2018 Planning Guide

 

JANUARY 2018

Ad closing date: December 13 2017

IRJ’s comprehensive look at the year ahead, The Railway in 2018, will feature interviews and insight from leading industry leaders from all four corners of the railway world. The issue will provide a snap shot of the current condition of railway industry while putting some of the key railways and transit operators set to make headway in the year ahead under the spotlight.

Among the key industry officials confirmed for this special issue are:

Shahar Ayalon, CEO, Israel Railways
David Franks, CEO, Irish Rail
Dr Christian Göke, CEO, Messe Berlin
Rolf Härdi, CTO, German Rail (DB)
Dave Howard, CEO, Brightline, United States
Rolf Jansson, CEO, VR Finland
Ashwani Johani, chairman of Indian Railways board
Tatsuo Kijima, CEO, JR West
Renato Mazzoncini, CEO, Italian State Railways (FS)
Andreas Meyer, CEO, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Mohamed Mezghani, secretary general, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Peter Rogoff, Sound Transit
Weiping Yu, senior vice-president, CRRC

The Railway in 2018 is essential reading for rail industry professionals and provides an excellent opportunity for suppliers and service providers to demonstrate their offer to the market. For more information about advertising opportunities in this special issue, please contact your sales representative.

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • Middle East Rail, Dubai, UAE. March 12-13
  • Infrarail, Birmingham, Britain. May 1-3
  • UIC High Speed World Congress, Ankara, Turkey. May 8-11
  • InnoTrans 2018, Berlin, Germany. September 18-21

 

 

FEBRUARY

Ad closing date: January 17 2018

Main Themes:

  • Austria and Switzerland
    IRJ looks at the latest developments in Alpine railways
  • Track
    Track technology and maintenance in the spotlight
  • Metros and light rail
    Insight into the key projects and technologies driving the sector forward
  • IRJ Insights: The Disruptors
    What challenges do new transport modes and business models pose to rail?

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • Lighting for Transport and Insfrastructure Conference, London, Britain. February 22

 

 

MARCH

Ad closing date: February 14 2018

Main Themes:

  • Asia
    New railway investment comes under the spotlight
  • Signalling and telecoms
    The latest innovations in railway signalling, train control, and telecommunications
  • Traction and electrification
    IRJ looks at the latest developments in traction equipment and power supply
  • IRJ Insights: Fourth Railway Package
    How is this key piece of legislation changing the face of railways in Europe?

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:


  • IT Trans, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 6-8
  • Middle East Rail, Dubai, UAE. March 12-13
  • Asia Pacific Rail, Hong Kong, March 20-21
  • UIC Global Conference on Signalling, Milan, Italy. March 26-28

 

APRIL

Ad closing date: March 14 2018

Main Themes:

  • Africa
    Chinese investment is driving project development forward
  • Heavy-haul
    New technological advancements from the world’s heaviest railways
  • Digital technologies
    Digitalisation promises to boost efficiency of railway operations
  • IRJ Insights: Railways and cyber security
    How can railways best deal with the threats posed to their networks by cyber criminals?

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • Smart Rail Europe Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 10-11
  • World Metro and Light Rail Congress, Bilbao, Spain. April 18-19
  • UITP Mena, Dubai, UAE. April 23-25

 

MAY

Ad closing date: April 18 2018

Main Themes:

  • Turkey and Middle East
    Various projects are nearing completion across the region
  • High-Speed
    The latest high-speed projects and technological developments from around the world
  • Track
    Insight into how engineers are striving to improve track quality and extend life cycles
  • IRJ Insights: Belt and Road
    China’s flagship foreign policy initiative spurs railway investment

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • Infrarail, Birmingham, Britain. May 1-3
  • UIC High Speed World Congress, Ankara, Turkey. May 8-11

 

JUNE

Ad closing date: May 16 2018

Main Themes:

  • Russia and Eastern Europe
    Huge investment to upgrade and replace Soviet-era infrastructure continues
  • Metros and Light Rail
    Focusing on technical advances in mass transit systems
  • Train maintenance and refurbishment
    The latest predictive maintenance techniques and refurbishment projects revealed
  • IRJ Insights: Multimodal integration
    New technologies facilitate major changes in urban transport

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • Africa Rail Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 12-13
  • Global Rail Freight Conference, Genoa, Italy. June 20-22

 

JULY

Ad closing date: June 13 2018

Main Themes:

  • North America
    Class 1 freight railways continue to strive for efficiency
  • InnoTrans 1: Passenger experience and security
    The latest in onboard solutions and initiatives to keep passengers safe
  • Signalling and telecoms
    What will the next-generation of train control solutions look like?
  • IRJ Insights: Recruiting the next generation
    Why are railways struggling to recruit talent and how can they overcome this problem?

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • InnoTrans, Berlin, Germany. September 18-21

 

AUGUST

Ad closing date: July 11 2018

Main Themes:

  • Asia
    More on the rail resurgence underway across the Asian continent
  • Innotrans 2: Track technology and maintenance
    How are railways improving track and infrastructure performance?
  • Digital technologies
    New methods of optimising operations and performance are highlighted
  • IRJ Insights: Predictive infrastructure maintenance
    How is digitalisation improving maintenance and reducing costs?

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • InnoTrans, Berlin, Germany. September 18-21

 

SEPTEMBER

Ad closing date: August 15 2018

Main Themes:

  • Germany
    Focusing on the future of DB and regional operators
  • InnoTrans 3: Innovative Trains
    The latest rolling stock revealed ahead of InnoTrans
  • InnoTrans preview
    IRJ’s comprehensive look-ahead to the highlights of the exhibition
  • IRJ Insights: Driverless trains
    How far are railways away from introducing driverless main line trains?

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • InnoTrans, Berlin, Germany. September 18-21

 

OCTOBER

Ad closing date: September 19 2018

Main Themes:

  • Britain
    How the rail infrastructure investment programme is faring in the era of Brexit
  • Metros and light rail
    Another look at urban transit projects from across the world
  • Sustainable railways
    How are railways delivering on their green credentials?
  • IRJ Insights: Innovative traction technologies
    New fuels and systems open up a world of possibilities

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • to be confirmed

 

NOVEMBER

Ad closing date: October 17 2018

Main Themes:

  • India
    Updates on the key freight and high-speed projects underway
  • Track
    Improving the performance of rails, sleepers and fastenings
  • InnoTrans 4: InnoTrans Review
    All of the highlights from the year’s major event
  • IRJ Insights: Reducing noise and vibrations
    How can railways improve the environment for their neighbours and passengers?

 

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • to be confirmed

 

 

DECEMBER

Ad closing date: November 14 2018

Main Themes:

  • South and Central America
    Overcoming economic challenges to deliver key infrastructure projects
  • High-speed
    A look at the cutting-edge technologies driving the industry forward
  • Project management and finance
    Maximising a project’s potential through effective management
  • IRJ Insights: Digitalisation and rail freight
    Can new technology give rail freight the edge it so desperately needs?

 

 

  • IRJ will be distributed at other conferences and exhibitions as they are scheduled

 

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