Retrospective – UEEIV at the IAF Münster
Finally, for the first time since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, the “Railway Family” met again at the 28th International Exhibition for Track Technology (iaf) from 31st May to 02nd June 2022 in Münster (Germany).
The Union of European Railway Engineers Associations (UEEIV) was represented with its own booth, strategically located close to the member associations VDEI (Germany) and SITK (Poland), and took the chance to present its new visions and priorities for the next years to the visitors.
Especially young railway engineers showed interest in the EURAIL-ING certification provided by the UEEIV.
Furthermore, the certification “operator of track-laying machines” was relevant to many visitors from railway administrations as well as to operators of tamping machines, as this trade show is renowned for exhibiting numerous large track-laying machines in the open-air exhibition area (photo 2).
Taking the opportunity of finally meeting again, the UEEIV held its General Assembly during the iaf trade show, confirming the new orientation of the UEEIV in a mission/vision/task paper in addition to the election of the new President (Olaf Scholtz-Knobloch) and some other members of the Presidium.
With the philosophy “connect – share – certify”, the umbrella organization of the European railway engineer associations will significantly increase its activities – together with the member associations and the supporting members – and is looking forward to becoming a platform for many new members in the future.
Preview: the UEEIV will also be represented at the Innotrans Berlin from 20th to 23rd of September 2022 with an exhibition stand and is also planning a “Get-Together” for all certified EURAIL-INGs!
posted by: Dr. Bernhard Knoll, Vice President of the UEEIV