Showcase of UK National Rail Opportunities for International Investors, at InnoTrans 2018, Berlin

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology. This year the twelfth biannual InnoTrans will take place at the Berlin Messe, in City Cube on the RIA UK Pavilion on 18 – 21 September 2018.

In 2016 the event saw 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries and 137,391 trade visitors from 119 countries, with exhibitions from the five trade fair segments; Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. The InnoTrans Convention, the event’s top-level supporting programme, complements the trade fair.

This year the Midlands Engine and Northern Powerhouse will be exhibiting as Invest In Great, promoting the UK rail investment opportunity and specifically the North and Midlands as the best location to set up in the UK. (Investment opportunities in rail).

The team are looking to meet protentional overseas investors who want to find out more about opportunities in the UK rail industry, the most buoyant and fastest growing in Europe.

The Midlands and North, given their location and strong rail cluster, is a talent-rich area with 1000’s of graduates, universities, rail test facilities and engineering centres of excellence.

The area is a core part of the UK’s £7bn rail manufacturing industry. The regions are at the heart of new UK rail projects including the £55bn HS2 rail network, mainline electrification, station redevelopments and extensions to light railway networks, along with the expansion of rail freight infrastructure.

Overall the UK is investing more than £200bn in rail projects across the country in the coming years. This makes the UK an attractive place to locate for overseas companies active in rail.

For further information on Innotrans, including how to attend please visit:

Visit the team at the Berlin Messe, in City Cube A on the RIA UK Pavilion, stand 218E. (More information on Midlands Engine can be found at