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Topic: Innovation Paths 4.0- VDB Future-Workshop

InnoTrans Convention

September 21, 2018

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Palais am Funkturm

Organiser: German Railway Industry Association (VDB)

Rail 4.0 – digital innovations create the mobility revolution of the 21st century. Fascinating solutions such as automation, intelligent control and safety technologies and the Internet of Things offer enormous potential. Safely networked trains become a digital information platform as the transport carriers of the future. The Germany Railway Industry is the world market leader, thanks in particular to its unique innovative strength. Boldness, pioneering spirit, shifting boundaries – this passion drives the industry. Long-standing railway industry companies and young Start-ups constantly reinvent mobility.

On which innovation paths is mobility moving into the digital age? What are the obstacles, how can the interaction be optimised? On Friday, the industry will give insights into Rail 4.0, state-of-the-art technologies and the generation of innovations – both for customers and the industry itself. Established companies share their know-how and Start-ups in the industry introduce themselves in an elevator pitch session. Welcome to the VDB Future-Workshop at InnoTrans 2018.


Axel Schuppe, General Manager, German Railway Industry Association


Jürgen Schlaht, Head of Department Technology and Innovation Rolling Stock
Siemens AG

Jörg Lemme, Business Development Manager Railway
Pilz GmbH & Ko. KG

Patrick Sefzik, Sales Manager LRV
Stadler Pankow GmbH

Roger Dirksmeier, General Manager - Rail Systems
FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG

Dipl. Ing. Peter Bunzeck, Project Manager, Sales and Project Management, Kiepe Electric GmbH

Start Up Pitch

Free for trade visitors.

Contact Person:

Pauline Maître, German Railway Industry Association (VDB)