Ville, Rail et Transports is the leader media in urban mobility and the railway industry recognized and read by 75,000 decision makers from local authorities, public authorities, public enterprises, private actors (operators, engineering firms and public works) and industries (manufacturers, suppliers and subcontractors). It is a multichannel information system (magazine, website, newsletters, databases, events ...).
It is therefore natural that First Connection, organizer of TRANSRAIL CONNECTION, chose Ville, Rail & Transport as the "privileged" partner of the event since its 1st edition in 2011.


MAFEX Spanish Railway Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting exports of their members. In order to achieve its objectives, the association carries out a number of different promotional activities: trade delegations, group participation in major international trade fairs, organization of foreign buyer delegations to Spain, market studies and analysis, channelling of enquiries as well as a variety of advertising activities in trade magazines, mail shots, catalogues, etc.
MAFEX will also be TRANSRAIL CONNECTION's partner for its 3rd edition. The organization will represent its members during the event.

AGORIA Belgian federation for the technology industry, and is as such representing the Belgian railway industry. More than 60 of our 1600 member companies are active in the railway or railway related sector.  AGORIA supports its members active in 40 business groups (grouped into 12 areas of activity) in the development of their activities in terms of markets.

Agoria takes part in roundtables organized by the Belgian Railway Safety and Interoperability Service (SSICF/DVIS) on new legislative developments (transposing European regulations into Belgian law).

Through its membership of the European association UNIFE, Agoria is also involved in a European network of federations and an active participant in several working groups.  Agoria regularly teams up with major customers including the Belgian railways (SNCB/NMBS), Infrabel, De Lijn, the Brussels transport operator STIB/MIVB and TEC, among others, to organize regular information sessions and contact days about their investment projects.

Via its share in Belgorail, a notified body for railway products, and as a sectorial operator for standardization of railway products, Agoria brings in its expertise in standardization & certification.

Torino-Piemonte Railway offers international buyers a complete infrastructure and rolling stock supply chain. It includes 60 suppliers of components and systems

All member companies are selected to match international customers’ requirements in terms of quality standards, product and process technology, innovation capabilities.

A strong basis of subcontractors (25% of the regional total) with experience on international markets completes the railway supply chain and provides any type of processing and commodity: hot and cold metal forming, metalworking, surface treating, pneumatic components, moulds and tools, electric and electronic components, production and processing of plastic and rubber goods.


VIA LIBRE is a Spanish Railway News digital publication that will periodically present the new technologies and innovations in the Spanish railway as well as the latest news about its operators, managers and the railway sector. VIA LIBRE is a publication by the Spanish Railway Foundation, whose board of trustees is made up of the Ministry of Public Works, Adif, Renfe, all regional railway transport operators, metros, light rail and trams as well as infrastructure and railway equipment supplying companies in Spain.

EURAILmag, published by the Blue Line & Bro group, is the leading media for information on the European railway business. It provides a comprehensive view of the rail industry, delivering unbiased analysis of developments in the marketplace and in the field of European regulations, as well as exploring innovations in technology and their wider implications.

Mobility is an information magazine and a professional platform of exhange in the european market of plublic transport. More than 200 000 makers and stakeholders use Mobility to expand their network.

Deine Bahn – a respected journal for ongoing professional education in the railway industry for over 40 years.Deine Bahn imparts knowledge from the fields of railway technology, operational safety and personnel management on a monthly basis. Deine Bahn puts global rail traffic concepts as well as current developments in the industry and in individual business segments into context. In this way, Deine Bahn promotes effective cooperation within railway networks.

The international business magazine JURA MOPE SEA published in English, Chinese, Russian, and Lithuanian languages, is well known in the international market and to the transport, logistics specialists, leaders of transport business and politicians of the Eurasian region since 1999. The magazine is published 6 times per year with the circulation of 5-10 thousand copies and CD copies.

Railway Pro Magazine – the leading source of railway business market and innovative technologies

The Railway PRO Communication Platform is designed to increase mutual visibility of railway professionals and investors towards new investment opportunities. The platform is built as an interactive channel to share knowledge, technology breakthrough, and projects on the railway sector.

Metro Americas works at the heart of the Latin American public transportation industry, providing year round support to all of the major rail and metro operators. The website is now the leading source for news, interviews and project information in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with daily updates and information provided directly from the region's leading operators. In addition, Metro Americas organises technical workshops and senior level meetings of Latin America's key decision makers, helping to build collaboration and supporting an exchange of ideas, as the region launches dozens of important new infrastructure projects.

The RZD-Partner International magazine informs its readers about the new trends and prognoses of Russian transport sector development, publishes analytical articles and comments of key figures in the transport sector, and covers the whole range of problems related to railway transportation process;provides extensive coverage of the activity of Russian Railways JSC, investments in large projects carried out in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltic states, development and manufacture of rolling stock, and directions of Russian transport companies’ technical policy;contains a lot of statistics information about the volume and directions of transportation, the number of produced and written-off railcars.

RailNews is one of the most popular online News Portal on Railway systems in India catering to latest developments in Rail sector across the world, however with focus on India business. RailNews brings in a rich and comprehensive suite of news journalism covering Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board, Zonal Railways, Divisional Railways, Indian Railway Production Plants, Indian Railway PSUs, Railway Institutes, Railway Workshops, Metro Railway Systems, New Metro Demands, Railway Rail Enterprises and Industry associated with Rail technologies, Railway OEMs (Original Rail Equipment/Component Manufacturers), IT in Railways, Parliament Questions, Policy/Projects/Polity and Planning etc - a unique experience all in one single portal.

Metro Rail News is an online news portal which provides complete information & updates on latest news, project updates, tender notices, job/recruitment notices and business information from various metro railways, mono rail system, sky metro, high speed rail, mass rapid transport system, bullet trains, metro rail coach factories and associated industries in India. Metro Rail News portal is providing news & updates in seven key categories which includes News, Project Updates, Tender Notices, Articles on Urban Railways, Upcoming Events on Urban Railways & Transport Systems, Latest Job Notices from Urban Railways and Publications on Urban Transport Systems. Metro Rail News is also maintaining a comprehensive Metro Rail Directory at its portal where people can search detailed contacts of various Metro Rail Organizations, Rail Equipment Manufactures & Suppliers, Event Planners etc.

The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free regularly updated on-line European ports database as well as bimonthly E-zines distributed to over 15,000+ subscribers with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector. Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials.

Baltic Transport Journal is an international printed bimonthly magazine focused on transport in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) with its nine countries: Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Baltic Transport Journal write about all transport aspects within the logistics chain: maritime - rail - road - inland shipping - project logistics - warehousing - distribution - environment, etc. The magazine takes pride in being also the official media partner of Baltic Ports Organization which gives us the opportunity to reach new recipients and spread among them news about the Baltic Sea region.


Other partnerships to be confirmed