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Rail Asia Expo 2018 being held 28 – 29 March 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand

March 28 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

UK Companies are invited to sign-up to join RIA on a UK Pavilion at Rail Asia Expo 2018 being held 28 – 29 March 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

RIA has negotiated a great value package price of US$2,100 per company for their own POD on the UK Pavilion or if interested, a 15% discount of floor space for those wanting a more traditional stand.

Each UK company who books a Pod will have included a brochure rack, logo graphic, display surface (flat design), an electrical point and an individual Show Directory entry, all housed under the GREAT branding.   LCD TV’s/iPad are available for hire, at cost price.
For those wanting their own stand, we offer an independent booth structure under GREAT Britain design concept with full package premium furnishing to include meeting table and chairs, lockable counter and chair, fascia, lighting, carpeting, power supply and Show Directory entry. Please note that DIT TAP Grants are not available for this exhibition.

If you are interested in either a POD on the RIA UK Pavilion or independent space, please contact Katherine Anchorena and I for further details  as the route to getting the discounted rates are via an introduction with the event organisers from RIA, who will then take the booking forward.

The Rail Asia Expo is an important rail platform for rail professionals in Southeast Asia and is expected to attract over 3000 key stakeholders from throughout Asia, including operators, government, contractors, suppliers and other rail and metro specialists.

Rail Asia Expo is co-located with the Rail Industry Conference, led by an independent panel of industry experts, operators and stakeholders, with the 2019 conference theme ‘Advance M&E Solutions for Asian Railway Systems.’

(Market overview/current opportunities).  Thailand is embarking on a major infrastructure upgrade over the next 5-10 years investing around GBP 40 billion. Around 80% of the total investment will be in the development of the railway infrastructure. Thailand currently has around 4400km of rail network but around 80% of that is single track. In order to improve rail transport efficiency, Thailand plans to invest around GBP 5 billion in several double tracking projects from 2015—2022. In addition to the double tracking projects, the Thai government also plans to invest around GBP 22.8 billion in four high speed train routes in standard gauge. Thailand is also investing GBP 12 billion in mass transit systems in Bangkok to expand the network from 83 to 464km.

Thailand’s Bang Sue Central Station is also entering final stages of completion as it sets to become ASEAN’s mainline central station serving:

Mainline routes from China through to Singapore and Vietnam to Thailand,
The hub for the planned Thai-Chinese high-speed railway from Bangkok to Nong Khai (bordering Laos),
The Eastern Economic Corridor high-speed railway connecting Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao airports
The Thai-Japanese high-speed railway from Bangkok to Chiang Mai,
As the centralised station for Bangkok’s electrified metro network

There are also several new light rail networks planned for more than 10 regional cities including Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Pak Kret, Pattaya, Phitsanulok, Phuket Island, Rangsit, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Udon Thani.

Subject to the number of UK companies who exhibit on the Pavilion or independently, RIA would then discuss with DIT in Bangkok whether further support is available to enhance the visit with some extra activity or meetings.

Regards Neil

Neil Walker

Exports Director

22 Headfort Place, London, SW1X 7RY

+44 (0)20 7201 0777

+44 (0)7860 928 506



March 28 @ 8:00 am
March 29 @ 5:00 pm

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