Railtex / Infrarail Opens Its Doors Next Week

Railtex / Infrarail Opens Its Doors Next Week

Railtex / Infrarail, the UK’s number one event for the rail industry, takes place from 10-12 May 2022 at Olympia London. The show will bring together the entire railway supply sector to discuss, promote and support the rail industry’s progress in the modern, post-pandemic world. Event highlights include technological advances, live displays, and inspiring talks by industry experts. The upcoming edition offers a unique opportunity to meet with national and international players and thought leaders, all looking to enhance passenger experience, freight logistics and the overall efficiency of railway operations.

The exhibition features some 140 exhibiting companies in 180+ exhibit categories, covering the latest technical innovations, products and services for rail and public transport systems. A total of 14 countries will be represented on the show floor, with strong involvement from the UK and from countries including Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and China. Railtex / Infrarail 2022 welcomes innovative exhibitors, from around the world, such as CRRC, voestalpine Railway Systems Group, Anixter, Wales, Hitachi Infocom, Omnicom Balfour Beatty and many more. 

Attendees can expect an excellent cross-section of technologies and solutions to facilitate the safe, efficient, and sustainable operation of rail transport. Exhibits cover rolling stock technology, track, and infrastructure, signalling and communications, vehicle maintenance, fare collection systems, cable technology and many other rail-related sectors. A spectacular On-Track Display Area, sponsored by long-standing partner British Steel, demonstrates tools and equipment, in an authentic rail setting. 

Exciting Supporting Programme 

“Railtex / Infrarail 2022 comes with a strong line-up of top exhibitors and engaging speakers”, says Olaf Freier, Railtex / Infrarail Portfolio Director, on behalf of event organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. “The exhibition and conference together form a powerful business and networking platform for rail technology buyers meeting their suppliers, as well as for officials, local government and other specialists involved in the rail market. Bringing everyone together under one roof creates new knowledge and thinking from across the industry as we face new challenges – whether economic, environmental or technological.”

The supporting Seminar and Conference Programme, organised by the main show partner RIA, the Railway Industry Association, features a broad range of topics and sessions on the latest rail technology developments, market trends and growth opportunities. Three days of expert talks and seminars, highlight how rail companies can innovate and change to successfully meet future market demands. The Future Focus Conference brings together government representatives, project leads and industry figures, to talk about key challenges and opportunities facing the UK rail market in the coming years. 

Unlocking Innovation is part of RIA’s flagship and multi-award-winning innovation accelerator programme, inviting key rail trendsetters to present their new solutions and products

Here are some of the sessions: 

  • Keynote and Q&A – Rufus Boyd, Programme Director for Passenger & Freight Services, GBRTT
  • Keynote and Q&A – Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Industry
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A – Procuring to deliver a greener railway – Rolling stock &  Infrastructure (Lara Young – Group Climate Change Director, Costain, Justin Moss – Head of Sales, Electrification, Siemens Mobility and Chair RIA North, Mike Muldoon – UK&I Head of Business Development, Alstom, David Clarke – Technical Director, RIA, Lee Adcock, Environment and Sustainability Director, British Steel)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A – International Opportunities for the UK supply chain (with speakers from Turkey, Canada, and Rail Baltica)

All sessions are free to attend, and CPD certified. Updates on the programme and speakers are published on the official event website. 

Key visitor information, tickets, and opening times

Railtex / Infrarail 2022 will take place from 10-12 May 2022 at Olympia London. Opening times are from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday. Visitors can still register online via the show website and benefit from free admission or purchase their ticket, at a cost, on-site during the exhibition. Tickets are valid on all three days of the exhibition and include free access to all conferences and associated events. Further extensive visitor information is available on the Railtex / Infrarail website www.railtex.co.uk

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