The conference will be held in German and English. Simultaneous English translation will be provided for all keynotes, presentations and discussions in the main auditorium (slides and proceedings will be available in the respective language of the presentation).


09.00 - 09.15


09.15 - 09.35

Opening Keynote

A vision of the railway industry - digital, international, innovative & automated

09.35 - 09.55


Keynote: Digital Transformation

Digital railway operations: technical requirements & implementation roadmap for high capacity & punctuality

09.55 - 10.15


Keynote: International Markets

Market consolidation tendencies: Why competition strengthens the rail industry

Coffee Break & Networking in the Exhibition

Official Opening Tour

B2B Meetings

10.15 - 11.45

11.45 - 12.45

Masterclass A: From periodic to condition-based maintenance

Masterclass B: The impact of consolidation on the value chain

Disruptive business models: the impact of predictive maintenance for digital rail operations

11.45 - 12.05

System provider: concentrated value creation and knowledge as strategic objective for innovation

12.05 - 12.25

Product Lifecycle Challenge: Why upgrade solutions for inventory assets are the short-term goal

Supplier perspective: only innovative suppliers will be able to keep up with OEM requirements

12.25 - 12.45



Lunch & visit of the exhibition

Women in Mobility Luncheon 2019


12.45 - 14.30

14.30 - 18.00

(incl. Coffee break)


14.30 - 16.15


14.30 - 16.15

Workshops & Discussions 

Workshop 1: Digital Transformation

Data Management: how do we harmonize status data from different systems?

Workshop 2: International Markets

Global Playing Field: the new balance of power in the rail sector


Workshop 3: New Technologies

Away from diesel: alternative propulsion in the rail sector


Workshop 4: Automation

The autonomous long-distance train: a vision for dreamers?


Workshop 5: 3D Printing

Components per print job: Application scenarios for critical components


Panel Discussion: INNOVATION AS A FACTOR of success

The mobility of the future: from Hyperloop, electric cars, autonomous buses & more

DB Round Table:

Digital supplier network

18.00 -19.00

Champagne reception in the exhibition


Ab 19.00

Presentation of the DB Innovation Award & Railsponsible CSR Award

19.15 - 19.45

Dinner Speech

19.45 - 20.00