A ticket to TransCity Rail gives you direct access to the leaders of the rail industry delivering £billions of investment, the latest insight on the Integrated Rail Plan, Midlands Rail Hub, HS2 and more... Meet with procurement decision-makers and gain a clear understanding of the huge volume of opportunities available for the supply chain.

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Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition
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Neil Gaskin, Route Delivery Director, Enhancements, Network Rail and Commonwealth Games Lead
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Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development & Delivery, Transport for West Midlands
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Leaders Debate - Levelling up with net-zero rail in partnership with ARUP

Join key stakeholders from Network Rail, Transport bodies and beyond for an in-depth discussion exploring how we deliver a sustainable railway post COP26 and how does the integrated rail plan deed into Net-Zero rail.

Panellists include:

  • Rob Davies, Global Rolling Stock Director, Arup
  • Nicola Uijen, HSE Director, North West and Central Region, Network Rail
  • Lorna McDonald, Head of Customer Sales, Hitachi Rail Panellist
  • George Davies, Director of Sustainability, RSSB 


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Strategic Partner – Noel Travers, Managing Director, XRAIL

 

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Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition
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Leaders Debate – Making zero carbon rail happen in partnership with EQUANS

Railway stations are a hub of activity within the rail network and communities they serve. Decarbonising stations and their infrastructure is critical in helping the rail sector reduce its carbon footprint. But how can stations best enable the transition to net zero? In this session we will explore the solutions to support the decarbonisation of railway stations, how they can enable broader decarbonisation and share key insights into approaches stations are taking to deliver net zero stations.

Panellists include:

  • Simon Woods, Business Development Director, Equans
  • James Graham, Managing Director of Energy Services, Equans
  • Lucy Harper, Policy Manager, Rail Delivery Group 
  • Gareth Williams, Head of Sustainability, Avanti West Coast


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Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State for Transport, Department for Transport
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Lunch / Networking / Exhibition
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Strategic Partner
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Leaders Debate - How rail connects the economy in partnership with West Coast Partnership

We know that rail plays a vital role in bringing together people, places, and opportunities. As we recover from Covid-19 and support the Government’s agenda to level up the economy and build a more sustainable and prosperous future, this mission is more important than ever. We know that collaboration is critical to achieving these ambitions, to deliver in the best interests of passengers, taxpayers, and the regions and communities the railway operates through.

Panellists include:

  • Phil Whittingham, Managing Director, Avanti West Coast
  • Martin Sutherland, CEO, Coventry City of Culture Trust
  • Hannah Richmond, Head of Clusters Policy, Confederation of British Industry
  • Ed Watson Interim Chief Executive, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership


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Richard Bradley, Head of Strategy, Midlands Connect
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Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition
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Leaders Debate – Integrated Rail Plan and cross border collaboration

Join Midlands Connect, Transport for the North, Network Rail and others for a big conversation on the integrated rail plan and the importance of regional collaboration to deliver investment, level up the regions and serve passengers reliably.

Panellists include:

  • Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive, Midlands Connect
  • Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
  • Graham Botham, Strategy & Planning Director, Network Rail
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Robin Lapish, Senior Supply Chain Manager, HS2

Dinner Agenda

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Networking drinks reception
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Malcolm Holmes, Executive Director, WMRE & Director of Rail, TfWM
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The passenger experience in partnership with Siemens Mobility
We’ve got the biggest opportunity in our lifetime to get the passenger experience right from purchasing a ticket to the passengers final mile of the journey and the integrated rail plan is key to ensuring the Midlands gets these critical decisions right. Join Siemens Mobility, West Midlands Rail Executive, Midlands Connect, Network Rail and more for this engaging conversation.

Panellists include:
  • Nick Brown, Chairman, Urban Growth Company & Network Rail System Operator Board
  • Malcolm Holmes, Executive Director, WMRE & Director of Rail, TfWM
  • Karen Heppenstall, Head of Rail, Midlands Connect
  • Helen Davis, Strategy and Business Development Director for Rail Infrastructure, Siemens Mobility Limited  
  • Dr. Sonia Zahiroddiny, Head of Digital Engineering, HS2
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Dinner & Networking
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Carriages

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice