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RIA Annual Conference 2022
10th November 2022
RIA’s Award-winning Annual Conference is a much-regarded highlight of the UK rail calendar and 2022 will be no exception. RIA members will have the possibility of meeting face-to-face with clients, industry leaders, influencers, international guests and policy makers.
This year’s Conference focuses on the theme of “Growing rail in a year of transition”. Over the space of two days, the programme will combine keynote speeches, panel discussions, interview sessions and unique networking opportunities.
Last year’s Annual Conference saw a number of senior players across UK rail and beyond taking part, including:
Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP
Tan Dhesi, Shadow Minister for Transport
Lee Rowley MP, Minister for Business and Industry
Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail
Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, HS2
Caroline Donaldson, Managing Director, West Coast Partnership
John Larkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
James Davies, CEO, Industry Wales
John Dickie, Chief Executive Officer, London First
Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Connect
Simon Blanchflower CBE, CEO, East West Rail
Malcom Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Angel Trains
Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive, RFG
Will Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
And many more!
“More so than ever, the rail industry must come together to address the challenges we face, so it’s fantastic that the Railway Industry Association annual conference is bringing together so many members. I’m really looking forward to speaking with you all and exchanging ideas on how we can ensure a safe, green, sustainable recovery from the pandemic and regenerate the UK economy.”
Andy Byford, Commissioner of Transport for London – RIA Annual Conference 2020