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Trailblazers Summer Networking Reception

Trailblazers - Summer Networking Reception
Thursday 13 June 2024  |  17:30-20:00 KIA Oval, London

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is excited to be bringing you the next Trailblazers Networking Reception. The Reception will take place on 13 June 2024 at the KIA Oval in London, from 5:30 - 8:00pm. This initiative and event support the vision of the EDI Charter launched in November 2020 by RIA and WR and the work currently undertaken by the EDI Charter Working Group. Previous years have seen over 200 people from across the industry attend this networking reception - it is not one to be missed!

We are also delighted to announce that this Trailblazers event will have British Sign Language provision, with two screens and an interpreter provided by Supporting Sponosr L.B. Foster.

Our Trailblazers initiative brings together young and experienced professionals from across the industry, to enable them to learn from each other, make new connections, and celebrate a vibrant and diverse rail workforce. We encourage attendees to bring a 'plus one' - if you are a senior professional we encourage you to bring a junior colleague or mentee; and if you are a more junior professional we encourage you to bring a senior colleague (although this is not compulsory).

Keynote Speaker: Dr Mark McBride-Wright MBE CEng MIChemE, Founder & CEO, EqualEngineers

Platinum Sponsors: Intuitive Talent Solutions

Intuitive Talent Solutions create meaningful connections between leading transport organisations and diverse candidates for ambitious interim and executive roles. Using intuition and experience, we get under the skin of your operation, and match you to a candidate with the perfect skills and culture fit. Our candidate community represents all UK sectors.

Gold Sponsors: Mosdorfer and Gleeds


Supporting Sponsor: L.B. Foster

L.B. Foster Europe is a world class engineering digital screen and software solutions business, based in Nottingham. Our Inform brand enjoys a market leading reputation for high quality, high performance digital screens, including the Inform Mobile Totem and our Inform Media Platform, giving customers enhanced CIS and so much more, including the FOAK British Sign Language Departures solution.

Contact for information on sponsoring this event.


17:30 - Doors Open & Welcoming Drinks 
18:00 - Speeches 
20:00 - Event finishes

Please Note:
The venue has a maximum capacity, once full we will have a waitlist. Thank you for understanding.  
Registrations will close on Wednesday 12 June at 17:00. 

Getting to the KIA OVAL: Please Note: 
By Train: 
Take South Western Railway trains to Vauxhall station, which is a ten-minute walk from the ground. The station is well served by trains throughout Surrey and Hampshire as well as from the Greater London area.
By tube:
Take the Northern Line to the Oval tube station. The main entrance to the ground is 100 metres on your left on leaving the station. The ground is also a ten-minute walk from Vauxhall tube station which is served by the Victoria line.
By Bus
Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and other local services stop around the corner. The following buses set down within a 5-minute walk of the ground: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, 333.
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1. Sign in or create a new account (If you don't remember your login details, please click Forgot Password)
2. Click on the Register Myself button
3. Click on the Proceed to checkout button

We will send your joining instructions in advance of the event. 

If you have any questions about your registration, please contact our events team. You can view the RIA event terms and conditions here. 

13/06/2024 17:30 - 20:00
GMT Daylight Time
KIA Oval Kennington London SE11 5SL
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