Facing the future together

Join a community of rail executives, key government figures, regulatory bodies and the entire industry supply chain in preparing for the future of freight and passenger travel in the UK.

The full-day conference identified the strategic opportunities available in a time of increased government scrutiny and economic uncertainty. It's your chance to engage in open discussion of the latest government review and what the potential next developments will be. Explore important key themes with your rail peers such as devolution, economic development, smart cities, technological change, decarbonisation, mental health in rail and much more.

The National Rail Conference is your opportunity to have a say in the structures, systems and policies that will be in place for the next decade and beyond.

Put yourself and your business at the helm of an evolving rail industry.

Download 2019 Agenda


Dr Michele Dix CBE

Dr Michele Dix CBE

Managing Director
Crossrail 2
Andrew Haines

Andrew Haines

Chief Executive
Network Rail
Maggie Simpson

Maggie Simpson

Director General
Rail Freight Group

Paul Plummer

Chief Executive
Rail Delivery Group (RDG)

Who should attend

Executives, Strategic heads and train operators

  • Understand the changing rail landscape, considering major government scrutiny and Brexit uncertainty, and share solutions with your peers
  • Help formulate the UK’s rail structure for the next decade and beyond
  • Speak directly to senior government, regulatory and infrastructure figures to find out how you can continue to secure business in an evolving sector

Regulators, Government bodies and Consultants

  • Gain clarity on the challenges, capabilities and expectations of the rail industry
  • Understand how rail can fit into smart cities, a decarbonised planet and a healthy economy
  • Meet the full rail ecosystem, including key infrastructure managers and rail executives


  • Find out how the supply chain could evolve over the next few years
  • See what solutions senior rail figures are searching for right now
  • Understand the evolution of the rail sector, and see what your customer’s needs could look in 10 years’ time

Infrastructure Managers

  • Understand government policy and the current capabilities of the rail industry
  • Find out what infrastructure developments will be needed to realise the cities and modes of transport of the future
  • See what infrastructure projects are likely to emerge in the coming years, and put your company in a position to win business

Headline Sponsor

  • RDG


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  • RSSB
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