Railway Industry Association wins Conference of the Year Award

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has just won the prestigious Conference of the Year Award at the Trade Association Forum Awards.

The accolade was awarded to RIA for its Annual Conference which took place in October 2018, bringing together RIA member companies of all sizes with clients, political decision makers, and influencers for a day of informative discussions and networking. Last year, speakers included Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, the new-in-post Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines, Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald and National Infrastructure Commission Chairman Sir John Armitt. Over 300 people attended.


The award judges said the award was for an outstanding conference which included particularly relevant and informative content specific to the audience, made use of innovative technology and have attracted exceptional attendee feedback.

Katherine Anchorena, Marketing & Events Manager at the Railway Industry Association, said: “It is wonderful that RIA’s Annual Conference has won the ‘Conference of the Year’ at last night’s Trade Association Forum Awards. This confirms our Annual Conference as not only an rail industry-leading event, but worthy of recognition by peers across a number of other sectors too. I would like to thank all those who were involved in making our Annual Conference a success – our members, speakers and sponsors – and of course, the fantastic RIA team who worked so hard on this flagship event.


“We now look forward to welcoming everyone to our award winning 2019 Annual Conference on 7-8 November!”


RIA won the Trade Association Forum Conference of the Year Award in 2018 for its Innovation Conference. More information available here.

More information about the 2019 Annual Conference can be found here