Railway Industy met at EurAsiaRail on 08-10 March 2012

Railway Industy : EurAsiaRail – 2nd Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition, the one and only railway exhibition in Turkey was organized on 08-10 March 2012 at Istanbul Expo Center in Istanbul, Turkey. The official supporters of the exhibition were Ministry of Transportation, Maritime and Communications, T.C.D.D (Turkish State Railways), TOBB (The Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) and KOSGEB (Rep. of Turkey Small & Medium Enterprises Dev. Org). The exhibition hosted a total number of 188 companies of whom 101 of them were international on a gross area of 11.700 m2 in two halls with 16.844 visitors. National pavilions from Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, and Czech Republic were at the exhibition with many companies.

COMPANIES REQUESTED MORE SPACE FOR THE 2013 EDITION

The international companies that attended the exhibition secured new business contacts from the private sector, government and municipalities. The key international exhibitors were GE Transportation, Plasser Theurer, Siemens Mobility, ABB, Alstom, Vossloh AG, Bombardier, Voith Turbo, CAF, Thales, Talgo, VAE, Russian State Railways (RZD) Huawei, and ZF.

One of the most striking aspects of this year was the increase in exhibitors companies’ request for more
exhibition space at the 2013 edition of the exhibition. The main national exhibitors were TUVASAS (Turkish Wagon Industry Inc.), TULOMSAS (Turkish Locomotives & Wagon Industry Inc.), and TUDEMSAS (Turkey Railway Machines Industry Inc.), Savronik, Yapıray, Safkar, Sazcılar, Orhan Onur, and Makin.

MORE THAN 16.000 PROFESSIONALS VISITED THE EXHIBITION

Eurasia Rail had a high number of visitors from Turkey and abroad; a total number of 16.844 professionals visited the exhibition. The fair hosted the top- notch local and international government & municipality executives and
members of private sector. The fair hosted buyer delegation groups from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, South Africa, Iran, Spain, Romania, Greece, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Belgium, Georgia, and South Korea.

Some of the key visitors were: Mr. Binali Yildirim, Minister of Transportation from Turkey, Mr. Süleyman Karaman, General Manager of Turkish State Railways, H.E. Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transportation of Bulgaria; Mr. Kamen Krechev, Deputy Minister from Transportation of Bulgaria, Mr. Rafie Yousef Abbas, General Director of State Company of the Iraqi Railways, Mr. Jindrich Kusnir, Director of Railway Department from the Ministry of Transportation in Czech Republic, and Mr. Ioannis Petropoulos, General Manager of ERGOSE, the subsidiary of Hellenic State Railways.
The next edition of EURASIA RAIL will take place on 07-09 March 2013 at Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) in Istanbul, Turkey.

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