2010 - 16th International Wheelset Congress
The congress provides a platform for rail operators, equipment builders, component suppliers, academia and government, regulatory and standards organisations. It is also a forum for dissemination of technology and advancements in the design and manufacture of rail wheelset components and their performance to promote increased productivity, performance and safety in rail operations.
The International Wheelset Congress was founded by Lucchini in 1963. The first congress took place in Bergamo, Italy in that year. Since then, it has been held every third year.
The 15th International Wheelset Congress was held in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2007. The location of the congress is chosen worldwide according to a rotational rule.
Cape Town, South Africa, is the city of choice for the 16th International Wheelset Congress. The congress will run from Sunday March 14, 2010 until Thursday March 18, 2010 and will include three full days of plenary sessions with a technical tour on the last day.