28th Annual (2020)

Rail Freight Group Conference

Thursday 02 April 2020

28th Annual (2020)

Rail Freight Group Conference

Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation.
Thursday 02 April 2020 Eversheds Sutherland, London
With proposed changes to the rail sector, ensure you are up to date on what reforms would mean for the freight industry. This annual conference for the rail freight community will provide you with the latest updates on the changes to the industry, as well as the opportunity to network with senior rail freight professionals. Attend to explore the biggest issues and the opportunities for the sectors, including a focus on devolution and decarbonisation.

Highlights of attending:


  • Explore proposed rail reforms including what these mean for the freight sector and how the industry can prepare
  • Hear from transport authorities on their plans for freight development and the impact of devolution on delivering projects
  • Understand how to respond to the 2040 decarbonisation targets including the impacts and innovation needed for infrastructure and fleet
  • 3+ hours of networking with senior rail freight professionals

Some of the organisations who have attended similar events previously:

Aggregate Industries
Ashfield Land
Associated British Ports
Colas Rail
Day Group
DB Cargo
Department for Transport
DFDS Seaways
Direct Rail Services
DP World London Gateway
Drax Power
Eversholt Rail
Freightliner Group
GB Railfreight

iPort Rail
Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems
Macquarie European Rail
Malcolm Group
Maritime Transport
Midlands Connect
Nacco UK
National Infrastructure Commission
Network Rail
Office of Rail and Road
PD Ports
Peel Ports

Porterbrook Leasing Company
Prologis UK
Roxhill Developments
The Bristol Port Company
Thurrock Council
Touax Rail
Transport for London
Transport for the North
Transport Scotland
Victa Railfreight
WH Davies Group

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An interesting mix of speakers with good networking opportunities.

Why should I attend?

Join operators, rail freight customers, and ports to explore rail reforms and how the sector should respond. Hear the latest updates from operators, and consider the opportunities further devolution creates for freight, including talks from transport authorities on their plans. Attendees will also explore how to meet the 2040 decarbonisation targets including what infrastructure and fleet is needed - considering the latest innovations and the progress so far.

Really informative with a lot of insights about the challenges and opportunities the sector is facing.

Who will I meet?

  • Rail freight operators
  • Rail freight customers
  • Government and local authorities
  • Transport Authorities
  • Network Rail
  • ORR and RSSB
  • Terminal operators, ports and shipping firms
  • Wagon and loco manufacturers and suppliers
  • Transport consultants
  • Transport lawyers
  • Property developers
  • Civil engineers
  • Intermodal operators
  • Rail freight supply chain

A great mix of policy/strategy updates and case studies.

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