.

https://www.scheidt-bachmann.de

NTAR - National Training Academy for Rail

NTAR - National Training Academy for Rail

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“All change” is a phrase that every rail passenger is used to hearing. But it’s now a phrase that has special resonance throughout the UK rail industry, as the move toward the ‘Digital Railway’ of the future gathers pace – just at the time when many of the industry’s workforce are approaching retirement age.
Both government and industry alike recognise that this combination of technological and demographic pressure needs a very clear strategy. Only by addressing training and recruitment needs now can we ensure that the UK can draw upon a highly-skilled talent pool in rail engineering – and create a truly world-leading 21st century rail network.
With immediate needs on the timetable too, such as expansion of the workforce to maintain new fleets, the response to the challenge has been a unique and ambitious public/private partnership between government agencies and private enterprise: the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR).
http://ntar.co.uk/

Lander Simulation & Training Solutions

Lander Simulation & Training Solutions

Collaborative Sponsor

OUR WORK REVOLVES AROUND DESIGNING, DEVELOPING AND MANUFACTURING TRAINING SYSTEMS, COVERING EVERYTHING FROM THE COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SIMULATOR TO THE DESIGN AND REVIEW OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME.

Lander Simulation & Training Solutions S.A. is a company which specialises in the design, development and implementation of state-of-the-art commercial simulation devices for training purposes.

Lander is the first Spanish company to create simulators specifically for civil use and they are mainly created for training purposes with the aim of preventing accidents, whether they be road or rail, etc. Our uniqueness comes from our attention to detail and systematic approach.

http://www.landersimulation.com

Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast

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Hello, we’re Virgin Trains. We’re on a mission to make every second you spend with us awesome. If you’re travelling for work, we’re the business. Want a weekend away with family or friends? We’ll take you and the gang to some of the UK’s most iconic destinations, and we’ll take you there in style.

Our lovely staff make train travel something you actually look forward to; helping you to arrive relaxed, refreshed (with our own, specially-brewed beer and cider) and ready for action.

It’s time for a revolution on rails.

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/

AGENDA - SCHEDULE - PRESENTATIONS

This two day event will showcase the latest developments, best practices, benefits and solutions in Training & Operations Planing when using Simulation  on a three day forum [ keynotes - exhibition - tour ] –8th - 9th - 10th November – where attendees will hear cutting edge presentations from experts representing the Rail Industry, Simulation Technology developers, Training & Development Institutes, Research Institutes and Universities. The Forum will go through the following topics:
  • NEC
    B40 1NT, Birmingham, UK

  • Nov 8th - 9th - 10th 2017
    08:30 am - 04:30pm

  • Cocktail Reception
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08:00 Welcome to RailSIMtech - Rail Simulation Technology Forum

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.00 - 09.30 Simon Rennie - MD - NTAR National Training Academy for Rail

COUNTRY SIMULATION FOR RAIL EDUCATION

The origins of our use of technology: why we deployed it. What are the scenarios in which we have used simulation and what benefits does it deliver. What types of technology do we use and what we are looking at next
09.30 - 10.00 Brian Clark, Senior Simulator Manager & Malcolm Cook, IEP Training Manager - GWR Great Western Railways

Making History the GWR way, by introducing the largest fleet of upgrade in GWR history.

Good and not so good experiences when delivering a quantum leap in training for the largest fleet upgrade in GWR history, 2 completely new fleets of 21st century trains, electrification and diesel fleet upgrade cascade, all happening concurrently, part of a 7.5 billion pound rail investment into GWR…. Can simulation save the day?
10.00 – 10.30 Paul Boyle, Head of ERTMS - Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast Using Simulation to Change the Game for Good

“Whats happening” Introduction of our New High Speed Train in the UK, the Virgin Azuma and the European Train Control System (ETCS); - What have we done at VTEC to prepare our business for these major projects - How we are using Innovation in Simulation.
10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, SIM technology exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 - 11.30 Tim Wells, Operations Simulator Manager & John Tomlin, Operations Development Manager - Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Limited.

