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2020 International Hydrail and Sustainability Conference (IHC)

2020 International Hydrail and Sustainability Conference (IHC)

K’uL Group, Penticton Indian Band and University of British Columbia Okanagan are pleased to announce they are co-hosting the 2020 International Hydrail and Global Sustainability Conference.

The IHC conference committee is currently preparing the 2020 agenda and all details related to guest speakers, presentation topics, workshops, site tours, travel, lodging and accommodations. We are also preparing an IHC sponsorship program that will be launched in November 2019.


When and Where 

June 1-5, 2020

Kelowna and Penticton, BC



Tourism packages will be negotiated for interested conference attendees in the Okanagan Valley, BC Canada.


How to Register

Please complete the form below. The conference organizing committee will review your application, and provide further details.

An important IHC goal is to benefit global citizens in the pursuit of their sustainable hydrail projects and business priorities. We accept applications from any hydrail projects provided the applying representative is officially mandated to conduct business meetings.


2020 IHC Registration

Profile for conference participants.
  • How do you plan to participate in the conference?


IHC History

Starting as an academic event in May 2005 in Charlotte, NC (US) hydrail – powering trains with hydrogen – an upcoming technology that will replace diesel. Since September 2018, a first line in Northern Germany near Hamburg uses self-powered hydrail regional passenger rail in scheduled daily services.

Passengers and residents love the silence and the emission-free rides. At RAILLIVE 2019 in Birmingham (June 2019) three manufacturers presented their hydrail railcars. This shows hydrail becoming reality! The 14th International Hydrail Conference (IHC) celebrated this with a special workshop in Hamburg on 20th of June 2019 with an excursion to the township of Bremervörde where ALSTOM operates it’s hydrail iLINT Coradia railcars.