RIA Events & Conferences

RIA organises conferences and other events for its Members. Occasionally these are opened to the wider industry, or RIA may partner with the organisers of an external event. Some of these are described here:


The RIA Annual General Meeting and Conference is a major event for the railway supply industry and takes place in October each year, featuring key speakers from the industry. This event is for Members only.

innov audience

RIA’s  Innovation Conference is another key annual event, focussing on topical issues surrounding innovation and new technologies. Although supplier delegates are restricted to RIA Members, some places are available to others, including train operators, technology bodies and university representatives. Details here.


RIA sometimes organises ‘Meet the Buyers’ and other events for exporters, in conjunction with the Department for International Trade. These are open to all UK companies. See the Exports Support Section for more information about forthcoming events.