Designing for compact simulators and a blended learning approach

This will cover the introduction of new compact simulators to GTR and how we will use them in initial training, and also look at how we are approaching the scenario design process (not only for the change to compacts but looking at cross industry best practice) to incorporate into a blended approach to training delivery.
11.30 – 12.00 LANDER - TBC

New Simulation technology to support a training model in projects and the use of simulators for Drivers and Signallers in joint training

12.00 – 12.30 Gary McGuire - Head of R&D at Siemens Rail Automation

Simulation and its role in the Digital Twin

Railway technology is developing at an extremely rapid rate as the move to a ‘digital railway’ gathers pace to meet increasing demand and stakeholder expectations for safe, smooth, predictable journeys. Finding ways of using technology to bring this improvement brings many challenges, as the railway today is a complex, tightly linked system of systems. The use of simulation allows the creation of a ‘digital twin’ of the railway, so that ideas can quickly be developed using agile techniques, then tested on the simulated ‘twin’ rather than the real railway. If things work, great, they can be developed, if they don’t bring the expected benefits, then nothing is lost and we can move on to the next great idea, pushing the reality of a railway we can be proud of forward quickly.
12.30 – 14.00 ... ENJOY!

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Ottar Haslestad - Simulator Manager - Norwegian Rail Academy / Norwegian Railway Directorate

Experience with using advanced simulators for basic training of Train Drivers and Traffic Controllers (incl refreshment training for experienced personnel)

The idea of having integrated scenarios for both train simulators and traffic control simulators. The challenge - The decision to leave the idea - The development of Multi-Purpose simulators using In-house recourses and off the shelf hardware - Aging simulators and the need for a plan for the future.
14.30 – 15.00 Graham Goswell – Director, Railway Operations - HITACHI Information Control Systems

Gaining Value from Data in a Simulated Rail Environment

Rail organisations have been behind the curve in fully utilising the power of simulation. We have been even slower in taking the data generated by full fidelity simulation and transforming it into valuable management information. This data is available and could provide decision makers at all levels with intelligence on all aspects of the rail system from train paths and running times to user ergonomics and incident recovery. Data can also be used in novel ways – the train operator knows how many potential customers are on a train and the infrastructure owner knows when the train will arrive at the station. This data is of value to local retailers, taxi companies, etc. The impact of data will be huge and will power the next generation of the railway. Simulation is such an accurate tool that data generated will play a major role in this change
15.00 – 15.30 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, SIM Technology exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Dr Lei Chen - BCRRE Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Application of microscopic simulation to railway system optimisation

Introduction to BCRRE simulation research - Railway traffic management simulation and optimisation - Railway system design simulation and optimisation - Railway traction energy usage simulation and optimisation
16.00 - 16.30 Nicole Rasenberg, head of the traffic control education department - Friso Westerhuis, information analyst for education and simulation - ProRail

Renewal of simulation based training for train controllers and train dispatchers in the Netherlands: An ongoing cooperation of educators, IT and innovation.

The traffic control education department is responsible for the training, certification and continuous education of about 600 train dispatchers. Simulation is used in training and certification, plans are a made to use it in the continuous education as well. Simulations are done of both current and future situations. In our presentation we will show how we develop specific simulations systems for different didactic objectives by a multifaceted team of specialists in learning, simulation, innovation and IT. Thus we try to find the optimal fit.
16.30 - 17.00

Panel Discussion: Future Trends and impact of Simulation Technology as a tool for Education in Railway Engineering

17.00

We will end the day with a special cocktail/networking session in the exhibition area.

This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

08.00 – 08.45 Welcome to RailSIMtech 2nd day!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.00 – 09.30 PAULEY

Applying Immersive Technology in the Rail Industry

09.30 – 10.00 YANNICK GILIS, GENERAL MANAGER OF TRANSURB SIMULATION

Empowering the trainers with modern simulation tools or how to create scenarios from scratch by yourself (Live Demo ETCS)

Track design and generation - Automatic signalling - Exercise/Scenario design - Theoretical content layer
10.00 - 10.30 Pierre Delsemme - INFRABEL

Safety first! : how to train the immediate response of lookouts in high-risk and stressful environments with VR simulation

Infrabel brief - Delivered solution : Virtual Reality Cave simulator - Return on experience : 6 months of training - Next steps
10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, SIM technology exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 – 11.30 Graffica

