Rail Forum Conference on track for record attendance

The prestigious Rail Forum Annual Conference will be back on 11th October, with a packed programme of industry speakers and a larger venue to accommodate a record number of delegates.

The conference, which will be held at the ICC Birmingham, will bring together industry leaders and senior decision makers from across the sector to discuss and debate ‘Delivering a Better, Simpler Railway’.

This year’s conference will feature four sessions under the overarching theme of a “Better, Simpler Railway” and focussed on

  • Project delivery
  • Innovation
  • Inclusivity and
  • Customers

Elaine Clark, CEO at Rail Forum said “We are really looking forward to hosting our Annual Conference in October. After last year’s hugely successful event we took the decision to move to a much bigger venue. The ICC in Birmingham can accommodate not only our members but additional industry colleagues who wish to attend also.”

Confirmed speakers include Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 who will deliver the keynote address together with Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director Rolling Stock & Customer Services UKI for Siemens; Simon Scott, Engineering Director for East West Rail and Maggie Simpson, Director General of RFG”.

Our full programme of speakers is now confirmed, and we will be announcing them over the coming weeks including representatives from:

  • Asset Managers
  • GCRE
  • Infrastructure Contractors
  • Network Rail
  • Passenger Operators
  • SMEs

More information about the Annual Conference can be found on the Rail Forum website here including the programme, partnership opportunities and details of  speakers.

Rail Forum members are entitled to one free place and we are delighted to be able to make 50 tickets available for non-members at an incredibly competitive price. Places can be booked here.

We look forward to welcoming members and industry colleagues to our prestigious event.

For further information contact:

Elaine Clark, CEO



About the Rail Forum

The Rail Forum is a national industry body with strong regional connections including supporting the nationally and internationally important rail supply chain cluster across the Midlands; the Rail Forum has over 330 members providing products and services across all aspects of the industry. The Rail Forum 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. The Rail Forum is owned and governed by its members with a Board drawn from member companies.


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