About the World Rail Festival 2019

  • Posted On: 2 December 2019

The World Rail Festival is a world leading event that attracts global public transport operators to Amsterdam. Over 900 attendees will join us to discuss key topics in the market such as commercial strategy, digital transformation, next generation ticketing, customer experience, revenue management, MaaS and smart mobility, stations, connectivity, real time information in the rail, bus and urban mobility sectors.

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Roger Van Boxtel, CEO, NS 

Gianbattista La Rocca, CEO, NTV 

Fabien Soulet, CEO, TGV Lyria

Torkel Patterson, Member of the Board, Japan Central Railway

Tobias Kruse, Business Design Director, EALA, Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive 

Alexandra Van Huffelen, CEO, GVB  

Iain Griffin, CEO, Seatfrog 

Arne Fosen, CEO & Director Passenger Trains, VY 

Gill Shmuel, Director of Business Development, Riskified

Henri Ploom, Co-Founder & CEO, RebelRoam

Jaap Bierman, CEO, HTM 

Keir Fitch, Head of Unit, Rail Safety & Interoperability, European Commission

Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research and Innovation, Shift2Rail 

Manel Villalante, General Manager Development & Strategy, Renfe 

Garance Lefevre Public Policy Lead, New Mobility, EMEA, UBER 

Kate Russell, Journalist, BBC 

Silvia Kaupa Gotzl, CFO, Postbus Austria 

Jenny Gejke, Head of Digital, SJ 

Vania Ribeiro, CDO, RATP 

Mars Geuze, Co-Founder and Commercial Director, Hardt Hyperloop 

Sovan Shatpathy, CTO, Amtrak 

Keith Dierkx, Director and Global Industry Leader for Freight, Logistics & Rail, IBM


Stefano Benazzo, President, World Alliance of Tourist Trams & Trains will be involved with Main Round table working sessions.

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