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InnoTrans Preview Dialog Forum 2020: Rail Revolution 4.0: Picking up Speed after the Crisis

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Day 24 Sep 2020  Download
Time 11:00 - 13:00
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The German Railway Industry Association (VDB) cordially invites you to our virtual VDB DIALOG FORUM DIGITAL as part of the InnoTrans Preview 2020. Climate protection needs clean mobility. And the world economy needs a green re-start. Rail 4.0 now interlocks previous antagonists: climate protection and growth. The railway industry in Germany provides new mobility: digital, fascinating, efficient. In European and global partnerships, we are jointly realising The Future Of Mobility. How can the mobility revolution 4.0 be put into action together? Top representatives from politics and industry discuss the Clean Mobility of tomorrow at the VDB DIALOG FORUM DIGITAL.

We are looking forward to your participation.

STREAMING-LINK | 24 September 2020 | 11am - 1pm
(German and English language)


▪ Andre Rodenbeck | VDB-President, German Railway Industry
▪ Andreas Scheuer | Federal Minister of Transport
▪ Jean-Baptiste Djebbari (tbc) | French Minister Delegate for Transport, attached to the Minister for the Ecological Transition

Presentations from the industry

Jure Mikolčić | VDB-Vice President Vehicles, Stadler Pankow GmbH
Dr. Jörg Nikutta | Member of the Presiding Board, Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Anne Großmann | Managing Director, WINDHOFF GmbH
Andreas Becker | VDB-Vice-President Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, EPHY MESS Gesellschaft für Elektro-Physikalische Messgeräte mbH
Stefan Orlinski | Director Sales & Business Development Domestic & International, Thales Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Elmar Zeiler | Head of Commuter, Regional and Passenger, Siemens Mobility GmbH

Monika Jones | Deutsche Welle

The VDB Forum will be broadcast live from Berlin-Mitte.
Tune in on 24 September 2020 – and let us reinvent mobility – together.

Your questions for our panel discussion? Send us your questions for our industry experts. Your contact person at the VDB is Ms Silvana Vogel (Phone +49 30 20 62 89 30, E-Mail:



VDB Dialog Forum Digital 'Mobilitätsrevolution 4.0: Auf der Schiene aus der Krise'


Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland (VDB) e.V. German Railway Industry Association

Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland (VDB) e.V. German Railway Industry Association


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With excellent and economic railway systems for more sustainable traffic on railway tracks

The German Railway Industry Association (VDB) is the only trade association for German-based suppliers of railway equipment and services in Germany and represents the interests of its more than 200 members, OEMs as well as small-and medium-sized enterprises. The VDB is engaged continuously with media and politics, national and international authorities, institutions and rail operators.

With more than 53.000 employees in Germany, the member companies of VDB are developing and manufacturing systems and components for railway vehicles and infrastructure. Railway equipments, electrical and mechanical components, signal and safety technologies are parts of the wide product range as well as rail superstructure, electrification and information and communication technologies. Today, the German railway industry is among the most competitive industry sectors in Germany and is supplying with there products the rail operators throughout the world.

Owing to their innovation strength and a heritage of more than 160 years, the German railway industry contributes substantially mobility to people and goods, in the passenger traffic in sprawling towns and growing megacities as well as in the national and increasing international freight traffic. In the long term, the increasing passenger and freight traffic is only to align with climate and environmental protection targets if the proportion of the railway traffic is growing much bigger. In this way the futures traffic have the chance to gain sustainability and eco friendliness. The member companies of the German Railway Industry Association have available the excellent and efficient technologies to meet theses requirements.

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