Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has taken yet another new initiative in the Rail Transportation Sector in India, with a special focus on Rail Coach and Train Sets. International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE 2018), the maiden International Exhibition & Conference, organised by CII, in association with Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Ministry of Railways, Government of India, is scheduled from 17th - 19th May 2018 at ICF Grounds, Chennai, India.
CII works very closely with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, and has been organising regular networking events jointly with the Ministry, connecting the global Rail Transportation Industry with Indian Railways and Indian Industry, for the last three decades. Some of the major events amongst these are the International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), International Rail Conference, and InnoRail India, which are the most popular established events for the rail transportation sector in this part of the world.
The main objective of IRCE 2018 is to create a neutral platform between industry and ICF and other production units of Indian Railways for sharing of knowledge and, in turn, identify and address the needs of advanced technology and designs in the coach and train sector for Indian Railways. IRCE 2018 will be an exhibition showcasing modern coaches, train sets and related products in the railway sector, along with concurrent seminars and panel discussions. This will be an ideal platform for industry, ICF, other production units of Indian Railways, and the Urban Mass Transport Corporations of various Indian State Governments, to come under a common platform and interact more closely to identify new technologies, products and vendors in this sector.