Events and Activities

RAILTEX Conference

Date and Time: 14 May 2019,  Until 16 May 2019

Location: NEC Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Railtex is the UK’s premier exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. It creates maximum engagement for visitors by placing thousands of industry professionals together in one place at one time, featuring companies serving all aspects of the infrastructure and rolling stock sectors. Whether you are an established business looking to promote new services or an up and coming organisation looking to make high quality connections, Railtex is the event to showcase your offering.

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RIA Innovation Conference 2019

Date and Time: 19 March 2019,  10:00-16:00

Location: Telford International Conference Centre St Quentin Gate Telford TF3 4JH

RIA’s innovation events have built an impressive track record over the last decade; they have become key diary dates for innovators in the UK railway industry, in both the supply chain and in client / government organisations, and offer a mix of information, networking and interaction to make innovation happen.

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UKRRIN Lecture Series – Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock

Date and Time: 29 January 2019,  15:00-18:00

Location: Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH


The event will be hosted at the Institute of Railway Research,  University of Huddersfield , please do reserve your place now as we anticipate high demand.

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RIA Unlocking Innovation Seminar – Data in rail

Date and Time: 08 January 2019,  10:00 - 17:00

Location: UKRRIN Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems Gisbert Kapp Building Birmingham University Birmingham B15 2TT UNITED KINGDOM

Unlocking Innovation events provide a place where innovators can mix and exchange ideas. Speakers include the Infrastructure Managers and Tier 1s setting out the challenges they face and SMEs get to present and pitch on the same stage. At UIS, budgets don’t matter, it’s the quality of ideas that count.

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Minding the gap: how to improve boarding and alighting from trains | Professor Bridget Eickhoff’s Inaugural Lecture

Date and Time: 05 December 2018,  17:30 - 18:30

Location: Gisbert Kapp Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

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Rail Supplier Engagement Event – University of Huddersfield

Date and Time: 27 November 2018,  9.30-17.30

Location: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield university

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RIA Parliamentary Reception

Date and Time: 27 November 2018,  16.00-18.00

Location: Terrace Pavilion House of Commons Palace of Westminster London SW1A 0AA UK

RIA’s Annual Parliamentary Reception is one of the highlights of the calendar, offering an opportunity for Members to mingle with politicians, stakeholders and key players in rail.

Rail Minister Jo Johnson and Industrial Strategy Minister Richard Harrington will give keynote speeches, setting out the Government’s priorities for the rail industry.

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UKRRIN Annual Conference

Date and Time: 13 November 2018,  09:00 - 17:00

Location: Kings Place, London

Join us for the very first UKRRIN Annual Conference!

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RSSB Call for Research: Intelligent Power Solutions to Decarbonise Rail

Date and Time: 30 October 2018,  10.00-16.00

Location: University of Warwick

Join us at the information and brokerage event will be held on Tuesday, 30th October in Coventry at the University of Warwick. To learn more about the rail industry decarbonisation challenge, and your chance to secure over £2 million in funding.

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Prof. Anson Jack’s Inaugural Lecture

Date and Time: 24 October 2018,  17:30 - 18:30

Location: LT1, Gisbert Kapp, University of Birmingham

Join Professor Anson Jack as he discusses his interests and responsibilities for research which led him to fronting up the GB rail industry’s decision not to install seat belts on trains.

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