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Program - Overview

Technical Visits - Overview

Social Program - Overview


General information


... can look back on so many talks, lectures and discussions as the Aula der Wissenschaften in its 300 years of history.

The building was put up in the centre of the city in the 17th century. At first it accommodated the university, lateron the premises of the Akademische Gymnasium (academic grammar school), as well as Vienna’s Jesuit Theatre. In later times it was home to the Wiener Zeitung, the oldest daily paper in the world, as well as the Austrian State Printing House. This unique and inspiring communication hub has developed into a modern event location over the past years, and has preserved its original spirit.

No other location in Vienna ...



17/09 - 20/09


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Vienna ... it is the first impression that lasts

Lasts like a feeling or a moment that is so unlike anything else you can’t even describe it. But have to experience it yourself. Discover the city of contrasts – where winding streets meet untouched nature. Where old traditions meet modern lifestyle. And where hustle and bustle meets tranquility. Discover your very own impression of Vienna.

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The International
Safety Council

The world’s largest conference on railway safety is taking place in Vienna this year.

The International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) has been held annually since 1990 and brings together safety experts from all over the world. It is dedicated exclusively to railway safety issues and

aims to exchange information and share experiences and lessons learnt to improve railway safety.

The colourful mix of railway safety experts attending results in many thought-provoking and challenging ideas, as well as a deeper under-standing of a range of issues that provide a useful reference tool for each participant. The IRSC makes a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of railway safety management and performance around the world.


Target Group &

The target group of the approximately

350 persons are international

experts and managers in the field of

railway safety. These include railway

companies, infrastructure managers,

safety authorities, railway trade unions,

railway accident investigation bodies,

industry and manufacturers as well as

research and scientific institutes.

From the ÖBB Group TOP management

and safety experts will be invited

as speakers and participants at the

conference. In addition, young people

and students, also from outside

the railway sector, should have

the opportunity to take part in the

international event.

Besides an extensive technical

program, keynote speeches, lectures,

panel discussions and break-out

sessions, there will also be an exciting

and varied excursion program to kick

off and follow the conference on 17, 20

and 21 September 2024.

In addition to the topics of safety

culture, new technologies and

innovations in railway safety, the focus

will also be on the interplay between

safety, innovation and sustainability.

Other focus topics will include

standardization and regulation as well

as generational change in the railway

sector. Furthermore it is desired to

inspire and encourage young people to

pursue a future career in the railway


Orientation &


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