UK RAIL SUMMIT

18TH SEPTEMBER 2020

ONLINE

OVERVIEW

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE ON:

 FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT

How to Get Rail Back on Track

At the start of this year the UK rail industry faced a key challenge – improving performance. After over two decades of growth passengers and political leaders across the country are frustrated about performance. The industry has been accused of "over-promising and under-delivering".

The unprecedented covid-19 pandemic has brought an onslaught of further challenges for the industry. Challenges that need to be faced head-on. 

This one-day online conference will look how we get rail back on track. 

The Williams Rail Review has been looking at reforms and would provide a chance to change the fares system as well as introducing a new national rail body and 15 to 20 year passenger transport operator contracts.

Meanwhile, record investment continues to go into the industry. New capacity and digital signalling are in prospect. Flagship projects such as HS2, Crossrail and Northern Powerhouse Rail will deliver the capacity requirements the network desperately requires.

The 2020 summit will tackle themes challenging the industry including:

  • Moving rail forward in a Covid-19 Britain
  • Getting passengers back on trains
  • Implementing the Williams Rail Review Recommendations 
  • Speeding up planning and delivery
  • Priorities for rail across the UK
  • Delivering HS2

How does an online event work? 

With an online event you should expect to view a line-up of speakers and topics of the same standard you have come to expect with our physical attend-in-person conferences. 

To attend the online conference you need to book your place on our website, the same way you would for our physical event. Prices start from £89+VAT. 

Prior to the event, all delegates who have booked will be supplied with details of how to access the conference. On 18th September you will log on and be able to view all of the sessions via video streams, and be able to participate in Q&A sessions via the chat facilities. You will also be able to network with exhibitors and fellow delegates, as well as take part in polls throughout the day. 

The day should be as interactive as one of our physical events. 


Delegate prices start from £89+VAT. We are also pleased to offer a 15% discount on purchases of 3 or more tickets. Members of Rail Industry Association (RIA) or Women in Transport are entitled to a 10% discount on any tickets bought. 

For any sponsorship queries and speaking opportunities please email Isabel Poulton or call her on 07702 360 753.

For any queries about booking places or if you have a problem doing this online please email Kirsty Walton or call her on 0207 828 3804.

SPEAKERS


  • SPEAKERS

  • Andrew Haines

    Chief Executive
    Network Rail
  • Prof. David Begg (Conference Chair)

    Chief Executive
    Transport Times
  • River Tamoor Baig

    Founder & Chief Executive
    HackTrain
  • Andy Byford

    Commissioner
    Transport for London
  • Darren Caplan

    Chief Executive
    Railway Industry Association
  • Michele Dix CBE

    Managing Director
    Crossrail 2
  • Caroline Donaldson

    Managing Director
    West Coast Partnership Development
  • Steve Edwards

    Chair, Urban Transport Group
    Executive Director, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE)
  • Sir Peter Hendy CBE

    Chair
    Network Rail
  • Steve Montgomery

    Managing Director - UK Rail
    First Group
  • Bill Reeve

    Director of Rail
    Transport Scotland
  • Simon Statham

    Head of Technical Programmes
    Midlands Connect
  • Jim Steer

    Director
    Greengauge21
  • Katy Taylor

    Group Commercial & Customer Director
    Go-Ahead Group
  • Ed Thomas

    Partner, UK Head of Transport
    KPMG
  • Mark Thurston

    Chief Executive
    HS2
  • Allan Watt

    Director of Communications
    Abellio UK
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