Final spaces at RIA Annual Conference going fast

The final spaces at the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Annual Conference are going quickly. The Conference on 22 October is a highlight of the industry calendar, bringing together suppliers of all sizes with clients, decision makers, influencers and policy makers for a day of informative discussions and networking.

This year’s conference will see a number of senior players across UK rail taking part, including Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald, National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt, Crossrail Chairman Sir Terry Morgan, HS2 Ltd Chief Executive Mark Thurston, Porterbrook Chief Executive Officer Mary Grant and Transport for the North Chief Executive Barry White. The conference will be moderated by Transport Times Chief Executive David Begg.

This year’s Conference focuses on the theme of “Growing a sustainable rail industry in uncertain times”. With the UK preparing to leave the EU in March 2019, a new Control Period approaching and Government’s challenge to decarbonise and digitalise, it is a crucial time for the sector.

For the rail industry, navigating the risks and opportunities these changes bring will be vital in ensuring businesses can continue to grow and develop. What are the challenges and opportunities we will face in the coming years? What can we do to succeed and develop as the political and industry landscape changes? And what are the risks that we need to avoid?

The RIA Annual Conference provides the opportunity to understand just how businesses can thrive in uncertain times.

Key Information

Date and time: Monday 22 October, 2018, 09:00 – 18:00 (optional drinks and dinner from 18:30)

Location: The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6JQ

For RIA Members the Conference is FREE, with the after Conference dinner (incl. drinks reception) at £45.00

For non-members, the Conference is £595.00, or £715.00 with the dinner and drinks reception included. (Potential members can sign up before and join the Conference and other events for free!)

Find out more and register online here.


To find out more about becoming a RIA Member, contact RIA Membership Engagement Manager Monica Barbosa at