Validation and Interoperability: enabling the Digital Railway

As modern digital systems replace their mechanical predecessors, and human decisions are now taken with the support of software algorithms how do we validate these complex systems? How can we make legacy systems interoperable with future advances? How do we integrate research innovations into the Railway system? From timetable planning, through operations to performance analysis, we discuss the power of simulation in support of railway systems integration, through the use of common interfaces and their realisation in the HERMES simulation platform. __
11.30 – 12.00 Brendan Morris, CEO - 3D Visual Simulations - GWR

Simulation developments for a train control interface

12.00 – 12.30 Menno Okkes & Jelle Luipen NS - ProRail

Developments in simulation at NS

NS uses simulators for basic training and recurrent instruction. New developments are the use of simulators for performance improvement and research. The purpose is to install simulators in depots to connect learning and operation with each other, and to create the best learning effects. A ‘research’ simulator has been developed to do research to the effects of changes in infra structure, and devices in the cabin to the alertness and performance of train drivers.
12.30 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Jörg Demitz, Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH

New Generation of Traffic Controllers - Evolutions in Job Tasks require new Training Methodologies

Many railway companies are facing a generation change in their train control staff and need to intensify training of new junior employees. Modern training concepts require trainees to learn independently for themselves. The competence of a train controller, however, comprises not only knowledge, but above all skill and appropriate conduct. These three elements can be acquired and tested by means of simulator training. With flexible, web-based simulation systems trainees can practise by themselves the content they have learned in the classroom. Such systems can be created using software solutions which can be adapted to the entire range of training requirements.
14.30 – 15.00 Roy Hickman – Programme Engineering Manager at Network Rail - Dr Simon Campion – VR Consultant and Project Manager at the UOS’s THINKlab - Michal Cieciura – Lead Developer at the UOS’s THINKlab

4D Simulation Environment for Track Renewal Programmes

The University of Salford's THINKlab team have developed a 4D planning package for track renewal. THINKlab helped Network Rail create 4D simulations, used for visualising and scheduling tasks over a time period, allowing them to run different scenarios for pre-work briefings and post-work evaluation.
15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00

Innovative High Speed Line Performance Simulation Model (PSM)

16.00 – 16.30

Railway Simulators - Testing, Research and Development

16.30

We will end the day with a special networking session in the exhibition area. This agenda will be subject to changes

Technical Tour
Exclusive visit to the state of the art NTAR - National Training Academy for Rail - facilities.

  OUR SPONSORS
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Transurb Simulation

Transurb Simulation

GOLD SPONSOR - Follow Us

Since almost 15 years, Transurb Simulation delivers Rail Simulation and Advanced Training Solutions. Our range contains driving simulators providing different degrees of immersion and portability. Each of our simulators is equipped with the latest 3D computer-generated imagery so as to place the driver in a highly realistic simulation enviroment.

http://www.transurb.com/simulation/

SIEMENS

SIEMENS

Silver Sponsor

Siemens has been an integral part of the global rail industry for over 170 years, with an unrivalled track record in the design, development and delivery of signalling, communications, telecoms, train control and power supply equipment, as well as rail vehicles and maintenance. Our experience and expertise are instrumental in delivering solutions that move people and freight safely and efficiently around the world’s rail networks and with a wealth of project experience, we continue to set standards in efficiency, quality and reliability. With the railway developing rapidly, and in particular to align with digitalisation, we are increasingly exploring new technology to deliver capacity, connectivity and efficiency improvements. Simulation allows us to do this much more quickly and effectively by creating a ‘digital twin’ of the railway, enabling initial testing to be carried out ‘virtually’ rather than on the railway itself.

www.siemens.co.uk/rail

Graffica

Graffica

Silver Sponsor

Graffica’s unique HERMES platform is an innovative and highly flexible rail simulation product that models all aspects of railway operation.

Graffica offers the Holistic Environment for Rail Modelling and Experimental Simulation (HERMES) using our proven GSDK toolkit as its foundation software. HERMES comprises a number of distinct functional components offering rail related services that can be used by algorithmic or presentational components connected into the platform.

http://graffica.co.uk

Pennant International Group

Pennant International Group

Exhibitors

Pennant International Group plc was established over 50 years ago. The Group comprises six wholly owned subsidiaries and operates worldwide, with offices in Europe, North America and Australasia.
The Group is listed on AIM with the Head Office in Cheltenham, UK. Pennant’s growth has been organic, through a combination of product expansion, customer development and acquisition.
In addition to our operational centres worldwide, the Group has collaborative arrangements with a strategic range of partners and agents in many countries and can truly claim a global presence.

http://www.pennantplc.co.uk

Agility3

Agility3

Exhibitor

Based just North of London, Agility3 are specialists in modelling, simulation and visualisation. Our expertise focuses on using commercially available tools to develop bespoke virtual 3D models, virtual 3D environments and interactive 3D applications to meet the needs of our clients in rail, road, defence and more.

