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Review: TÜV SÜD participation at Asian Exhibitions and Conferences in 2015

In 2015, TÜV SÜD Rail participated in the Mass-Trans Innovation Tokyo and the STECH 2015 through several presentations on rail signalling, rolling stock and safety, as well as a panel discussion. Thousands of people visited the exhibition and conference.

Mass-Trans Innovation Tokyo, 11 - 13 November 2015

Review: TÜV SÜD participation at Asian Exhibitions and Conferences in 2015In 2015, TÜV SÜD Rail participated at the Mass-Trans Innovation as an exhibitor, presenter for several topics, as well as panellist in a discussion on safety and interoperability in the areas of signalling and rolling stock.

In a presentation, Mr. Kamolyabutra spoke about “The recent railway business scene in Thailand and TÜV SÜD’s service scope for overseas railway projects”. In a special session, Mr. Sven Nowak gave a report on “Functional Safety in Railways”. This topic brought about a lively and active discussion among the 100 participants. Afterwards, Mr. Novak joined other representatives from JR East, Nippon Signal and technical universities of Sydney, Tokyo and Beijing in a panel discussion about recent signalling technology and its impact.

In total, more than 28,000 people visited the Mass-Trans, a 148% increase from the previous exhibition, and over 400 exhibitors presented their products and services.

STECH 2015 – International symposium on Speed-up and Sustainable Technology for Railway and Maglev Systems, 10 - 12 November 2015

Held jointly with the Mass-Trans, the STECH 2015 covered several topics in the railway business like rail vehicles, electrical/electronic systems, infrastructure, Review: TÜV SÜD participation at Asian Exhibitions and Conferences in 2015urban transportation and energy. TÜV SÜD addressed the topic of “Japanese Rolling Stock Vehicles in Europe?” at the symposium. Mr. Alfred Beer, who was the presenter, explained the roles and responsibilities of the Notified Body (NoBo), Designated Body (DeBo) and Assessment Body (AsBo), as well as illustrated the process with an example in rail fire safety. The topic garnered very positive feedback and participants were very interested in the topic of European approval processes.

As a result of this informative presentation, TÜV SÜD has been invited to speak at the 18th International Wheelset Congress in Chengdu on 7 - 10th of November 2016.

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