Date(s) - Oct 19, 2017
8:30am - 3:30pm

Pride Park Stadium

Industrial Strategy in Brexit Britain: Midlands Rail Powering the Economy’


08.30  Registration

09.00  Welcome and Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09.05  Midlands Engine Vision for Growth: Keynote Address

Sir John Peace, Chairman Midlands Engine

09.15   Powering the Midlands Engine: What Next for Midlands Connect?

Maria Machancoses, Programme Director for Midlands Connect

09.35  East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy and East Midlands Rail Franchise Competition

Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy & Infrastructure, East Midlands Councils

09.55  Creating a Sustainable Rail Industry for the East Midlands

  Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director LNE and EM, Network Rail

10.15   Panel Q and A

10.30   Refreshments

11.00   Delivering the Rail Skills Strategy

Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR

11.20   Developing the ‘Rail Sector Deal’

 Paul Plummer, Chief Executive Rail Delivery Group and

Anna Delvecchio, Portfolio Director Rail Supply Group

11.50    Creating Market Conditions for Growth

Anna Ince, Chief Executive Office, Resonate

12.10     Panel Q and A

12.20     Lunch

13.15       Delivering the RFM Strategy

  Elaine Clark, RFM General Manager

13.30      A New Fleet for the UK Network – The Story of the Hitachi Class 800

   Nick Hughes, Sales Director, Hitachi Rail Europe

13.50      HS2: From Concept to Construction on Phase One

   Giles Thomas, Engineering Director Phase One, HS2

14.10        Creating a Diverse Railway in the East Midlands

     Jake Kelly, Managing Director, East Midlands Trains

14.30         Lord Prior of Brampton: Keynote Address          

15.00         CLOSE

This year we are partnering with Dinner@theRoundhouse to create a full day and evening of activity in Derby. As in previous years RFM members are entitled to discounted tickets for the Dinner and this year we are pleased to offer non RFM member companies discounted tickets to our conference if they are attending the Dinner.

Delegate Tickets and Pricing:

RFM Members are entitled to 2 complimentary tickets

RFM Patron, Gold and Silver members are entitled to additional complimentary tickets depending on the grade of membership

Non RFM Members are very welcome to attend the conference. Standard ticket price is £200 plus VAT

Organisations that are sponsoring the Dinner@theRoundhouse on the evening of 19th October or that have booked ‘full tables’ for the dinner are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the conference

Organisations attending the Dinner@theRoundhouse are entitled to discounted tickets at £120 plus VAT


Bookings are closed for this event.

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