Optimising supply chain relationships to accelerate growth in uncertain times
The Rail Freight Group Conference returns for its 25th year, convening the entire industry to explore how to respond to emerging opportunities and overcome the biggest challenges facing the sector in 2017 and beyond.
Bringing together 140 attendees, including operators, rail freight customers and ports, to review government support and plans for the sector, the conference explores where the areas and opportunities for rail freight growth are, including intermodal and supply chain opportunities.
Attend to understand the emerging implications of Brexit for freight and how the industry can plan and respond accordingly; discuss the importance of improving freight connections at ports and how this can be achieved; and hear from freight users and customers on rail freight performance.
Take a look at the 25th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference 2017 brochure.
To find out about sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please get in touch by email or call 0207 067 1597.
Register your place today to:
Just some of the key organisations who have attended this event previously:
Associated British Ports
DB Cargo (UK)
Department for Transport
DP World London Gateway
European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
Frank Armitt And Son
|Freight on Rail|
GE Rail Services
Murphy Shipping and Commercial Services
Office of Rail and Road
P & O Ferries
Port of Tilbury London
Port of Tyne
Rail Freight Group
The Bristol Port Company
Transport for Greater Manchester
UK Power Networks
Download the full list of previous attendees here.
|08:45||Registration and refreshments|
|09:30||Chair’s opening remarks|
Tony Berkeley Chair Rail Freight Group
|Part 1: Industry update – the rail freight sector in 2017|
|09:45||Government support and ambitions for freight growth|
Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State for Transport
|10:15||Planned improvements for freight: securing routes and additional capacity|
Paul McMahon Managing Director, Freight and National Passenger Operators Network Rail
|10:45||Office of Rail and Road update on PR18 |
Joanna Whittington Chief Executive Office of Rail and Road
|Part 2: The implications of Brexit for rail freight and developing supply chain opportunities|
|11:40|| The expected impact of Brexit on rail freight trade|
|11:55||Panel discussion What are the implications of Brexit for rail freight?|
Laura Wright Head of European Rail Rail Delivery Group
Further speakers to be confirmed
|Part 3: Delivering growth for the rail freight sector – what is needed?|
|12:45||Innovation: the thinking behind productivity|
Speaker from WASCOSA
|14:10||Panel discussion User and customer perspective – how is the rail freight sector performing and what else does it need to offer?|
|Part 4: Accelerating growth for rail freight – identifying areas for development and the importance of intermodal freight|
|14:55||Rail freight and urban spaces: the role of planning in safeguarding freight sites for future development|
James Day Managing Director Day Group
|15:50||Operator plans to deliver intermodal growth|
|16:15||Retailer’s perspective: choosing rail|
|16:40||Ports’ role in driving and supporting rail freight growth: Teesport perspective and plans for 2017|
Geoff Lippitt Business Development Director PD Ports
|17:05||Chair’s closing remarks|
|17:15||Close of conference and networking drinks|
|*All sessions include time for Q & A*|
|For up-to-date programme news and speaker announcements, follow us @WFrail. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #RFGconf16.|
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Business Development Director
Head of European Rail
Managing Director, Freight and National Passenger Operators
Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Secretary of State for Transport
|Standard conference fee||£499 + VAT|
|Public sector conference fee||£369 + VAT|
|RFG member fee||£369 + VAT|
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15% group booking discount
We offer a 15% discount on bookings of more than one attendee. For bookings of 4 or more delegates call 0207 067 1597 to discuss further discounts.
Delegate fees include lunch, refreshments, access to the networking drinks reception and an electronic copy of the conference slides sent after the event.
Terms of Payment:
Payment must be made in full prior to the conference date, a VAT receipt will be sent by post for all bookings.
Cancellations and Substitutions:
Cancellations received in writing 15 days or longer before the event date will be refunded in full, minus an administration charge of 10% of the invoice total. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this period, for whatever reason, and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full. However, substitutions can be made at any time at no extra cost.
Splitting Delegate Tickets:
Unfortunately we are unable to split a single delegate pass between 2 or more attendees. A separate ticket will need to be purchased for each attendee, however a 15% group booking discount will apply.
Although every effort is made to ensure our speakers appear as advertised; we are unable to guarantee any speaker’s attendance as unforeseen circumstances can arise which can prevent a speaker from being able to attend. In the event of a speaker being unable to attend we will make every effort to find a suitable replacement of the same calibre and level of expertise. To avoid disappointment, please visit our website regularly to keep up to date with the latest programme for each conference. Your understanding in this matter is appreciated.
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