The organisers of this year’s Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) exhibition on the 2nd of July in Derby have revealed a series of seminars to demystify the railway approvals process in collaboration with AEGIS.
The announcement comes as the number of businesses exhibiting at the UK’s largest rolling stock networking event exceeds 100 – with only 22 spaces now remaining.
To help companies to trade in an expanding rail market, in an RSN first, independent railway engineering company AEGIS is providing a series of free-to-attend seminars.
Kevin Lane, from the associate sponsor On Train and joint organiser of RSN, said this latest feature is only going to add to the excitement. He said: “Attending the sessions to demystify the railway approvals process will add a tremendous value to all companies entering the rail market or already operating in rail. Like all the events at RSN 2020 this knowledge and expertise will be passed on to delegates entirely free of charge.
“This could be game-changing for businesses, but anyone wanting to attend should act quickly to register as the seminar has limited capacity of 100 delegates.”
The speakers scheduled to offer their insight at the Derby Arena, on July 2nd, include:
- Session 1 – 10am to 10.20am – Route to Approval Overview – Martin Westerman – Head of Infrastructure.
- Session 2 – 10.30am to 10.50am – Interoperability – Luigi D’Angelo – Head of Assessment Body.
- Session 3 – 11am to 11.20am – Safety – James Johnson – Safety Engineering Director and Andrew Harvey – Principal Engineer.
- Session 4 – 11.30am to 11.50am – Engineering Change – Phil Court – Certification Director.
- Session 5 – 12pm to 12.20pm – Cyber Security, Software Assurance and RAMS – Lucia Capogna – Principal Engineer and Daniele Diana – RAMS Specialist.
- Session 6 – 12.30pm to 12.50pm – Compatibility – Phil Bebbington – Operations Director and Tony Woof – Principal Engineer.
- Session 7 – 1pm to 1.20pm – Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Colin Place – Principal Engineer.
Nicola McGuire – Marketing Manager at AEGIS added: “Entering and operating in the rail market is regulated by a number of railway specific requirements that apply to all projects. to ensure that the required standards are applied to technical change or new projects for both rolling stock and infrastructure. This enables regulation of risk on the railway and the acceptance of all stakeholders.
“To companies operating in or entering the rail industry this can appear to be difficult, or perhaps even intimidating, so this series of seminars, drawing in experts from all of the necessary disciplines will explain the key requirements, the route to satisfying those requirements and their own approach to providing the services that progress railway approvals to conclusion.”
This year’s RSN looks set to build on the 2019 event which completely sold out and received fantastic feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. The event is organised by railway people, for railway people and is held in the heart of the industry in Derby.
As well as the seminars, there will be a superb opportunity to network and there will be the return of the highly successful railbusinessdaily.com conference, providing delegates with news from CAF, Vivarail, Gemini Rail Group, and Brodie Engineering joining other speakers from leading industry players.
With the high levels of interest already shown, the organisers are under in no doubts that it will be the UK’s largest indoor show serving the passenger and freight rolling stock, depot equipment and the rail supply chain this year.
Mr Lane, whose company, On Train, provides a route to market services to higher technology OEMs as well as providing technical modification and maintenance packages through its operation arm, said: “There is no doubting the importance of this year’s RSN, evidence of which can be seen by the scale of interest several months before the event is taking place.
“We’re really pleased over 100 exhibitors have already have signed up for the event and would really urge anyone considering exhibiting to sign up now to gain the full range of benefits on offer.
“This year’s event will be one of the largest rolling stock events focused on the rail industry in the UK and will be a huge opportunity for those getting their name and brand out there. The show offers exceptional value for money for exhibitors with the very low price offering access to companies large and small. But this is set to end.”
Visit www.rsnevents.co.uk to sign up to the seminars, exhibit at the event and find out more details.