EXPO Ferroviaria

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The next live edition of EXPO Ferroviaria will take place between 30.09.2025 and 02.10.2025 at Fiera Milano Rho. The hosting location will not include Covid-19 safety precautions. This is due to Italy removing its pandemic-related limitations. 

A Brief Overview of EXPO Ferroviaria 

EXPO Ferroviaria is currently the biggest exhibition servicing the railway industry on a global scale in the South of Europe — a crucial marketplace for European buyers to introduce themselves to the latest innovations in railway technology, products and systems. The international exhibition takes place in Milan and offers an unrivalled opportunity to meet with qualified visitors, who are looking to stay on top of trends and source new products. Want to make an impact in the railway industry? Circle EXPO Ferroviaria on your calendar. 

You don’t need to think about how to look for a hotel and make reservations. GETA ltd takes care of all of that so you don’t have to worry. We deliver affordable hotels for EXPO Ferroviaria no matter how many people are in your group. Tell us your budget and we’ll send you a list of the best deals for hotels close to Fiera Milano. Commuting will take a few minutes, so you can focus on what you do best – convert sales leads. We have connections with hotels in Milan at every price point. Our mission is to make business travel affordable. 

In addition to accommodation for exhibitions, GETA ltd has a large portfolio of bonus services like arranging airport transfers, rent-a-car and bookings for meeting facilities ahead of time. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

EXPO Ferroviaria is a huge return on investment for anyone who aims to position themselves in Southern Europe. The exhibition is the key driving force behind sales on an international level and Italy remains an exciting, growing market with a lot of opportunities. It’s a common practice for exhibitors to time the release of new products and machinery during the event in order to get early feedback and take advantage of visitors’ eagerness to buy. You can expect to make back all costs on the first day. 

EXPO Ferroviaria has expanded a lot in numbers and even the pandemic has not slowed it down: 

  • 10,000+ industry experts
  • 7000+ international trade visitors
  • 200 exhibitors from 13 countries 

Industry Relevance 

A biennial meeting point of pivotal importance for the Italian railway sector, EXPO Ferroviaria gives a 360-degree overview of the railway innovations shaping the trajectory of the Italian market. Founded in 2004 and held at Fiera Milano, the international exhibition stands as the only B2B platform dedicated to the railway sector in the country. The event unites key stakeholders under a common roof, promoting long-term business collaboration and partnership. Whether domestic companies are seeking a broader market or international brands eyeing Italy's rail industry, EXPO Ferroviaria offers the right conditions for exhibitors to prosper. 

The exhibition covers the entire spectrum of railway technology. Manufacturers across diverse rolling stock technology domains present their latest offerings that span everything from vehicle maintenance equipment and rolling stock leasing to specialised products across various categories. Here is what you can expect to see on the exhibition floor: 

  • Rolling stock and traction for mainline passenger and freight traffic
  • Vehicles for regional services, metros and tram system
  • Rolling stock components and sub-systems and interior fittings
  • Track materials, construction and maintenance
  • Signalling and train control
  • Communications technology
  • Traction power supply and electrification equipment and services
  • Freight terminal equipment
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Fare collection and passenger information systems
  • Station equipment
  • Cable technology
  • Electronics
  • IT software and hardware
  • Safety equipment
  • Security systems
  • Training systems and services
  • Consultancy services 

One of the exhibition’s standout features, the On-Track Display always makes an impact. This dedicated exposition zone lays out sections of real tracks in the exhibition hall, giving suppliers of rail-mounted vehicles and track-related equipment the space to showcase and test their products in real-time conditions. That’s only one of the major selling points. In 2023, EXPO Ferroviaria makes history with the introduction of two new dedicated areas: 

  • The Tunnelling Area: A specialised domain spotlighting companies at the forefront of tunnel and underground space construction and equipment. This exclusive zone offers a prime setting to demonstrate and explore cutting-edge tunnelling technologies.
  • The Aerospace Technology Hub: A visionary space designed to unveil how aerospace technologies will shape the future of railways. This innovative addition showcases the confluence of two dynamic industries, inviting visitors to glimpse the synergies that will shape tomorrow's rail sector. 

EXPO Ferroviaria remains an industry-shaping event for those navigating the railway industry. It’s a vital hub where innovation, expertise and strategic partnerships come together to define the industry's next strides. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Primarily known as an Italian-focused event, EXPO Ferroviaria has nonetheless made great strides in expanding its global reach. Currently, 21% of exhibitors are foreign companies, travelling from close neighbours like Spain, Portugal and France. The upcoming edition in 2023 will improve on exhibitor numbers and variety as 36% of anticipated exhibitors will have a booth at Fiera Milano for the very first time. These numbers only prove that EXPO Ferroviaria continues to be a relevant market outside of Italy. 

The exhibitor list includes ABB, Alstom Ferroviaria, Hitachi Rail STS, Lucchini RS Spa, MA Group, Stadler Rail, Titagarh Firema, Mermec, Thermit Italiana, Cembre, Hexagon and Pantecnica among many others. 

Additional Value of Attending 

A cornerstone of EXPO Ferroviaria's success is its comprehensive seminar, conference and technical visits program. This strategic inclusion provides a deep dive into the latest trends, innovations and developments shaping the rail industry. Organisers assemble a comprehensive lineup of exhibitor presentations and conferences. These sessions provide a fertile ground for visitors to gain deeper insights and take advantage of superb networking opportunities. 

Among the engaging topics slated for discussion are: 

  • "Touristic & Luxury Train: The World is Looking at Italy": This session explores the allure of Italy's rail network for global tourism and luxury travel.
  • "The Implementation of the ERTMS Plan in the Italian Railway Network: Technological Framework and State of Progress": This session takes participants on a journey through the intricacies of implementing the ERTMS plan in Italy's rail network.
  • "The Straight Path: Regional Rail Transport for the Mobility of the Future": This session paints a vivid picture of regional rail transport as a linchpin in shaping the future of mobility.
  • "Tackling the Environmental Challenges While Preserving European Industry Competitiveness": Here experts discuss the challenge of environmental sustainability while upholding the competitiveness of European industry.

Past editions

EXPO Ferroviaria 2023

03.10.2023 - 05.10.2023

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How to get to EXPO Ferroviaria

On Foot

On Foot

from Milan Central Station - too far away

from Malpensa Airport - too far away


By Car

from Milan Central Station - 38 min car ride (17.4km)

from Malpensa Airport 39 min ride


By Public Transport

from Milano Centrale Railway Station take an RV train (2024 Torino Porta Nuova) fro 9 min to Rho Fiera Milano Station and then walk another 12 min

from Malpensa Airport there is no suitable transportation