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RIA Annual Conference announced for 2024

26 March 2024 


The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that the award-winning Annual Conference & Dinner will take place on 6-7 November 2024, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London.

This year’s conference focuses on the theme ‘A fresh start for UK rail?’ and will feature a large interactive exhibition area and spotlight pitches where new services and products will be showcased. The evening programme includes networking drinks, dinner and entertainment.

As usual, the conference attracts some of the most senior industry figures and this year includes:

  • Andrew Haines OBE, Network Rail CEO
  • Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission
  • Sir Jon Thompson, Executive Chair of HS2.

Further speakers will be confirmed in due course.

RIA Marketing & Events Manager, Grace Smithen, said: “This year’s Annual Conference and dinner will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from a top-level range of speakers and excellent networking opportunities as well as convivial evening entertainment. In addition, we are excited to see the return of the spotlight sessions following last year’s success.”

A limited number of Early Bird tickets for the conference will be available to purchase until Friday 28 June.

Notes to Editors
  1. Book your tickets for the Annual Conference 2024 here.
  2. For any queries email [email protected]
  3. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has over 360 companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).
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