7th April 2021
FS International and the local company in Saudi Arabia, FS Italian Railways Saudi Arabia, took part as the main sponsor along with FS Group at Saudi Rail 2021, the region’s main event dedicated to technological innovation in the railway sector. Held on 5 April in a fully-virtual mode, the event was attended by numerous players in the industry, including leading world experts who contributed with presentations, interviews and debates.
Amongst the key speakers was David Cannafoglia, Senior Vice President of the FS International’s MENA Region and CEO of FS Italian Railways Saudi Arabia, who spoke at the panel on Digitalising Smart Infrastructure and Evolving Existing Systems. “The digitisation of infrastructure has become an increasingly essential requirement in aiming towards efficient, safe and sustainable mobility. Moreover, this particular historical moment offers the opportunity for the region’s railway leaders to gather and share their experience, looking together towards a new normality,” said David Cannafoglia, in focusing his speech on the best ways to digitise the railway infrastructure by creating infrastructure and smart cities.
In Saudi Arabia, FS International S.p.A. and FS Italian Railways Saudi Arabia already export the excellence of Made in Italy and the know-how of the FS Group, together with the FLOW consortium for the Operation and Maintenance of lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro. Here, the main goal is to increasingly spread innovation and railway technology throughout the Middle East.