Railtex 2019 officially opens with jam-packed programme of events

The 14th Railtex exhibition officially opened today, Tuesday 14th May, welcoming visitors from all corners of the rail industry.

The event at the Birmingham NEC featured over 400 exhibitors from 22 countries showcasing railway equipment, systems and services.

Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions, was among the opening speakers.

She said: “It has been a great opening day with some really insightful speakers and some incredible exhibits of cutting-edge innovations and technology as part of a huge showcase of rail infrastructure, rolling stock and supply chain solutions.”

A range of topical discussion forums took place at Railtex on Tuesday including:

  • 10:45 |Knowledge Hub

Opportunities for the Supply Chain

Tom Appleton, Director of Work Winning, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

  • 11:50 | Seminar Theatre

KEYNOTE – The Rail Sector Deal

Gordon Wakeford, Co-chair, Rail Supply Group

  • 16:00     | Knowledge Hub

Taking Action on the Skills Shortage

Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College High Speed Rail (NCHSR)

Nicola added: “For those who did not get to attend today, do not worry- there is still chance to see a huge range of exhibitors and supporting events.

“Tomorrow (Wednesday) will we will present our brand new Future Focus Conference, hosted by the Railway Industry Association (RIA) with a keynote address from Rail Minister Andrew Jones MP, and Q&A sessions from leading figures involved in some of the UK’s biggest and most ambitious infrastructure projects. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to see the best the rail industry has to offer.”