Eurasia Rail : 3rd Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition Post Show Report


07-09 March 2013 in the Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) there was organized the world’s third biggest exhibition in its field, Eurasia Rail: 3rd Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition. At the exhibition there were more than 17 thousand professional visitors from 22 countries and 287 exhibitor companies from 25 different countries.

At the exhibition TCDD (Turkish State Railways) and its subsidiary corporations including TÜVASAŞ (Turkish Wagon Industry Inc.), TÜDEMSAŞ (Turkish Railway Machines Industry Inc.), and TÜLOMSAŞ (Turkish Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc.) presented innovations related to wagons of the Turkish railways, locomotives, railway technologies produced by the local manufactures within the railway sector.

The official opening ceremony of 3rd Eurasia Rail Exhibition was made by Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications with Mr. Mario Garces, Undersecretary from Ministry of Transport in Spain.

Among other ministers that attended the exhibition were:
Benoit Schmitt, Executive Director for Europe & Africa of Deutsche Bahn from Germany,
Vaselin Vasilev, General Director of Railway Administration Executive Agency from Bulgaria,
Rafie Yousif Abbas, General Director of Iraq State Railways,
Enis Berisha, General Director of Kosovo Railway Regulatory Authority,
Jerry Kleniewski, Counsellor to the Minister of Poland Ministry of Transport,
Arion Adrian, General Director of Romania State Railways and many other burocrats from Ministries of Transport and State Railways from neighboring countries attended.

Many industry giants from Turkey and worldwide attended the exhibition including SIEMENS, ANSALDO STS, ALSTOM, BOMBARDIER, VOSSLOH, THALES, CAF, TALGO, SCHNEIDER, KNORR BREMSE, WEBASTO, VOITH TURBO, SAVRONIK, KARDEMİR, GENERAL ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION, ULAŞIM AŞ, HYUNDAI ROTEM, ABB next to national pavilion participation from Germany, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russian Federation, Republic of China and Poland.

The Durmazlar Company, which in the last year for the first time was presented to the world press for its own manufactured tramway Silkworm, Turkey’s first 100 % local product was exhibited for this time at the Eurasia Rail Exhibition. Hyundai Rotem Company presented for the first time the wagons that would be used for carrying passengers within the MARMARAY project. Siemens Company presented the products and solutions not only for the manufacturing of vehicles but also signaling and electrification solutions. For this Siemens had prepared a presentation called REcube which was showed during the period of exhibition.

In comparison with the first edition of the Eurasia Rail Exhibition now the exhibition had increased with 40 % and in this year there were presented 287 companies, among them 117 were Turkish companies and 170 were international companies.

Eurasia Rail Exhibition, which is supported by the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and Turkish Railways (TCDD), in June 2012, received the approval of UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).

At the same time in September 2012, the exhibition proved to be on the international market as the first exhibition in Turkey to give financial support to German exhibitors as approved by German government.

The fact that during the exhibition there are organized different seminars and conferences with the participation of foreign companies attracted the attention of the world press regarding this field of industry.

At the exhibition such companies like the Spanish company OHL, Alarko, Astaldi, Hyundai Rotem which invested in the world’s second biggest undersea project Marmaray, project of 5 billion dollars that were launched on 29 October, 2013 were also be present at the exhibition.

At the 2012 edition of the Eurasia Rail Exhibition TCDD signed contract of cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Bulgaria in such a way the exhibition represented a good opportunity of developing the international collaboration relations regarding the strengthening the local railway industry. At 2013 edition of Eurasia Rail, there were already prepared several agreements about to be signed both in the state and private sector of the field, so the exhibition was officially visited by 15 delegations.

The fourth edition of EURASIA RAIL will take place between 06-08 March 2014 at Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Eurasia Rail 2013 was the one stop event for rolling stock professionals …

Eurasia Rail 2013 played a key role as a meeting platform for the rolling stock professionals; a broad ranging program of events took place during the exhibition:
Opening Ceremony
Drop-in Technical
Taksim-Yenikapı Excursion Visit


Name :Eurasia Rail- 3rd Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition
Date :07-09 March 2013
Next Edition :06-08 March 2014
Organizer :Turkel Fair Organization Inc.
Concurrent Events :Conferences & Seminars
Venue :Istanbul Expo Center/IFM (Istanbul, Turkey)
Gross Area :17.000 m2
Halls :Foyer, 9, 10, 11
Supporters :UBAK, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications
TCDD, Turkish State Railways
TOBB, The Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
KOSGEB, Republic of Turkey Small & Medium Enterprises Development Organization
Frequency :Annual


