The official launch of the UIC Global Network of Railway Talents took place on 17th July 2015 at Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

The objectives of the event were to:

  • Promote the UIC Global Network of Railway Talents in order to attract new members and boost growth
  • Create a convivial event allowing the network members to meet and exchange about the rail sector and personal development opportunities
  • Facilitate a conversation among passionate railway talents on timely global challenges of the sector
  • Provide networking opportunities to network members and beyond



Nathalie Amirault, Head of Unit Expertise Development at UIC opens the event

Dr Janene Piip from JP Research & Consulting delivers her talk on Talents in the railway industry

Mr Roy Rowlands from Rail Technology Magazine talks about their involvement in Gen Y Rail events and other activities promoting careers in the railway sector

Speed networking session outside the meeting room in the museum's garden

Networking lunch

Café-style workshop 1: How to attract and engage talents?

Café-style workshop 2: How to develop and grow talents?

Coffee break

Café-style workshop 3: How to retain and commit talents?

Summary of the workshops

The event's closure and possible next steps presented by Nathalie Amirault

The event's dinner at Northern Stage theatre with RailNewcastle conference 2015 delegates

Photos: Shuichi Myojo, UIC


Railway Talents Event 2015 was organised in partnership with RailNewcastle Conference 2015.