Four industry professionals announced as guest speakers at the conference at Rolling Stock Networking 2019

Four leading industry professionals have already been announced as guest speakers at the conference at Rolling Stock Networking (RSN).

The conference will be held at the inaugural major exhibition which takes place at Derby Arena on Thursday, July 11.

Aside from the main exhibition, the conference will feature eight speakers who will share their knowledge, experiences and innovative working practices during short sessions throughout the day.

Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive at Vivarail, Karl Watts, Chief Executive Officer at Rail Operations UK Limite, Hein Van Der Schoot, Managing Director at Stadler Rail Service (USA, UK and the Netherlands) and Craig Purcell, Chief Executive Officer at Fenix Rail Systems  have already been revealed as speakers.

This week, we will reveal two more speakers who will join the conference. A final speaker will also be announced before the event.

All speakers are drawn from train operating companies, freight operators and the broader rail industry.

The presenters and topics will undoubtedly have something of interest to showcase for all delegates and the event is free to attend.


Leading speakers 

Maggie Simpson will reveal what the current market is looking like, and discuss trends.

She will talk about where the investment and growth is currently coming from, and give a leading insight on the challenges, opportunities and disruptors facing the rail freight industry.

Maggie will also reveal how her team are able to stay ahead of environmental agenda.

She will also discuss the William’s Review – which was established to look at the structure of the whole rail industry and the way passenger rail services are delivered.

Hein Van Der Schoot will give an overview of the Stadler Group, with particular emphasis on the UK market, including the four ‘live’ projects in its portfolio. Hein will also discuss Stadler’s diversification into this area of business.

Karl Watts will discuss ROG’s presence in the UK rail industry’s supply chain as a provider of specialist train operating services in support of the rolling stock manufacturing, engineering and leasing sectors.

Craig Purcell will discuss 21st century depot control and what can be done to locate efficiencies in depot operations to reduce delays.

He will discuss the Tie-Fenlock system which was first installed in the UK at the Central Rivers Depot in 2000 and has since established a track record of outstanding reliability.


Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) 2019

RSN is set to be a vibrant exhibition which provides a major networking platform for suppliers and customers.

In total, there will be more than 130 exhibitors – with great diversity and many companies exhibiting who are not normally seen on the exhibition circuit.

There are many tier 1 companies exhibiting including Bombardier Hitachi, Vivarail, and CAF. Equipment suppliers include LPA, FISA, Westermo, Depot Rail, Garrandale, and many more. Innovators and engineering companies are strongly represented ensuring that the show offers the dependable services and the exciting innovations needed to transform the passenger and freight industry.

The event is truly inclusive and gives companies of all sizes active in the passenger and freight rolling stock sector an unmissable opportunity to meet customers and suppliers.

It’s a chance for suppliers to showcase their capabilities, whilst meeting customers who can use the event to keep up with the industry, its products, services and innovations.

The Derby arena – at the heart of the industry provides the perfect backdrop to the event and is accessible by car and train.

The free-to-attend event is has been carefully timed to be positioned at the ideal time in the railway calendar and this is reflected in the popularity of the event.

RSN is free to attend, but booking is essential. Register to attend at