About the RIA Annual Conference 2019 - "Building customer-focused rail, at home and abroad"
Date and time
Thursday 07 and Friday 08 November 2019
Day 1 (Thursday 07 November)
10:00 - 18:00 (Conference programme)
18:15 - 23:00 (Networking reception, dinner and Awards ceremony) - Available as part of Conference Full or Only Evening Events tickets
Day 2 (Friday 08 November)
09:00 - 14:00 (including final networking lunch)
Hilton London Bankside - Private entrance
Best Conference of the Year
The Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Annual Conference 2018 won Best Conference of the Year at the TAF (Trade Association Forum) Best Practice Awards 2019.
RIA's Award winning Annual Conference is a highlight of the industry calendar, bringing together RIA members of all sizes with clients, industry leaders, influencers, international guests and policy makers for a two days of informative discussions and networking.
This year’s Conference focuses on the theme of “Building customer-focused rail, at home and abroad”. For the first time, RIA is working on a 2-day programme that will combine keynote speeches, panel discussions, interview sessions and unique networking opportunities, providing the opportunity to meet with key industry leaders. We are inviting several international speakers to enhance the agenda with a stronger global approach.
This year’s conference will see a number of senior players across UK rail taking part, including:
• Transport Secretary Grant Schapps MP (invited);
• Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald;
• Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail;
• Mark Wild, Chief Executive, Crossrail
• Ruth Hannant and Polly Payne, Directors General for Rail Group, Department for Transport (DfT);
• Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
• Philip Hoare, President, Atkins;
• Caroline Murdoch, Director Corporate Communications, Network Rail
• Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus
• Noel Travers, Managing Director, Unipart Rail;
• Anna Ince, Chief Executive Officer, Resonate
• Rob Morris, Managing Director, Siemens Mobility - Rail Automation
• Any many more!
Conference Fees - Standard RIA members & Supporters (clients and government)
RIA Member: 2-days Conference + networking drinks and dinner + Awards ceremony: £490 + VAT
RIA Member: 2-days Conference only (no reception or dinner): £390 + VAT
RIA Member: Networking reception and dinner + Awards ceremony: £130 + VAT
Conference Fees - Smallest RIA members (paying the £875.00 membership package) and YRP
RIA Smallest members: 2-days Conference + networking drinks and dinner + Awards ceremony: £360 + VAT
RIA Smallest members: 2-days Conference only (no reception and dinner): £290 + VAT
RIA Smallest members: Networking drinks and dinner + Awards ceremony: £90 + VAT
Conference Fees - Non-members
Non-members: 2-days Conference + networking drinks and dinner + Awards ceremony: £990 + VAT
Non-members: 2-days Conference only (no reception or dinner): £790 + VAT
Non-members: Networking drinks and dinner + Awards ceremony: £250 + VAT
RIA Annual Conference 2018 video
Take a look at last year's Conference video!
Programme and agenda
Please click here to see the Conference's programme details. Please note the schedule will be update regularly as we confirm more speakers and sessions.