Rail Forum 2016 Annual Conference

Date(s) - September 16 2016
8:30am - 2:00pm

Pride Park Stadium


RFM and East Midlands Trains are delighted to welcome new Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP, who will give the keynote at this year’s Rail Forum Annual Conference.

Delegates will also hear from Alstom UK’s Business Development Director, Ouahcene Ourahmoune, Network Rail Area Director, Gary Walsh and East Midlands Councils’ Director of Policy & Infrastructure, Andrew Pritchard, amongst others.

East Midlands Trains, working in partnership with stakeholders across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and South Yorkshire, will be launching an exciting new vision for rail services across the region between now and 2019.

‘East Midlands: A Railway for Growth’ will be revealed for the first time at this year’s RFM Conference.


Final Programme:

08.30          Registration

09.00          Welcome and Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09.05          Keynote Address: Minister for Rail

09.25          Q and A Session

09.30          Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy and Infrastructure EM Councils: HS2 and Midlands Connect Update

09.50          Gary Walsh, Area Director, Network Rail: Midland Mainline Programme

10.10           Panel Q&A

10.25           Refreshments

10.50          Simon Higgens, RSG Council Member for SMEs: RSG Strategy and the Role of SMEs in Delivery

11.10           Ouahcene Ourahmoune, ALSTOM UK & Ireland Innovation & Business Development Director:  Developing Capability in the UK Supply Chain

11.30           Elaine Clark, RFM Manager: RFM 3 Year Strategy

11.45           Panel Q&A

11.55           Closing Remarks from Morning Session

12.15          East Midlands Trains Managing Director, Jake Kelly: Introduces ‘East Midlands: A Railway for Growth’

13:15          Lunch & Networking

14.15          Close

With thanks to our sponsors:







RFM members are entitled to two FREE places at the conference. Additional places are available at £125 per delegate (plus VAT).

Non RFM members are welcome, places can be booked at a delegate rate of £250 (plus VAT).

You can now book quickly and easily online, via the NEW RFM website booking system below.





Bookings are closed for this event.

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