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Business Matching at Railtex 2017

The opportunity to meet the right people at the right time is why Railtex 2017 is the go-to event within the UK rail sector. Because we recognise the importance of ensuring relevant meetings, we want to facilitate your experience by inviting you to utilise our complimentary Business Matching Service.

The Railtex Business Matching Service provides huge advantages to build your network:

  • Find potential clients to buy your services and products
  • Locate investment opportunities in your fields of interest
  • Forge lucrative partnerships and collaborations for business

Pre-schedule meetings with other attendees during Railtex 2017 - it’s easy!

Get business matches through our easy-to-use platform, and benefit from a personalised service to help maximise your networking opportunities. All pre-registered visitors and exhibitors will receive a separate invitation to benefit from this service to maximise the productive time they spend onsite. If you or your colleagues have not yet registered to attend the most important rail event of the year, you can click here to do so now - it takes less than 2 minutes.

Why exhibit at Railtex?

Railtex is firmly established as the place to be for those active in today’s thriving rail industry. The largest rail exhibition in the UK for over 20 years, its role is to facilitate trade, provide unique networking opportunities and educational sessions – over three days under one roof.

Railtex attracts international visitors and exhibitors as well as industry leading keynote speakers – all of which provide the ideal platform for the industry to come together and do business.

Exhibitor numbers continue to grow and we expect Railtex 2017 to be the biggest event to date. Can you afford not to be there?

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Showcase your brand, products and services

Make sure your company is part of Railtex 2017and benefits from the opportunity to:

  • Make high quality connections
  • Demonstrate your products and services
  • Promote on an international scale
  • Launch new products
  • Embed your reputation

Nothing compares to face to face meetings in business – whether creating new relationships or consolidating existing ones. Discussion, interaction and generation are the lifeblood of doing business. Bring your product or service to life and engage with your prospects and existing customers – don’t just rely on static marketing tools.

Railtex is a really good exhibition, which has left us deeply impressed, and provided us with a good platform to show CNR in the UK and the world. It attracted many valuable customers that we are now in contact with.
Yang Xiong-Jing of China CNR Corporation Limited

The Venue

Railtex 2017 will once again take place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

Modern halls and facilities as well as outstanding connections via rail, road and air mean the NEC has been one of the UK’s most highly favoured exhibition venues for over 40 years.

Halls 3 and 3a
B40 1NT
Tel: +44 (0) 121 780 4141

Getting to the NEC »

Railtex 2017 takes place at the Birmingham NEC

Booking and Stand Information

Your stand booking also includes many benefits, which other events charge for, at no extra cost to you! For example:

  • A free 50 word company profile on the website and in the official show catalogue
  • Listing on the Exhibitor List – online and in printed marketing materials
  • Free marketing tools:
    • Personalised logo
    • Personalised web banner
    • Personalised email signature
    • QR Code
    • Electronic and hard copies of the visitor brochure
    • Invitation letters for your prospects and clients
    • Hints and tips on maximising your success as an exhibitor
  • Your exhibitor passes
  • Visitor invitation brochures (hard copy and digital versions)
  • Unlimited free guest tickets (via personalised pre-registration code)
  • Friendly ongoing support from the moment you contact us until you join us at Railtex 2017

Make Railtex the vocal point of your brand and make this the focal point of your marketing strategy in 2017.

Contact us today to discuss your stand booking »

First Class Exhibitors

Exhibitors who return the contract and deposit for their Railtex 2017 stand booking by 30 September 2016 are automatically upgraded to First Class Exhibitor status: this offers a phenomenal amount of additional exposure at no extra cost! Benefits include:

  • Free advertisements in our Show Preview, Catalogue and Review
  • A company photo at your stand on-site
  • Dedicated exposure across our Social Media channels
  • and much more...

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Feature Areas & Associated Events

Exhibitors at Railtex are able to also book space in any of our feature areas to further enhance their company’s presence at the show. These include

The Rail Alliance Hub

Members of the Rail Alliance are able to book their stand space within the dedicated RA Hub at Railtex 2017, offering them added exposure onsite and additional free promotion in the run up to the show.

The Track

Sponsored by British Steel, our Track display area allows exhibitors to showcase their track products in-situ – limited availability; book early to avoid disappointment

The Yard

Exhibitors wishing to display their heavy plant and machinery at Railtex 2017 can do so at a preferential rate for bigger areas within the Yard.

Click here to find out more about our features and associated events, including a full seminar programme nearer the show.

Railtex 2017 - Demonstrate your products, make connections and engage with your target market


Not just an exhibition, Railtex is a destination

A massive 70% of visitors to Railtex 2015 had immediate buying powers – make sure they see your brand! At Railtex, we offer our exhibitors ways to increase your show presence; you may consider taking additional show space by using our On Track and Yard displays areas; get involved in the Seminar Theatre which also hosts keynote addresses from industry leaders and updates on major industry projects; benefit from a variety of sponsorship options to suit any budget and so much more.

We are always happy to discuss your objectives and plans with you and advise on how to best realise them. Make Railtex your destination for 2017!

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Railtex 2015 Exhibitor Feedback

“Railtex provided the Rail Supply Group (RSG) with an unrivalled opportunity to engage with both the industry and its customers. With access to over 2700 exhibitors and almost 7,500 visitors over the three days, we were able to share our vision for the future; and also outline how businesses in the supply chain, both large and small, could work with us as we develop our Industrial Strategy. Railtex will form a key part of our engagement with the industry over the coming years.”
Terence Watson, Country President of Alstom UK and Co-Chair of the Rail Supply Group

“Railtex was a cost effective way for RVEL to outline its offering to the wider rail industry. With so many potential customers in one place it made doing business very easy. This is the second time we have exhibited at Railtex and we will certainly look to do so again in 2017.”
Andy Lynch, Managing Director, RVEL

“Railtex offers very good exposure to the market that we would otherwise struggle to get.”
Mark Weigh, A & J Fabtech

“Railtex is the ideal place to exchange about railway projects in the UK market and introduce innovations to key market players. We were able to meet many partners willing to develop innovative applications.”
Catherine Glotin from Belgian company Acksys

“Railtex is a really good exhibition, which has left us deeply impressed, and provided us with a good platform to show CNR in the UK and the world. It attracted many valuable customers that we are now in contact with.”
Yang Xiong-Jing of China CNR Corporation Limited

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Warning: Expo Guide Scam

WARNING with regards to Expo-Guide / / Construct Data Verlag / International Fairs Directory

These companies use a form, which resembles an organiser's free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form for an entry in an on-line directory, which contracts the purchaser into the three-year, non-retractable agreement.

It has now come to our attention that they are now circulating a letter and form which states at the top "Organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions". This is in no way true - we are NOT and never will be associated with any of these companies.

Under no circumstances should you sign anything indicating you will become part of an "exhibition directory" that will list your company's products and services if the letter is sent to you by EXPO-GUIDE, FAIRGUIDE, CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG or International Fairs Directory (not exclusively). If you are unsure about any correspondence received regarding Railtex 2017 please contact our team on +44 (0)1727 814 400.

Information and guidance on dealing with Expo-Guide can also be found on the AEO website.

Click here to see an example of the form that you could be sent.

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