From highly realistic, highly accurate virtual environments to support simulator training to tailored interactive and immersive 3D applications that enable the visualisation of transport networks and infrastructure developments, our solutions can support you in a multitude of areas including training, decision making and stakeholder engagement to name a few. We look forward to hearing your simulation and visualisation requirements…

www.agility3.co.uk

PAULEY

PAULEY

Partner & Exhibitor

We're a team of UK-based, highly skilled, highly experienced software specialists that can help you deliver innovative and effective digital training, learning & development tools, as well as other digital content.

We use a range of immersive and interactive solutions, keeping on top of the latest developments to ensure your content helps you to achieve your goals in the most effective way possible.

Whether it's turning paper-based questions into a competency management system, visualising complex processes into a detailed 3D model, or accurately replicating an entire environment in virtual reality, our technology delivers automated, interactive and future-proofed experiences.

http://pauley.co.uk

Hitachi Information Control Systems

Hitachi Information Control Systems

Collaborative Sponsor

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe brings together many years of experience in delivery and support of simulation, control and traffic management systems.

In the U.K. our products form an essential part of Network Rail’s operational infrastructure, enabling safe and efficient performance via our TREsim training simulator and TREsa automated route setting systems.

To meet rail sector challenges, our team are driving industry-changing innovations in full lifecycle modelling and simulation, including automated data validation and design optimisation solutions.

We are now combining our products and experience with those of our parent company, Hitachi Limited, to deliver market leading information and control solutions such as the Tranista traffic management platform.

Lander Simulation & Training Solutions

Lander Simulation & Training Solutions

Collaborative Sponsor

OUR WORK REVOLVES AROUND DESIGNING, DEVELOPING AND MANUFACTURING TRAINING SYSTEMS, COVERING EVERYTHING FROM THE COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SIMULATOR TO THE DESIGN AND REVIEW OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME.

Lander Simulation & Training Solutions S.A. is a company which specialises in the design, development and implementation of state-of-the-art commercial simulation devices for training purposes.

Lander is the first Spanish company to create simulators specifically for civil use and they are mainly created for training purposes with the aim of preventing accidents, whether they be road or rail, etc. Our uniqueness comes from our attention to detail and systematic approach.

http://www.landersimulation.com

Scheidt & Bachmann

Scheidt & Bachmann

Collaborative Sponsor

Our family business was founded in 1872 and is currently under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Norbert Miller,
now in the fifth generation of the family shareholders.

About 3,000 employees from nearly 50 nations worldwide are working on our solutions for a mobile world.
It is no longer sufficient to provide barriers and machines, the real challenge lies in the intelligence and wholesome of our system solutions.
Software development and service management have become the heart of our systems for predictive, intelligent mobility.

The secret of our long-term success is simple: We trust in the skills of our employees and work daily from supplying our customers
with products, developments and services of the highest quality.

https://www.scheidt-bachmann.de

Smart Eye

Smart Eye

Exhibitor

Our vision began as a dream that awoke our curiosity. When we researched its premise, how eyes could help technology understand human behaviour, we saw the future of eye tracking. In 1999, we set out to make it a reality.

Smart Eye was founded to bridge the gap between man and machine for a better, sustainable tomorrow. We do it by developing groundbreaking eye tracking technology that understands, assists and predicts human intentions and actions. Through combining deep, technical knowledge with playful creativity. And with the persistence needed to push forward despite realizing that perfect, seamless integration is an unattainable concept.

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - BCRRE

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - BCRRE

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With over 130 academics, researchers and professional support staff, we deliver world class research and thought leadership within railways, and offer an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. Our close relationships with the rail industry mean that our research and teaching draws in real-world situations. By studying in depth what is happening across the world's railways, we prepare our graduates for the challenges of the future.
Our perspective is truly international and we collaborate closely with many overseas universities. We also welcome undergraduates and post-graduates from around the world to study and research with us, joining our 200+ student population. We’re excited by the transformational power of railways. We believe that rail has a vital role in creating the world of tomorrow and are developing the people to lead it.
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/

  COLLABORATIVE &
 strategic partners ...
 
