Exhibitions were made on different themes in the conference room, the test facilities buildings and at large-size testing plants. The items shown were : "Environment", 9; "Maglev", 4; "Maintenance", 20; "Safety", 9; "Efficiency and Manpower Saving" 8; "Speedup", 11; "High-tech", 6, with full-size objects, models, panels, etc, included.
Otherwise, the large-size, low-noise wind tunnel, and the products embodying the patents granted to the RTRI were demonstrated. Meanwhile, the "electronic library", "RTRI Homepage" were introduced. Separately a booth devoted to familiarization of the Raiwlay Technology Promotion Center attracted the people.
On the last day, Sept. 4, a symposium was organized to ponder on "what should be the position of the railway facing the global environmental problem as symbolized by ISO 14000."
Mr. Nitta from Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) delivered a keynote speech, followed by a hot panel discussion on "Global Environment and Energy" before an audience of about 300 concerned people.