UNIFE General Assembly 2017

21 June - 23 June 2017

The 26th Annual UNIFE General Assembly, will take place in Barcelona on 21-23 June 2017 (Wednesday-Friday).


The preliminary programme outlining the meetings of the UNIFE Committees and Working groups, the speaker line-up, official sessions, networking opportunities, is now available for download here. More information about the visits will follow soon. The programme may be subject to change so please regularly check the General Assembly event page for updates.

The registration process is now open, please see the REGISTER button at the end of the page!

21 June 2016
UNIFE Committee and Working Groups Meetings Day*: this year the meetings will take place at World Trade Center Barcelona (WTC). The members of the Committees and Working Groups will be notified of the timings and room of their meetings directly by the UNIFE Committee representatives. For more information on the Committees and Working Groups click here. The UNIFE Committee and Working Group Meeting Day is kindly sponsored by 
Website: www.wtcbarcelona.com 
Address: Edif. Este, Moll de Barcelona, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

*UNIFE Committees and Working groups are by invitation only and you should have received an email from the UNIFE representative that manages your committee. If you are interested in learning more about a committee, or are already member and are unsure of the timing of the meeting, contact the appropriate UNIFE staff member here.

UNIFE Gala Dinner will take place at Casa Llotja de Mar.
Website: www.casallotja.com
Address: Passeig d'Isabel II, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

22 June 2016
General Assembly Day: The meetings will take place at World Trade Center Barcelona (WTC). High-level speakers from the EU institutions, the Government of Spain, UNIFE member companies, and Spanish rail stakeholders will participate in the programme. The Statutory Meeting will take place after lunch and will be followed by another discussion roundtable.

The General Assembly Day is kindly sponsored by

General Assembly Reception will take place at Cavas Cordoniu kindly sponsored by
Website: www.codorniu.com
Address: Avenida Jaume de Codorníu, s/n, 08770 Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Barcelona, Spain

23 June 2016
On Friday, 23 June, two technical visits and one cultural visit will be organised at the same time (all visits will start at around 9:30 and finish before 13:00-13:30). The visits are restricted to 25 people each. Requests will be treated on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
Technical Visit I - Organised with RENFE (More information on the visit will follow soon)
Technical Visit II - Organised with TMB: Automatic/driverless metro line 9, including a visit at the control-command centre
Cultural Visit: Guided tour of the Picasso Museum
*More information about the visits will follow here soon.


The General Assembly is an excellent opportunity for high-level exposure to your company’s brand and products; and there is still one sponsorship package available for UNIFE members. For information on sponsorship please contact Andrei Ciufu at andrei.ciufu@unife.org, +32 (0) 2 626 12 64.


As you are probably aware, Barcelona is an extremely location this time of year, so you are highly advised to book your rooms as early as possible. We know from the scouting of locations that there are many events taking place throughout Barcelona the week of the General Assembly so we hope that one of the suggested hotels listed below will suit your needs and budget. We kindly ask you to address all inquiries regarding the booking of rooms directly to the hotels.


Distance (walking)
from WTC

Distance (by public transport) from WTC

Contact details

Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina

2 min


T: +34 936 039 000
E: reservas@grandmarinahotel.com 

Hotel Grums Barcelona

13 min

13 min

T: +34 934 420 666
E: info@hotelgrums.com

TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel

15 min

10 min

T: +34 933 433 000
E: tryp.apolo@melia.com

Andante Hotel

16 min

13 min

T: +34 934 412 545
E: reservas@andantehotel.com 

Hotel Barcelona Universal

18 min

13 min

T: +34 935 677 447
E: bcnuniversal@nnhotels.com

As always, the UNIFE team is here to help you with your plans for the General Assembly. Should you have any questions about the organisation of the event or/and the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Andrei Ciufu at andrei.ciufu@unife.org, +32 (0) 2 626 12 64. 

The General Assembly is an event that is strictly reserved to UNIFE members and the attendance is free of charge, nonetheless registration is compulsory. Registration is now open.


Key Publications

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    An overview of our research, standardisation & regulation and public affairs activities. In addition the publication presents our Organisational structure, Committees and Working goups.

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