RIA Annual Conference 2022

About the RIA Annual Conference 2022
"Growing rail in a year of transition"

“The RIA Annual conference this November is a great opportunity for the rail industry and supply chain to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future. And it’s a platform to discuss how we can build back better together.”

Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail (RIA Annual Conference 2021)

Date and time

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2022


Park Plaza London Riverbank
18 Albert Embankment
SE1 7TJ 


RIA's Award-winning Annual Conference is a much-regarded highlight of the UK rail calendar and 2022 will be no exception. RIA members will have the possibility of meeting face-to-face with clients, industry leaders, influencers, international guests and policy makers.

This year’s Conference focuses on the theme of “Growing rail in a year of transition”. Over the space of two days, the programme will combine keynote speeches, panel discussions, interview sessions and unique networking opportunities.

Last year's Annual Conference saw a number of senior players across UK rail and beyond taking part, including:

  • Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP
  • Tan Dhesi, Shadow  Minister for Transport
  • Lee Rowley MP, Minister for Business and Industry 
  • Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail
  • Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, HS2
  • Caroline Donaldson, Managing Director, West Coast Partnership 
  • John Larkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
  • James Davies, CEO, Industry Wales
  • John Dickie, Chief Executive Officer, London First
  • Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Connect
  • Simon Blanchflower CBE, CEO, East West Rail
  • Malcom Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Angel Trains
  • Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive, RFG
  • Will Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
  • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
And many more!
"More so than ever, the rail industry must come together to address the challenges we face, so it’s fantastic that the Railway Industry Association annual conference is bringing together so many members. I’m really looking forward to speaking with you all and exchanging ideas on how we can ensure a safe, green, sustainable recovery from the pandemic and regenerate the UK economy."

Andy Byford, Commissioner of Transport for London - RIA Annual Conference 2020

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If you have any enquiries about the conference:
Contact the Events team via events@riagb.org.uk or 020 7201 0777; or
Contact Membership Engagement Manager, Rose Garber, at rose.garber@riagb.org.uk and 07824 665007, who can also help with sponsorship opportunities.


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