6th Annual (2019)

UK Rail Industry Forum

Tuesday 17 September 2019

6th Annual (2019)

UK Rail Industry Forum

Driving rail growth through modernising infrastructure, environmental sustainability and policy innovation
Tuesday 17 September 2019 Clifford Chance, London
The UK Rail Industry Forum is back to provide the most essential updates and strategic insight for the UK rail sector. The day will address the biggest issues facing the sector including the franchise challenges within the industry, policy updates and also insight in to how the industry is responding to the current environmental and customer focused agenda. Attend to discover perspectives from the industry’s most important leaders from government, transport authorities, train operators and independent transport bodies.

Highlights of attending:


  • Gain the latest updates on the UK rail industry, allowing you to prepare for not only the sector’s short term, but also long term plans
  • Take away key insight from the Williams Review and explore what changes could mean for the industry
  • Receive regional updates from transport authority leaders in order to stay on track with the delivery of rail initiatives and new infrastructure in the UK
  • Discuss how the industry can improve communication with the customer and also increase positive public perception
  • Explore the carbon emissions agenda and learn how this relates to advances with electrification strategy in order for rail to become a cleaner method of transport
  • Hear the latest initiatives and thinking on how the industry can respond to skills and diversity challenges

Just some of the key organisations that have attended previously:

Arriva Uk Trains
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
Balfour Beatty
British Transport Police Authority
Cyient Europe
Direct Rail Services
East West Rail Company
Fresh Water
Go Ahead Group
Heathrow Southern Railway

Hitachi Rail
London Rail
National College For High Speed Rail
National Grid
National Infrastructure Commission
Network Rail
Rail Alliance
Rail Delivery Group
Rail Freight Group
Rail Future
Rail Industry Association

Railways Engineers Forum
Siemens Rail
Smbc Leasing
South Eastern Rail
Transport Focus
Transport for London
Transport For The North
Transport Scotland
Transport Select Committee
Unipart Rail
Urban Transport Group
West Coast Partnership
West Midlands Rail
Windsor Link Railway
Young Rail Professionals

Register more than one attendee and receive a 15% discount.

Diverging tracks? The competing visions for the rail industry under Conservative and Labour governments

The hosts of the UK Rail Industry Forum, Clifford Chance, share their insight on what the future may hold for the UK rail industry given the turbulent political climate at present.

Siemens discuss longer terms for rail franchising, innovative zero carbon technology and planning for increasing capacity

Ahead of the UK Rail Industry Forum on 17th September in London, Simon Rennie, Siemens Mobility’s Head of Digital (Rolling Stock) shares his thoughts on the future of rail franchising, the long term plans for UK Rail and improving the industries’ reputation.

Network Rail discuss the future of rail franchising, their focus on environmental concerns and building customer trust

Ahead of the UK Rail Industry Forum on 17th September in London, Tim Shoveller, Network Rail’s Managing Director for the North West and Central Region, shares his thoughts on the future of rail franchising, responding to environmental concerns and building customer trust.

Unique insight into challenges and opportunities covering all aspects of the rail industry.

Why should I attend?

UK rail industry leaders will gather together to address and uncover the sector’s main issues with policy, public perception and the environment, in order to enhance positive progression for now and for the future.

Join the UK wide discussion with TOC’s, Government and transport consultants to learn of the devolved rail infrastructure projects, both planned and underway, that are modernising the industry.

This event will delve into the issues that lie at the heart of sustaining the industry such as improving customer experience and building a future proof workforce.

Good varied agenda with appropriate networking time.

Who will I meet?

  • TOCs and FOCs
  • Government
  • Network Rail
  • Transport authorities
  • Investors and financiers
  • Train manufacturers
  • Rail consultants
  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport technology specialists
  • Rail and transport industry associations
  • Independent transport bodies

Good new ideas, new contacts to assist on development projects.

Interested in sponsoring?

To find out more about sponsoring the UK Rail Industry Forum, please click on the link below.

Great platform for debate on the opportunities and challenges facing the rail industry.


Clifford Chance

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