Up to 2023, 50 billion dollars of investments will be made to transportation sector and 25 billion dollars will be spared for the Turkish Rail Roads.
Until 2023, Ministry of Transport is planning to build 7.000 km of fast tracks and 4.000 km of conventional tracks to be in service.
Marmaray is the second important submarine railway tunnel in the world. Uninterrupted railway transportation facility will come alive after the completion of construction of Marmaray Project between London and China.
The transfer to Block Train Transportation for freight and with such practice the freight potential were raised 58 % since 2002 and revenues provided by freight transportation has increased 170 %.
Turkey is becoming the strongest Rolling Stock Market within its neighbors and its region by the investments already made. Railway industry is one of the most important items for Turkey’s developing relationships with friend and ally countries.



, Railway Institutions
, Railway Technology Companies
, Railway Security Companies
, Rail Vehicles & Passenger Services Companies
, Rail Logistics Companies
, Railway Infrastructure Companies
, Light Rail Systems Companies
, Urban Rail Technology Companies
, Public Transport Companies
, Communication Technology Companies
, Data Processing Installation Companies
, Logistics Companies
, Construction Companies
, Heavy Industry Companies
, Tunnel Construction Companies
, Electrification Companies
, Signalization Companies
, Wholesalers
, Public Corporations
, Related Associations
, Financial Institutions
, Media Companies
, Related Industries

ORIGIN OF EXHIBITORS (A total of 25 countries): Germany, USA, Austria, Belgium, UAE, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Republic of China, Denmark, France, Croatia, India, Holland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine.


Total No. of Exhibitors :287
Total International Exhibitors :170
Total Domestic Exhibitors :117

Total No. of Exhibitors :188
Total International Exhibitors :101
Total Domestic Exhibitors :87

National Pavilions: Germany, Republic of China, Russian Federation, Czech Republic, France, Poland and the United Kingdom.
More than 17.000 visitors…
Executives from the following fields visited our exhibition in 2013:


Total No. Of Visitors: 17.920
Total International Visitors: 3.026
Total Domestic Visitors: 14.894

Total No. Of Visitors: 16.844
Total International Visitors: 2.526
Total Domestic Visitors: 14.318

VISITOR COUNTRIES (A total of 22 countries): Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, the United Kingdom, İran, Italy, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Iraq, Lithuania, Kosova, Argentina, and Greece.

Seminars & Conferences
Main seminar and conference topics were “Effects of railway restructuring on the sector and transportation”, “Rapid freight transport”, “ Istanbul traffic and railway transportation after Marmaray Project”, “Pricing of railway freight transport”, “Railway safety”, “Advances in rail vehicle technology”and “Advances in the substructure and the superstructure technology.”

During the three day conferences, there were 31 professional speakers from the following countries: UAE, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Republic of China, Argentina, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Spain, and Turkey.

Summary of Promotional Activities

Visit to 17 railway exhibitions worldwide to promote Eurasia Rail 2013 in the following countries including Spain, Poland, France, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Republic of China, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, UAE and Turkey.
Stand Presentation to promote Eurasia Rail at Innotrans Exhibition on 18-21 September 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
12 domestic & 6 international magazines/associations to be present at 2013 Eurasia Rail with stands.
Representation of fair ads for 9 months at domestic & international magazines and associations. Barter agreements with 20 domestic magazines for 40 ads & 17.000 invitation distribution and 12 international magazines/ associations with 25 ads.
Cooperation with 32 Turkish commercial counselors overseas at the targeted countries.
Announcement of the exhibition on 115 search engines.
Launch of campaigns & fair announcements on online social channels such as facebook, twitter and
Invitation to the general managers at official state railways in 25 different countries.
Invitation to more than 50 rolling stock and railway associations’ executive directors and announcement of the exhibition in the following countries: the United States, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, India, UK, Iran, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Korea, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Argentine, Taiwan and Turkey.
Domestic promotional activities at 4 TV stations, 7 newsletters and 4 radio stations prior to the exhibition.
Promotion of the fair through the official agencies in the following countries: Germany, Russian Federation, Czech Republic, Republic of China, and France.
75 billboard inside and outside of Istanbul and 2 overpass billboards to be rented.
Delivery of information and invitation letters to 16.000 domestic and 40.000 international industry related e-mail addresses.


, Railway Technologies
, Interior Design
, Railway Infrastructure
, Public Transportation
, Heavy Industry
, Transportation IT Technologies
, Railway based freight traffic logistics
, Construction Technologies

4th Eurasia Rail: International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition 06-08 March 2014


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