"Our main focus this year was on Innovation as a means of enhancing network performance. In choosing this theme, we wanted to show that SNCF Réseau is making good progress, especially in terms of technology and digitalisation."
Pôle ATLAS – Production and Deployment Manager, SYNAPSE expert
"We have attended SIFER as visitors in the past, but this is the first year that we attended as an exhibitor. Given the very positive outcome of these last 3 days, it is highly likely that we will be back again in two years."
Victor DA CRUZ
Non-Automotive Sales Manager, ZF Services France
"We were very pleased with the way the exhibition was organised in general, which made it easy to meet visitors and other exhibitors. In that sense, it really is an event that promotes the exchange of ideas. The associated events were also very interesting as well."
"We have been exhibiting at SIFER for more than 15 years. It is an event we cannot afford to miss and, as France's leading rail industry exhibition, we owe it to ourselves to attend. We were very satisfied with this year’s quality of attendance ; we met a lot of interested and interesting people. We will definitely be back in 2021!”
Strategic Account Manager, Leroy Automation
“Two events in particular stand out in my mind: the relocation of the exhibition from Villepinte to Lille, which brought fresh impetus to the event; and the first major conference hosted by FIF in 2013 on the future of the French rail industry, which was a resounding success.”
General Manager, French Railway Industry Association (FIF)
“SNCF Réseau has been a long-standing partner of SIFER. We first attended in 1999. Our attendance here in the Hauts-de-France region makes perfect sense. After all, it is the most important region in France in terms of rail activity and home to a number of world class equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The exhibition's continuous growth, both in terms of exhibitor numbers and exhibition space occupied at the Lille Grand Palais venue, is proof of the dynamism of the global rail sector, but also of the willingness of public authorities to invest massively in the French rail network.”
“In an increasingly urbanised world facing the challenges of climate change, rail transport will, without a doubt, form the backbone of future mobility. This will require a transformation of the rail system achieved through sustained efforts in Research & Innovation, especially in the areas such as digitalisation, the autonomous train, and predictive maintenance. The post-2020 extension of the European Public-Private Partnership, Shift2Rail, which is co-financed by the European Commission, will be essential to support this change.”