Future Transport Equipment and Technologies Conference: Opportunities for Cross-Sector Supply Chain Collaboration

Date(s) - May 25 2022
9:30am - 2:00pm

University West of England campus

Over the last two years the transport sector has faced unprecedented global and economic shock; from the impact of Brexit and Covid to major disruption to supply chains and spiralling raw material and energy costs. As the UK economy reshapes itself to embrace the net zero agenda and strives to deliver ‘levelling up’ we also have significant opportunity to develop new sustainable fuel technologies, encourage onshoring and use digital developments to improve productivity. 

WEAF and the Rail Forum are excited to bring you this first joint conference to hear from a range of aerospace and rail speakers and to explore the cross sector opportunities before us. The conference will also provide opportunity for delegates to network with each other and personnel from key aerospace and rail clients. 

The conference is open to members and non-members of both organisations, and we also have fantastic opportunities for sponsoring or exhibiting at the event. For further information please contact Emily@weaf.co.uk or karen@midlandsrail.co.uk

Key topics and speakers are listed below.


  • Graeme Clark: Head of Business Development Rolling Stock at Siemens will provide an OEM perspective on future technology developments and opportunities. In particular he will talk about the recently launched next generation hydrogen-powered train dubbed Mireo Plus H.
  • Simon Green: Engineering Director at Great Western Railway. Simon will talk about the opportunity for battery technology to be deployed on the Great Western route as well as the rapid battery charging trial on the Greenford branch and how that might fit into taking advantage of those opportunities.
  • Tom Johnson: Engineering Project Lead and Ashraf Miah: Data Analyst, Knorr Bremse


  • Beth Moreton: Hydrogen Fuel Integrator, Airbus
  • Simon Parker: Head of Procurement, Aeralis
  • Chris Coates: Senior Programme Manager, Vertical Aerospace

Programme / Timing:

Arrival from 09.30am for a 10.00am start. There will also be ample time for networking during the day.

Due to the joint nature of this event there is a small charge to cover catering costs. Members of WEAF and/or the Rail Forum benefit from a discounted ticket price.


The venue is on the University West of England campus and is approximately 5 mins taxi ride from Bristol Parkway Station.

Bookings  can be made below and the cut-off date for registration is 12pm on 23rd May. 




Bookings are closed for this event.

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