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Midlands Engine market visit: TRAKO international railway fair

26 September, 2017 - 29 September, 2017

Six market visits have been planned for 2017/8.  In short, these form the core of the Midlands Engine programme, with each focusing on the region’s key target markets and sectors of strength. 

The event

The TRAKO 12th International Railway Fair is the second largest rail show in Europe with more than 15,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors in 20,000 sqm of exhibition space. The exhibition brings together all elements of the rail industry from passenger rail, light rail and freight, as well as infrastructure with industry attendance and participation from across the board.

In brief, the Department for International Trade is looking to lead a market visit to this year’s TRAKO event, with a bespoke programme designed to turn your export aspirations into a reality.

What’s on offer?

During the visit you can expect to:

  • Visit an operator and see first hand how your offer may sit in this rail market
  • Participate in a programme of seminars by key Polish rail organisations
  • Benefit from an Exhibition stand in the UK Pavilion and feature in a Mission Brochure showcasing your strengths
  • Meet with Commercial Officers from the wider CEE region to discuss market entry and opportunities for you
  • Explore and have an insight into the 2nd largest rail trade show in Europe
  • Research market trends and competition from both the Poland and wider CEE rail markets
  • Network amongst buyers, press and exhibitors to establish new contacts
  • Participate in the conference programme available during Trako to increase market knowledge and awareness
  • Attend a network session with potential partners, collaborators and distributors

Please note that this is an indication of the type of activity you can expect to achieve during your time in market.

Key product categories

Some of the key product categories represented at the show are:

Passenger and freight transport systems; Rolling stock manufacturing, operation and repair; Railway power engineering; Railway infrastructure; Maintenance and repair equipment; Passenger and cargo information systems; Tram and trolleybus rolling stock; Tracks, turnouts and points; Traction power supply network: facilities and components; Automatics and controls and Telecommunications and IT.

Further information and registration

This visit is perfect for you if you have never exported before. It’s also ideal if you haven’t exported in the last 12 months, you export less than 10% of your turnover, or you export to 3 or fewer countries.  To receive more information on this visit please register your interest, free and without obligation.

Other events are available

This is part of a programme of  Midlands Engine market visits.  Find out more.


11 Żaglowa
80-560 Gdańsk, Poland
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