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 Members’ Networking events
Places are booking up quickly for our next networking event – if you haven’t already reserved your place please do as soon as possible. This particular session will be relevant to you if you wish to better understand the role of the RSSB and the importance of RISQS – the industry’s national supplier qualification scheme.
Theme: Asset Management, Communications and Data
Date: Thursday August 11th
Location: National Training Academy for Rail, Unit 5 Heathfield Way, Kingsheath, Northampton NN5 7QP
The National Training Academy for Rail will play host to Rail Alliance in August – looking at the role that asset management and communications play in today’s world. With an impressive speaker list already booked including Alan Dick Communications, Westermo, ISEEU Global and NSAR as well as our hosts NTAR this is a must attend event if communications and data are of relevance to you. Keep an eye out for further details in the coming weeks.
Theme: First Time Approvals
Date: Tuesday September 13th
Location: The Quadrant, Milton Keynes
Running as an iteration of the July theme, but focussing specifically on the process, importance and challenges of the infrastructure approvals we will welcome back to the stage the RSSB, alongside The Network Certification Body, our hosts for the day.
The Network Certification Body is a subsidiary company of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, providing Rail Vehicle and Infrastructure certification services to UK and European railway projects.
Places to this event will be strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Further themes for 2016:
- October: Opportunities in Infrastructure
- November: Education the Supply Chain in Rolling Stock
- December: Members Only Christmas Networking lunch
Have we addressed all the issues and areas that interest you? Probably not yet. If you would like to suggest a theme, location or even wish to be considered to host or sponsor any of our future events please let us know. We are already looking at 2017’s events and would love to have as much input as possible from our members. The members networking events are run by us, for you.
Rail Infrastructure Networking – a new suite of events launches in September
The Rail Alliance is delighted to be supporting a newly launched networking group, Rail Infrastructure Networking.
The first of these quarterly sessions will be held on the 8th September at: the studio, Cannon St., Birmingham, B2 5EP and will travel around the country. Full details via http://www.rinevents.co.uk/
Trade Shows and Future dates for your diary
In the wake of Rail Live we are gearing up for yet more trade shows!
First up comes InnoTrans, the focal-point for the Rail Industry and arguable the world’s largest rail sector trade fair. It will not surprise you that the Rail Alliance is doing something different this time…. We will be in residence at the show in Hall 2.2. stand 206G and on this occasion we will be concentrating on handing over the space to our members and we will be doing this in two cost effective ways enabling Rail Alliance members to have both a physical presence at the show as well as a virtual presence – if you would like to know more please get in touch!
Rail Vehicles and Enhancements 2016 is the only single theme expo aimed at the engineering of rail vehicles for refurbishment and enhancements. The show is now entering its fifth successive and successful year. The Rail Vehicles and Enhancements expo and conference 2016 will be even larger than last year’s event and will be held at the Riverside in Derby on Thursday 6th October 2016 between 9am and 4.30pm.
The Rail Alliance will be exhibiting at the show, but will also be running a number of presentations and “clinics” at the show which will give suppliers and procurement experts the opportunity to meet face to face.
Advanced Engineering (http://www.easyfairs.com/events_216/advanced-engineering-2016_83352/advanced-engineering-2016_84103/) brings 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.
We will be offering member companies the opportunity to exhibit as part of the Rail Alliance Members’ Hub – so should your expertise lie in additive manufacturing, composite technology or advanced engineering and you are interested in heightening your presence at the show please get in touch.
We will also be collaborating on a number of presentations within the open conference programme, with a specific focus on the opportunities that the rail sector holds for specialisms usually considered as the prowess of the aero and auto markets.
How to book:
For all Rail Alliance member networking events please book your places via firstname.lastname@example.org
For Innotrans and Advanced Engineering – if you wish to learn more about the options of exhibiting in conjunction with us please contact email@example.com
For RVE enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To enquire after sponsorship opportunities for networking events or to suggest future themes please email email@example.com .
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 (www.rsgbestpractice.org)
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.