Rail Forum Annual Conference

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Date(s) - October 17 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm

The ICC Birmingham

“A fool is someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing”.  Oscar Wilde

We are delighted to confirm that our eagerly anticipated Annual Conference will be held at the ICC, Birmingham on 17th October.

The focus for this year’s Conference will be Creating and Adding Value. We frequently talk about the need to focus on value rather than cost and that’s exactly what our conference will do. Moving the dial and discussion on from ‘price’ to deepen our collective understanding of how we add ‘value’ through the many contributions we make.

With dedicated sessions considering the role of the private sector, freight, exports, SME’s and much more our expert speakers and panellists will share their insights and views with our 400 strong audience.

For a list of all our speakers, click here.

All Rail Forum members are entitled to ONE FREE PLACE and we would strongly encourage you to ensure you are represented. Silver, gold and patron members are entitled to additional places depending on their grade of membership. Early booking is recommended so we can ensure we are able to accommodate as many people as possible.

Event Partners

We are honoured to confirm Xrail as our event Headline Partner.



“Xrail Group is proud to be sponsoring the Annual Rail Forum Conference this year as headline partner, to discuss with other industry colleagues the important topic of creating and adding value in our supply chain. As an SME and key exporter, we are constantly challenged on how we can better add value and at Xrail we are pleased to help our customers in looking at new innovations and ways of working which creates value across our sector rather than focussing on piece part price and taking the focus away from new and different project delivery solutions.”  Kelly Meachin – Business Development Director


We are also delighted to welcome Aura, Sika, LB Foster and Siemens as additional Event Partners.

Aura Brand Solutions are looking forward to sponsoring this year’s annual Rail Forum conference by supplying all the graphics. Keep an eye out for our logo on the wayfinding signage in the hall and please come and find us for a chat on all things rail branding.  John Bekalo, National Account Manager, Aura Brand Solutions


“Having been impressed with the Rail Forum’s level of support and knowledge of the rail industry not only have we upgraded membership to Silver level but Sika are delighted to be an Event partner at the Annual Conference in October. We can’t wait to meet fellow rail industry colleagues to catch up and innovate!“  Sarah Courbet, Head of Marketing, Specialist Construction Solutions, Sika

“Siemens is delighted to partner with Rail Forum on their prestigious Annual Conference. The overarching theme of delivering value fits so well with Siemens’ ethos and we are thrilled to be taking part.”  Sambit Banerjee, Joint Chief Executive, Siemens Mobility UK&I

“LB Foster are delighted to support the Rail Forum conference. This event provides LB Foster with opportunities to network and enhance our visibility within the Rail sector. The conference gathers experts, professionals and thought leaders from the Rail sector to participate in engaging discussions and provide insights into the latest trends, technologies and innovations within the Rail industry. For LB Foster, attending this event provides a valuable learning opportunity, helping us to stay informed about the latest advancements and best practices in the industry.”  Anthony Thompson, Senior Business Development Manager, LB Foster


There are still opportunities available to be an Event Partner, if you are interested please contact Karen for details.



Rail Forum Members : Bookings can be made using the below form. All bookings in excess of the free places provided as part of your membership will be invoiced at £50.00 per person plus VAT.

Non-Members: Non-members are very welcome to join us for our conference. A limited number of places are available on a first come first served basis. Tickets are priced at £300.00 per person plus VAT and can be booked using the form below.  

Sorry, bookings for this event are closed.
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