Railtex 2017 offers an exciting variety of feature areas and associated events, which are open to all visitors to attend.
Tuesday 9th May, 11:50 am, Seminar Theatre
Paul Maynard Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport
Paul Maynard was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on the 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Blackpool and Cleveleys in 2010. Prior to his parliamentary career Paul worked in politics within the Conservative Party and as part of the think tank Reform. From 2010 to 2012, Paul was appointed to the Transport Select Committee and has also worked as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Government, Oliver Letwin. Paul was educated at St Ambrose College, in Altrincham and was awarded a First Class History degree at University College, Oxford.
Tuesday 9th May, 12:30 pm, Knowledge Hub
Gordon Wakeford for Midlands Engine Chair, Rail Supply Group
Tuesday 9th May, 2:30 pm, Seminar Theatre
Paul Plummer Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group
Paul took up his role as Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group in November 2015. He began working in the railway sector in 1999 when he became Chief Economist and Director of Economics and Finance at the Office of Rail Regulation. He went on to join Network Rail in 2002, and in 2008 he was appointed to the Network Rail Board as an Executive Director and Group Strategy Director at Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. In 2011, he became one of two Network Rail members of the Rail Delivery Group.
Wednesday 10th May, 10:30 am, Seminar Theatre
Dr Francis Paonessa Managing Director, Network Rail Infrastructure Projects
Francis joined Network Rail in 2014, having most recently been managing director UK, Bombardier. He started his career with shipbuilder Vosper Thornycroft in 1992, initially as a mechanical design engineer, and joined Bombardier in 2010 as president of UK rolling stock. Francis is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Francis is leading the delivery of £25bn of infrastructure renewals and enhancements, comprising thousands of projects around the country aimed at delivering a bigger, better railway enabling more trains to run, at higher speeds with more seats and better facilities at stations up and down the country.
Wednesday 10th May, 11:50 am, Knowledge Hub
David Waboso Managing Director, Network Rail / Digital Railway
David is an internationally renowned engineer and project manager who has worked for some of the world’s most prestigious engineering and consulting firms on infrastructure programmes in the UK and internationally. He has advised governments and agencies around the world on Railway strategy. He is a past president of CoMet (the international organisation of Metros), working to share and benchmark best practice. A Chartered Engineer, he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, a Fellow of the Association for Project Management, and also holds a Fellowship to the City and Guilds Institute.
David is currently Managing Director, Group Digital Railway at Network Rail, where he has accountability for leading the industry’s Digital Railway programme - a rail industry initiative to accelerate the deployment of digital signalling and train control to improve capacity, reliability and provide better connections for customers. David also oversees Network Rail’s Asset Information services and transformation programme (ORBIS), as well as its telecoms function, which provides critical enabling services to Network Rail and to the Digital Railway programme.
Thursday 11th May, 10:30 am, Seminar Theatre
Professor Andrew McNaughton Technical Director, High Speed Two Limited
Andrew McNaughton was appointed Technical Director at High Speed Two Limited in February 2012, following 2 years as Chief Engineer. Andrew is also:
Special Professor of Rail Engineering at Nottingham University
A Visiting Professor of Engineering at both Imperial College London and Southampton University
Vice Chair of the EU Transport Advisory Group
Chair of the European Rail Research Advisory Council
Special Advisor on rail to the Australian Government
He was previously Chief Engineer at Network Rail.
Thursday 11th May, 11:10 am, Knowledge Hub
David Prout Director General, DfT / HS2 Ltd
David joined Department for Transport in January 2013 as Director-General, High Speed Two, with overall responsibility for delivering High Speed 2.
Before joining DfT, David was Director General of the Communities/Localism Group at the Department for Communities and Local Government, a role he took up having been Executive Director, Planning and Borough Development for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from 2007-09. David has also worked in Director roles at the Department for Communities and Local Government (2004-07), as Private Secretary and Principle Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister (1999-2004) and as Environment Attaché UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (1995-98)
The Rail Engineer is hosting a programme of keynote addresses by leading influential figures and seminars by representatives of companies taking part in Railtex highlighting developments in technology.
