Rail Alliance Events

Our forthcoming events and partner collaborations

Rail Alliance Events

Our forthcoming events and partner collaborations

Please see below for details of upcoming networking events, workshops, trade fairs and training courses.

The Rail Alliance is constantly on the road to ensure maximum outreach.  As well as running our own hugely popular networking sessions we are also running a range of workshops, training courses and supporting a variety of collaborative events, a summary of which is detailed below.

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Rail Alliance Networking events

Our next event will take place on the 26th May in Worksop:

Date: May 26th
Location:  The Worksop Turbine, Nottinghamshire (S81 8AP)
Theme: Traction and Rolling Stock Refurbishment and Maintenance

Themed on T&RS Refurb and Maintenance this event will give a great overview and insight in to the world of vehicle maintenance.  Sponsored by members Crowle Wharf Engineering and Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd the event will also feature Siemens and Unipart Rail and all delegates are invited to take a tour of the CWE factory which is adjacent to the Turbine Centre


Future networking events:

July 14th 2016, Manchester: Product Acceptance

August 11th 2016, NTAR, Northampton: Asset Management, Communications and Data

September 2016: Product Acceptance

Details for these and future sessions will be updated chronologically, please check this page regularly and watch out for our updates.

Please note that all dates and locations are subject to change – any changes made will be communicated by email and social media.  In the event that any of the networking sessions are over-subscribed we reserve the right to allocate places to members over non-members.

Please contact rhona.clarke@railalliance.co.uk to book your place.

Trade Fairs and Sector Showcases

The Rail Alliance attends and exhibits at a number of trade fairs at home and abroad.  The highlight in the Rail Alliance events calendar is undoubtedly Rail Live, in 2016 back for its 5th edition.

In addition to running Rail Live, Europe’s largest wholly outdoors rail show we regularly exhibit at and represent our members at other industry shows often including a “Members’ Hub” which allows members to book space within an enhanced zone and enjoy the benefits of related PR.  For information on specific shows please do not hesitate to get in touch.


RAIL LIVE 2016 on 22 & 23 June

Rail Live is a unique event showcasing the best range of products and services that meet the increasingly challenging needs of the rail sector with particular emphasis on best practice, ingenuity and the application of innovation.

This will be the 5th year of this highly anticipated show which has become a highlight in the rail industry calendar. This year will be no exception with all the major areas of the rail supply chain represented including: infrastructure & civils, rolling stock, electrification, signalling, rail maintenance, materials & product development/testing, safety, digital, and of course, innovation.

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Please go to www.raillive.com for further details and follow us on twitter @rail_live.

For partnership & sponsorship Opportunities – please email eli.rees-king@railalliance.co.uk

If you wish to book space please contact us urgently with a completed request form (download the form here ) – the booking deadline is by 1600 May 204th 2016.

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InnoTrans 2016 20-23 September, Berlin

InnoTrans is one the largest rail sector trade fairs in the world; in 2016 Rail Alliance will be exhibiting in the UK Pavilion in hall 2.2.  If you are interested in learning how you could have a presence at InnoTrans in collaboration with us please contact Eli on eli.rees-king@railalliance.co.uk


Rail Vehicle Enhancements, 6 October, Derby

The Rail Alliance continues to support Rail Vehicle Enhancements, which has grown year on year, we will be exhibiting at the show and are working on a number of show features and seminars, details of which will be released soon.  This year RVE continues to expand the range of industry coverage and for 2016, the show will be a truly international exhibition. The event kicks-off from 9am when the RVE Expo opens, the Technical and Commercial conference will commence from 9.30am, and the Rail Alliance Event will commence at Noon.

Advanced Engineering, 2 & 3 November, NEC

Advanced Engineering UK – the UK’s largest dedicated advanced engineering event

Bringing together OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to meet and do business with all levels of the engineering supply chain, Advanced Engineering addresses the supply chain needs of: aerospace; automotive; motorsport; transport; civil engineering and more.

The Rail Alliance will be exhibiting at this event, underlining the importance of advanced engineering and manufacturing to the rail sector, and the increasing use of composite technology across the industry.

Rail Supply Group workshops and coaching schemes


The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has been set up by BIS and DfT to bring together private sector and the government to lead this renewal, by giving leadership, direction and support so that the rail industry can grow employment, market share and make a significant contribution to the entire UK economy.

In its capacity as secretariat to the RSG , The Rail Alliance is delivering a number of events to support the industry and the enhancement of the rail sector supply chain.

RSG Best Practice Programme


The Best Practice Programme is a series of workshops run by The Rail Alliance on behalf of the Rail Supply Group and the evolving needs of High Speed Rail.  Designed to offer practical knowledge of modern supply chain practices the workshops will also provide advice on how organisations can adopt and implement these practices and techniques. Our speakers are specialists from industry, who will share their expertise and engage in debate with the supply chain. These session will begin conversations within industry and raise issues to be addressed at further events.

Please note attendance is limited in number and strictly by Expression of Interest via the website booking page here.

Rail Mentor Scheme

BIS and the DfT recognise the benefits that SMEs can bring to the Rail Supply Chain; as such the RSG is offering opportunities for accelerated engagement into the industry. One of these opportunities is the Rail Mentor programme, run by the Rail Alliance on behalf of the Rail Supply Group.  If you are a UK SME and wish to learn more about how this programme can help you in developing your product or offering to match the need of a Top Tier company please visit www.railmentor.com

BS11000 coaching– an introduction to the standard

An introduction to the BS11000 standard, Collaborative Business Relationships and Partnering Attendance at the Rail Alliance BS11000 Workshops is open to all full members at a cost of £250+VAT per delegate – the workshops commence at 1000hrs and are usually completed by 1430hrs – a light buffet lunch is provided. Non-members can attend (subject to space being available) at a cost of £500+VAT which includes the option of a 6 months complementary membership of The Rail Alliance.

For more details about these courses and the standard itself please visit our BS11000 Update page.



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