News & Case Studies

5 February 2019

Official Launch of the PERES US Mission in Belgrade

The Rail Alliance is one of 5 members of a project called PERES (Promoting Excellence in Rail outSide Europe).

PERES is an 18 month project (started in January 2018 and completing June 2019) and has involved a number of research studies and analysis to identify rail value chains that exist in Europe as a means of exporting SME capability overseas outside Europe. This involved sending out detailed questionnaires to obtain information on SMEs and also whether they were involved in export activities already. In addition to this market opportunities were also investigated outside Europe and weighted in terms of how accessible they would be and also the type of products/services that would be sought after.

The outcome was that North America matched both the desired market to explore as well as matching the capability in the supply chain from companies who have applied for the mission. The study mission will take place on the 31 March to the 6 April and will cover the Chicago/Illinois/Pittsburgh region with pre-arranged visits and B2B meetings. The mission was officially launched in Belgrade and organised by Rail Cluster SEE (part of the PERES team) and there were also insightful and informative presentations delivered by the Serbian Railways and the infrastructure projects underway and also planned.

For any SME interested in joining the mission, please contact 

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