PAULEY

PAULEY

Partner & Exhibitor

We're a team of UK-based, highly skilled, highly experienced software specialists that can help you deliver innovative and effective digital training, learning & development tools, as well as other digital content.

We use a range of immersive and interactive solutions, keeping on top of the latest developments to ensure your content helps you to achieve your goals in the most effective way possible.

Whether it's turning paper-based questions into a competency management system, visualising complex processes into a detailed 3D model, or accurately replicating an entire environment in virtual reality, our technology delivers automated, interactive and future-proofed experiences.

http://pauley.co.uk

NTAR - National Training Academy for Rail

NTAR - National Training Academy for Rail

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“All change” is a phrase that every rail passenger is used to hearing. But it’s now a phrase that has special resonance throughout the UK rail industry, as the move toward the ‘Digital Railway’ of the future gathers pace – just at the time when many of the industry’s workforce are approaching retirement age.
Both government and industry alike recognise that this combination of technological and demographic pressure needs a very clear strategy. Only by addressing training and recruitment needs now can we ensure that the UK can draw upon a highly-skilled talent pool in rail engineering – and create a truly world-leading 21st century rail network.
With immediate needs on the timetable too, such as expansion of the workforce to maintain new fleets, the response to the challenge has been a unique and ambitious public/private partnership between government agencies and private enterprise: the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR).
http://ntar.co.uk/

Official Venue: NEC

Birmingham B40 1NT tel: +44(0)121 780 4141
It’s fair to say a lot has changed since HM The Queen officially opened the NEC in 1976. We’ve grown significantly in size and reputation for starters, to become the UK’s number one venue of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors. We originally had seven exhibition halls - today we have 20. Not to mention 34 conference suites and a host of additional outdoor spaces. It’s not been easy though. For 40 years we’ve challenged, questioned and pushed our industry to ensure we continue to evolve and embrace change because only by doing so can we ensure our customers can too. It’s an approach that works, as our flexible spaces now play host to over six million guests and 500 events every year. Some small, some big, some massive, but all delivered with the same attention to detail and drive for innovation as our first Spring Fair all those years ago.

WHAT THEY SAY ...

Our company is world leader on business events organisation on different technology areas such as Simulation - Biotechnology for different set of industries including O&G - Nuclear Energy. Some of our delegates experience as follows:    

“ The forum gave me a professional input in how other actors conducting training and what they think about a best practice for simulator training and education. ”

Gazprom Int Training
Gazprom Int Training
Dir Training & Development

“Great time spent to meet latest technologies used for Operator Training, on both; the Control Room Operators with advance Operator Training Simulators and the Field Operators with Immersive Training Simulator”

SIEMENS
SIEMENS
Prod Manager COMOS

“It has been a unique opportunity to capture in 3 days the State of the Art of the Operator Training Systems (OTS) and Immersive Training Systems (ITS). Thanks for this opportunity and we are sure we will be back next year.”

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MD

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What are the main topic/focus

Attendees can hear cutting edge presentations on: Simulation and Drivers Training Safety – Crew Emergency Simulation Simulation for Train Operations and Planing Railroad Network simulation Simulator Technology Updates Simulation and 3D Visualization Other Applications for rail Simulation Licensing & Regulation

Who will attend

The Forum will bring together those who are involved with simulators, training personnel, operation and planing support managers, safety and anyone with an interest in Rail simulators who develop or use simulation tools on the rail industry. This event will give an excellent opportunity for networking, benchmarking and business development with industry peers, contractors, vendors, suppliers and regulators.

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VENUE INFORMATION

  • The NEC National Exhibition Centre , Halls, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK +44 121 780 4141 |

  • 8th - 9th - 10th Nov 2017 - 08.30 / 16.30

CONTACT US

  • For SPONSORSHIP enquiries please contact Brian Tjon | brian.tjon@nrg-events.com  | Tel BCN: 0034 656 886 245

  • For MKT and any other enquiries contact Jaime Noguera  | marketing@nrg-events.com  | Tel BCN: 0034 684 113 841

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