Attend in-person or virtually

Rail Freight Group Conference

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Attend in-person or virtually

Rail Freight Group Conference

Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation.
Wednesday 14 October 2020 Addleshaw Goddard, 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.

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

Just a few of the organisations who will be attending 

Astra Rail Industries
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Brett Group
Briggs Equipment UK 
British Ports Association
Burges Salmon
Campaign for Better Transport
David Brice Consultancy
Day Group
DB Cargo
Drax Power
Englands Economic Heartland; CIHT
Eversheds Sutherland

Frazer-Nash Consultancy 
GB Railfreight
London Container Terminal
Macquarie European Rail
MDS Transmodal
Midlands Connect
Myton Law
Network Rail
Office of Rail and Road
PD Ports
Portico Shipping 

Portsmouth International Port
Rail Delivery Group
Rail Freight Group
RMT Union
Siemens Mobility 
Touax Rail
Transport Scotland
TUV Rheinland UK 
University of Leeds
Yellow Rail 

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Can’t attend in person? Access the event online - Live streaming options available

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

Interested in being involved?

To find out more about sponsoring, exhibiting or speaking opportunities at  the Rail Freight Group conference, please click on the link below.


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

Rail Freight in 2020 - The challenges and opportunities

Ahead of this years' event Director General of the Rail Freight Group, Maggie Simpson, shared her views on the challenges and opportunities within the rail freight industry.

An interesting mix of speakers with good networking opportunities.

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

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

This event has now been scheduled for October, 14th at Addleshaw Goddard in London


Addleshaw Goddard

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