Railway Industry Association
The Railway Industry Association is the trade association for UK-based suppliers to the railway industry. RIA provides a range of services to their 150 member companies, who include manufacturers, maintainers, contractors, consultants, leasing companies and providers of specialist services.
Key activities include representation, information services, networking, exports support and supply chain reform.
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.
Railtex 2013 features The Rail Alliance Hub – where members exhibit alongside one another.
For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk
The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering
NSARE Ltd was established with wide railway industry support to help tackle current and future skills needs within the railway engineering industry. The industry’s vision is that by 2015, its engineering workforce will have the necessary skills to support the maintenance, development and expansion of a first-class, cost effective 21st Century railway.
For further details visit www.nsare.org
Young Railway Professionals
The Young Railway Professionals (YRP) is the comprehensive network for young people working in the Railway Industry. The YRP brings together young people from across the industry for networking, building relationships and developing their careers.
The YRP Ambassadors programme sends young people working in rail into schools, colleges and universities to promote Rail as a career with opportunities from apprenticeships to graduate roles more available than ever with huge investment in UK rail underway. The YRP network is open to all through free membership achieved by subscribing at www.youngrailwayprofessionals.org and can be followed on Twitter, Facebook and Linked in.
Established in 2009, Rail Champions strive to provide a neutral platform for new business development, debate and discussion to which suppliers, maintainers and end users can work collaboratively to 'share knowledge' and develop the 'transport infrastructure' of the future.
They work hard to connect people, technology and great ideas that will shape the future design of our urban and city stations. Offering support and advice on bid management, sustainable project delivery and leadership development.
Their passion is to create partnerships that work - connecting people that need help. They utilize extensive trend knowledge, driving both market awareness and sustainable business development. They have a successful track record working with SME Company's to realize their true worth, with the shared goal to position their company as an industry leader.
Rail Champions are running The Platform sessions at Railtex this year.
For further details visit www.rail-champions.com
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.
The benefits of being a member of the PWI include on-line forums through our website, quarterly journals, discounted specialist textbooks on permanent way associated topics and technical seminars as well as access to an extensive body of infrastructure knowledge and expertise.
For further details visit www.permanentwayinstitution.com
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.
With a growing membership of over 150,000 professionals from more than 127 countries, their role is to disseminate knowledge and promote professionalism on a local and international platform, enhancing both professional and personal development for the engineering and technology industries.
For further details visit www.theiet.org
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) – CILT – is the leading professional body for transport, logistics and integrated supply chain management. It aims to be the focus for professional excellence for the development of the most modern techniques in logistics and transport and to encourage the adoption of policies, which are both efficient and sustainable. CILT has more than 18,000 members involved in all sectors of transport, logistics, supply-chain functions of manufacturing and retail, national government and local authority departments, universities and research establishments.
The Institute offers a wide range of membership benefits including Logistics & Transport Focus member’s only journal, up to 40% discount on over 150 titles from the CILT(UK) Bookshop, access to one of the largest logistics and transport libraries in Europe, regional and national events, lectures, seminars, conferences, local branch activities and annual convention and exhibition. Specialist Faculties and Forums allow every member to select their own specific Faculties and Forums to match their own disciplines, sectors, skills, expertise and personal and professional interests.
For further details visit www.ciltuk.org.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.
With a 160-year heritage supporting them, today's Institution is a forward-looking, campaigning organisation. By working with leading companies, universities and think tanks, they create and share knowledge to provide government, businesses and the public with fresh thinking and authoritative guidance on all aspects of mechanical engineering.
For further details visit www.imeche.org
The Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum
The Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF) represents the largest cluster of rail companies in the world - over 100 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6 billion to the local economy.
DDRF has dedicated local support from the City and County Councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2), UK Trade & Investment and other industry groups.
This support helps DDRF members locate and access new markets and promote international expansion. It also helps bring new organisations to the region, to continue the growth and reputation of the region’s rail industry.
There will be a DDRF Hub at Railtex 2013, where members will be exhibiting alongside one another.
For further details visit www.derbyrailforum.org.uk
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
The IRSE is the professional institution for all those engaged in or associated with railway signalling, telecommunications and allied professions. The IRSE has its headquarters in London, UK and is active worldwide. Founded in 1912, the Institution aims to advance, for the public benefit, the science and practice of signalling and telecommunications engineering within the industry and to maintain high standards of knowledge and competence within the profession.
For further details visit www.irse.org