Railway Investment & Rolling Stock Financing

13 April 2020

TÜYAP Vehbi Koç Congress Centre, Eskişehir, Turkey

The railways industry is a capital-intensive industry requiring very large initial and ongoing investment streams.

This is as true for countries whose railways are primarily freight carriers as it is for those whose railways are primarily passenger carriers.

Proposals to restructure the traditional state-owned monopoly railway in a particular country are often designed to address concerns not only regarding inefficient operations and monopoly stagnation, but also the long-term unreliability of government financing, especially of the expensive infrastructure.

In this regard, the connection between the particular rail restructuring strategy chosen by a country and the ability of the restructured entity to attract financing, especially private financing, merits a closer look.


RailFin Forum offers a structured platform to meet, negotiate and conduct business with representatives of banks and financial institutions as well as senior executives from rail networks, stations, governments, and private operators across Turkey, the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe, MENA and CIS.

  • Identify and assess investment opportunities in the rail industry across the New Silk Road;
  • Track key industry trends, opportunities and threats;
    Find hidden gems, understand potential threats/weaknesses, and plan investment strategy;
  • Analyse the investment landscape in key strategic transport corridor countries, and identify potential partners;
  • Get hold of up-to-date business intelligence, market entry offerings;
  • Gain competitive intelligence about leading operators;
  • Understand, and plan for, any changes in government for policymaking;
  • Map out the interests and agendas of stakeholders along OBOR relevant to market entry on a deal;
  • Learn about fraud and risk mitigation, compliance, political risks, access to finance;
  • Connect with the individuals and organisations that can support market entry efforts; and
  • Hear case studies from cross-border, regional and urban operators that have found the blueprint for success.