Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain's rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations. They are improving the rail network - providing faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys between Britain's towns and cities. This is bringing people and businesses closer together, making Britain more competitive and a better place to do business.
For more information visit www.networkrail.co.uk
Railway Industry Association
The Railway Industry Association is the trade association for UK-based suppliers to the railway industry, providing a range of services to its members who include manufacturers, maintainers, contractors, consultants, leasing companies and providers of specialist services. RIA is the focal point of engagement between suppliers, clients, government and industry stakeholders and is an active part of the Rail Supply Group. Key activities include representation, information services, networking, innovation, exports support and supply chain improvements. RIA also provides assistance to overseas railways seeking UK suppliers.
For more information visit www.riagb.org.uk
The Rail Alliance is the largest business to business rail networking organisation in the UK. The Rail Alliance provides tailored assistance to members and signpost potential opportunities for their business through their 20+ networking meetings per year. The Rail Alliance attends all major European exhibitions and seminars connected to the rail industry.
For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk
Sponsored by British Steel, our Track display area allows exhibitors to showcase their track products in-situ. An Exhibitor List for the Track will be added nearer the time. There is limited availability for this feature, so we advise all interested exhibitors to book early in order to avoid disappointment.
For further details visit www.britishsteel.co.uk
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK. Their 100,000 members work at the heart of the country's most important and dynamic industries.
For further details visit www.imeche.org
Permanent Way Institution
The Permanent Way Institution is a not for profit organisation for all engineers involved with track and infrastructure. With a wealth of knowledge within their membership, their focus is to encourage the sharing of best practice between infrastructure staff at all levels and stages of their career. This initiative is being actively supported by key players in the rail industry.
For further details visit www.thepwi.org
Rail Plant Association
The Rail Plant Association (RPA) is the professional association for road/rail plant owners, operators and users. Set up by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA), it provides members with a set of Model Trading Conditions, information, support structure and lobbying voice to their companies.
For further details visit www.cpa.uk.net/p/Join-RPA/
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
HS2 will be a high-speed railway connecting London to Birmingham from 2026, Crewe by 2027 and then, along a Y-shaped route, to Manchester and Leeds from 2033. It will provide fast, frequent and reliable services for over 100 cities and towns, including eight of the UK’s largest urban areas. As soon as the project breaks ground, almost a decade before the first passengers board the new trains, HS2 will be a catalyst for growth across Britain, opening up local and regional markets, attracting investment and improving skills and job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people across the whole country.
For further details visit www.gov.uk/hs2
Midlands Engine Rail / Warwickshire County Council
The Midlands Engine area, covering a population of 11.3 million, £222bn GVA, 25 universities and 500,000 students, is a major centre of advanced engineering, home to Rolls Royce Aero, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB and Toyota, and a leading location in Europe for rolling stock and infrastructure R&D, development and manufacturing.
The £50bn HS2 project links London and the Midlands Engine area, and is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects. It is a major opportunity for the Midlands area. With Bombardier and a strong supply chain, the area is an important supplier of conventional rail, and an emerging centre for the development and deployment of light and very light rail systems. Come and speak to us to find out more.
For further details visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/invest
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
One of the most highly recognised knowledge sharing networks in the world, The Institution of Engineering and Technology is for engineers and technologists working or studying in an increasingly multidisciplinary, digital and global environment.
For further details visit www.theiet.org
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.
First established as The Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT) in 1919, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is a registered charity and part of the CILT international family with over 33,000 members in countries across the world.
Our vision is for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to enable innovation, excellence and value creation for both individuals and corporate bodies by being the leading membership organisation and education provider within our community of professionals.
For more information please visit www.ciltuk.org.uk
Rail Forum Midlands
Rail Forum Midlands, formerly known as the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF), represents over 150 businesses across the Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.
For further details visit www.midlandsrail.co.uk/
Rail Supply Group (RSG)
The Rail Supply Group (RSG) brings together industry and government to lead the renewal of the domestic supply chain so that it can best meet the demands of tomorrow's railway, whether at home or abroad. Details of our vision, and the work streams that we have established to bring this about, can be found on the Rail Supply Group website.
For further details visit www.railsupplygroup.org
The Digital Railway programme is exploring how and where digital technology can be introduced to address some of the most urgent capacity and performance challenges on the rail infrastructure. Using a cross industry approach, the DRP and supply chain are working closely to find innovative solutions that deliver lasting benefits.
For further details visit www.digitalrailway.co.uk
CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.
CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, presentations, conferences and events, e-learning programs, factory visits, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development.
A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.
For further details visit www.cpduk.co.uk