WCRT 2017 Berlin / Potsdam 5-7 April 2017

"Unite, Inspire, Connect"

Further to the success of the previous WCRT editions (over 200 participants from 40 countries (Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Middle East) attended the 3rd WCRT in Lisbon in 2015), the UIC together with its partners, DB Training, Learning & Consulting, FS and SNCF, are pleased to announce the fourth UIC World Congress on Rail Training, which will be held at DB Akademie, Potsdam/Berlin, Germany, on 05-07 April 2017.

The World Congress on Rail Training 2017 is organized at the initiative of the UIC Expertise Development Platform, which draws its expertise from the regional Rail Training Centres Networks. Its main purpose is to enhance workforce development through sharing best practice in rail training across the entire industry. The three official languages of the Congress are English, German and French.

The key congress aims are:

  • To promote excellence in railway training through best practice models
  • To highlight research findings in this area which bring innovation and have practical application to the industry
  • To identify new challenges for training and training technologies
  • To provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience amongst training professionals and managers

The Congress is targeted at:

  • Human Resources and Training Directors
  • Training executives
  • Training and workforce development experts


1 - Transfer of knowledge in an international environment
2 - International Cooperation
3 - Innovation and Technologies: railway traffic
4 - National Cooperation
5 - Safety Culture
6 - Learning innovation
7 - Managers Training
8 - Drivers Training and Simulation
9 - Miscellaneous
10 - Talent

Information about Technical Visits is available here: http://wcrt2017.org/technical-visits
Fore more information about Workshops, read the detailed programme of the Congress: http://wcrt2017.org/programme

Whereas it is compulsory to choose a technical visit to complete the registration process, you do not have to choose a workshop since some of them will be conducted in parallel to plenary sessions.

Steering Committee

Eva Ervik - Jernbanedirektoratet
Head of Norwegian Railway Academy

Barbara Grau - SNCF
Senior Adviser European HR Affairs

Willem Brummel - Railcenter

Bernd Kiessling - DB Mobility Logistics AG DB, Training, Learning & Consulting
Senior Advisor International Business

Andrew Russell - Rail Training International Ltd
Managing Director

Esther Marconi - Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
Strategic Human Resources Program Manager
EDP Chairwoman

Vito Pagliarisi - Italferr
HR Business Partner

Miguel Faro Viana - Infraestructuras de Portugal
Training Director

Nathalie Amirault - UIC
Head of Expertise Development Unit