SIFER 2013 8th International Railway Exhibition 26-28 March 2013, Lille Grand Palais

Promoting cooperation as a leverage for competitive advantage

Online PR News – 30-January-2013 – Lille / France – This year, major railway industry contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, sub-contractors, public transport authorities and operators, institutional players, and researchers will be gathering at the 8th SIFER Exhibition with a common goal: to embrace cooperation as a means of remaining competitive.

The French railway industry is universally acknowledged for its technological excellence. Nonetheless, in a world of increasingly intense international competition, embracing new ways of operating will be a decisive factor in maintaining a leading position on the international stage. New forms of collaboration will, without question, be a major driver of competitive advantage, especially in markets which call for long-term commitment, and which require—more so than others—collaborative forms of working.

Accordingly, this year, SIFER—the only international railway exhibition in France that cuts across all segments of the industry—will be hosting its 2013 edition under the banner of cooperation. Without a doubt, in uniting their forces, players across the industry—be they research laboratories or SMEs, equipment manufacturers or key accounts—are effectively enhancing their competitive advantage. Whether through business clusters, novel forms of industry-research cooperation, or new approaches to contractor-supplier relations, many of them have already begun imagining, designing and developing innovative solutions for the transport industry of tomorrow.