Mafex, the Spanish Railway Association, held on June 27, 2019 its fifteenth General Meeting, which gathered a large group of partner companies in addition to having during the opening ceremony with the CEOE Secretary General, José Alberto González Ruíz, and organizations institutions such as Adif, Renfe, Secretary of State for Trade, Icex, Spain, Exports and Investments, Foundation of Spanish Railways, FFE, Spanish Railway Technology Platform, PTFE, Metro Madrid, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, TMB, and MetroTenerife in the second open part of it.
During the session the activities carried out by the association were positively assessed, highlighting the Rail Live! Fair and congress, which exceeded participation expectations in its second edition and has become the national reference platform in rail transport with broad support from the entire sector, the 7th International Railway Convention held in Malaga a couple of weeks ago, which brought together more than 150 experts from companies and institutions from more than 30 countries on five continents, and where there were also 22 technical sessions on the topics of more current as intelligent and digital mobility, predictive and efficient maintenance, security or multimodality.
On the other hand, the actions that will take place during the second semester of the year were presented, among which highlights various business delegations and the technology delegation to Japan that Mafex will organize together with CDTI and that will take place within the framework of the Mass Trans Innovation Japan Event, where you will have the opportunity to understand the local ecosystem of the country that supports innovation, receive real-time feedback on projects / prototypes / business plans, as well as explore and meet potential partners.
In the framework of this meeting, 11 of the 18 companies that joined Mafex from the General Meeting of the previous year and were able to attend the meeting were presented: Eurogestión, Forest Trafic, Grupo Trigo, Next Generation Rail Technology, Polar, Revenga , Sigma Rail, Tria, Zeleros, Zitron and 3M Spain, all of them companies based or established in Spain that have an important export component in railway matters.
At present the association has 85 partners, whose rail billing in 2018 amounted to more than 5,000 million euros -Of which 80% was made in foreign markets- and employ more than 24,000 people.