The 23rd International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives (MAGLEV 2016) was held in Berlin, Germany, from Sept. 23 to 26.
A paper titled “Construction of the First Urban Maglev Line in China” was submitted by the Hunan Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd., and presented as one of the six key note speeches. It introduced construction and operation of the Changsha Maglev Express.
This is Hunan’s first participation in such conference, and Changsha was designated as the host of the MAGLEV 2020.
The International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives is held every two years, boasting highest standard, largest scale, and most authorized technology in maglev industry worldwide. The MAGLEV 2016, themed with “Maglev Solutions for People, Cities, and Regions”, had invited more than 200 participants from 22 countries, including maglev experts, scholars, government officials, and those who are concerned about maglev development.
Three decisions have been made at the conference. Firstly, Chairman of the Hunan Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd. Peng Xufeng was augmented into the International Steering Committee of the International Maglev Board, adding the number of Chinese members to two.
Secondly, the International Mid-speed Maglev Transportation Conference will be held in Changsha next year.
Thirdly, the MAGLEV 2020 will also be held in Changsha, jointly organized by the Hunan Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd. and Tongji University.