Tuesday 9th May
Paul Maynard MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport
Remote Condition Monitoring
Head of Engineering, Unipart
Paul Maynard MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport
The Digital Railway: Increasing capacity and improving reliability
Operations Director Digital Railway, Siemens Rail Automation
Industry 4.0: Embedded technology and condition monitoring
Product Manager, Harting
Rail Milling: A Key Technology in Rail Asset Management
Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group
Innovation in Driveline Efficiency - DIWARail Transmission: Success through Collaboration
Manager RAMS/LCC Department, Voith
The Future of Cargo on Passenger Trains
Dr Zane van Romunde
Senior Consultant / Head of Transport Sector, 42 Tech
Wednesday 10th May
Dr Francis Paonessa
Managing Director Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail
Maximising Asset Value in Rail: The Role Of Technology In The Digital Railway Age
Director of Marketing, Trimble Rail
Low Cost Signalling Solutions
Technical Director, Park Signalling
Creating a legacy throughout the UK through our railways
Sales Director, Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd
S.W.I.F.T. - Superfast Wireless In-Train for Future Travel
Andrew Longyear / Steve Matthews
System Engineer / Senior Account Manager - Cisco
The Future for Electrification Control
Dr Paul Hodgson
Engineering Manager – National SCADA, Telent
Adhesive Bonding - Increasing design options and product performance for rail assembly and construction
Dr. Antonio Pagliuca
Senior Technical Specialist, 3M
The Connected Train
CTO/Head of the next generation Networks, ADComms
Rollling Stock Engineering: Key Point For a Successful Operation In Time
Engineering Team Leader, Masteris
Thursday 11th May
Professor Andrew McNaughton
Technical Director, HS2
Intelligent Infrastructure - Intelligent Drones: Changing How the World Makes Decisions
Director - UK Operations, MRL/Aerialtronics
Smart Steel for Sustainable Systems
Marketing Manager, British Steel
The Digital Railway: A toolkit of signalling interventions
Director of Strategy & Market Development– S&I, Alstom
Keeping on the Right Track: How to Future-Proof Your Organisation at Lowest-Installed Cost
Technical Systems Engineer, Panduit
Importance of Cable Protection and its Integrity
Ian Gibson / Ian Hobbs
Technical Director / Business Development Manager, Flexicon
Innovation in Temporary Works within the Rail Industry: The use of BIM and lightweight composites
Marketing Manager, MGF
Throughout each day of Railtex there will be a selection of project updates, industry briefings and interactive discussion forums by senior managers responsible for the implementation of current UK rail projects and leading industry figures.
Tuesday 9th May
Julian Worth, Freight Forum Chair
Gordon Wakeford, Chair, Rail Supply Group
The Platform: Productivity and Industrial Strategy
Shamit Gaiger, Director of Strategy, NSAR
Catherine De Marco, Deputy Director for Infrastructure Skills, DfT
Kirsty Derry, HR Director, East Midlands Trains
Richard Postance, Infrastructure Projects Authority, HM Treasury
Peter Loosley, Policy Director, Railway Industry Association
The Permanent Way Institution
Steve Featherstone, President, PWI & Programme Director Track, Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail
Brian Counter, Technical Director, PWI
Led by Gordon Wakeford, Industry Chair, Rail Supply Group
Technology & Strategic Supply Chain partnerships
Graham Hopkins, Group Director of Safety, Technical & Engineering, Network Rail
Wednesday 10th May
David Waboso, Managing Director, Group Digital Railway, Network Rail
Rail Research & Innovation Network
Prof Simon Iwnicki, Director of Institute of Rail Research, UKRRIN
Design for Reliability
Kevin Rayment, Reliability Process Manager, Network Rail
RTS - Capability Delivery Plan
Guy Woodroffe / Trevor Bradbury, RSSB
The Platform: Infrastructure
Lord Adonis, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
Jo Kaye, Strategy and Planning Director, Network Rail
Chris Curtis, Head of Crossrail 2 at Network Rail
Transport for the North
Better behaviours build a better industry
Kevin Tozer, Head of Collaborative Working, Network Rail
The Technology Development Pipeline
Guy Woodroffe / Trevor Bradbury, RSSB
Thursday 11th May
David Prout, Director General for HS2
Skills for the Future
Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR
Diversity Matters – EDI@HS2
Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, HS2 Ltd
The Platform: Midlands Engine
Maria Machancoses, Midlands Connect, Programme Director
Laura Shoaf, TfWM, MD
Malcolm Holmes, West Midlands Rail
David Ralph, D2N2, CEO
Taya Leybman, Director, Technology and Systems, Arriva
Testing & Trialling Facilities
Amanda Mackie, RIDC
Robert Hopkins, Rail Alliance
Programme subject to change
The Rail Alliance Hub
The Rail Alliance Hub is a dedicated area of the exhibition where members of the Rail Alliance exhibit alongside one another and promote their products, services and innovations.
ABG specialises in the production of high performance drainage geocomposites for rail projects. Drainage, capillary break, reinforcement, filtration and separation, all in one geocomposite layer, specifically designed for railway embankment consolidation. ABG also offers an extensive scope of structural drainage, geotextiles, erosion control products and soil reinforcing grids
Air Products has been a trusted partner to the rail industry for over 50 years and relied upon to deliver its first-class range of gases, equipment and services. From pure oxygen to weld and cutting fuel gases, we offer a range of innovative solutions, including our award-winning Integra® cylinder, designed to optimise your operations and productivity.
