RIN has proved the ideal platform for rail companies

RINs North West event, held at the DW Stadium in Wigan is the next event in the series of highly popular networking events, and is due to take place on Thursday 9th May from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) is a quarterly event which brings together professionals from all corners of the rail industry in a different Rail Town each time. It has a relaxed atmosphere which appeals to visitors, who can turn up and leave when they please. Events are not for profit and entirely free from sales pitches, which has ensured their popularity has grown with each event as the visitors and exhibitors have plenty of time to discuss mutual opportunities and what makes each business unique.

Low-cost, high-visibility exhibiting

Companies from across the rail infrastructure industry take advantage of the opportunity to explain their services to Principle Contractors and other buyers in the room 1-2-1. At just £175 (including VAT) it’s an inexpensive way for Rail SME companies to gain valuable new contacts, which can lead to profitable and sustainable relationships.

RIN is organised by Jobson James Rail, a specialist railway insurance broker. Director of Jobson James Rail, Keven Parker, said: “It’s great to see such a diverse range of rail infrastructure companies take such an interest in RIN. For exhibitors, there can’t be many more cost-effective ways to raise their profile, its mainly cost people their time and most have had valuable leads from our event.”

Influence across the industry
The Rail Industry Association (RIA) – the representative body for UK-based suppliers of equipment and services to the worldwide industry – is a co-organiser of RIN – and with their assistance we expect to see more Principal Contractor Licence holders attending RIN events.

The success of RIN is also being replicated in the rolling stock industry when the inaugural Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) event goes head on Thursday 11th July in Derby at the Derby Arena. Modelled on a similar lower cost format of RIN, RSN will be an annual event that takes place over a full day from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Over 1,000 visitors are expected and the exhibitor floor plan is 95% sold out already.