Rail Forum Midlands Announces date for next InfraTalk

Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) are excited to announce the date of InfraTalk for 2022.

The event will take place on 20th January 2022 and will once again be held online using the innovative, virtual networking platform allowing delegates easy access to engage with key representatives from tier 1s across procurement, commercial and senior management teams.

The format again promises a ‘pure networking’ environment for the railway infrastructure sector with no powerpoints, no applications and no appointments.

Opening address by East West Rail

InfraTalk will be formally opened by Simon Blanchflower CBE, Chief Executive, East West Railway Company:

“I’m delighted to be speaking at this important industry event as we move forward with our ambitions to deliver the new East West Rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge. Here at East West Railway Company, we’ve been challenged by Government to be bold and do things differently – and at the same time create a railway that is safe and secure, cheaper for the taxpayer, better for customers, greener for the environment and delivered quicker than previous projects. As an organisation we look for innovation, ideas and expertise from within and outside the rail sector so that we are able to deliver a sustainable rail link that will serve our local communities for the next 100 years or more. I look forward to sharing the latest progress on East West Rail, discussing new ideas with delegates, and sowing the seeds for future collaborations.”

 Introducing our event partners, AmcoGiffen and Dyer & Butler

RFM is also delighted to announce two new event partners, AmcoGiffen and Dyer & Butler

Ian Purdham, Regional Managing Director said “RFM’s InfraTalk is the virtual rail industry event, a must-attend occasion to engage with clients, supply chain and industry partners. AmcoGiffen is delighted to support and endorse January 20 2022 as a fantastic opportunity to launch what is certain to be an exciting year for our business and our industry, and we look forward to seeing you there!”

Chris Darlow, Rail Director for Dyer & Butler said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) at the InfraTalk 3 networking event in January 2022. Having participated in the two previous events held in 2021, where we were able to meet and engage and with colleagues from across the Rail Industry. The InfraTalk 3 forum presents a great opportunity for Dyer & Butler to meet with both clients and suppliers across the region and share our growth plans”

InfraTalk line-up

Tier 1 organisations already confirmed as table hosts are as follows with more expected giving fantastic networking opportunities.

Alstom East West Rail (inc Keynote) Network Rail – Wales & Western
AmcoGiffen – Event Partner Lundy Projects Siemens
Amey Mace Dragados SSE Rail
Arup Mace Group Story Contracting
Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Taziker
BAM Nuttall Network Rail – Eastern TFL
Colas Rail Network Rail – North West & Central Volker Rail
Dyer & Butler – Event Partner Network Rail – Southern

Taziker, Lundy Projects, VolkerRail and Network Rail Southern have joined the line up as new participants for 2022.

Cat Appleby, Membership Manager at RFM said “We are delighted to continue with this event in 2022 as demand for this style of networking remains high whilst remaining carbon zero. As before, attendees will be able to easily navigate around the tier 1 hosted tables on the platform and speak directly with procurement, commercial and project representatives, made easier with pre-issued delegate lists to maximise time at the event.”

Register today!

InfraTalk is open to members and non-members.  RFM members benefit from free registration and unlimited place.  Non-members can register one place for a small charge.

For more information and to book your place visit our website:



About Rail Forum Midlands:

Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) is a national industry body with strong regional connections including supporting the nationally and internationally important rail supply chain cluster across the Midlands; RFM has over 300 members providing products and services across all aspects of the industry. RFM actively supports the national rail agenda and strategy, encouraging collaboration, promoting members’ capabilities, leading a number of regional skills initiatives and supporting innovation and export priorities. RFM is owned and governed by its members with a Board drawn from member companies.


For further information about RFM contact:

Elaine Clark – CEO            elaineclark@midlandsrail.co.uk

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