The digitalisation of the rail networks – whether providing opportunities for cost efficiencies via predictive maintenance – or service efficiencies with vastly improved scheduling – is bringing huge opportunities for the rail sector. For Scandinavia in particular, these are truly ground-breaking times.

Scandinavia’s rail networks continue to develop at a phenomenal rate. The latest plans include a multi-million pound railway signalling system project in Finland; a £12 billion investment in Danish rail – including replacement signalling on the entire Danish railway network by the end of 2021; Sweden’s procurement of transport services worth a massive £4 billion every year; and Norway investing £13 billion in its railways over the next six years.

European Railway Review’s 9th annual Scandinavian Rail Development conference returns to Stockholm on 22-23 May 2017, and brings together the region’s rail infrastructure managers and operators as well as innovators and strategists, to discuss and debate the future direction of rail.

This year’s event will feature more opportunities to meet the market than ever before – including brand new speed networking, market briefings, a pre-conference drinks reception and a brilliant new gala dinner. The sheer level of development in Nordic rail; the sophistication of this market – and the outstanding learning and networking opportunities make this year’s conference absolutely unmissable.

Produced by European Railway Review, this two-day event will once again be unrivalled for its collaboration and networking opportunities.


Brand new for 2017, Scandinavian Rail Development will see buyer/suppliers from across Europe join together to discuss projects in the area. The event will comprise of several round-table discussion groups; starting at 14.00 on 22 May. All buyers will be able to pitch to new suppliers, in 15 minutes segments, over a two-hour session.  This is a great opportunity for suppliers to source new contractors and to create new business opportunities.

Participating organisations include:

  • Rail Baltica
  • Banedanmark
  • AEbt Applied Railway Technology
  • UIC – International Union of Railways
  • PNC
  • Ministry of Transport & Communications – Finland
  • Deutsche Bahn Kommunikationstechnik
  • DSB – Danish State Railways
  • Hempel A/S
  • Railtech DTU
  • mtrail GmbH
  • VR Track Oy