Bollé Safety, a world leader in protective eyewear, will be launching a range of new products at the exhibition – Silium+, IRIs, Rush +, Contour Platinum. Cobra Platinum, Tracker Platinum, Atom Platinum and the Fusion + electronic welding helmet. Visit our stand to discover more and order your free sample.
Cisco will be showcasing world-class Innovation in the Rail Industry.
Demonstrating ground breaking capability delivered through S.W.I.F.T. An unparalleled, High Speed connectivity to trains - up to 1GBps!
Visit us at our stand next to Rail Alliance and experience a demo of the SWIFT solution and hear our presentations on stage.
DRB is an integrated mechanical and electrical services group and have been providing maintenance and project engineering support to the rail industry for 20 years. We are a qualified supplier of safety critical engineering products and services for rolling stock maintenance; and we also design and manufacture depot/ workshop equipment.
iLine Technologies are culvert rehabilitation specialists with 25 years experience in the renovation of ageing and dilapidated pipes and culverts up to 7m diameter using either UV GRP cured-in-place liners (CIPP) or prefabricated GRP units to provide Fully structural standalone solutions with a 100 year design life.
JBP CORE-6 Composites are suppliers of lightweight, corrosion resistant GRP access products that are widely used in the rail sector. The quick installation timescales of composites can help reduce line possession times therefore reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Visit us at Rail Alliance area N90 and enter our World of Composites.
L.C. Switchgear (LCS) is Britain’s leading supplier of DC Trackside Switchgear and have developed many approved products for major railway installations. LCS can supply a single fuse or a turnkey solution for your Substation, Depot or Trackside power supply and controls. LCS also offers servicing, maintenance and on site commissioning.
As the rail sector’s largest dedicated Business-to-Business networking organisation, the Rail Alliance is all about bringing customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together. It is a membership organisation that sits at the very heart of the rail supply chain. Born out of the Manufacturing Advisory Service, the Rail Alliance has evolved as a leading representative of the UK rail supply chain community. Its broad spectrum of membership extends way beyond rail and positions the Rail Alliance as the go-to membership organisation for business diversity, ingenuity and innovation. It is seen by its members as the essential business resource for any ambitious company involved in the rail sector, whether already in rail or looking to break into this growth market.
Rainford Solutions is a world-class UK based designer, manufacturer and integrator of high quality electronic enclosure protection solutions for indoor and outdoor environments. Rainford rail division provides an extensive range of rail solutions with high levels of physical security and protection against harsh environments. RISQS Registered Supplier, Rail Alliance Member.
Rowe Hankins specialize in innovative on-train and trackside safety products for the world's railways. We have been working closely with rolling stock manufacturers, fleet operators, track owners and infrastructure contractors for over 25 years, in design and manufacture of Speed Sensors, Non-intrusive Current Monitoring devices, Intelligent Wheel Flange Lubrication systems and Earth Leakage Detection Units.
The simplest labelling solution on the market, tested to the highest specs. On our stand you will see our innovative labelling solutions. This includes Thermally printed labels with the thermal printer and accessories, laser printed and Engraving options. Our sales team are happy to demonstrate products and answer your questions.
Tecforce are a specialist supplier to the Railway Rolling Stock Market with skills and expertise in the combined application of engineering and materials technology to the repair an overhaul of vehicle structures and train components. Our extensive range of services is built around a portfolio of core skills including Materials Technology, Welding Technology, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Rolling Stock Engineering.
This year for Railtex, Zircon Software will be enhancing our software controlled model railway to demonstrate our latest capabilities in the field of video detection, recognition and analysis. We will be demonstrating how they can be applied to improve safety and the monitoring of asset performance & condition.
Sponsored by British Steel, our Track display area allows exhibitors to showcase their track products in-situ. There is no better way to experience a product than to see how it sits, works and looks on track as it would in the field.
There is limited availability for this feature, so we advise all interested exhibitors to book early in order to avoid disappointment.
Innovative Railway Safety Ltd (Rail Safety Systems B.V.)
Join the magnetic revolution – Wasting time and money removing/replacing ballast?
Rail Safety Systems Magnetically Attached Safety Barrier removes the need, proven to be 20 times quicker to erect/dismantle. Carcinogenic Silica dust and Weil’s disease eliminated, no effect on track circuits/axle counters, no loose components, no tools. Network Rail PA05 05085.
Exhibitors wishing to display their heavy plant and machinery, on larger Yard spaces at Railtex 2017, can do so at a preferential rates. Supported by The Rail Plant Association and the Rail Alliance, The Yard brings the outdoors indoors.